News and Events




First Friday Art Walk

Friday, June 2nd

5 - 8 pm

Featuring local artist PHIL LEAR and his captivating
character vignettes.
Lear is inspired by stories, true ones especially, and you'll find his work speckled with historical figures; from gunslingers of the Wild West to silent film movie stars and local legends, Lear expertly captures the essence of what makes these characters unique.


Squash Blossom's 50th Anniversary Sale! 
Through May 31st
EVERYTHING in our collection - in store and online - is on sale in celebration of our 50th year in business!
Native American jewelry, gold and designer jewelry, home accents, Navajo and Zapotec rugs and weavings, original paintings, stained glass art, furniture, and MORE!

Sunday, May 14th

Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is here to help you find the perfect gift for the woman in your life that you - or your kids - call "Mom". We know she deserves the best of the best, and we offer only the highest quality in original art, home goods, and handmade jewelry.

Live painting by Karen Storm
Squash Blossom will be hosting local artist Karen Storm at this year's "OCC In Bloom" - our historic neighborhood's annual celebration of Spring!



 May First Friday Art Walk

Friday, May 5th

5 - 8 pm

Featuring local artist Kathy Crowther and her beautiful nature portraits painted in gouache with ink details. Vivid with color and detail, Crowther's paintings capture elegance and whimsy all at once, bringing the delights of natural ecosystems onto the walls of your own home.


November First Friday Art Walk

Friday, November 4th

5 - 8 pm

Join us and witness amazing LIVE art demonstrations:
painting by Kathy Crowther, stone carving by Ryan Gardner, glasswork by artist and woodworker Charlie Brown, & music by Gabe from the Future.
As always, serving good vibes and
FREE snacks and refreshments.

December First Friday Art Walk

 Friday, December 2nd

5 - 8 pm

Come to Squash Blossom for First Friday Art Walk and see LIVE art demonstrations of painting, jewelry and Leatherwork
by Local Artists.


JR Monks & Rowen Monks

Alex Boyd Studio & Acebo Jewelry

Mason - Kay Jade Trunk Show

Saturday, Nov. 19th

Join Us for an all natural, authentic "A" Grade JADE Jewelry Trunk Show
with local jade distributors Mason-Kay Jade
Saturday, November 19 10am - 8pm
(with wine and refreshments
served from 5-8pm)
Sunday, November 20 10am - 12pm



Native American Jewelry & Arts
Evaluations Day

 Saturday, December 3rd

1-4 PM

Bring your vintage, estate, and inherited Native American jewelry and art to Squash Blossom and have them evaluated by Christopher Andre Jones - a professional, local, trader and appraiser with over 30+ years experience, and John Cogswell - the owner of Squash Blossom, with 40+ years experience in the industry.

Call us with any questions or further details.

$15 for first item
$5 for each additional item

  • Opportunity to sell
  • "evaluations" only, not appraisals

Small Business Saturday / OCC Christmas Stroll

 Saturday, November 26th

We look forward to seeing you on Small Business Saturday, supporting the family-owned businesses in our beautiful, historic neighborhood.

We have a BIG Black Friday Sale that will be continuing through the weekend, featuring discounts like:

-25% off Native American Jewelry

- 20% off Local Designer Jewelry

- 20% off Original Paintings

- up to 70% off Select Designer Jewelry

- + MORE!!!  

Christmas Events




 October First Friday Art Walk

Friday, October 7th

5 - 8 pm

We will be hosting FOUR talented artists this Art Walk:
Colorado Springs' beloved oil painter:
Nature-Inspired Stone Carving Sculptor from Loveland, CO:
& Denver-based jewelrs and designers:
We will also be providing free snacks and refreshments, as well as LIVE MUSIC!
Don't miss the chance to shop our exclusive Trunk Show of Native American jewelry, for a limited time only - and shop our New Arrivals.
See you there!!!


Join us for Old Colorado City's Annual

Aspens on the Avenue

Saturday, September 24th

2 - 5 pm

Local Artist
Christopher Hureau
will be doing a live painting demonstration at the gallery, and bringing an extended collection of his aspen paintings.
We will also be serving free cups of Apple Cider to guests visiting during the event.


