arts organizations

Puppy Dog Tales, acquired by the Trinidad Arts & Cultural
Advisory Commission with generous donations from the community,
sits in front of the Carnegie Public Library.

Trinidad's Community Chorale presents free spring and winter concerts. Having served the community since its inception in 2000, it attracts professional as well as novice singers to "make a joyful noise." Programs run the musical gamut, from Handel's Messiah performed with an orchestra to 100 Years of Broadway, accompanied by a band. Chorale support is derived from goodwill donations by appreciative audience members and from merchants within the community who wish to perpetuate the arts. Auditions are not required to join the


Southern Colorado Repertory Theatre (SCRT) offers year-round theatre and entertainments. The SCRT office is located in the Famous Performing Arts Center at 131 W. Main. The office is open Monday-Friday, 10am–4:30pm. 719-846-4765. See Events or


Artocade is the family friendly weekend art car festival and parade held in downtown Trinidad every September. An explosion of creative energy in the form of artfully enhanced vehicles, it’s the largest, funnest, silliest art event in southern Colorado or northern New Mexico. See Events or


The Trinidad Area Arts Center (TAAC) cooperates with other local groups to create, sponsor, promote, and stage cultural activities in all the arts—visual, performing, and literary. 719-846-1441 Trinidad Area Arts Center website


  • sponsors the Children’s Summer Arts and Theatre Programs.

  • coordinates the Art in the Schools Program, each year providing more than 1,000 student hours of art instruction by local artists in Trinidad schools.

  • cosponsors with Trinidad State Junior College a program featuring Trinidad area K-12 poetry, short stories, and essays in a public event.

  • works under its Opportunity Programs to stage performances by various individuals and groups.

  • sponsors the Community Band and Community Chorale.

TAAC also operates Gallery Main at 131 E. Main.


The Trinidad Art League (TAL) operates the co-op Corazon Gallery at 149 E. Main. The gallery offers shows throughout the year. 719-846-0207.

The Trinidad Arts and Cultural Advisory Commission (TACAC) is a City of Trinidad commission dedicated to enhancing and promoting all aspects of Trinidad’s arts community including literature, music, theatre, and the functional and fine arts. The commission funds performances, awards grants to community projects in the arts, and undertakes the acquisition of public sculptures. For information, contact the City of Trinidad, 719-846-9843. Also see Corazon Creative District on facebook.

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