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At Weehawken Creative Arts, we are in the business of changing lives, nurturing dreams, and helping kids and adults in Ouray County and neighboring communities discover their creative potential through the arts.
We offer transformative, individualized arts education programming led by extraordinary instructors, as well as a variety of art-inspired events. More than that, we offer a place for you to find your very own community of kindred spirits, wherever your artistic passion lies.
Weehawken Creative Arts was founded in 2004 by Susie Opdahl, a creative dynamo who retired to Ouray from Oregon with her husband, Jim, in the late ‘90s. Susie had a vision to actively engage her new community and help it prosper by creating a program that would offer arts education opportunities for locals and visitors alike. With the help of a dedicated board of directors, her idea found fertile ground and soon grew from dream to reality in the form of a new nonprofit organization.
Today, our programs are offered in Ridgway, Ouray, Montrose and Silverton and we regularly draw students from those communities and beyond for both classes and our signature special events.
Today, our programs are offered in Ridgway, Ouray, Montrose, and Silverton, and we regularly draw students from those communities and beyond for both classes and our signature special events.
Montrose has a rich history of municipal bands dating back nearly 100 years. The Montrose Community Band was organized in 2002. From the initial group of about 12, the band has grown to over 50 members as more and more musicians bring forth their melodies in the valleys and hills.
The Montrose Community Band features a wide range of musicians, from High School students to accomplished artists. They work hard, have fun, and love to play.
The Montrose Community Band is under the enthusiastic direction of Mr. Toby King.