September First Friday Art Walk

Friday, September 2nd

5 - 8 pm

Prolific and talented Local Artist
Christopher Hureau
will be featured for the event and present for a live painting demonstration!
You won't want to miss the restock of our blown glass pumpkins from Jack Pine Studio.
Come and get first pick, before the patch is gone!


August First Friday Art Walk!

August 5th

5 - 8 pm

We are proudly hosting two very talented local artists this month:
Award Winning oil painter Karen Storm
Woodworker Charlie Brown

We are also hosting a Jade jewelry trunk show from Mason Kay Jade. A local, family owned business since 1976 that deals in only the finest, authentic, natural "A" grade Jade.

As always, we will be serving smiles, free snacks and refreshments, and our staff and artists are available for any and all of your questions while you view the art, meet our artists, try on the Jade, and shop our awesome summer sales.


Trunk Show

Mason Kay Jade

Through August 22nd

If you have been looking for high quality, one of a kind Jade jewelry, look no further!
Squash Blossom is proud to host an amazing collection of guaranteed authentic, natural and untreated Jade jewelry from Mason-Kay Jade - a family owned business buying, selling and authenticating Jade since 1976.
The Trunk Show will be hosted in our gallery and online from
7/25 - 8/22
and will feature an array of jewelry styles for every style and every budget. From extravagant earrings in a halo of gold to simple band rings in nothing but solid Jade, there is something here for the long-time, distinguished collector, and the newly interested.
In the words of Mason Kay: "Let the Jade Find You..."

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July First Friday Art Walk!

July 1st

5 - 8 pm


Join us for a very special Art Walk, where we will be hosting THREE very special guests.

Local artist Sofia Hernandez Crade will be present with new paintings and an easel, where you can watch her while she paints!
Pueblo jewelry artist Ryan Gardner will be in attendance with a brand new collection, and will be performing some of his signature jewelry making techniques - stone carving and metal leafing. He will be available to answer questions about his unique and beautiful jewelry and facilitate custom orders with interested guests.
Special Musical Guest A-Mac will be providing vibes and music, and as always we will be serving free snacks and refreshments.
This is an Art Walk you won't want to miss!
See you there!

Find us at Territory Days!

booth #31

May 28th - 30th

In Historic Old Colorado City

One of Old Colorado City's longest held traditions is BACK and we are thrilled to finally be taking part of it! Even though Squash Blossom has been in OCC since nearly the launch of the annual event, this is the FIRST time ever that we will have our own booth!

You can expect to see all of our usually stocked items, like the Native American Collection we are known and applauded for, as well as a few special and specific pieces that we have been saving just for the event!

Don't miss a chance to browse prints by our artists, brand new Zapotec weavings, handmade birdhouses, and more out in the sunshine and support the neighborhood as well as the other vendors and small businesses throughout.

Free Shuttle Rides from Coronado High School for anyone looking to skip the parking hassle.

Hope to see you there!!!

First Friday Art Walk

May 6th

5-8 PM

This Friday, May 6th, two of our beloved local artists will be present to showcase their work, and to thank our neighborhood visitors for attending, we are offering free refreshments and live music!

Talented oil painter Jean Cuchiaro will be present, doing live painting alongside her prolific collection of floral paintings. Jean's work is bold and inspiring, these larger than life expressions of teture and color will take your breath away.
Birdhouse craftsman Bud Smoot will also be in attendance, toting a collection of his materials and sharing his creatuve process with our guests - Bud's birdhouses are handcrafted with reclaimed wood and recycled hardware. Each one is truly unique!
Tresor Collection has sent us an exclusive Trunk Show featuring gorgeous gemstones in every color, and they make the perfect gift for Mother's Day!
Don't miss out on this special event!



First Friday Art Walk

April 1st

5-8 PM

Join us this Friday, April 1st for the return of Old Colorado City's Art Walk.

Local artist and oil painter Phil Lear will be present, as well as local artist and craftsman Charlie Brown, who specializes in woodworking and stained glass.
Also featuring Live Music by Gabe from the Future!
We will have NEW jewelry this Art Walk to add to our Native American collection - fresh from the trading posts - so come on in and take a look before all the good stuff is gone!


