The Stanton Art Gallery at Town Hall Arts Center hosts rotating exhibits of local artists, in partnership with the Littleton Fine Arts Guild. It also provides a location for business functions, community meetings and successful fundraising events for other local non-profit organizations.
Free admission & open to the public – Located inside Town Hall Arts Center, 2450 W. Main Street, Littleton, CO 80120
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.
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 acted as the interior decorator to President Harry S. Truman during the renovation and reconstruction of the White House from 1949–1952 and 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.