Steeped in culture and heritage, the town of Breckenridge provides a unique mix of creative opportunities for people of all ages and interests. Generations of artists, makers, musicians and writers have chosen to live in or visit this beautiful Rocky Mountain destination, its inspiration reflected in their work. Through visual and performing arts, heritage and museum activities, craft education, culinary and healing arts, design, film and literature, the community offers a scenic mountain environment with diverse opportunities for individual self-expression and cultural exploration.

At the core of the Breckenridge creative community are a number of long-standing cultural organizations, including: Breckenridge Backstage Theatre, Breckenridge Film Festival, Breckenridge Heritage Alliance, Breckenridge Music Festival and National Repertory Orchestra.

Established in 2014, Breckenridge Creative Arts (BCA)—or BreckCreate for short—was developed by the Town of Breckenridge to support and promote arts, culture and creative experiences throughout Breckenridge. This multidisciplinary nonprofit organization is responsible for the successful management of a series of programs, properties and partnerships that collectively animate and populate a cultural corridor in the heart of downtown Breckenridge. From quality performing and visual arts to the development of one of the region’s newest arts districts, Breckenridge Creative Arts is a transformative force for Breckenridge and the greater Summit County community.

BCA leads the creative economic development of the Town of Breckenridge by:

  • Cultivating the town’s cultural assets and promoting the community as a leading year-round creative destination
  • Supporting and collaborating with local artists, organizations and businesses that are mission-aligned and foster mutually beneficial relationships
  • Maintaining exceptional venues for resident companies, special event partners, promoters and rental groups
  • Presenting high-quality performing arts events and visual arts exhibitions
  • Providing education and community engagement opportunities with a focus on art-making experiences and opportunities for creative play
  • Curating and organizing public art projects, culture walks, studio visits and residency programs

It is BCA’s hope that, amidst the stunning vistas and spectacular landscape of Breckenridge, visitors and residents will find an interdisciplinary arts environment allowing them to exchange ideas and find collaboration and inspiration in the most unique of places.

Vision

Our vision is to see Breckenridge as a world-leading creative destination.

Mission

Our mission is to promote Breckenridge as a vibrant, year-round creative destination by developing inspiring collaborative experiences that attract visitors and enrich the lives of our citizens.

Values

To achieve our vision and mission we are guided by the following values:

  • Excellence and relevance
  • Engagement and interactivity
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Collaboration, cooperation and communication
  • Respect for our natural and cultural environment

Scope + Focus

Breckenridge Creative Arts supports and serves artists, creatives, cultural enthusiasts, tourists and the community by providing a year-round schedule of performances, exhibitions, screenings, classes, workshops and other engagement opportunities within the five cultural facilities that BCA manages and operates, as well as in public gathering spaces throughout Breckenridge.

In support of its mission, Breckenridge Creative Arts curates ideas, spaces and talent to enable artistic visions and creative collaborations to flourish. As a multidisciplinary organization, BCA presents work that cuts across music, dance, film, spoken word, literary and visual arts, education, and the creative and technology sectors.

Core program activities offered by BCA include:

  • Fine Art + Studio Craft Curriculum: A program that focuses on year-round education and enrichment on the Breckenridge Arts District campus, including classes, workshops and open studios in media such as painting, textiles, ceramics, metalwork and more.
  • Artist-in-Residence: A program that offers regional, national and international artists of all disciplines an opportunity to focus on process rather than product while engaging with the local community in a meaningful way. Additionally, BCA offers affordable studio space to local artists.
  • BCA Presents: A program of ticketed concerts, lectures and performances with regional, national and international talent.
  • BCA Curates: A program of temporary installations, interventions and art happenings within the Breckenridge Arts District and other public spaces. It includes the acquisition, conservation and preservation of the growing Town of Breckenridge public art collection, as well as festivals, exhibitions and special events that feature curated content.

In addition to our self-produced and presented programs, BCA serves as an umbrella and advocacy organization, working to leverage and grow artistic and creative assets and resources throughout Breckenridge. In order to involve the community comprehensively in our mission and draw on the strengths of our peer creative community, we frequently collaborate with local artists, organizations and businesses who offer relevant programming, services and support. Our growing community-based alliances foster diversity, inclusion and growth.

With an emphasis on authenticity, culture and singularity of place, all BCA programs and partnerships are designed to promote community-building, placemaking and economic development in Breckenridge.