Sarah Graham

Trunk Show

November 18-28


Visit Squash Blossom this holiday season and shop an exclusive trunk show by Colorado jewelry designer Sarah Graham.

Hand crafted with natural gemstones, 18k gold, and oxidized cobalt chrome - Sarah Graham's collection is fine jewelry inspired by nature and designed to be timeless.



First Friday Art Walk

Friday, November 5th 
5-8 pm

Join us for Old Colorado City's monthly Art Walk, and meet Squash Blossom's featured artist for November, Christopher Hureau.

Also featuring: Colorado jewelry designer Sarah Graham, with exclusive trunk show arriving November 18.

~ FREE refreshments ~

~ LIVE painting ~

~ holiday SALES starting early ~


First Friday Art Walk

Join us on Sept. 3 from 5-8pm

to see our Award Winning Featured Artist

Karen Storm

doing a live painting demonstration at the gallery, and don't miss the beautiful new work from our other featured artists.  

Karen Storm - Oil Paintings

Karen Storm truly captures the nature of the West in her captivating landscape and nature oil paintings. With vivid and large brushstrokes, Karen's work leaps from the canvas and takes on a life of its own.


Ryan Gardner - Hand-fabricated Jewelry

Ryan Gardner, from Pueblo, CO, produces stunning and unique jewelry pieces.

His work blends together the beauty of natural gemstones with show-stopping hand fabricated techniques to create one of a kind rings, bracelets, and necklaces.


Corey Silverman - Glass Blower and Sculptor

Corey Silverman creates fun and sometimes abstract works, meant to both please the eye as well as serve as interesting centerpieces and conversation starters.


Stop by Squash Blossom during First Friday Art Walk, or any day of the week, to appreciate the full beauty of our talented artists' work in person.


August Featured Artists


Kathy Crowther - Gouache watercolor, Ink

Kathy Crowther is a local artist who approaches her work with detailed, illustrative realism using gouache, watercolor, and ink. Kathy has developed the tendency to stray outside of the borders of the original, matted surface, bringing the emphasis of her beautiful, natural subject matter to even more to life!





GaleForce Design - Copper jewelry

Galeforce Design is a local jewelry designer that specializes in copper. Her works are acid etched and often times colored with various patinas. Gale emphasizes the beauty of nature in her illustrative pieces, pulling various elements from the natural world into each cuff or pair of earrings she makes!



First Friday Artwalk

July 2nd, 5 - 8 PM

Featuring Local Artists:

JR Monks - Painter - oil, acrylic, watercolor

Rowen Monks - Knife Maker



We are very excited to welcome- from the Colorado Springs Philharmonic -a Woodwind Trio to the gallery for the event.



JR and Rowen Monks will both be present at the walk, doing demonstrations of their respective craft. JR will be painting and Rowen will be leatherworking knife sheaths.

refreshments Available.


20% off

Gurhan Summer Trunk Show

through July 7th.

Beautiful and unique jewelry with bold gemstones set in sterling silver and kissed with 24k yellow gold.

Ever thought about getting a custom designed piece of jewelry but didn't know where to start? Have an old worn out piece of jewelry in need of repair? Or maybe you inherited a piece of jewelry that isn't your style and want to repurpose the stones? Then Elisabeth can help you decide what to do! Between 1pm-6pm Saturday June 5th Elisabeth Soscia will be in house providing FREE custom and repair consultations!

Join us Friday June 4th between 5-8pm and see the works of our featured artists Sofia Hernandez Crade and Ryan Gardner!

Sofia will be demonstrating her technique and skill behind a paint brush and Ryan will be in house taking about his unique jewelry designs.

Light snacks and refreshments provided!

Mother's Day Tea

Sunday May 9, 2021

11 - 4

Join us at Squash Blossom gallery and enjoy       tea and cookies while you take advantage of our spring deals.

May's featured artist Jean Cuchiaro will be present and painting, with her new work on display.

A slow-paced and casual event to spend with your mom, yourself, or anyone. Hope to see you there!

