Town Hall Arts Center’s Stanton Art Gallery hosts rotating exhibits of local artists. It also provides a location for business functions, community meetings and successful fundraising events for other local non-profit organizations.
Stanton Art Gallery at Town Hall Arts Center is open to the public Monday – Friday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
If you would like your art to be considered for display in our gallery, please contact our gallery curator, Karina Elrod at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who is Charles Stanton?
Charles Edwin Stanton, born in 1909, was a well-known Denver socialite, married to May Bonfils, the heiress to the Fredrick Bonfils fortune. Charles and May married in 1952 and resided at her Belmar Mansion, which was a replica of Marie Antoinette’s Petit Trianon at Versailles.
Charles graduated from West High School in 1927 and went on to study at the University of Denver, the University of Colorado and at the Parson Schools of Design in New York City, New York and Paris, France. He began a career as an industrial designer with Raymond Loewy Associates in New York City. He also worked with Dorothy Draper as an interior designer on such projects as the Quitandinah Palace & Casino Resort, Petropolis, Brazil; Arrowhead Springs Hotel, California; Hampshire House, New York; and the Drake Hotel, Chicago, Illinois.
Charles E. Stanton became one of the premier interior designers in the United States. He acted as interior decorator to President Truman during the White House renovation and reconstruction (1949-1952), and also decorated for Elizabeth Arden, and Lord & Taylor Department Store in New York City.
May Bonfils-Stanton died in 1962; Charles lived at Belmar until 1970 when he donated the property to the Catholic Church. After May’s death, Stanton founded the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation, which supports arts, culture, community service, science and medicine in Denver.