Stanton Art Gallery
Free admission and open to the public.
The Stanton Art Gallery at Town Hall Arts Center hosts exhibits by local artists in partnership with the Littleton Fine Arts Guild. It is also a wonderful space for business functions, community meetings and fundraising events.
Buy local. Benefit THAC.
Works featured in the Stanton Art Gallery are for sale and also may be purchased by visiting our online shop. Every sale benefits a local artist and the Town Hall Arts Center.
Our Gallery’s Eponymous Name
Born in 1909, Charles Edwin Stanton was a well-known Denver socialite, married to May Bonfils, heiress to the Fredrick Bonfils fortune. Charles and May married in 1952 and lived at her Belmar Mansion, which was a replica of Marie Antoinette’s Petit Trianon at Versailles.
Stanton 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, 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 in Petropolis, Brazil; Arrowhead Springs Hotel in San Bernardino, California; Hampshire House in New York, New York; and The Drake Hotel in Chicago, Illinois.
Stanton became one of the premier interior designers in the United States. He was the interior decorator to President Harry S. Truman during the renovation and reconstruction of the White House from 1949–1952, and he also decorated for Elizabeth Arden and Lord & Taylor Department stores in New York.
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, Colorado.