Guest Blogger, Rachel M. Radetsky, Steamboat Springs Arts Council

Eleanor Bliss, a name that might sound familiar if you have lived in Steamboat for some time. The women who helped pave the road for a ski town to become a thriving art community. Two of Eleanor’s legacies remain an important part of the Steamboat Community; The Steamboat Springs Arts Council & the Historic Train Depot. Eleanor Bliss revived the Historic Train Depot (when being condemned) and saved it as a community art center. It is now officially named the Eleanor Bliss Center for the Arts at The Depot.

Since 1980 the Steamboat Springs Arts Council has called The Depot its home. Services such as floor refinishing, painting, gardening, and even pizza have been donated to preserve The Depot as a great place for the community to hold fundraisers, wedding receptions, meetings, dance classes and more. With an increase of Arts Council programs and community functions The Depot has an important purpose in our community and to our community.  This is why each year the Steamboat Springs Arts Council proclaims a weekend to spruce up, clean up, and uphold The Depot as a quality place for everyone to enjoy.

Join us this year on April 24 & 25 from 10am to 4pm as we garden, paint, organize, and more. If you are interested in lending a helping hand or would like more information about The Depot and the Steamboat Springs Arts Council call us at 970-879-9008.