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You’ve seen those empty store fronts as you’ve wandered the streets of Old Town Fort Collins. They look like buildings that need some energy to make them happy again. That’s what Art Lab Fort Collins is all about. We’re temporarily filling those wonderful buildings with art, innovation, music, smiling faces until a new tenant comes along. When a new tenant decides to move in, we just move on to the next empty space.

Watch the empty store fronts for something new in Old Town.

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Are you a painter, print maker, dancer, singer, band, sitar player, poet, actor, creative soul or group that needs a place to show off your stuff? The Art Lab Fort Collins is the venue for you. Tell us what you want to do and let’s make it happen.

Email us  your idea for the space — Check the calendar for open dates. First come, first serve.

The Fort Collins Improv group is for people who are interested in learning more about Improv – come join us! We get together to be spontaneous! Every level is welcome; we love to have fun and to laugh together. Everybody participates and everybody has fun – no one feels left out or embarrassed!

We go through a wide variety of games, scenarios, and skits to build up our expertise in spontaneous, improvisational thinking, acting, singing, talking, speaking, falling, laughing, and juggling geese.

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FcGov-Art In Public Places Program

Name one person in the city who hasn’t seen these beautiful boxes. All around Fort Collins these amazing murals lighten up views and people. Fortunately, There is always more to do!  That why The City of Fort Collins Art in Public Places Program is looking for local artists/teams to paint murals on transformers cabinets at locations around For Collins this summer. This is one of our most visible programs for artists’ work!

Deadline to apply: February 19th

More Info: fcgov.com/cabinetmurals

 

 

ZineVasion

Come experience a vivid blend of art and culture like nothing you’ve ever seen at the Art Lab this February! It’s a ZineVasion! Our own Colorado native and aspiring artist, Marjorie Rose, has curated a rich compilation of Zines collected from strange bohemians and happy authors across the country. A zine is a self-published magazine that can include original art, poems, rants/raves, short-essays, and quotes. Zines can cover a broad array of issues, ideas, emotions, and anything under the sun! Browse these quirky page-turners to your heart’s content! You can also immerse yourself in the creative process at the Make-Your-Own-Zine Table where the materials and tools provided will allow you to author your very own Zine. Hot cocoa and marshmallows will be available upon entry. Free admission.

Feb 5th and 6th
Feb 12th and 13th
Fri 6pm – 10pm
Sat 3pm – 8pm

Be a part of something bigger. Join the ZineVasion!

Improv Jam On Sunday Nights

The Fort Collins Improv group is for people who are interested in learning more about Improv – come join us!

Every Sunday night at the Art Lab in Fort Collins, we get together to be spontaneous! Every level is welcome; we love to have fun and to laugh together. Everybody participates and everybody has fun – no one feels left out or embarrassed!

We go through a wide variety of games, scenarios, and skits to build up our expertise in spontaneous, improvisational thinking, acting, singing, talking, speaking, falling, laughing, and juggling geese.

Worried? Nervous? Don’t be! Just show up and have a good time with us – you won’t be disappointed!

Join the Fort Collins Improv MeetUp group for more info about the group.

What members of the group are saying:

“ The environment in this group is very playful and supportive! I felt comfortable with being uncomfortable, and really appreciated that my suggestions and ideas were explored and played with. ”

— Katarah (Kat) on Jun 6, 2010.

  • Upcoming Events

    • February 5, 2016Zine-vasion: A Self Published Mini Magazine Movement
    • February 10, 2016 6:00 pmImprov Comedy & Movement — Erik McAllister
    • February 11, 2016 9:00 amRehearsals/Workshops — Erik McAllister
    • February 14, 2016 8:00 pmIMPROV JAM: SUNDAY NIGHTS AT ART LAB
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