To participate and details about the event, contact: ArtWalk web site
Statement from Firehouse Art Center:
It is with a heavy heart that we must announce the cancellation of our May ArtWalk. ArtWalk is a celebration of art in our community, but it also showcases what Longmont has to offer in music, business, and performance, while highlighting the important work of nonprofits in the area. We did not make the decision to cancel lightly, but we know it is for the best. We all must do what we can for the safety of our community.
As events, concert halls, theaters and museums go dark, we need to make sure we continue supporting the arts however we can. Artists in our community may rely on festivals for income, much like musicians rely on live performances. If you are in a position to, please consider donating to your favorite artist, or arts organization. It is only with the support of the community that we can we keep our cultural identity strong during this time of crisis.
Our doors remain closed currently, but we are offering livestream art classes, writer's workshops and gallery tours. We hope to see you in the Virtual Gallery soon, and thank you for your continued support!
ArtWalk Longmont began in 1996 as a monthly gallery hop sponsored by several local arts organizations, galleries, businesses and the media in Longmont, Colorado. In 1997, the Scientific Cultural and Facilities District (SCFD) made it possible for ArtWalk to add music to its events through indoor and outdoor venues. When several of Longmont's art galleries closed, ArtWalk worked to keep the arts alive in downtown.
The “new” ArtWalk approached businesses and asked them to partner with ArtWalk by hosting art and music, and transforming their business and stores into art galleries for the three annual ArtWalk events.
In 2007 ArtWalk began closing Main Street between 3rd and 6th Avenues. ArtWalk transforms the downtown for two fabulous nights each year and offer the public a chance to experience more than 10 live musicians, live performances, see art being created by local artists, view the work of over 20 visual artists, engage in children's art activities, and experience Historic Downtown Longmont in a fun, festive atmosphere.
Mission Statement: ArtWalk Longmont promotes the arts in historical downtown Longmont.