Saturday May 8, 2021 : Old Colorado City in Bloom

Local businesses in the Old Colorado City neighborhood celebrate Spring with the OCC in Bloom event. Live demonstrations, fun activities, and delicious food available to enjoy all throughout the business district.

Squash Blossom artist Sofia Hernandez Crade will be painting on our lawn, stop by and say hello, meet an artist, and explore our beautiful historic neighborhood, and everything the local businesses have to offer.


First Friday Art Walk

May 6, 2021


Artist Appearances by: local oil painter Jean Cuchiaro, and local birdhouse craftsman Bud Smoot!

New product by jewelry lines Joyla & Kelim, with special spring trunk show by Joyla Jewelry.

Spring discounts happening, and refreshments will be served.



Lucky Locals

get a chance to win a



Squash Blossom

gift card  


* spend $200 or more in store and we'll add your name to our ~Lucky To Be Local Raffle~ One entry per visit. Winner will be drawn on March 31 *

Come try your luck, and don't forget to look for

deals on GOLD jewelry throughout the store

Valentine's Day Specials

We love to spread the love!

10% off all Native American Jewelry

( with code BEMINE21 )

20% off any one regularly priced item of $200 or more


up to 40% off select jewelry designers

Customer Appreciation Day! 

Old Colorado City's annual Customer Appreciation Day is Saturday January 23, 2021. Throughout Old Colorado City on this day you will find special discounts offered by the businesses in the neighborhood, (a majority of which are family owned!!!) to show their gratitude and appreciation for the community's continued support.

Squash Blossom is offering 10% off all regularly priced items in our store for the event!

So come on down and let us show our appreciation!


Happy Holidays from Squash Blossom!

We are showing our gratitude for your support by offering 10% off site wide through December 23, and 15% off all original wall art. Select Jewelry Designers are up to 70% off.

Thank you for supporting Squash Blossom, a Colorado small business since 1973.

Past Events

OCC in Bloom
May 11, 2019

Celebrate Spring in Old Colorado City with Squash Blossom! Visit us on Saturday, May 11th for fun and flowers as we feature local artist Ed McKay! McKay will be demonstrating his oil painting techniques on beautifully intricate floral compositions. Browse his collection of work in the Gallery and see how his attention to detail brings his paintings to life!

Squash Blossom will also be featuring a Mother's Day Jewelry Event! Save on a variety of fine jewelry lines and find something special of Mom!

Join us this Saturday, May 11th, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm!

Browse Work by Ed McKay

June ArtWalk
June 7, 2019

Join us for June's First Friday Artwalk! Local Painter Phil Lear and Colorado Sculptor Mike Dwyer will be in the Gallery offering demonstrations and mingling with guests!

Ride the free ArtWalk shuttle to make your gallery hopping easy and efficient!

Take part in this monthly art event and enjoy light refreshments from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm!


Browse Work by Phil Lear

Browse Work by Mike Dwyer

Todd Reed Trunk Show

Todd Reed, a native of Colorado Springs, has made a big name for himself in the jewelry industry. Through the use of recycled metals and raw diamonds, he has created elegant designs sure to delight any eye. Check back for upcoming dates for the extended Todd Reed collection available in exclusively at Squash Blossom in Colorado Springs


Kelim Trunk Show
July 12-21, 2019

Kelim, a Squash Blossom staple, will be showing an extended collection of their brushed sterling silver designs. With elegant design and exquisite movement, Kelim's pieces will liven up any outfit. Great for everyday or a big night out. Stop by during the trunk show to find a piece all of your own.



Tresor Collection Trunk Show
September 6-15, 2019

Tresor's lead designer, Puja, come from long legacy of jewelry designers. She is from 29 generations of jewelry makers out of India. Once designing for the royal family of India, her work can be found at the Squash Blossom. Stop by to see the extended collection and be sure to checkout her exquisite collection of Sapphires!



April 5, 2019

First ArtWalk of the season! Come out to enjoy all the culture Old Colorado City has to offer. Don't forget about the free shuttle to make your gallery hopping a breeze. We will feature art demonstrations and light refreshments. 5:00-8:00 pm! Bring your friends!

