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Stay & Play: Inspire Creativity in Downtown Longmont

The Longmont Creative District is a great place to unleash your creative side.

Explore downtown plazas, breezeways, and alleys for a mural and sculpture walk: Take a leisurely stroll through the downtown alleyways and discover a hidden world of street art - from colorful murals to Art on the Move sculptures. Embark on a scavenger hunt to find them all, or simply enjoy the serendipity of stumbling upon these unexpected works of art. And don’t forget to tag #longmontcreates and #owndowntownlongmont on Instagram and Facebook!

Get crafty at Crackpots, Longmont Yarn Shoppe, or Maker General: Choose from a variety of ceramic pieces to decorate at Crackpots Pottery Studio, and let your creativity run wild. It's the perfect activity for all ages, whether you're a seasoned artist or just looking for a fun way to spend the afternoon. Stock up on supplies for your own creative projects at Maker General or Longmont Yarn Shoppe. Whether you're into sewing, knitting, crocheting, jewelry making, or DIY home decor, these shops have everything you need to bring your ideas to life. You can also grab a pre-made craft kit for an easy and enjoyable crafting experience at home.

Visit art galleries & working artist studios: Downtown Longmont art galleries are a vibrant hub of creativity and host ever-changing exhibits featuring local and regional artists. From paintings to sculptures, photography to mixed media, there's always something new to admire at Firehouse Art Center, Helios Public Art House, and The Great Frame Up( Experience art in action by visiting a working artist studio, like Obra Arts nestled inside the Old Town Marketplace. This provides a unique opportunity to see the creative process up close, chat with artists, ask questions, and purchase a one-of-a-kind piece.

With these fun and artistic activities, your staycation in Downtown Longmont is sure to be a memorable and enriching experience for the whole family. So gather your loved ones, embrace your inner artist, and let the creativity flow!