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Downtown Fort Collins Art Week

May 3 - 12, 2024

Downtown Fort Collins Art Week is Friday, May 3 - Sunday, May 12, 2024. During Art Week, our lively arts and culture scene will come alive! From experiencing vibrant, year-round public art to enjoying collectible and shareable art, uncovering hidden art, and unleashing your inner artist, downtown will be bursting with creativity.

Make Art Week exactly what you want! Get your hands dirty with a workshop, explore public art, take a bike mural tour, hunt for Tiny Art, listen to live musica or read a book! Check out the booklists the Poudre Libraries created to inspire creativity, give you tips on "how to art", or read a book featuring artists.

Free Workshops

As part of the upcoming Art Week in Downtown Fort Collins, we are thrilled to announce a series of engaging and inspiring workshops—all completely FREE of charge! The workshops focus on promoting creativity and self-expression and offer a unique opportunity to explore a range of art forms and techniques. Don't miss this chance to immerse yourself in the vibrant world of art and join us for a week of exploration, inspiration, and free workshops!

Saturday, May 4 | 10 am - 12 pm | Tetra Pak Intaglio Printmaking Workshop WAITLIST ONLY

Sunday, May 5 | 10 am - 12 pm | Tips, Tricks, and Techniques for Acrylic Painting WAITLIST ONLY

Sunday, May 5 | 2 - 4 pm | Embodied Creativity WAITLIST ONLY

Monday, May 6 | 5:30 - 8:00 pm | Ekphrastic Poetry

Monday, May 6 | 6 - 8 pm | Creating Glass Jar Mushroom Fairy Gardens WAITLIST ONLY

Tuesday, May 7 | 5:30 - 7:30 pm | Introduction to Needle Felting WAITLIST ONLY

Wednesday, May 8 | 6 - 8 pm | Visible Mending WAITLIST ONLY

Thursday, May 9 | 6 - 8 pm | Basic Animation in Procreate WAITLIST ONLY

Friday, May 10 | 5:15 - 7 pm | Fort Collins Meditation Circle Practice WAITLIST ONLY

Saturday, May 11 | 10 am - 12 pm | Moodboard Therapy: A Personal Branding Workshop with MCCB WAITLIST ONLY

Saturday, May 11 | 2 - 4 pm | Flow State Hacks WAITLIST ONLY

Saturday, May 11 | World Collage Day Open Studio

Sunday, May 12 | 10 am - 12 pm | Fresh and Fun Florals in Watercolor Pencil WAITLIST ONLY

Sunday, May 12 | 2 - 4 pm | Fresh and Fun Florals in Watercolor Pencil WAITLIST ONLY

Tiny Art Hide & Seek

Local artists have created tiny pieces of artwork for you to seek and find! During Art Week, these tiny art pieces are being hidden Downtown for people to seek, find, and keep, with the intention of spreading smiles to those lucky enough to locate them.

Follow Downtown Fort Collins on Instagram and Facebook for clues of where to find the tiny artwork hidden throughout Downtown May 3-12. Then, explore and discover these tiny hidden treasures!

Collectible Postcards

New and unique Art Week Postcards have been created by local artist Mallory Cash! Check out this year’s new artwork on this set of collectible postcards. Collect the set of two postcards and mail some love to family and friends, or frame them and keep them for yourself! Postcard quantities are limited and will only be available during Art Week at participating Art Walk businesses.