Welcome to our artists, patrons, guests, volunteers, Victor and Cripple Creek District residents for a spectacular 2017 Art Show and Sale!

18th Annual en plein air Artists Competition
Labor Day Weekend, September 2, 3, and 4, 2017 in Victor, CO



"VINDICATOR GALAXY  SUNSET"  by Susan Thiele          Congratulations Susan!!

Pictures of all 2017 winners coming soon


Come to historic Victor, CO,  as "plein air" artists from around the country gather to paint on location in our historic town.  Victor Celebrates The Arts is a judged show and will be celebrating the 18th year.  Judging is done by an established and respected professional artist. Professional and Non-Professional artists participate in painting various scenes within rustic Victor, and many legendary 1890’s gold mining sites nearby.  Our show captures national attention.  We invite you to join us as a participating artist as well as the public at large for this exciting and unique event.  We expect dozens of artists to participate, with more than 20 awards to be presented with total cash prizes of nearly $4,000.00.   Thousands of visitors from many states attend the show and enjoy watching the artists painting around Victor. 

Tammy Meeske, "Evening Shadows"       Poster Award painting selected this year!

Tammy Meeske, "Evening Shadows"      
Poster Award painting selected this year!

Downtown Victor

Downtown Victor

2017 Schedule now available!

2017 Victor Celebrates the Arts Show and Sale, Labor Day Weekend.  

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Please take time to view our generous 2016 sponsors on the Sponsors tab.  Thank you to all of our amazing artists, vendors, sponsors, visitors, patrons, and volunteers!  Thank you Cripple Creek and Victor community for your support!

T-Shirts may be purchased year-round at Victor's Gold Camp Artists Co-Op, 2nd and Victor Avenue, Victor, CO, 80860. The Co-Op is located in Victor's Gold Camp Ag and Mining Museum. 

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Victor, Colorado

This historic town of 400 residents is an unpolished gem of 1890's gold mining history.  Victor is located on the sunny side of Pike's Peak with great southern exposure, one hour west of Colorado Springs and 5-miles from Cripple Creek. Victor has panoramic views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, blue skies, fresh mountain air, alpine wild flowers, evergreens and aspens, all at an elevation of nearly 10-thousand feet.  The natural beauty is breathtaking and an inspiration for the artist and all visitors alike.

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