The Colorado Creative Industries' Colorado Creative District (CCD) designation connects our community through arts and culture, history and heritage, economic development and tourism.

What floats the ‘Boat’? 
A beautiful valley, hot mineral springs, mountains and ranches that sustain and inspire. A pioneering spirit, born in the old West and alive today. A long history of creative expression and innovation in a friendly community where Olympians, cowboys, innovators, and artists gather together in a shared love of place.

The Steamboat Springs Arts Council and partners are thrilled to announce Steamboat has received the presigious Colorado Creative District Designation by the Colorado Creative Industries a division of the Office of Economic Development and International Trade. The Colorado Creative District is defined as:
a geographically contiguous area
distinguished by physical, artistic, and cultural resources 
that play a significant role in quality of life 
a concentration of artistic and cultural activity
engaged in the promotion, preservation and of 
arts and culture

How CCD Benefits Steamboat:
CCD connects our community through collaboration between tourism, economic development, government advocacy, business, artisans and non-profits
makes us eligible to apply for competitive grants 
provides direct funding and the ability to leverage funding for additional partnerships
provides national and state wide marketing, advertising, and social media opportunities
distinctive signage
access to economic impact data and
trainings, mentoring, coaching, and consulting on a variety of topics including strategic planning, marketing, branding community engagement, history and heritage from world renowned consultants

Why Steamboat:
demonstrate community and city government support
communicate and reflect our unique story
have a leadership organization 
leverage collaborations and partnerships

3rd Street to West Lincoln Park from Howelsen to Oak Street
Satellite Locations at: Strings, and Perry Mansfield.

Creative District Strategies and Goals