We are a community of artists caring for one another and for our Colorado Springs culture.
It is the mission of Sheppard Arts Institute to care for our Colorado Springs culture of visual artists (from beginner to proficient), empowering one another as a community to generously express beauty.
For this purpose, we provide settings (seasonal workshops, seminars, and exhibit fêtes) that nurture skills and techniques and that foster conversations of questioning and meaning.
This mission and purpose is what we mean by and how we practice “culture care.”
Our vision is to form a vital and self-perpetuating community in Colorado Springs that cultivates creative beauty—that cares for its culture rather than wages its wars, that collaborates rather than competes, and that nurtures art as a generous gift rather than a commodity.