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Your Ultimate Guide to Downtown Fort Collins Art Week: What Not to Miss

Connecting Community Through Art, Creativity, and Discovery

DOWNTOWN FORT COLLINS, CO., April 16, 2024 —From May 3 to May 12, 2024, Downtown Fort Collins will come alive with creativity, culture, and excitement as it hosts the much-anticipated third annual Downtown Fort Collins Art Week. This vibrant celebration brings ten days of immersive experiences, captivating performances, and unforgettable inspiration in the heART of historic Old Town.

This dynamic promotion invites art enthusiasts and curious explorers to dive into limitless creativity. On May 3, the festivities kick off with the Downtown Fort Collins First Friday Art Walk™, offering an alluring preview of downtown's art scene with special pop-up performances to activate the 30 participating Art Walk businesses. Art Week sets an atmosphere that cultivates heightened energy throughout downtown, welcoming the community to participate. Here’s how to join in!

Free Artist-Led Workshops

Join us for interactive, artist-led workshops throughout the week to help unleash your inner creativity—all free of charge! Petrichor Collective is hosting workshops at the Petrichor Collective Studios, the Visit Fort Collins Downtown Visitor Information Center, and Poudre Libraries, and the Museum of Art | Fort Collins is hosting workshops at their MoA for All space. Although the workshops are free, registration is required, and space is limited. Be sure to register early to secure your spot. Visit the Downtown Fort Collins Art Week page for further details on workshop dates, times, locations, and descriptions.

“Dedicating a week to Art activities in our community not only enriches our cultural landscape but also reinforces the value of continuous learning and accessibility in the Arts. It allows people of various ages, abilities, and backgrounds to connect with Art in a way that fits their lives, promoting lifelong engagement and appreciation. Fort Collins is creator—and artist-friendly, and Art Week proves that our community has their back!”

Petrichor Collective Team

Tiny Art Hide & Seek

Seven talented local artists have crafted miniature masterpieces waiting to be discovered by lucky seekers. These tiny artworks will be tucked away throughout the week in the downtown area, awaiting ambitious adventurers to seek them out and claim them as their own. To join the excitement, follow Downtown Fort Collins on Instagram, where clues will be shared to help guide seekers throughout the week. Don't miss out on exploring and discovering the magic of tiny art!

Limited-Edition Collectable Art Week Postcards

Experience the charm of Downtown Fort Collins through a pair of custom postcards created by masterful local artist Mallory Cash. These Art Week Postcards are not only souvenirs but also reminders of the inspiring moments captured during Art Week. Spread the love of Downtown Fort Collins by picking up and mailing these limited-edition postcards exclusively at participating Art Walk businesses.

Self-Guided Downtown Public Art Tours

Discover the arts hidden in plain sight with a visit to see the new Sculptures in the Square, or try an Art Tour for Music Lovers or a Historic Walking Tour around Downtown Fort Collins. Want to see more? Grab your bike to tour the downtown Fort Collins Mural Project murals. Let curiosity be your guide.

Transform Your Downtown Experience: Dive into a Week of Creative Bliss and Ignite Year-Long Inspiration

Enhance your Downtown Fort Collins experience with exciting events happening throughout the week at local art, music, and theater venues. Discover year-round arts and culture downtown by enjoying live music, arts, and culture with classes, shows, festivals, art tours, and more. For details, visit the Downtown Fort Collins Creative District.

Art Week is a collaboration between the Fort Collins Downtown Development Authority (DDA), Downtown Fort Collins Creative District, Petrichor Collective, Visit Fort Collins, Museum of Art | Fort Collins, City of Fort Collins Art in Public Places, Fort Collins Mural Project, and Poudre Libraries. This collaborative group set out to highlight the lively arts and culture scene to showcase downtown’s creativity. 

Let the art adventure begin! Discover full details and learn more about Downtown Fort Collins Art Week.

About the Fort Collins Downtown Development Authority

The Fort Collins Downtown Development Authority (DDA) was established in 1981 to revitalize the central business district. The DDA combines public and private investments through tax increment financing to achieve this objective and emphasizes community initiatives that benefit downtown. In 2020, the DDA introduced the Business Marketing and Communications Program, which employs traditional and innovative methods to promote economic, cultural, and social growth through a variety of initiatives.

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