Board

Deb Kelleher Spiers, Chair
Debra Fox, Vice Chair
Kenneth Nelson, Secretary + Treasurer
Michelle Bushey
Marsha Cooper
Lindsay Eland
Amy Evans
Rick Holman, Ex-Officio
Elisabeth Lawrence, Council Representative
Bob Lowe
Roger Ogden
Susan Propper
Robb Woulfe, Ex-Officio

Staff

Robb Woulfe, President + CEO
Andy Bennett, Production + Technical Services Manager
Nicole Dial-Kay, Director of Exhibitions + Special Projects
Andrea Edwards, Studio Assistant
Saam Golgoon, Director of Facilities + Technology
Gwen Goodenbour, Intern
Trey Harlow, Studio Assistant
Matthew Karukin, Venue + Artist Relations Manager
Sage Kent, Studio Assistant
Justin Lane, Ticketing Systems + Services Manager
Dennis Lucero, Senior Director of Operations + Guest Experience
Susan Lyon, Senior Director of Finance + Administration
Ken Miller, Director of Events + Production
Liz Mullen, Ticketing Services Coordinator
Gale Potter, Ticket Office Attendant

Emily Sandberg, Studio Assistant
Paige P. Scheuermann, Studio Assistant
Becca Spiro, Director of Learning + Engagement
Nikolaus Weiss, Ticket Office Attendant

Instructors + Studio Techs

After School Art + Toddler Art: Paige P. Scheuermann
After School Writing Club: Sonya Dalrymple
Ceramics: Rachael Anderson, Greg Bushey, Chris Hosbach, Kia Neill, Kristina Nethaway
Hot Shop: Jared Clauer, Kerri Anne Stassen, Yvonne Kuennen, Chris Schutz
Drawing + Painting: Karen Fischer, Amy Evans, Emily Wahl
Photography: Kia Neill
Printmaking: Erin Barry, Caroline Drew
Community Art Projects for Teens: Mindy Regner
Teen Art Club: Karen Fischer
Textiles: Joanne Stolen, Jessica Ream

Docents

Kyle Armstrong
Cecilia (Cece) Daniels
Nancy Karklins
Ashley Mahs
Lo Mathews
Joyce Mueller
Sharon Smith
Maureen Shields
Jane Tarlow
Wendy Wilkerson

Credits + Consultants

GatherHouse
Design + Publications

Fresh Consulting
Website Development

webShine
Digital Marketing Services

NRPR, LLC
Public Relations

Erica M. Davis
Content Writer

Carl Scofield Photography
Jenise Jensen Photography
Joe Kusumoto Photography
Liam Doran Photography
Photography

TV8 Summit
Ford Fisher Productions
Videography

House of Signs
Sign Language XL
Signage

Pioneer Printing
Printing

Lisa Gamber, CPA
Accounting Services

Watson Coon & Associates, PC
Auditors + Tax Advisors

Management Team

Robb Woulfe, President + CEO
robb@breckcreate.org | 970 453 3187 ext 1

Robb is responsible for providing vision, leadership, curatorial oversight and management expertise in the areas of program development, financial planning, operations, marketing and public relations. As an advocate for arts, culture and creative industries in Breckenridge, he serves as chief spokesperson on behalf of BCA and an entrepreneur identifying strategic opportunities and alliances. Together with BCA’s board and staff, Robb works with local artists, creative businesses and cultural organizations to develop opportunities for mutually beneficial partnerships within the themes of collaboration, capacity-building and creative tourism.


Andy Bennett, Production + Technical Services Manager
andy@breckcreate.org | 970 453 3187 ext 6

Andy is responsible for managing technical operations and services within BCA’s portfolio of programs and venues, including the oversight of design and structural needs, stage operations, equipment maintenance and upgrades, and onsite artist support. He works closely with artists and production staff from resident and visiting companies to advance and manage all technical aspects for performances, installations, exhibitions, screenings and new media projects throughout BCA-managed facilities and ensures the successful execution of all technical production requirements


Nicole Dial-Kay, Director of Exhibitions + Special Projects
nicole@breckcreate.org | 970 547 3116 ext 2

Nicole is responsible for managing a wide range of multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary programs and activities, including: exhibitions, festivals, special events, public art initiatives, place-making projects, and studio workshops and classes. As part of the curatorial team, she guides the conceptualization, planning and execution of a series of events, installations and interventions employing visual art, performance, film, digital media and social practice, while also being responsible for program evaluation and reporting, including maintenance of BCA’s Creative District designation.


