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Sherbino Capital Campaign

The Sherbino needs some love!! GIVE TO THE CAPITAL CAMPAIGN!

Phase 1 - Complete


Pay off the debt on the Sherbino theater. Goal: $200,000 Status: Completed in 2016!!

Phase 2 - Goal: $130,000 | Complete


Improvements to the Sherbino, with a target completion date for funding of April 2018. Current status: $130,000 as of

Phase 2 involved making significant improvements to the Sherbino, with upgraded acoustics, added heating and cooling capabilities, new light fixtures, comfortable seating, and overall aesthetic enhancements. Click here for specific details on the upgrades covered in Phase 2.

Yes, I want to give to phase 2!

Donate here, or mail a check earmarked for the Capital Campaign to Ridgway Chautauqua Society, PO Box 236, Ridgway, CO 81432

Gifts of any size are welcome. Donors at the $500 level and above will be recognized in a permanent installation in the Sherbino. Gifts of at least $250 are eligible for a 25% credit on donor’s Colorado State Income Tax Return due to the Sherbino being eligible for Colorado Enterprise Zone Tax Credits. This is in addition to the regular tax benefits for charitable contributions.

Phase 3 - Goal: $494,000 | Complete


Pay off the debt on our new real estate purchase. Complete!

On January 15, 2018 we took occupancy of 610 Clinton Street (aka the Magpie Building). This is our immediate neighbor to the west of the Sherbino. This acquisition secures another key piece of downtown historic real estate and moves us ever closer to our town’s vision of a vibrant Main Street and Creative District.

We will develop a full plan for eventually integrating our two adjacent buildings, but in the meantime, expect more life on Clinton Street as our administrative staff and that of our sister organization, Weehawken Creative Arts, has moved into the space. In addition to offices, we gained much needed storage and unique meeting spaces. The front of the space is now a gallery for local artist exhibitions. A small gift shop is coming soon.

With the completion of the Town’s RAMP Up project and the investments in sprucing up the downtown area, the stage has been set for a vibrant, walkable, creative commercial district. It requires all of us for the vision to become real.

Phase 4 & beyond | Stay tuned!

We don’t intend to be in capital campaign mode forever, but we do foresee joining the two buildings to most effectively accommodate our diverse and growing programming and hospitality needs. In the meantime, we have a wonderful new asset to put to good use.

Board of Trustees

  • Sheelagh Williams: President
  • Gary Ratcliff: Vice President
  • Patrick O'Leary: Treasurer
  • Allison Gelvin: Secretary
  • Robb Austin
  • Guthrie Castle
  • John Clark
  • Sue Husch 
  • Ken Mihelich
  • Bob Mann: Emeritus
  • Pat Willits: Emeritus

Sherbino Staff

  • Ashley King-Grambley: Executive Director (Half-Time/Shared)
  • Trisha Oakland: Programs Director:  Music, Film, Sherb Talks, Special Events, Travel Talks (Half-Time/Shared)
  • Kathleen O'Mara: Artistic Director for Theater (Part-Time/Shared)
  • Ryan Sergent: Bar Manager, Tech Director and Private Events Coordinator (Part-Time/Shared)
  • Haley Niven: Head Bartender (event-based) 

Heart of Ridgway

Sherbino Ridgway Colorado

604 & 610 Clinton Street

P.O. Box 236

Ridgway, Colorado 81432


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