Summer on the Streets and ArtWalk on Main are back, with a new May addition, The Art of Food! This series of Summer Festivals in Downtown provides the community with consistent Saturday events filled with art, music and culture, while creating unique opportunities for fun that make Downtown a “must go” weekly destination.

 

Visit Summer on the Streets, now in one easy location!  With over 20 artist vendors, 2 food trucks, and live music, we transform Kimbark Street into your weekly destination for art, music, film and fun. Each Saturday will offer different experiences and activities, so make sure to visit each weekend to see what’s NEW!

Art on the Street

Come shop our incredible Artists Market, presenting the works of 20 talented artists each week.  Artisans offer hand-crafted works for sale on Kimbark, including ceramics, digital, drawing, fiber (decorative and wearable), glass, jewelry, leather, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture.  Shop the incredible artists living right here in Boulder County!


Pop Up Concerts on Kimbark!

Whether live theater or live music, 2 performances will occur weekly at the Summer on the Streets stage.  Concerts will be followed by Longmont Public Media’s Outdoor Cinema Feature Film on July 9, July 23, and August 6. Bring the family out for a full night of art, music and film!


Kids Art Activities

Participate in kids activities at the Firehouse booth during every Summer on the Streets. The Firehouse Art Center will be open extended hours on July 9 and August 13th for 2nd Saturday.


SPECIAL EVENTS

July 9, July 23, August 6- Movies start at dusk

July 9- School of Rock/ July 23- Selena/August 6- Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

Longmont Public Media Outdoor Cinema- In the Longmont Public Library Pavillion

Bring a chair and stay a while! I Scream Colorado will be selling Kettle Corn, so grab some popcorn and a soda and enjoy Summer outdoor Cinema!


July 9- 4pm-5pm- On Kimbark between 3rd and 4th

Butterfly Effect Theater- “Amelia’s Big Idea,” a New Musical Created by Heather Beasley, Richie Cannaday, and Edie Carey

Inspiring kids with big ideas to build better communities

Ten-year-old Amelia Smart wants to build a dog park. Her pet Gadget needs a safe place to play, but her big idea to transform Townville will take a lot of work! Along the way, Amelia will need help from the Mayor, the Librarian, Mr. Delivery, and others. Kids (suggested ages 4-12) will learn about teamwork, community, and civic ambition through catchy songs and live acoustic music in this can’t-miss world premiere. Warning: You might take some big ideas home with you.  For more info on the BETC truck, visit betc.org/truck.


August 20- 8:30pm- 10pm

BoCo Filmmakers Showcase- At the Longmont Public Media Outdoor Cinema Screen

Promoting the cinematographic art by presenting a diverse program of short films from local filmmakers

The BoCO Filmmakers Showcase works to showcase 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.

For entry information visit our Open Call. Deadline to apply for the Showcase- July 1, 2022.


August 27, 4pm-8:15pm in the Longmont Public Library Pavillion

CHALKMONT!

Sign up to be a Chalkmont Artist!

On August 27 from 4pm-8pm, more than a dozen community artists will join together to create chalk art throughout Downtown Longmont in front of the library and on Main St.  These artists will turn concrete into a vivid canvas of colorful chalk art.

WHAT YOU’LL SEE : Creating these amazing works of art requires more than just scribbling on the sidewalk. First, the artist must draw an outline of the original painting in proper proportion using pencil or a charcoal pastel. Then they begin to lay the base of colors. Using a number of colored pastels, the artist layers the chalk, blending the colors to create shadow, contrast and depth. The art may not last long, but that’s sort of the point. Feeling inspired? There will be DIY art stations at the Firehouse Art Center (667 4th Avenue)  and at the Longmont Public Library for artists of all ages to give Chalk art a try!

