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.
LIGNIN: A HOMECOMING
MAKENZIE DAVIS: SUMMER ARTIST IN RESIDENCE
SEPTEMBER 8-OCTOBER 8, 2023
EXHIBIT RECEPTION: SEPT 8, 2023 [7-9 PM]
In Lignin: A Homecoming, Davis facilitates social ties and material connections, comparing Longmont’s inhabitants to the natural world, namely, the omnipresent element of lignin. Lignin refers to the class of complex organic polymers that form the supportive tissues of most plants, but also the lignin-like community members: people who act as the fibers that form and support our culture.
Expansive oil paintings depict the familiar and iconic landscapes of Longmont, while handmade paper, created in community workshops, displays the more abstract components of the local landscape.
ARTWALK ON MAIN is Sept. 9th!
4th and Main- 4pm-8pm
- September 9, 2023
- Main St. between 3rd Ave and Longs Peak Ave
- Art Market, Live Music, Performers, Food Trucks, Beer and Wine available
Our signature large Street Festival will include over 100 booths, sharing local artists, local businesses, local nonprofits and local food trucks with our community. With 6 stages, the event will include live music, SVVSD student performances, dance, theater, community demonstrations and more. Over 4 blocks of fun, food, art, activities, music, and performances- all the reasons Longmont is a creative, diverse and awesome place to live!
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