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The SteamPlant Event Center is open with limited hours for public art viewing only in the Paquette Gallery. We will continue to update our Instagram, Facebook page and website with information on scheduled events and facility operating hours. You may also contact us at info@SalidaSteamPlant.com.

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.

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FILM: Oscar Nominated Short Films

April 22-24

For the 4th consecutive year, we present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films from ShortsTV and Magnolia Pictures, and will be screening at the SteamPlant Theater. With all three categories offered – Animated, Live Action and Documentary – this is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)! The Academy Awards take place Sunday, April 25th. View film trailer HERE. Tickets are $9.00 per screening and only available through online purchases.

Ratings guidelines:

  • Animated Shorts: PG-13. The program overall, while excellent, deals with some tough issues and a few of the films are not suitable for children under 12.
  • Live Action Shorts: R. Adult themes and language. 
  • Documentary Shorts: R. Examines many political, social and emotionally-charged topics and definitely is not for young audiences.

Limited audience capacity in effect and public health safety measures will be enforced.

For those not able to attend the screening in the theater, there is a virtual cinema offering as well. For more info, click HERE.

Learn More – Animated >

Learn More – Live Action >

Learn More – Documentary >

Paquette Gallery Exhibition


Open to the Public for Viewing through May

The newest art exhibit from Dale Barth features a retrospective of his works using the “Alla Prima” method in which each artwork is begun and completed in one sitting. Over the years, Barth has done solo and art shows around the country from Aspen to New York City and in Chicago and Denver. With drawings in both graphite and ink along with portraits and landscapes in acrylics, the artist hopes the viewing of his art is ‘a fulfilling experience, seeing the beauty in life and living in the moment.’ View the entire exhibit online as well at Paquette Gallery Arts.

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