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2019 Partners Chili Bowl Fest

 The Art Partners Chili Bowl Festival is a delightful combination of creativity and all-you-can-eat chili. This year the event will feature more than 20 chili's, desserts and displays of art from youth and mentors in our program. The cost is $20 which includes a hand made or hand painted bowl to keep, all-you-can-eat chili and sides. 

So, you make a good chili? This is the event for you. Join the friendly competition between home cooks, local restaurants and chili affectionado's. This year we have cash prizes and golden ladles for several categories: Best Red, Best Green, Best Vegetarian and Best Unique. Winners are based on popular votes, so if you wish to enter please prepare a minimum of 3 gallons (about two crock pots) as this popular event continues to grow. 

We have an interesting sponsorship package that provides more than just your name listed below. Table Sponsors ($250) receive a $75 voucher to paint bowls at Amazing Glaze which are then offered to guests at the event. Table sponsors may decorate their table prior to the event to promote their business and get a couple of free tickets. Sponsorship's are also available at $500 & $1,000 levels. 

2019 Chili Bowl Sponsors

The Lark and Sparrow

Alpine Bank

David & Gaynelle Mize

Bob Page & Suzanne Hamilton

Linda Balas

Colorado Trust

City of Montrose

Montrose County

NuVista Credit Union 

Community Banks of Colorado

Montrose Dental Partners

Alta Vista Animal Hospital

The Real Estate Store




About Us

Mentoring Works


Partners of Delta, Montrose and Ouray is a nonprofit organization dedicated to building one-to-one mentoring partnerships between young people and responsible, caring adults. Youth with a mentor in the Partners programs benefit from increased self-esteem, academic improvements, pro-socio bonding. They are also less likely to become delinquent or experiment with substance use. Having a mentor opens a world of opportunities for a youth, shaping a successful future one experience at a time.  Partners serves youth ages 6 -17 that could benefit from a positive adult role model.

Get Involved


Being a mentor is rewarding, challenging and great fun. Our mentors commit to spending an average of a few hours per week with a youth for one year. While it is a big commitment it isn't as difficult as you might think. Our mentors are trained and supported by staff. Partners case managers provide continuous communication and great monthly activities. Matches are based on interests, location and personality. Partners youth are also screened and trained to be good mentees. Mentoring partnerships share adventures, get creative and converse about life. From cooking a meal to going fishing, being a mentor isn't meant to be costly or inconvenient. It is a combination of being a positive influence and acting like a kid again. Please reach out to learn more about becoming a mentor.   

Art Partners Mentoring


Art Partners Mentoring matches youth ages 12 - 17 with artists or craftspeople in a creative mentoring experience. Matches are based on artistic aspirations, skills and other commonalities. Participants in the Art Partners program are provided ongoing art workshops, an annual art field trip and the Partners Art Expo to show and sell their work. Art Mentoring partnerships have worked in all types of creative platforms including fine arts, performing arts and crafts. Some students have used the program to build their skills and pursue education and careers in the the arts. Others have made great personal strides thanks to the therapeutic side of art and the connection to a mentor. Come be part of this unique art community.   


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Partners Of Delta, Montrose & Ouray

(970) 874-4661, Delta --- (970) 249-1116, Montrose --- (970) 901- 6488, Ouray


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Saturday - Sunday: Closed

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