Elsewhere Profile

Building Renovation 2006 - 2008

Elsewhere Studios Founded 2008

Residency Program Begins 2011

Non-profit Designation 2014

Length of residencies 1 to 6 months

Number of artists hosted at a time 4-5

Total number of artists hosted    160

Artists from 28 states and 12 countries: Iran, 

Columbia, Mexico, Canada, England, Japan, 

Switzerland, Bangladesh, Ireland, Finland, Argentina, and India.


Artist Mediums: Visual Artists (painters, 

sculptors, mixed media, photographers, 

graphite, ceramicists, fiber artists), Writers, 

Composers, Videographers, Performance 

Give-Back to community through exhibitions, 

presentations, readings, workshops, classes, 

collaborations with local artists. 


Elsewhere is a hub of Community Activities:

  •  Community Supported Art Library that represents the work of over 25 local artists and allows members to check out original art.

  •  Alleyscape Project – Art Wall

  •  CommUnity Garden – Educational programs and source of abundant food

  •  Founder of Final Friday Art Walks

  •  Instrumental in formation of North Fork Valley Creative Coalition and our designation as a Certified Creative District in the state of Colorado.

The Elsewhere building was constructed in 1906. It was originally used for electric generation – powered from a waterwheel in the irrigation ditch that runs alongside the building. Yes, Elsewhere has always been a powerhouse in the Paonia community! Many incarnations (apartments, offices, almost a brewery), before metamorphosis to Elsewhere.