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Breck Create aims to build a dynamic, year-round creative community within the Town of Breckenridge and Summit County. The organization’s mission is to deliver inspiring creative experiences that enrich the quality of life for all residents and quality of place for visitors. Breck Create supports and serves artists, creatives, cultural enthusiasts, visitors and the community at large by providing a year-round schedule of performances, exhibitions, screenings, art classes and workshops as well as other engagement opportunities. 

Breck Create’s core attractions are the Riverwalk Center–a 750-seat, heated, indoor performance venue–and a lively Arts District campus of renovated historic structures that now function as studio spaces for art classes and workshops. These structures also include affordable rentals for local artists and visiting artist-in-residence participants. The Breckenridge Arts District is a certified district within the Colorado Creative Industries Creative District program. 

Breck Create delivers on its mission + vision by:

  • Maintaining and managing the Town of Breckenridge’s exceptional arts facilities and public art assets

  • Supporting and collaborating with local artists, organizations and businesses to foster mutually beneficial, complementary relationships

  • Presenting high-quality contemporary performing arts events and visual art exhibitions

  • Providing education and community engagement opportunities with a focus on art-making and creative play experiences

  • Curating and organizing public art projects, studio visits and residency programs

  • Cultivating community, intercultural harmony and an understanding of climate change through performing and visual art programs

Breck Create is governed by the following values:

  • Excellence and relevance

  • Engagement and interactivity

  • Diversity and inclusion

  • Collaboration, cooperation and communication

  • Respect for our natural and cultural environment

Breck Create serves the following audiences:

  • Full-time residents of the Town of Breckenridge and Summit County, including the workforce community, bilingual residents, school-age children and adults

  • Part-time residents of the Town of Breckenridge and Summit County

  • Local artists, creatives and cultural enthusiasts

  • Visitors who have already chosen the Town of Breckenridge as a destination

  • The philanthropic community, including regional and national funders and prior visitors

Breck Create partners with great artists + organizations:

  • Purpose-driven local, regional, national and international artists, entertainers and producers

  • Mission-aligned resident companies 

    • Breck Film

    • Breck History

    • Breckenridge Backstage Theatre

    • Breckenridge Tourism Office

    • National Repertory Orchestra

Breck Create features the following types of programming:

  • Fine Art + Craft Curriculum

    • In-school + after-school programming

    • Precious Plastic Workspace

  • Art Exhibitions

  • Artist-in-Residence Program

  • Special Events

    • July 4th

    • Campus Crawls

    • Handmade Holiday

    • Neighborhood Block Parties

    • Town of Breckenridge Annual Party 

  • Breck Create Presents at the Riverwalk Center

    • Music

    • Literary

    • Comedy

    • Dance + more

  • Self-Guided public art tours

Breck Create produces the following festivals:

  • Breckenridge International Festival of Arts (BIFA)

  • Día de Muertos