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Welcome to the Creative District Newsletter! 

The great thing about the Creative District is that it doesn't belong to any organization or person. It is living and breathing, and most importantly - it is you!

The goal of this newsletter is to connect you to other creatives, spread information about who you are and what you are doing, and support you by providing helpful resources and tools.

It is still a work in progress, so your feedback is valuable. Please take a look at the email below and let us know what we are missing and what we should change.

Ambiguous thoughts and anecdotes welcome as well! Feel free to respond to this email or reach out to longmontcreates@gmail.com.


Artist Feature

Meet the Creative District! Learn about what is going on in Longmont and the people that make it happen. Know someone you think should be featured? Send their contact information to longmontcreates@gmail.com.

TIM GULSRUD, FOUNDER AND PRINCIPAL OF SOUNDPOST ACOUSTICS

Who are you?

I wear several different hats as an acoustics consultant, audio engineer, concert promoter, and music advocate. My acoustics design consulting firm, Soundpost Acoustics, is based here in the Creative District. I design acoustic interiors for many different types of spaces including recording studios, music venues, restaurants, and churches to name a few. I really enjoy my work because it is an interesting combination of art and science.

What are you up to?

I’ve been working on several different acoustic design projects, including one here in town for the new Dry Land Distillers tasting room. They are opening a new location on Main Street this summer and I’ve been working with them to design interior acoustic treatments that will make it a welcoming place for great cocktails and easy conversation without being too loud.

  

What do you have going on this month?

I’m planning to re-start my listening room concert series, The Soundpost Sessions. I started hosting these live music events in 2019 at La Vita Bella Café with my friend Jessica Carson. We switched to doing online shows during the pandemic, and now I’m really excited at the prospect of producing live shows again in downtown Longmont. Starting on July 10 we’ll be hosting concerts once a month on Second Saturdays at Longmont Public Media. We will professionally record the shows with a small live audience so they can be re-broadcast on LPM’s public access TV station. LPM is an amazing community resource and media makerspace, and I think it will be a great venue for The Soundpost Sessions.

 

What do you want everyone to know about the Longmont Creative District?

I recently moved to a new office space downtown at 229 Terry St. It’s in a building which was built in 1912 and is one of the best examples of prairie-style bungalow architecture in the state. The arts and crafts style interior woodwork is beautiful! One little-known fact is that the entire building was actually moved a few blocks down Terry Street to its current location in the 1980’s after it was bought by a law firm. A few interior cracks are still visible from the move, but the structure is still in good shape today!

 


 

News From the District

IMPRESSIONISM EXHIBIT CLOSING JULY 18

Don't miss your chance to see 7 impressionist masterpieces by Monet, Degas, and more at the Longmont Museum. Click here to learn more about Enduring Impressions, guest-curated by Simon Zalkind.

Photo Credit to Denver Post

BEAUTIFYING THE BLOCK OF 6TH AND MAIN

Click here to read about the artists, their designs, and Cynthia, the fearless leader of this project

 

Resources

GRANT LIST

Look at the full grant page here

Insite Fund | Deadline of Friday, July 9

Artists of Color Fund | Rolling application


CALL FOR ARTISTS

Longmont Shock Art | Deadline Extended to Saturday, June 26

Fire Station 3 Memorial Public Art Call Deadline Extended to Monday, June 28

Murals as Portals from the Present | Deadline of July 12

Louisville Art Association 26th Annual National Fine Art Show | Deadline of Friday, July 16


BULLETIN BOARD

Submit your opportunities & ideas to longmontcreates@gmail.com 

Volunteer Opportunity | Represent the Creative District at event booths! Click here to sign up

 

 


Featured Events

JUNE 26: ABBOTT & WALLACE HOOTENANNY

Celebrate the 4th anniversary! Don't miss out on this action packed night, complete with Distillers Olympics, a bluegrass concert with Ragged Union, and the release of a new House Bourbon Whiskey and Miss Collins Canned Cocktails.

The festivities begin at 3:00 p.m. and the concert begins at 5:00 p.m.

Click here to learn more & signup to participate in the Distillers Olympics.

 

 

JULY 3: SUMMER ON THE STREETS

Celebrate Artwalk this year for 8 straight weekends with Firehouse Art Center's Summer on the Streets! There are three stages at the 300E Block Breezeway, 400W Block Breezeway, and 500E Block Breezeway/Alley.

To learn more, apply to be an artist or vendor, and see participating artists & performers, click here.

 

 

JULY 10: SOUNDPOST SESSIONS

Come enjoy live music in an intimate listening room setting by Pamela Machala (solo) in celebration of her "Something Simple" album release. 

Limited seating capacity! BYOB, Cocktail delivery available from Dry Land Distillers, place your order online. The show will be recorded for future broadcast, so come be a part of the live studio audience! Click here for tickets.