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Creamery Arts Center is headquartered in Hotchkiss, CO, and is a 501(c)(3) organization. EIN: 20-4752363.  Donations are tax-deductible. The IRS' NTEE classification is Visual Arts Organizations within the Arts, Culture and Humanities category. The IRS ruling year for tax exemption was 2008.

(Source: IRS Business Master File and Form 990)

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Results Reported in 2017


Total number of conferences held

CAC hosted a Community Health Conference. Hemp Conference , and a Business Building Conference.


Total number of free performances given

Musical performances are always free to the public at artist openings, and CAC offered 6 free evening musical performances this year.


Number of periodicals distributed

CAC publishes a catalog/calendar 4 times per year. It includes events at the Creamery, as well as promoting community events. A monthly newsletter also goes out to the CAC mailing list.


Number of favorable critic reviews/awards of art produced given by media or peers

CAC was awarded a certificate for "Voted the Best Art Gallery in Delta County." CAC has had 4 favorable newspaper articles, and 20 positive reviews online.


Numbered of staff who are satisfied to be an employee of the institution

100% of paid staff are satisfied to be employed by the Creamery Arts Center.


Average dollar price for classes

The average dollar price for classes for youth is $10.00. The average dollar price for adult classes is $45.00


Number of grants and research funding awarded to the institution

CAC is currently developing a grant writer (2018) And we are expecting to be awarded more grants in the future. UPDATE: 9/18. We have just been awarded a grant from Colorado Creative Industries.


Number of students enrolled

This student total is from separate classes being offered.


Total number of performances

CAC hosted 19 musical performances by local groups, individuals, including an Otis Taylor concert to benefit the Hotchkiss High School Band program.


Number of donations made by board members

!00% of the current board members contribute financially to the Creamery, as well each past Board of Directors.


Number of grassroots organizations supported

The Western Slope Hemp Growers Association is newly organized, the Water Sustainability Group, and the Organic Growers Association have all been welcomed by CAC and the community.


Number of groups brought together in a coalition/alliance/partnership

CAC has partnered with 4 art groups, the Creative Coalition, 3 local schools, an organic growers association, Farm to Fiddle festival, and the Veterans Art Center.


Number of volunteers

22 volunteers generously helped CAC this year. 9 pottery artists produced 100 bowls for 2 fundraisers. The website, Facebook, newsletter, emails, cleaning, and yard sale are all done by volunteers.


Number of print, radio, or online ads developed

CAC publishes a quarterly catalog/calendar with a printing of 500 copies. 12 radio spots, 6 newspaper ads.


Number of audience members with favorable attitudes towards the issue or interest

While this isn't an audience per se, 6400 people visited the gallery in 2017. The concerts are usually well attended, perhaps audiences totaling 700-800 or more in 2017.


Total number of volunteer hours contributed to the organization

Like all non-profits, volunteer hours play a vital role in the success of the Creamery Arts Center.


Population Served

The combined population of the surrounding communities, Hotchkiss, Paonia, Crawford, Cedaredge and Delta has grown slightly this year. 7336 are senior citizens. 16.8% still live in poverty.


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