Can a recording studio and events management business create an arts and culture scene in Rocky Ford?

When Dominque Robbins arrived in the rural town of Rocky Ford, Colorado, the culture shock was real. Where was the Starbucks? And latenight burrito joints? A lifelong musician, Dominque also quickly discovered another Big City ammenity was missing: an art scene. A few months after arriving, Dominque founded Art Matters Productions, a recording studio and events management enterprise. His goal is to pave the way for more artists, musicians, and creatives in the Rocky Ford area. 

We visited Dominque in his studio to learn how… and why… he chose to open an arts and entertainment business in a rural area. 

"I've met people who disliked me simply because I'm here."

Dominque Robbins, Founder of Art Matters in Rocky Ford

Dominque Robbins founded Art Matters Productions in Rocky Ford

Dominique Robbins is the founder of Art Matters Productions in Rocky Ford. He’s a musician, radio host, as well as a writer. In 2021, he founded Art Matters Productions, a recording studio and events management business. Since opening, Art Matters Productions has organized concerts in the Rocky Ford area including the Melon Valley Music Fest and Clean Valley Recycling Talent Show.