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About the SteamPlant Event Center

The SteamPlant Event Center, located in the heart of scenic Salida, Colorado, hosts over 500 events each year, from private weddings to conferences, community meetings, concerts, conventions, and more. Originally built in 1887 to house the Salida Edison Electric Light Company, the historic building was purchased exactly a century later by the City of Salida. The SteamPlant is a vibrant, thriving part of our community that includes a theater venue, outdoor sculpture garden, art galleries, riverside plaza, conference rooms, and a spacious ballroom.100_0801

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Happening Now



DEADLINE EXTENDED – Open NOW through June 5!  

Call for Artist Submissions to Enhance Downtown Areas

The Public Art Commission will be accepting applications for two enhancement projects for the summer months:

F Street Blocks at intersections of this summer’s pedestrian-friendly zone AND

Street pole banners throughout the downtown district.


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Paquette Gallery Exhibition


Artist Exhibit through May 30

Open to the Public – Monday-Friday from 9:00am-3:00pm

About the exhibit

This month’s exhibit features works from artist Patricia Aguilar. View the entire exhibit online as well at Paquette Gallery Arts.


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