ArtWalk is a cultural event series in Longmont for arts lovers and future arts lovers. We connect arts, business, nonprofit, and education to celebrate local creativity.

The Firehouse Art Center is proud to be an active member of Downtown Longmont’s Creative District. For this reason, we are proud to partner with the LDDA in promoting Stronger Streets and Bigger Hearts!

Thanks to the unanimous vote by City Council, Downtown has the opportunity to enlarge outdoor areas and pedestrian spaces on Main. With this space, businesses are hoping to grow outdoor dining and shopping areas, allowing guests to dine and shop al fresco while also following social distancing regulations. The Firehouse is happy to be partnering with Downtown businesses to offer creative activities, both as entertainment and as art making opportunities, during scheduled times on the weekend!

September ArtWalk is responding to the needs of the community and this Fall will be modified into smaller weekend art events.  Smaller recurring events means a better ability to meet social distancing requirements while giving art and culture visibility throughout the summer!  Combined with our ArtWalk Strongmont Virtual Art Market, we will be able to satisfy both those that want to remain at home and those that are looking for a safer option for live events. We are giving artists, performers, art lovers, and future art lovers a chance to choose a virtual market OR a weekend live outdoor market but in a smaller setting making crowd control and social distancing easier.

ArtWalk Summer on the Streets Schedule

July 11 – Making of the Longmont Selfie Longmonster- watch local artists make a paper mache Longmontster sculpture. Participate in painting one socially distanced section!

July 18 – PM Art Market- Come shop in an outdoor market, meet with artists creating, sharing and selling their works. Art of all forms will be represented. (social distancing and masks required)

July 2510 am-2pm- Kids Activities (art kits – no shared materials). Come pick up an art kit for some summer creating! Socially distanced tables available or take home to complete. Limited availability.

August 1st5pm-8pm- Art Market and Music-Come enjoy some outdoor music and artist booths throughout Downtown Longmont!

August 85pm-8pm- Art Market and Music-Come enjoy some outdoor music and artist booths throughout Downtown Longmont!

August 1510 am-2pm- Kids Activities (art kits – no shared materials).

August 225pm-8pm- Art Market and Music-Come enjoy some outdoor music and artist booths throughout Downtown Longmont!

August 29 – 5pm-8pm- Art Market and Music- Come enjoy some outdoor music and live art making through Downtown Longmont!

September 5 – 10am-2pm- Longmont Main Street Chalk Festival

September 12 – 5pm-8pm- Art Market and Music- Come enjoy some outdoor music, artist booths and film shorts projected on the walls.

Social distancing, mask wearing and safety regulations will be followed throughout all events.

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Live Art Markets

Enjoy a diversity of artists who both exhibit and sell their creations on the street. Experience live demonstrations by visiting one of our Artists-in-Action. Art booths will be socially distanced and masks are required.

ArtWalk Musicians

Musicians and Performers

We will have several musicians entertaining on three stages along Main Street.  Stages will be located at 5th and Main (in front of St. Stephens), 3rd and Main (in front of Jensens Guitar Co.), and 4th and Main (in front of Rosalees). Take a moment to appreciate a talented busker or enjoy the talents of street performers!

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Kids Activities To Go

Unleash your inner artist and create mini works of art with your art kits to go.  Art kits are pre-packaged, and there will be no shared tools. Distribution will follow social distancing regulations and supplies are limited.

Register for ArtWalk 2020!

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Artists

Show and sell your work at ArtWalk!

Sponsor ArtWalk 2020!

Performing Artist sponsorship: $125

Street presence, Map placement, Website Link, Social Media, Logo on map, website, poster; logo on Longmont Coloring Kit, barrier or sidewalk art

Corporate/Kids Activity sponsorship: $200-250

Street presence, Map placement, Website Link, Social Media, Logo on map, website, poster; logo on Longmont Coloring Kit, barrier or sidewalk art

Stage Sponsorship: $500

(If you supply a banner, we can hang at the stage)
Street presence, Map placement, Website Link, Social Media, Logo on map, website, poster; logo on print materials, barrier or sidewalk art

Title Sponsorship: $3500

Street presence, Map placement, Website Link, Mention on TV and Radio spots, Social Media, Logo on map, website, poster; logo on print materials, barrier or sidewalk art

Application and Event Procedures:

Applications should be filled out by July 15 in order to be on all promotional materials.

ArtWalk Summer on the Streets will occur on weekends between July 11- September 12.

Acoustic musicians will be placed throughout Downtown Longmont.

Maintaining a street presence outside your venue is open to all ArtWalk sponsors, free of charge. Do Not schedule the performance of musicians in the street, unless arranged with ArtWalk music coordinator at info@firehouseart.org; controlled placement for outdoor performances helps ensure that everyone’s experience of the event is the best that it can be.

ArtWalk promotes through print ads in press releases and posters distributed in Longmont and neighboring towns, Facebook event page and social media paid promotion as well as through the website

Our 2020 Sponsors

Stage Sponsors

Corporate Sponsors