What we do…
The Firehouse Art Center inspires cultural awareness and human connection by providing
life enhancing experiences through art exhibitions, art education and cultural events.
The Firehouse is a non-profit art center committed to exhibiting thought provoking art created by local, regional and national artists. Through our no fee admission gallery and our outreach art classes taught at no cost to under resourced areas of the community, we strive to bring the healing nature of art to all.
The Firehouse Art Center is Longmont’s leading contemporary art center featuring national and local artists with over a dozen exhibitions a year. A cornerstone of the Longmont Creative District, we offer educational programs, events and membership programs to support creativity for all. Our goal is to raise cultural awareness and understanding of the arts in the regional community.
Main Gallery: “The Language of Landscape and Memory”
Featuring works by Ronald Kroutel, Meghan Wilbar and Catherine Robinson
The Language of Landscape and Memory features the work of three artists exploring the human relationship to the natural world, where through our perception of and attachment to our environment we find a sense of identity. Ronald Kroutel, Catherine Robinson and Meghan Wilbar respond to the landscape genre through a spectrum of media, whether painted, torn, or completely reimagined. Using these processes, the artists not only construct landscapes through the lens of ecological, topographical, or environmental considerations, but also as sociological and cultural compositions capable of eliciting memories of specific times and places. These works attest to the belief that our environment is not just what is around us, rather, it is the ascription of hopes, ethics, values and philosophies to the places we retain in our memories.