Roycroft Artisan Summer Symposium: Wednesday, Aug. 18th 4:30pm (Mountain Time)

We are pleased to announce that we are hosting two Roycroft Renaissance Artisans in wood and painting for our Summer Virtual Zoom Symposium featuring Roycroft Renaissance Artisan Brian Brace and Roycroft Master Artisan Julie Leidel. CACS is partnering with the Roycrofters-At-Large Association (RALA) to bring you this Symposium. Brian lives in Black Mountain, North Carolina and has been working in wood since high school. His journeymanship has taken him years to complete, and he creates Arts & Crafts-inspired furniture. Julie Leidel lives in Evergreen, Colorado and holds a Master Roycroft Mark in the medium of painting. Julie uses acrylic, gouache, and enamel to evoke a feeling of yesteryear in her artwork. We are honored to host these two artisans and they will each share a 20-30 minute presentation on their workshops, process, and art form. Q & A to follow. Free to CACS members and non-members (note: this is our last free event for non-members.)

Join Zoom VIRTUAL Meeting (On August 18th)

Meeting ID: 840 7961 2984
Passcode: CACS


Fall Washington Park Walking Tour: Saturday, October 9, 2021 - 9:30am

We are looking forward to a fall line-up in Wash Park. Please meet us at 9:30am at the Steele Elementary School parking lot. Robert Rust has put together a fantastic walking tour to talk about the history and buildings of our iconic Denver neighborhood, Washington Park. Walking tour will be approx.1.5 hours in and around the area. This event is free for CACS members, or $10 for non-members.


CACS Winter Symposium: Saturday, January 15, 2021 - 5:00pm MT - Virtual Event

We are proud to announce that celebrated stained glass artisan Ted Ellison will be our keynote speaker presenting his talk: From Hand to Heart: The Untold Story of American Glass Mosaic Fireplaces. An acomplishment craftsman and designer, he brings a historical perspective to the introduction of mosaic to the buildings of progressive American architects around the turn of the twentieth century. The Chicago firm Giannini & Hilgart is among those whose works of art stand among the highest achievements of this ancient art form yet they remain nearly forgotten in homes across the country. In collaboration with the celebrated architects of their day Giannini & Hilgart approached the language of mosaic with fresh experiments in material and decorative design. This lecture is a rare chance to view exquisitely photographed interiors and newly discovered installations from around the country.

Ted studied art at San Francisco State and apprenticed in a glass studio before starting his leaded glass and mosaic company Theodore Ellison Designs in1998. Honoring the artistic integrity of the Arts & Crafts tradition he has created original designs for homes all over the country. His work has appeared in Fine Homebuilding, Old House Interiors, American Bungalow, Style 1900, and Old House Journal. His research on the history of glass and mosaic focuses on lesser-known artists and craftspeople.

Free for CACS members, $15 for non-members. More details once we get closer to the event.


CACS Gathering of the Guilds: Saturday, April 24, 2022 - 10am to 4pm
The American Mountaineering Museum (AMC)

Our Gathering of the Guilds will be held once more in the heart of downtown Golden, at the American Mountaineering Center located at 710 10th Street, Golden, CO 80439. This popular event is the only place where local guilds and artisans inspired by the Arts & Crafts Movement can come together to celebrate their craft. Exhibitors will include a wonderful collection of professional artists, metalsmiths, potters, woodworkers and weavers selling their handcrafted items in the following categories: Art, Antiques, Book Binding, Calligraphy, Ceramics, Fiber, Furniture, Glass, Jewelry, Paper, and Textiles. There will be demonstrations and presentations throughout the day. General Admission is $5. So mark your calendars and we hope to see you in Golden on the 24th of April, 2022. For more information contact Cynthia at cshaw8623@gmail.com.