2012 - The Year of Art in Longmont!
On January 24, 2012, Mayor Dennis Coombs and City Council proclaimed 2012 the “Year of Art.“ Art Builds Community and it is our intention for the “Year of Art” to build community awareness and increase participation in the arts and culture available throughout the city.
The community call to action was to enjoy the local art scene to keep the arts alive and well in Longmont. The Art Partners kept track of participation and event goers registered to be eligible for a free ticket to an art event in 2013.
There are several Art Partners who are participating in this effort, which is lead by the Longmont Council for the Arts, including: Longmont Downtown Development Authority, Longmont Area Visitors Association, Longmont Museum & Cultural Center, Longmont Symphony Orchestra, Longmont Youth Symphony, Art in Public Places, ArtWalk Longmont, Boulder County Arts Alliance, Firehouse Art Center, Longmont Artist Guild, Longmont All Star Jazz Band, Mojo’s Music Academy, Longmont Chorale, Longmont Theatre Company, Jesters Dinner Theatre, California Actors Theatre, Airborne Dance, Bogdonava Dance Company, Dance Dimensions, Longmont Dance Theatre, Crackpots, Fifth Ave Studio “the piano lesson place,” Larry’s Guitar, The Great Frame-Up, Rabid Rabits Galeria, Bead Lounge, Dickens Opera House, Front Range Community College (FRCC), St. Vrain Valley School District (SVVSD) including Sunset Middle School and Skyline High School, and many other independent galleries and artists who are all a pART of the heART of the vibrant artistic, creative community.