Just a short drive from Cañon City, sits the city of Florence; the antique capital of colorado!
Operated by the Florence Arts Council, this spectacular 1989 building hosts a wide variety of events; concerts, weddings, art classes, conferences, children’s summer art camps, art shows and competitions, music lessons and more. The garden area features benches for resting on your travels through Florence. The Arts Council has installed numerous sculptures and murals throughout town. Pick up a map and consider a walking tour!
Antiques & Art Abound
Today, the town of Florence still maintains a small-town, down-to-earth family feel. Head to historic downtown Florence for an afternoon of browsing, shopping and dining. Boasting numerous antique stores and art galleries and several restaurants and specialty shops, modern-day treasure hunters will love this oasis of antiques and art.
Almost every nook and cranny of these antique stores is filled with treasures. From vintage postcards and toys to collectable dishes and books, each store has its own unique personality. Shoppers can view and purchase artwork in various medias including oil paintings, photography, jewelry, pottery and more.
Stop into one of the downtown galleries to view displays and works by local artists and, if you’re lucky, catch an artist in action creating their next masterpiece.
photo courtesy > Carol Gebhart