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Laramie Independent Artists — New Horizons

With new perspectives, so opens up a wider awareness of the possibilities we create together.

We look forward to seeing you at “New Horizons” starting Oct. 1st-4th & 8th-11th at Art Lab Gallery in old town Fort Collins, Colorado!

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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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Off the Hook Arts Winter Music Fest & Juried Art Show

Call for Entries
Off the Hook Arts, a Program of Music and Ideas presents
A Juried Art Show Fundraiser as part of 
OtH Winter Music Fest 2016

Cartoons and Hidden Tunes: getting serious about laughter!

January 20 – 24, 2016
Community Creative Center, 200 Mathews Street

Registration Fee:                       $30 for up to 3, each additional entry $10 per additional works totaling 5.

Art Delivery Date:                                  Monday, January 18 (President’s Day)
Deadline for submissions:     Monday, November 30

Notification of Accepted Work:
Tuesday, December 15

Fundraiser/Performance Event:
Friday, January 22, 6:00 – 9:00pm.

All artists are encouraged to be present.

Art Pick Up Date:                        Sunday, January 25

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Lollipoppies Mural + Pop Up Art Carts = <3

Thanks to Gale Whitman’s newly completed mural “Lollipoppies”, Pop Up Art Carts will be surrounded beauty for our inaugural event. Read all about it in Gale Whitman’s blog. Meet Gale this First Friday, October 2nd, 6 to 9pm @ Pop Up Art Carts, College and Mountain.

Lollipoppies to brighten Old Town bank

I have been commissioned by a bank in Old Town, Fort Collins to paint a giant mural at the corner of College and Mountain Avenues. The client is FirstBank; the ‘canvases’ are the large blank walls of the drive-thru and parking lot behind the bank, and the area is over 4000 square feet!

After months of working with bank VP Dawn Davis, I developed this Mid-Century Modern design for the mural:

Gale's design for east wall of FirstBank mural

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Wanna do an ‘Art Cart’?

Our friends at Northern Colorado Art News is helping to spread the word to local artists. If you’re ready to take your art to the streets, join the Art Cart brigade.

Fort Collins Artist Bonnie Lebesch is starting a project with Dawn Putney of Artlab called ‘Art Carts”.  They are looking for a few good artists willing to participate next First Friday.

“We want to increase the visibility of artworks and artists in the downtown area during art walk and other prominent events, and so we are starting Pop Up Art Carts! There is a lot going on downtown these days, with tons of people coming to the area to eat, drink, and shop. Yet the art walk does not draw these crowds into the galleries. So we thought we’d bring the art to the public. We want to have art carts stationed in groupings downtown, like in the finished alleyways or square.

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  • Upcoming Events

    • October 4, 2015 12:00 pmPremier Exhibition by Laramie Independent Artist's
    • October 4, 2015 8:00 pmIMPROV JAM: SUNDAY NIGHTS AT ART LAB
    • October 7, 2015 6:00 pmImprov Comedy & Movement — Erik McAllister
    • October 8, 2015Premier Exhibition by Laramie Independent Artist's
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