Get Involved

The Sherbino building has been at the heart of Ridgway since 1915. Since 2012, the beloved Sherbino has been owned and operated by the Ridgway Chautauqua Society and serves as a community hub and year-round venue for diverse events that enrich, entertain, and elevate participants.

With hundreds of events each year and only two part-time staff members, the organization relies on the commitment, vision, and enthusiasm of community volunteers. The building has a front door and a back door, but there are many doorways for getting involved.

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) 

A history of community

Established in 1915, the Sherbino has been the heart of Ridgway Colorado, providing a venue for community events ranging from music to poetry. Now in a period of re-birth, the Sherbino continues to standout as the hub of events and community activities in Ridgway and throughout Ouray County. On February 11 2012 the Sherbino incorporated as the Ridgway Chautauqua Society Inc. whose mission is to embody the Chautauqua tradition by producing programs celebrating lifelong learning, the arts, culture and community. Learn more about the Sherbino.

Heart of Ridgway

Sherbino Ridgway Colorado

604 & 610 Clinton Street

P.O. Box 236

Ridgway, Colorado 81432


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