Judges will select their favorite works of art in our juried art award. Artwork is judged based on composition, creativity, ability with medium, and originality. The People’s Choice winner will be selected based on likes on the ArtWalk Longmont Facebook. Winners will be announced at the LDDA Summer Concert on Friday, August 27th.  The two winners will receive a $100 gift card sponsored by ArtWalk Longmont, LDDA and the Firehouse Art Center!

How to virtually vote for the People’s Choice Winner:

https://www.facebook.com/artwalklongmont

Voting starts at 10am on 8/27 and closes at 5pm on 8/30.


Plan Your Visit

Festival hours are 4pm-8pm on Saturdays from July 9- August 27. You can park along Main Street or park in any of the parking lots in downtown. Parking information can be found here. Bike parking is also available, and many bus stops are near the Art Alleys.  Bus information can be found here.

ArtWalk on Main 2022!

September 10, 2022
4pm-8pm
Main St. between 3rd Ave and Longs Peak Ave
Art Market, Live Music, Performers, Food Trucks, Beer and Wine available

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.

 

ArtWalk is the Firehouse Art Center’s yearly Community Festival that brings together local artists, businesses and nonprofits. It is an event that highlights art, economy and creating positive change in our communities. Held on the 2nd Saturday in September, we shut down Main Street in Longmont and turn Downtown into a walking mall filled with art, music, activities and more!

 

September ArtWalk returns on September 10th!

Things to look forward to…

  • Music Performances throughout Downtown

  • Artist Booths and art activities throughout Downtown

  • Nonprofit and Business booths highlighting the best of what Longmont has to offer

  • Activities with Bicycle Longmont and Junkyard Social

  • SVVSD performances- Band, Choir, Theater, Symphony and more

  • The Dance Dimensions Stage, featuring Dance performances from Longmont’s premier dance companies

  • Food trucks and Brewery Booths throughout Downtown

  • and so much more!

 

Interested in getting a booth for September 10- ArtWalk

Register for an Artist Booth- $50 /Register for an Artist in Action Booth- $25
Register as a Business or NonProfit

Interested in volunteering???  We would love your support!

Volunteer for Sept. ArtWalk (LINK COMING)


Planning Your Visit

Main Street from 3rd Avenue to Longs Peak Avenue will be closed providing a space for the community to roam while exploring over 100 booths Downtown.  Experience the best that Longmont has to offer, from food trucks, to local music, to local artists, to nonprofits, businesses and more!


Art on the Street

Come shop our incredible Artists Market, presenting the works of 40+ local artists.  Artisans offer hand-crafted works for sale on Main, including ceramics, digital, drawing, fiber (decorative and wearable), glass, jewelry, leather, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture.  Shop the incredible artists living right here in Boulder County!

If you are interested in getting a booth for the September 10 ArtWalk, please register here.

Register for an ArtWalk Sept. 10th Artist Booth
Register for an ArtWalk Sept 10th Business or Non Profit Booth


 

SIX stages in the ArtWalk on Main Footprint!

With SIX stages you are sure to find something you like!  From live music, to dance performances, to theater, ArtWalk showcases the best performers that Longmont has to offer!
Schedule will be posted soon!


Activities


Parking

Festival hours are 4pm-8pm but parking will not be allowed on Main between 3rd Avenue and Longs Peak from noon-9pm. Parking information can be found here. Bike parking is also available, and many bus stops are near the Art Alleys.  Bus information can be found here.

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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.

Apply!

Sign up to be an ARTIST or ARTIST IN ACTION for September’s ArtWalk! (fees apply).

Musicians and Performers

ArtWalk on Main will have musicians throughout Downtown Longmont.  Take a moment to appreciate a talented busker or enjoy the talents of street performers!  For ArtWalk on Main, visit the Main Stage Entertainment, as well as musicians at Jensen’s Guitar, Callahan House and various locations Downtown (see the map).

VOLUNTEER!
We need you to make ArtWalk a reality!