View our Featured Artists:

Ed McKay

Jean Cuchiaro

Timothy Nimmo

Toby Pomery Trunk Show
April 19-28, 2019

Featuring an extended collection from Oregon designer Toby Pomeroy. Toby is know for his environmentally sustainable and socially responsible practices. We are proud to be partners with Toby in his Mercury Free Mining initiative. Stop in to experience the Eco Gold and Eco Silver by Toby Pomeroy.


Celebrate Earth Day with a new piece by Toby Pomeroy!



Extended Gurhan Collection
March, 2019

We are excited to announce that The Squash Blossom is hosting an expanded collection of Gurhan Gold pieces.

Featuring stones ranging from faceted tourmaline and topaz, to smooth ruby and tsavorite, there are many styles to choose from!

These stunning, hand-crafted 24K Gold beauties are only available through the end of March, so hurry in!

View our Featured Artists:



Customer Appreciation Day
January 26, 2019

We would like to thank all of our customers for your loyalty over the last 46 years! Please join us on Saturday, January 26 during our Customer Appreciation Day and enjoy 20% OFF store-wide. Use discount code THANKYOU2019 and receive 20% off site-wide! Local artist Phil Lear will be in the gallery doing a painting demonstration. Stop in for unbeatable deals and great company.

View our Featured Artists:

Phil Lear


November ArtWalk
November 2, 2018

Please join us on Friday, November 2 during ArtWalk, in welcoming Kathy Crowther to the gallery family and see her demonstrate her process in person. We will also be joined by painter J.R. Monks and pastel artist Kathy Beekman. Enjoy free refreshments, light snacks, and great company.

View our Featured Artists:

Kathy Crowther      J.R. Monks          Kathy Beekman


October ArtWalk
October 5, 2018

Join us for our First Friday ArtWalk Friday, October 5 from 5-8pm as we welcome painters Jean Cuchiaro, Mick Shimonek, and our very own master jeweler Elisabeth from Earth Below Sky Creations. Enjoy free refreshments, light snacks, and great company.

View our Featured Artists:

Jean Cuchiaro          Mick Shimonek          Earth Below Sky


Aspens on the Avenue
September 22, 2018

The Squash Blossom invites you to join us Saturday, September 30 as we celebrate Aspens on the Avenue. This annual fall event celebrates local artists in the Colorado Springs and Old Colorado City area. Welcome Fall and its glorious colors as oil painter, Judith Babcock does a live demonstration in the gallery from 10am until 3pm.

View Judith's Collection


September Artwalk
September 7, 2018

Join us as we welcome bronze sculptor Christopher White and jewelry maker Fide Virtu Friday September seventh from 5 to 8pm. Enjoy free wine and great company as well as meet these incredible artists.

Todd Reed Trunk Show
August 24-26, 2018

Todd Reed specializes in the use of raw diamonds and environmentally sustainable material. Raw diamonds are the fastest growing industry within jewelry, largely because of the work done by Todd. As he started drawing critical acclaim, he challenged the idea of what we consider precious.

View Collection

12 Days of Deals
at Squash Blossom

12/13 - 12/24

Don't miss some of our best sales of the year! Keep your eyes peeled for these flash sales starting 12/13 and running through 12/24 - each for ONE DAY only! These sales are running in-store and on-line, so come down to the gallery for an even wider selection!

See the list of sales, and when they will be occuring down below:

12/13 - 25% off Native American Collection 

12/14 - 30% off Rugs & Weavings 

12/15 - 20% off Furniture

12/16 - 10% off Glass Pumpkins and Holiday Ornaments

12/17 - 20% off Bronze Sculpture

12/18 - 20% off jewelry by Sarah Graham

12/19 - 20% off Select Designer Jewelry

12/20 - 20% off Original Artwork

12/21 - 20% off jewelry by Gurhan

12/22 - 20% off Crafts & Ceramics

12/23 - 20% off jewelry by Ryan Gardner

12/24 - 30% off Squash Blossom Necklaces

Always feel free to call us for more details, or come on by!

(719) - 632 - 1899