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 History, 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 dynamic year-round creative community.

Mission

Our mission is to deliver inspiring creative experiences that enrich the quality of life for residents and quality of place for visitors.

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

As a place-based arts and cultural nonprofit, Breckenridge Creative Arts (BCA) builds vibrancy using three strategies: creative placemaking, community ownership and social impact. We support and serve 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, BCA 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

Board Officers
Martin Inglis (Chair)
Wendy Wolfe (Vice Chair)
Ken Nelson (Secretary)
Bill Taylor (Treasurer)

Board Members
Dick Carleton (Breckenridge Town Council)
Howard Carver
Jill Desmond
Laura Dziedzic
Debra Fox
Elisabeth Lawrence
Rick Holman (Town Manager, Town of Breckenridge)

Ex-Officio Board Members
Tamara Nuzzaci Park (President + CEO, Breckenridge Creative Arts)

Staff

Tamara Nuzzaci Park, President + CEO
Susan Lyon, Senior Director of Finance + Administration
Avery Glassman, Director of Programs + Special Projects
Tor Linzee, Marketing Director
Nicole Batway, Senior Donor Relations Manager
Rebecca Campos, Patron Services Manager
Rob Phipps, Facilities Manager + Lead Preparator
Drea Edwards, Arts Education Manager
Stevie Morrison, Sustainability Coordinator
Casey Michel, Data Specialist

Instructors + Studio Techs

Ceramics: Marian Ittner, Melissa Michel, Kia Neill, Annika Oetker
Crafts + Artisanal: Erica Ragusa + Chris Simoni
Drawing, Painting + Printmaking: Erika Donaghy, Callie Glidden, Alie Mahoney, Kia Neill, Jamie Stang + Emily Wahl
Hot Shop: Louis Bibeau, Jared Clauer, Callie Glidden, Sharon Speedy, Kerri Anne Stassen + Tricia Stokes
Sewing + Textiles:  Julie Tierney + Tracy Van Anderson
Woodworking: William Archuleta + Kristina Nethaway
Youth Programs: Seth Boaz, Kia Neill, Kimberly Nicoletti + Paige P. Scheuermann

Credits + Consultants

GatherHouse
Knightley Design
Design + Publications

Fresh Consulting
Website Development

webShine
Digital Marketing Services

Erica M. Davis
Content Writer

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

Ford Fisher Productions
Videography

House of Signs
Sign Language XL
Signage

Peczuh Printing
Printing

Lisa Gamber, CPA
Accounting Services

Ayako D. Saito, CPA, PLLC
Auditor + Tax Advisor

Management Team

Tamara Nuzzaci Park, President + CEO

Tamara Nuzzaci Park currently serves as the President + CEO of Breckenridge Creative Arts (BCA).  Established in 2014 by the Town of Breckenridge, Breckenridge Creative Arts, or BreckCreate for short, is responsible for the successful management of a series of programs, properties and partnerships that collectively animate and populate the creative corridor in the heart of downtown Breckenridge. Park stepped into this role after 6 years of leading the independent organization, Breckenridge Music, which merged into BCA in January 2020.  Together BreckCreate and its privately funded division Breck Music, support and produce music, culture and creative experiences throughout Breckenridge. 

Park has cultivated a number of strategic partnerships with cultural organizations across the Rocky Mountain region, from Vail Dance to Z2 Entertainment. Prior to her time in Summit County, she supported a $65 million capital campaign and served the core team that oversaw design development and construction of a new dining, residence and program facility at the Curtis Institute of Music in historic Center City, Philadelphia. She previously served as Executive Director of the Maryland Symphony Orchestra, and began her career as Orchestra Personnel Manager of the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Kennedy Center’s Washington National Opera. 

Tamara and her husband, Jin, met on a camping trip in Jackson Hole, Wyoming and moved to Summit County to cultivate a mutual passion for mountain life. The Parks enjoy spending time with their six-year-old daughter, Mia, and can often be found backcountry skiing, hiking or floating the Colorado River with their loyal mutt, Gauge.

 

Susan-WebSusan Lyon, Senior Director of Finance + Administration

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.

 

Drea Edwards, Arts Education Manager

Drea is responsible for organizing BCA programming logistics. Her tasks are primarily administrative, as she manages the Arts District campus schedule, instructors, and part-time staff. Drea ensures that our five discipline-specific artist studios, two guest artist live/work studios, our multi-purpose arts facility, and exhibition space have all necessary materials and are prepared for all scheduled programming.

 

Avery Glassman, Director of Programs + Special Projects

Rob Phipps, Facilities Manager + Lead Preparator

Tor Linzee, Marketing Director

Nicole Batway, Senior Donor Relations Manager

Casey Michel, Data Specialist

Contact Information

 

Ticket Office 

 

Arts District

Breckenridge Creative Arts
150 West Adams Avenue
Post Office Box 4269
Breckenridge, CO 80424
info@breckcreate.org
970 771 4491
  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
970 771 4152
         
     Hours:    
   

Tuesday – Saturday
12:00pm – 5:00pm

+ 3 hours before to 30 minutes after all Riverwalk Center event start times.

* Hours are subject to change