The Firehouse Art Center curates twelve unique exhibitions a year mixing solo and group shows. In keeping with our mission, our exhibitions are a diverse blend of traditional and contemporary styles that intersperse the work of local, regional and national artists. Please see below for exhibition opportunities and open call for entries:

Filmmakers Panel (More info to come!)


The objective of the BOCO Filmmakers Showcase is to promote the cinematographic art by presenting a diverse program of short films from local filmmakers, as well as showcase the work of talented filmmakers who successfully use creative cinematic language forms. The festival’s aim is to promote and propagate short films and to develop a spirit of friendship and cooperation between filmmakers, while also highlighting the diverse creatives in our neighborhood!


Call for entries for the 1st BOCO Filmmakers Showcase- Deadline: July 1, 2022.  Event will be held August 20, 2022 in Downtown Longmont.  The Festival will run around 90 minutes. All Filmmakers are invited to join the filmmakers panel to be held August 18th at the Firehouse Art Center.


We are looking for films with exceptional storytelling, whether fiction, non-fiction, animation, or otherwise. If you are a Boulder Filmmaker that is looking to showcase a film already completed or or one that you are working on currently, we encourage you to submit your work!


The film can be on any subject (family friendly as it will be aired at an all ages Street Festival), viewpoint or style. Fiction, documentaries, experimental, student, and animation short films not exceeding 25 minutes in length can be submitted for participation in the festival

Submission and Review Process:

– Deadline- July 1, 2022

– Notification- July 22, 2022

– Please submit a link (public or private, if currently unreleased) to your film to It can be a YouTube or Vimeo link.  If accepted, you will be asked to share your film through a transfer service.

– If you are one of the small group of finalists that advance through peer reviews, your video will be aired at the Summer on the Streets BoCO Filmmakers Showcase.



– You must be the owner of the copyright of your production. If more than one applicant is included on the application, both applicants must be copyright owners.

As a cornerstone of the Creative District, we exhibit thought provoking work in all mediums, including installation, film and performance art.

The artist agrees to the following terms and conditions for showing at The Firehouse Art Center:
1) To pay $35 entry fee
2) To ship/deliver artwork at artist’s expense
3) To assume full liability for the work displayed at The Firehouse
4) To allow The Firehouse the right to photograph artwork to be used for publicity purposes.


Get your portfolios ready…

The Firehouse Art Center will be accepting applications for our 2023 exhibition calendar starting July 1.


The Firehouse Art Center is Longmont’s leading contemporary art center featuring national, regional, and local artists. Our beautiful National Historic Landmark building features three exhibitions spaces and over 1,300 square feet of space. We focus on accessible contemporary art that engages curiosity and conversation. Admission to the Firehouse is free and serves over 10,000 visitors each year. We were voted the Best Art Gallery in East Boulder County, for 7 years in a row and the Times Call Readers Choice for Best Art Gallery 6 years in a row. Our exhibits are regularly featured in local and regional news outlets including Boulder Weekly, Denver Westword, the Daily Times-Call, the Boulder Daily Camera, and the Longmont Leader.

Our exhibitions committee consists of artists, art administrators, business professionals, curators and art collectors. Preference is given to submissions that are culturally relevant with a unique perspective and the ability to provide a diverse art experience. Cutting edge contemporary work and multi-disciplinary artists are strongly encouraged. Group exhibitions and curatorial proposals are welcomed, as well as solo exhibition proposals from established and emerging artists in all mediums.

The mission of the Firehouse Art Center is to inspire cultural awareness and human connection by providing life enhancing experiences through art exhibitions, art education and cultural events. The Firehouse Art Center is the leading contemporary art space in downtown Longmont. As a cornerstone of the Creative District, we exhibit thought provoking work in all mediums, including installation, film and performance art.

Incomplete submissions will not be considered.

Submissions must be made via and applications open July 1, 2022.