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Sherbino vision

Our vision is to recreate the Sherbino Theater as a leading Colorado Western Slope venue celebrating community, the arts and the Chautauqua Legacy.

The Sherbino building was built and opened by Louis B. Sherbino in September, 1915. It was designated a Colorado State Landmark in 1991 for its significant role in the social and cultural heritage of the Town of Ridgway.

The Sherbino has been many things in its 100 year history: a performance venue, a roller skating rink, a teepee/yurt factory, a film house, an illegal gambling hall, a post office, a live music hall, meeting & gathering place, and Jack Dempsey even fought here! It went dark in 2011 and the Ridgway community rallied to save it.

Today, the Sherbino is a highly-energized anchor in the heart of historic downtown Ridgway. The Sherbino offers year-round programming of more than 150 events, which engage over 4,500 adults, 500 youth, and 365 artists.

In addition to offering a space for community events and gatherings, The Sherbino is developing on-going programs including live music, a monthly poetry reading series, a lecture series, quarterly Ignite Sherbino! (a short version of a TED talk), Sherb Nerds trivia nights, and Living Room Lounge (visual arts events with local musicians), and frequent film screenings. Put simply, if something is happening in Ridgway, it’s taking place at "The Sherb."

Sherbino vision

Our vision is to recreate the Sherbino Theater as a leading Colorado Western Slope venue celebrating community, the arts and the Chautauqua Legacy.

Sherbino Values

The core values of the Sherbino Theater are rooted in our deep commitment to the Chautauqua principles of lifelong learning including the sharing of art, craft, and music while promoting intellectual and civic engagement. The organization believes in:

  1. Excellence in the promotion and teaching of the arts;
  2. Enrichment though spirited programming focused on entertainment, the arts, and community issues;
  3. Collaboration and partnerships with local, regional and national arts and cultural organizations to further our mission;
  4. Commitment to the sustainable development of our facilities and to act in an environmentally sound manner for the benefit of generations to come.

Board of Trustees

  • Patrick O'Leary
  • Bob Mann: Vice President
  • Sue Husch: President
  • Robb Austin
  • Rita Robinson
  • John Clark
  • Amy McBride
  • Allison Gelvin: Secretary
  • Sheelagh Williams

Sherbino Staff

  • Ashley King-Grambley: Executive Director
  • Stephanie Lauerman Wallin: Director Business Operations 
  • Jasmine Oeinck: Programming Director

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 restore the venue and to offer events and community focused program. Learn more about the Sherbino.

Heart of Ridgway

Sherbino Ridgway Colorado

604 Clinton Street
Ridgway, Colorado 81432

970.318.0892
info@sherbinotheater.com

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