Volunteer for Summer on the Streets
Volunteer for Sept. ArtWalk (link coming soon)

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Arts Activities

Summer on the Streets- Art Activities can be found at the Firehouse Art Center and St. Stephens Plaza (provided by the Well). If you would prefer an art kit to go instead of in person art activities, please inquire at the Firehouse Art Center.

ArtWalk on Main- Art Activities will be available at artist and businesses booths throughout downtown.

Other activities to be provided by Bicycle Longmont, Junkyard Social, Art Jam, and the Times Collective.

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Sharing your mission and who you are…

Are you a non-profit or business that wants to share information about who you are to the community?

Sign up to have a BUSINESS or NONPROFIT booth at our September ArtWalk! 

ArtWalk’s foundation is the collaboration of business, non-profits and the creative community working together to make Longmont a better and more creative place.  We hope you will be a part of that mission!

SPONSORSHIP LEVELS

Application and Event Procedures:
Applications should be filled out by June 15 in order to be on all promotional materials.

  • ArtWalk Summer on the Streets will occur on weekends between July 9-August 27.
  • Summer on the Streets- Kimbark and 4th location
  • 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
  • Applications should be filled out by June 15 in order to be on all promotional materials.
  • Acoustic musicians will be placed throughout Downtown Longmont.
  • Maintaining a street presence outside your venue is open to all ArtWalk sponsors, free of charge, but we would love your support as we are a non-profit!
  • 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 Summer on the Streets Sponsorship Levels
Title Sponsor – $4000 (1 available)

THANK YOU TO PREMIER MEMBERS CREDIT UNION FOR SUPPORTING THE FIREHOUSE ART CENTER!

Centrally located booth at September ArtWalk

  • Logo and Link on ArtWalk Website
  • Logo on ArtWalk Summer on the Streets Map (8 events)
  • Logo on Map/Poster/Ads for 150th Birthday Event (1 event)
  • Mentioned in social media leading up to, during, and immediately after the event (8 posts)
  • Banner space and sitgnage on Main Stage and and Summer on the Streets stage (provided by business)

Stage Sponsor – $1,000 (5 available)

  • Booth at September ArtWalk
  • Logo and Link on ArtWalk Website
  • Logo on ArtWalk Summer on the Streets Map (8 events)
  • Logo on Map/Poster/Ads for 150th Birthday Event (1 event)
  • Mentioned in social media leading up to, during, and immediately after the event (6 posts)
  • Banner space and signage on ArtWalk Side Stage and Summer on the Streets stage (provided by business)

Summer on the Streets Stage Sponsor – $500 (10 available)

  • Booth at September ArtWalk
  • Logo and Link on ArtWalk Website
  • Logo on ArtWalk Summer on the Streets Map (8 events)
  • Logo on Map/Poster/Ads for 150th Birthday Event (1 event)
  • Mentioned in social media leading up to, during, and immediately after the event (4 posts)
  • Banner space and signage on Summer on the Streets Music stage (provided by business)

Artist/Business Sponsor – $300 (10 available)

  • Booth at September ArtWalk
  • Logo and Link on ArtWalk Website
  • Logo on ArtWalk Summer on the Streets Map (8 events)
  • Logo on ArtWalk Map
  • Mentioned in social media leading up to, during, and immediately after the event (2 posts)

Chalkmont Sponsor (8/27) – $150 (10 available)

  • Booth at September ArtWalk
  • Sponsored artist will be placed as close to your location as sidewalk allows.
  • Logo on Chalkmont Map (8/27)
  • Mentioned in social media leading up to, during, and immediately after the event (2 posts)

More ways to support

  • In Kind Donation- Estimated monetary value applies to sponsorship
  • Chalkmont Prize Donation- Recognition on event website

For more information contact  info@firehouseart.org

Please print a copy of all guidelines for your records.

Our 2022 Sponsors

ArtWalk Stage Sponsors

Summer on the Streets Stage Sponsors

Artist/Business Sponsors

Chalkmont Sponsors