About Us

Denise Leslie, publisher of Southwest Arts Programs (SWARTS) began publishing the program for the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College in November of 2009.  SWARTS was created and designed to support the arts by providing exclusive, professionally design playbills to its Partner Arts Organizations. Programs are provided to organizations at no cost and solely dependent upon advertising dollars.  One Partner Organization reported the SWARTS saves their organization more than $10,000 annually.

Today, Southwest Arts Programs publishes performing arts playbills for arts organizations throughout southwest Colorado and northern New Mexico. We represent six Partner Arts Organizations including the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College, Durango Arts Center, Henry Strater Theatre, Fort Lewis College Theatre Department and Durango Choral Society and the San Juan Symphony in Durango, Colorado and the San Juan Symphony in Farmington, New Mexico.

We reach over 25,000 arts patrons at Partner Organization performances each year.  Southwest Arts Programs are placed directly in the hands of arts patrons and feature articles, program notes, biographies and information about our Partners.  Patrons have up to three hours to peruse the program throughout the event and take notice to support advertisers who support the arts. The advertiser’s ONE ad display appears in all programs.

For more information, please contact us directly at 970-903-6417.