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:

Exhibition Opportunities

Dia De Los Muertos call for entry

July 21, 2019 – Open Call to ALL Longmont residents:​ The Firehouse Art Center is hosting our annual Day of the Dead exhibition October 09-November 03, 2019.The goal of this event is to immerse and educate the community with the tradition and themes of  Dia De Los Muertos celebrated throughout Mexico and Latin America annually. This year our theme is “Ancestors” We are asking for submissions of photographs of loved ones passed to showcase Longmont Families and histories.


  • Call to artists open – July 21, 2019
  • Portraits drop-off – October 05 & 06 from 12pm-5pm


Submission Guidelines:

  • Photographs must be of relatives who have passed.   
  • This is open to all Longmont residents!
  • Images must be framed and ready-to-hang, with an outer frame dimension no larger than 11x14inches


The Firehouse Art Center will require the following information from each artist wishing to participate:

  1. Contributor info – Name, Address, Phone, and Email.
  2. Portrait info – Names of depicted ancestors, dimensions, date of image


Where to Submit:​ Artists and organizations can submit original artwork to the Firehouse by sending requested information and images to, or simply bring them to the Firehouse on October 05 or 06 between 12 noon and 5pm.

Questions: ​Please contact the Curator at or call (303)651-2787

The Firehouse Art Center is now accepting applications for 2020 exhibition calendar.

The Firehouse Art Center is Longmont’s leading contemporary art center featuring both national and local artists. Our beautiful National Historic Landmark building features two exhibitions spaces and over 1,000 square feet of space. In 2018 we exhibited 108 artists in 19 unique exhibitions. New exhibitions are installed almost every month. We focus on accessible contemporary art that engages curiosity and conversation. Admission to the Firehouse is free and serves over 7,500 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 eight member 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 promote cultural awareness of the arts in the community by providing diverse educational programs, events and curation of local, regional and national exhibits. 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
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 artists 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

For details and to submit, visit

Curator: Brandy Coons,
Executive Director: Beryl Durazo,


Firehouse Artist Members are invited to participate in Inktober 2019, and the Firehouse will exhibit the work!

Inktober is an instagram-based drawing challenge organized by artist Jake Parker. Every day for the month of October anyone participating in the Inktober challenge creates an ink drawing using a set list of prompts and posts it online. Remember to use the hashtags #inktober2019 if you want your art to be seen by everyone on instagram. Please also tag the Firehouse!!

You do not have to use Instagram to qualify for this Firehouse exhibition: just participate in the challenge and bring your work! Must be ready-to-hang and no larger than 9×12 in size.

Inktober is now in its 4th year, and will announce prompts soon! As soon as we know them, we’ll share them!

You can find more information about Inktober here:

More information about the exhibition is forthcoming, but feel free to contact Brandy at if you have any questions.