Artist-in-Residence Program

Your children are one-of-a-kind, and so is the art they make.
That’s why we designed the Artist-in-Residence Program.


current artist: traci zajaczkowski

Traci is a local artist specializing in colorful and detailed animal portraits. Her pieces bring out the personalities of local creatures and their environments, encouraging viewers to gain a deeper connection to our local wildlife.

Join Traci during open studio hours to explore color, creatures and creativity.


Traci's open studio hours*

11 am - 2 pm in The Art Studio

Friday, July 7 
Saturday, July 8
Friday, July 14
Saturday, July 15
Friday, July 21
Saturday, July 22
Friday, July 28

Friday, August 4
Saturday, August 5
Friday, August 11
Saturday, August 12
Friday, August 18
Saturday, August 19

Friday, September 1
Saturday, September 2
Friday, September 15
Saturday, September 16
Friday, September 22
Saturday, September 23
Friday, September 29

Traci's artist finale

Join us on Friday, September 29 from 11 am - 2 pm to say goodbye to Traci and check out her exclusive art installation.

*Open studio hours are subject to change.

Traci's work

Artist-in-Residence Blog

To share the wonder and joy with you, we created an Artist-in-Residence Blog. Be sure to check it out regularly for cool videos, open studio hours, workshops, interviews with the artists and the collaborated works our artists make with you - Museum guests.

What is the Artist-in-Residence Program?

A truly special, exclusive art opportunity. Not only do professional Colorado artists come to work in the Museum and create beautiful art, but visiting guests of all ages contribute and collaborate.

The program is open to artists working in a variety of media, including sculpture, illustration, paints or textiles. Artists set up shop in The Art Studio and work for 2-3 months on a project to install at the Museum. Children and adults alike are invited to be part of this amazing program and witness the impact your creativity can make in the world!

Curious about the program? Check out this video to hear from some of our former artists about why this program is so amazing!

We are now accepting applications for the class of 2024. Learn more and apply here.


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  • Age 60+: $16
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