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The Longmont Creative District's mission is to promote Downtown vibrancy through arts, culture and economic development. Click here to learn more about who we are and what we do!

Check out all the great events and creative opportunities happening in the Longmont Creative District in this issue of the newsletter.

Save the Date!!
Next Creative Happy Hour is Thurs, October 20 at the Tinkermill!

Longmont Creates fosters opportunities, outreach, and resources for Longmont and Northern Colorado and is the non-profit arm of the Longmont Creative District. Our Mission is to unite, celebrate, and grow vibrancy in the community through arts, culture, and economic advancement.

Firehouse Art Center

Every Monday
First Tuesday of the month at 6 pm
Third Tuesday of the month at 6 pm
Every third Thursday from 6-8 pm
First and third Thursdays 6:30-7:30 pm
Third Fridays
Last Fridays

→ For more information, click here


September 10 | Downtown Longmont | 4-8 pm
Click here for more info!

Faces of the Creative District: Highlighting our Youth Members

We are so excited to have our youth involved in the creative district!  Supporting our younger artists is a key factor in sustaining our community - and a way to show our appreciation for all the talent that surrounds us!

Meet Emmett Ditslear
What are you up to?
I am in Junior Year of High School  at Skyline, I play bass in a rock band called Voltage 85, and I am on the Innovation Center Aquatics Robotics team as a mechanical engineer. I do some digital art for fun.

What got you interested in your creative field?

I saw someone playing bass at the Acoustic Jam at 300 Suns Brewing, and I asked my mom if I could get bass lessons.

When did you start learning/doing your craft?

The summer after 5th grade, when I was ten. We started the band four years ago after doing a summer band camp.

Do you have any goals related to your craft?

I want to get as good as I can, grow as a soloist, and just get better and better.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Or 10 years?

I think I will always play the bass. I’m not sure I will always be in a band. I want to be an engineer for a living.

What do you want people to know about you?

Voltage 85 has grown a lot and we do gigs at festivals, breweries and other events.

Upcoming Opportunities

Martha Kate Thomas Fund for Artists | Rolling Application
Available to Boulder County artists age 18-26
Artists of Color Fund  |  Rolling application
Available to Colorado-based artists of color
Colorado Creates Grant | Next Application Period: Spring 2023
Arts for All Children Grant Fund | Applications will open January 17
Available for music teachers in Boulder County
USArtists International Grants for Artists  | due November 30 or March 29

Art Gallery at Tinkermill |  due September 23

2022 HGB Fiber Art Show & Sale | due October 1

 Artists Guild Autumn Holiday Art Show and Sale | 24 Spots Available, first come first serve

Valmont Park Educational Rain Garden Public Art Opportunity | due 9/19

2022 National Photography Show | due 9/21

Finding Common Ground in an Uncommon World: All Female Colorado Show | due 9/25

Dairy Arts Center Call for Art Exhibitions | due 10/16

Art on the Street 2023 Call for Outdoor Sculptures | due 10/25

Longmont Museum

Tipi to Tiny House: Hands-on Homebuilding
Now open through January 8, 2023
Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)
October 8 - November 6


Thursday Nights @ the Museum
Every Thursday September 8 - December 8
Adult art & sip classes, film, live music, conversations, and exhibits
TNT! (Thursday Night Teens)
Thursdays, September 8-December 8
4 - 5:30 pm
Friday Afternoon Concerts
September 9, October 14, November 11, December 9 at 2:30 pm
Frequent Flyers Aerial Dance
Friday, September 9
Centennial State Ballet: Stravinksky's The Firebird
September 24 & 25
Climate Action Sundays
September 18 & October 16

Longmont Creates News

Creative Happy Hour
We are excited to host the next Creative Happy Hour at the Tinkermill on Thursday, October 20 at 5:30pm. We will be bringing together our local creative organizations and creatives to meet, mingle and work on a special creative project. All Creatives are welcome! If you aren't a member yet, join today and be part of building our strong foundation and help us create our path for the future!
Join Today 

Events in the District

Creative Crawl - 2nd Saturdays
Our next Creative Crawl will coincide with ArtWalk- and we're introducing a new twist!
                The Carat App
►Launching October 8th
►Prizes: Historic Main St Jigsaw Puzzle 
 Longmont Flag Beanie
Longmont Glassware 
Downtown Gift cards

 Visit the website for more details about the Creative Crawl

►Taco Trail- Ongoing 
 Click here for sign up and for more information, and stay tuned for special giveaways! 

Longmont Theater Company - Season Opener!
The Mystery of Irma Vep – A Penny Dreadful
September 16, 17, 23, & 24 at 7:30 PM
September 18 & 25 at 2:00 PM
Get tickets here

Dia de los Muertos: Day of the Dead 

The Day of the Dead celebrations in modern-day Mexico and among people of Mexican origin in the United States and other countries have their roots in pre-Columbian Mesoamerican rites, which date back about 3,000 years. The Aztecs and other Nahua people who lived in what is now central Mexico held a cyclical perception of the universe and saw death as an integral, ever present part of life. 
Day of the Dead Events
Dia de los Muertos Exhibition
City of Longmont Museum
October 8-November 6
Day of the Dead Family Celebration
Downtown Longmont at 4th ave and Main St
October 8, 11am-3pm
Noche de Museo: Celebrating Day of the Dead
The Museum's Stewart Auditorium
October 29, 7 pm
More information here 

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