Saam Golgoon, Director of Facilities + Technology
saam@breckcreate.org | 970 453 3187 ext 2

Saam is responsible for managing facility scheduling, building maintenance and security, usage metrics, and technology integration within BCA’s portfolio of venues and programs. He works and collaborates with various industry and community constituencies, including resident companies, special event partners, commercial promoters and other user groups. In addition to facilities management, Saam is responsible for the overall planning, administration, maintenance and integrity of the organization’s network, communication, and database and e-commerce systems, while also managing technical support functions for all BCA digital platforms.


rocko-webMatthew Karukin, Venue + Artist Relations Manager
matthew@breckcreate.org | 970 453 3187 ext 8

Matthew is responsible for managing a variety of facility and program needs, including venue and house management, artist services and event operations. In addition to providing production support on various activities, he also oversees volunteer recruitment, usher coordination and training, and the maintenance of a safe, comfortable, and friendly environment for all patrons and visitors to BCA venues.


Justin Lane, Ticketing Systems + Services Manager
justin@breckcreate.org | 970 453 3187 ext 9

Justin is responsible for managing ticketing operations, systems administration, training and customer service for both BCA programs and partner events, while also providing data analysis, reporting and sales support. With a focus on guest relations, Justin and his team work to create a consistently positive experience for patrons and visitors in a manner consistent with BCA’s mission and brand.


Dennis Lucero, Senior Director of Operations + Guest Experience
dennis@breckcreate.org | 970 453 3187 ext 4

Dennis is responsible for managing day-to-day operations for BCA and creating a seamless guest experience for patrons. In this capacity, he oversees facility operations, IT and systems, technical production, event logistics, security, safety and building projects. In addition, Dennis oversees all ticketing operations and services, including event ticketing, class registration and customer service for both self-presented programs as well as other events within BCA facilities. With a focus on enhanced guest service, Dennis directs a unified and personalized customer experience across all channels of BCA’s business strategy.


Susan-WebSusan Lyon, Senior Director of Finance + Administration
susan@breckcreate.org | 970 453 3187 ext 5

Susan is responsible for managing BCA’s business operations, including financial, human resource, risk management, legal and administrative activities. In this capacity, she maintains accountability for understanding, interpreting, implementing and ensuring compliance with all administrative, fiscal and operational policies, procedures and guidelines of BCA. In addition, Susan works to cultivate an organizational culture of shared financial management, develops tools for forecasting and scenario planning, and brings financial perspective to strategic decisions.


ken-webKen Miller, Director of Events + Production 
ken@breckcreate.org | 970 453 3187 ext 3

Ken is responsible for managing production operations for a wide range of BCA programs and activities, including festivals, exhibitions and special events taking place in a variety of venues and public spaces. In this capacity, he directs event communications, logistics and on-site production support; oversees technical operations in BCA-managed facilities; and plans for ongoing capital improvements related to the cultural assets managed by the organization. In addition to liaising with town and community representatives on infrastructure needs, Ken works closely with resident and visiting companies on all production elements to ensure successful event execution.


becca-webBecca Spiro, Director of Learning + Engagement
becca@breckcreate.org | 970 547 3116 ext 1

Becca is responsible for managing initiatives in education, research and outreach in order to connect programs, tours, studio classes, exhibitions and other BCA content to a wide variety of audiences, on-campus, online and offsite. As part of the curatorial team, Becca develops new methods for aiding visitors’ understanding of art, encouraging interdisciplinary thinking and promoting creative, participatory learning experiences for diverse audiences.

Contact Information

 

Ticket Office 

 

Arts District

Breckenridge Creative Arts
150 West Adams Avenue
Post Office Box 4269
Breckenridge, CO 80424
info@breckcreate.org
970 453 3187
  150 West Adams Avenue
Post Office Box 4269
Breckenridge, CO 80424
ticketoffice@breckcreate.org
970 547 3100
  150 West Adams Avenue
Post Office Box 4269
Breckenridge, CO 80424
ticketoffice@breckcreate.org
970 547 3100
         
     Hours:    
    12:00pm – 5:00pm
Tuesday – Sunday | June – August
12:00pm – 5:00pm
Tuesday – Friday | September – May
* Hours are subject to change