What's Next For The Creamery Arts Center?

Jul 20, 2015

The Creamery Arts Center in Hotchkiss is closing after nearly a decade of operation in the North Fork Valley.

The nonprofit will shut its doors in August. However, this isn’t the end for it. 

An art class taught by Suki Strong at the Creamery Arts Center in Hotchkiss.
Credit Creamery Arts Center

Joanne and Linda Tullis, who founded the arts center and own the building, plan on reopening it under a new business plan.  

Pennie Alexander, the Creamy's current co-manager and co-director, says the center will close for the winter, but reopen in the spring with new hours and art offerings and a coffee shop. 

In an interview with KVNF's Laura Palmisano, Alexander talks about the new direction the center is taking and the struggles it's faced since opening.