The Ridgway Chautauqua Society is consistently focused on fulfilling our Vision of creating a community with abundant access to inspiring art, music and ideas.  We have been producing over 150 varied programs each year (even during a pandemic), while engaging hundreds of local and out-of-town talents to inspire, educate, and entertain our town and visitors. Oura building is also available for individuals and community organizations to partner on programs, or rent for private events.

Whether you are able to give $5 or $5,000, we hope you will join us in keeping the programs of the Ridgway Chautauqua Society alive and vibrant for years to come.

Receipts from ticket sales only partially cover what it takes to operate, animate, and maintain this unique Ridgway venue. Your contribution will elevate and support our ongoing programming and help us meet day-to-day expenses of operating our 100+ year old building.

Also, if you file taxes in Colorado, did you know your $200+ contributions to the Ridgway Chautauqua Society may qualify for a tax credit? Click here for more information about Reg10N/Enterprise Zone tax credit qualifications!

Thank you.


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I think the Sherb is a critical nexus for the community. It is a hub, a gathering place in an ever expansive environment. In a sense it is the analog Discovery Channel for the neighborhood and beyond. We learn, we discover, we explore, we're entertained. We connect with locals, new and old friends, and are delighted with those who grace the stage as they open their treasure chests of talent and knowledge, sharing what they've grown to be so that we all might find that better way for our own growth.

Barry Doyle, Sherbino volunteer and supporter

Give to the Sherbino every time you shop online!

When you start your shopping from AmazonSmile and choose Ridgway Chautauqua Society as your charity, Amazon will donate 0.5% of your order total back our programs & services! These little bits add up and are a great way to support the programs of RCS when shopping online.

Just log in using your Amazon account, choose Ridgway Chautauqua Society as your charity, and start shopping!


Your support means a lot to us. And your support continues to keep the arts flourishing in our community. Jonathan Fanton, President of the MacArthur Foundation, really says it best:

"There is no better indicator of the spiritual health of our city, its neighborhoods, and the larger region than the state of the arts. The arts deepen our understanding of the human spirit, extend our capacity to comprehend the lives of others, allow us to imagine a more just and humane world. Through their diversity of feeling, their variety of form, their multiplicity of inspiration, the arts make our culture richer and more reflective."

So once again, thank YOU!


To offer and support programs that promote lifelong learning, the arts, culture, community, and embody the Chautauqua tradition while advancing the creative economic vitality of our region.

City Market Community Rewards

Take advantage of money you’re already spending by turning a portion of it into a donation to Ridgway Chautauqua Society! Make Ridgway Chautauqua Society your charity of choice for your King Soopers or City Market Card!

  1. Log into your Account by clicking this link here or below. If you do not have an account, create one now. Be sure to enter in all your details. 
  2. Once your account is created, you can link to our organization (under community rewards). Type Ridgway Chautauqua Society or (KS687)  in the search bar and click “Enroll”.
  3. That’s it! You’re done!  THANK YOU!

King Soopers & City Market are committed to helping communities grow and prosper. Non-profits like RCS have the chance to earn a significant amount of money through the King Soopers & City Market Community Rewards Program. King Soopers & City Market Community Rewards makes fundraising easy…all you have to do is shop and swipe your City Market Value Card (or enter Alt ID)!

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