Upcoming Events

SPACe La Veta Student Art Show

Apr 08 — Apr 18, 2020

Spanish Peaks Arts Council

Reception April 8

Forgotten Art - Fuller Gallery

Friday, April 10th, 7:00 PM: Tom Munch & Daniel Market at the La Veta Mercantile

Apr 10 — Apr 10, 2020

Join Tom Munch and Daniel Market for a songwriters' evening at the Mercantile! Tom Munch has played in the Cuchara Valley for over 30 years. From weekly work with Alzheimer’s patients to history shows and appearances at festivals and clubs, Tom plays it all. A student of the Texas songwriting style, he plays the mountains and prairies-inspired music that folks around here know and love. He has recorded a dozen albums in the past 30+ years including 3 albums with a variety of styles, a cowboy album, a standards album, a Christmas album, 2 instrumental albums - 1 of original music and 1 of historical music for the Zebulon Pike expedition, and an album of original songs. Daniel Market has written over 200 songs that range from blues, to folk, to acoustic rock, to humorous. The common thread of the songs is their complex lyricism. In the late 1980’s he moved to Nashville, Tennessee and regularly playing the Bluebird Café, Douglas Corner Café, the Sutler and the WRLT Live Radio Broadcast along with other songwriter venues. Daniel's songwriting influences include Waits, Mitchell, John Prine, Gordon Lightfoot, Harry Chapin, and others. Daniel is restoring a lake house in Alabama and just released his fifth solo cd of new songs. “Almost Alive from Sunset Beach” features a fine group of Shoals musicians with an intimate, acoustic production. Get tickets and RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/585203198993476/

Spanish Peaks Wilderness

A.k.a Wahatoya Region

In Southern Colorado, there's an immense area where few go. Some enjoy the Nature, away from the crowded trails and resorts. Some come for the adventure. Some even stay.

What to do?

Follow trails through tall evergreens and quaking aspens. Stand on rock outcroppings and survey the valleys and vistas as they tumble upon each other to the horizon. Sit under a tree and listen...to the songs of the birds, the wind, the trees...the song of the mountains. Relax you're in the Cuchara Valley.