Photo by Brandy Coons

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Translated by local artist Joyanna Rose Gittings, Obra Arts

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Faces of the Creative District

Meet the people that make it happen! Know someone you think should be featured? Send their contact information to longmontcreates@gmail.com.

BRANDY COONS, CURATOR AT FIREHOUSE ART CENTER

Instagram: brandy_coons

Who are you? 

I'm an artist in a variety of mediums, and I work as the Curator for exhibits at the Firehouse Art Center, alongside various freelance projects. My personal art is usually about beautiful or absurd foods, cooking, or flowers or patterns inspired by vintage design. I do a fair amount of graphic design in my professional work, but I really love hands-on processes.

What are you up to?

I'm always playing with materials and trying new things. I will be photographing the ArtWalk Summer on the Streets events this summer, am currently casting vintage jello molds in the Firehouse ceramics studio, and will be exploring traditional printing processes that don't require a press. Right now I'm testing different methods to use water-based inks on wood block plates in my home studio, but next month I might do something completely different.  

What do you want everyone to know? 

If there is something you wish you knew about the arts in Longmont, it is so easy to reach out and ask someone! It's been my experience that our cultural organizations are excited about participation and feedback, and really want to hear from you if you'd like to be more involved. 


Funding Opportunities

View full grant page here

Boulder COmpressiON Art Grant | Deadline of Sunday, August 15

BCAA Arts for All Children Grant Fund*  |  Deadline of August 31

BCAA Musicians Relief Fund*  |  Deadline of August 31

BCAA Project and Equipment Grant*  |  Deadline of September 9

BCAA Endowment Fellowship*  |  Deadline of September 9

Arts in Society   Deadline of September 14

Colorado Arts Relief Grant  |  Application to open soon

Artists of Color Fund  |  Rolling application

Must have membership with Boulder County Arts Alliance 


District News

LONGMONT 150 MUSEUM EXHIBIT IS OPEN

Learn more about Longmont's history at the Longmont 150 exhibit! The exhibit looks back on the forces that have shaped Longmont in the 150 years since its founding in 1871. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ARTIST "LENDING LIBRARY"

The "lending library" in St. Stephen's Listening Plaza is being revamped by local artists as a place to share Longmont's creative spirit! All are welcome to leave small pieces of art, links to their music... anything! Keep an eye out in the next few weeks.

 

Resources

CALLS FOR CREATIVES

View full calls page here

All Together Now in Lafayette | Deadline of August 22

Performance Art in Superior | Deadline of August 22

Outdoor Creations Plein Air Art Show | Deadline of August 25

Firehouse Art Center 2022 Exhibition Calendar | Deadline of August 31

Art on the Street 2022 in Lafayette | Deadline of November 2

 

BULLETIN BOARD

Submit your opportunities & ideas to longmontcreates@gmail.com 

Volunteer Opportunity | Firehouse Craft Booth at the Farmers Market 

Volunteer Opportunity | Downtown Summer Concert on August 27 

Volunteer Opportunity | ArtWalk and Longmont's 150th Celebration on September 11 

 

STAY IN THE KNOW

In the News Check out the Creative District in the news

Blogs Read the Creative District blogs


Featured Events

GALLERY OPENINGS

AUGUST 13: FIREHOUSE OPENING RECEPTION FROM 6 PM - 9 PM

Exhibit: "Means of Production" by Alexandra Knox, Manda, Remmen, and Noah Breuer addresses issues of labor, ownership, and consumerism. 

Summer Resident Artist: Janelle W. Anderson creates paintings and drawings that relate to dreams, memory, consciousness, perception of time, existentialism, and the human condition.

AUGUST 13: WALNUT GALLERY EXHIBIT FROM 4 PM - 9 PM

The Walnut Gallery, featuring a wine and beer bar, welcomes guests every 2nd Friday to experience thousands of pieces of art of all kinds.

LIVE MUSIC

AUGUST 14: LEFT HAND'S 'THE GARDEN' GRAND OPENING

Left Hand Brewing's brand new outdoor venue is kicking off the first Annual Sun Splash Reggae Festival. Come for great food from Gaijin Street Food and music from Harry Mo., Stylie & DJ Mxgxfire between 12 and 5 pm. 

 

 

 

AUGUST 14: SOUNDPOST SESSIONS FEATURING ALEXA WILDISH

Experience live music by Alexa Wildish in an intimate listening room setting at Longmont Public Media. Seating capacity is limited, so get your tickets now! The show will start at 8 pm and be recorded for future broadcast. 

 

 

 

 

 

AUGUST 21: FLOAT JAM AT WIBBY BREWING 

Enjoy world class lagers brewed in Longmont from the comfort of flamingo floaties! This jam + float experience will start at 3 pm and feature Andrew McConathy & the Drunk Hearts with Special Guests Kind Hearted Strangers. 
 

 

 

AUGUST 27: DOWNTOWN SUMMER CONCERT

Local favorites The Long Run, Colorado’s tribute to The Eagles, will headline a fantastic night of local music, food, drinks, and community fun. Francis and the Wolf kick things off at 6:00 pm at 4th and Kimbark.