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SHY RABBIT Contemporary Arts

Address: 333 Bastille Drive, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
Phone Number: 970 731-2766
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Type: Art Galleries, Shopping & Fashion, Museums
Owner description: Established in 2004 by D. Michael & Denise Coffee, SHY RABBIT has gained notoriety for its...
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Type: Art Galleries, Shopping & Fashion, Museums
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: Established in 2004 by D. Michael & Denise Coffee, SHY RABBIT has gained notoriety for its contribution to the advancement of contemporary art and art education in Southwest Colorado, and for the high quality of its exhibitions. “SHY RABBIT has succeeded in establishing the gallery as a premier contemporary art venue known not only for its support of emerging regional artist but also established, nationally known artists.” - J. Masterjohn, Durango TelegraphArtist Workshops and Professional Artists Development courses are also available for novice and professional artists alike.

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Pagosa Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

For anyone visiting Pagosa Springs and who is interested in seeing a wonderful working studio and gallery, I would highly recommend you visit ShyRabbit Contemporary Art and visit with owners Denise and Michael Coffee. A former light industrial space renovated to accomodate a ceramics studio and exhibit space, it is a prime example of what can be done to work... More 

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shyrabbit, Owner at SHY RABBIT Contemporary Arts, responded to this review

Thanks SO much for the incredibly thoughtful and articulately worded review, Judy Robbins! We always enjoy your visits, upbeat attitude and never ending enthusiasm. Your review and support of the Arts means a great deal to us, especially in light of the amazing Artwork that you create! We look forward to seeing you again soon! Thanks again. More 

La Luz, New Mexico 88337
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2010

Pagosa Springs, Colorado is a great place to visit for experienced and new artists alike. I've enjoyed two wonderful classes on printerless printmaking with D. Michael Coffee, SHY RABBIT Contemporary Arts Gallery, Studio & Workshops, http://www.shyrabbit.com, [--]. The workspace is perfect, and Michael's instructions are gentle and helpful, both to experienced artists and to beginners, who feel at home and... More 

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Minneapolis MN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2010

Shy Rabbit is a must if you are traveling anywhere near Pagosa Springs. You can stop in and enjoy the current art exhibit and visit with the friendly and fun gallery owners. Or you can do what I did. Make advance plans to spend a weekend taking a class. You get small classes with personalized instruction and it is a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2010

Great contemporary gallery with national exhibits, also wrkshops in printmaking and ceramics. Super nice folks, well worth the stop.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2010

A friend described our recent visit this way, “like a trip to a small museum with a personnel tour by the art director”! The owners, who are artists and collectors, have created a very warm atmosphere with lots of art to ponder. Part of it is a working ceramics studio with workspace where they offer a wide variety of workshops.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2009

For years have been driving through Pagosa Springs and of late have driven past the Shy Rabbit and thought I should swing in but never had the time. This last trip, we had some extra time in the town and took what we thought would be a quick few minutes to walk through. We ended us staying a hour and... More 

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New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2009

I never miss a chance to check out the latest show at SHY RABBIT. They also have fabulous workshops. I always enjoy my time there and now often go to Pagosa Springs for the express purpose of visiting SHY RABBIT.

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