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Mixed Media Collage Class

October 10th, 17th & 24th 6-8pm
All Ages – $25 for Adults $20 for Students
email to register!

Learn basic mixed-media collage techniques through hands-on activities and gain experience working with a wide range of materials commonly found at art supply stores or at home.


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A Group of local Artists showcase their work during First Friday Art Walk in old town!

Art Walk is July 1st from 6-9pm

CAVA Art Exhibition will be on display from july 1st –July 9th


image above: painting by artist Matthew Fredricey

The Create Tomorrow Mission:

Create Tomorrow was built on the belief that everybody has creativity waiting to be expressed, but aspiring young artists have a disadvantage in showing it, due to the lack of facilities inhibiting this in our community. This organization will provide a safe place for young artists to learn about collaboration and participating in a business, while showing their art to the community, among other work made by artists in a similar situation. Create Tomorrow longs to be the facility that bridges the gap between creativity and society. 

Artists 18 and under will be displaying their visual and literary artwork in the show. Some works will be for sale in the form of a silent auction! Come support the artists and the Make-A-Wish® Foundation! 

The Youth Gallery will be open June 12-26, 2016 from 11 am to 5 pm. 

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Special Events

As of now, we have two special events being planned during the show. These are the gallery reception and the closing show.

     The reception will take place on Sunday, June 19th from 2:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M at the Art Lab, Fort Collins. During the reception, we ask all artists to come. Parents and supporters are welcome throughout the time. We ask for donations of food and drinks to add to what we will have. There will be a Make-A-Wish® representative here, so anyone attending can talk to both the artists and the representative. Special donations will be accepted, as well as bids placed on the artwork. The pieces of art will not be given to the highest bidder until the closing show.

     The closing celebration will be on Sunday, June 26th from 2:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M at the Art Lab. We ask all bidders and artists to attend, as the highest bidders on each piece will be announced here. There will be snacks and drinks offered, but we also ask for attendees to bring light foods or drinks, if possible. A Make-A-Wish® representative will also attend, to talk with the guests. Special donations toward Make-A-Wish® and Create Tomorrow will be accepted and greatly appreciated!

     We hope to see you at the shows, as well as in the daily gallery!


Fort Collins Downtown Art Walk is becoming a popular night out on the town for locals!

Please join us at the Art Lab June 3rd for the art opening of Khi’s Kreations from 6-9pm.

Khaira Waite is a local artist with many different subjects and styles. Her work consists of mostly paintings depicting nature and the beauty she finds in it. Working with a lot of landscapes, Khaira contrasts her natural settings with an overlay of psychedelic stylistic shapes and pattern.

***other local artists will be showcasing their hand crafted goods displaying jewelry, dreamcatchers, paintings and drawings.

Khi’s Kreations will run from June 3rd to June 10th

Mixed Media Workshop

Mixed-media collage combines different art techniques to form a picture or design, held together by a visual theme.  Shapes, colors, and lines can be used in unconventional ways in order to express complex and unique ideas.  By using paper or other “useful” materials such as fabric, string, cardboard, newspaper, or photographs, mixed-media collage incorporates found objects as readymade art supplies and has become a consistent feature in contemporary art.

Learn basic mixed-media collage techniques through hands-on activities and gain experience working with a wide range of materials commonly found at art supply stores or at home.

October 10th, 17th & 24th 6-8pm
All Ages – $25 for Adults $20 for Students
email to register!


Scratch Massive

Scratch Massive is a gathering place for DJs, audiophiles and heads to share in the culture of turntables, mixers and vinyl. Fort Collins has a rich DJ history but turntablism needs its own community and the Art Lab is our gracious host. 

Free admission. All skill levels welcome. 6-9pm Oct 6 & Oct 20. Open decks for DJs to scratch, jam and mess around on wax for a few hours. Including: DJ Gear, Workshops, Vinyl

Humans, Nature and Healing

Photographer Tawney Summers is inspired and also disturbed by humans’ separation from nature in our current world. Her gallery pairs photography she took of friends and also poetry to capture the bizarre contrast between humans and animals. Tawney is amazed at how much life proves to her that humans are connected to each other, nature and the world around us in ways that will never be fully understood, but she believes that once we accept and pour love into this connection, we will experience profound discoveries, healing and peace. This event is an art gallery but also a community collaboration event where people can come, be themselves and meet new people. There will be a community chalk wall, kids’ corner and a swap station. Come connect!

Saturday Oct 1

10am FoCo’s Best Cup O’ Joe contest. Pay $2 and do a blind taste testing of coffee from all over Fort Collins. Who will be dubed the best cup of coffee in the city? You decide. Event is a fundraiser for The Teaching Tree of Fort Collins.

The gallery will be closed from 12-2 to enjoy World Hoop Day.

Gallery will open again from 3:00Pm-7:00Pm. Please come hang out! Bring an instrument and we can have a jam session or just talk! Let’s bring the community together to make new friends!

Sunday Oct 2 

Gallery opens at 10am.

1pm-3pm cookie decorating kid’s party hosted by Jenna Gooley! Bring your little ones to play and decorate cookies. 3:30pm FREE acro yoga by Live Beyond Limit hosted by Jes and Sean.

Monday Oct 3 

Gallery open from 5pm-8pm for an international potluck! Bring food that means something to you like a family recipe or traditional dish and make some friends! Bring a way to keep your food hot or cold.

Tuesday Oct 4th

Gallery open from 4:30-6:30 for kid’s play time.


Wednesday Oct 5th

Gallery open from 5-8 for open mic. Come bring poetry, music, speeches, anything and share it with the world! 

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    • October 27, 2016 9:00 amRehearsals/Workshops — Erik McAllister
    • October 30, 2016 8:00 pmIMPROV JAM: SUNDAY NIGHTS AT ART LAB
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