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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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November First Friday featuring Drake Arnold and Friends

This November, the Art Lab will host a collection of talented local artists for the first Friday art walk. Opening Reception will be held Friday Nov. 7th. Additional open hours on Saturday the 8th, Friday the 14th, & Saturday the 15th.


Celebrate Reuse!

ReUse Art Show and junk-crafting daily

*special events in bold

Thursday Oct 16 12-6 pm

Friday Oct 17 12-4 pm, closed 4-6 pm

Friday Oct 17 ReUse Reception 6-9pm

Meet artists, mingle and play, sign the petition for a National Reuse Day and hear about our ideas to start a creative reuse center in Fort Collins.

Reused, repurposed, upcycled, and recycled attire encouraged!

Saturday Oct 18 12-7 pm

Saturday Oct 18  3-6 pm Collage and Altered Book with Ryan Grindel

Sunday Oct 19 12-6 pm

Sunday Oct 19 12-4 pm Community Art ProjectElizabeth Morisette.

Monday Oct 20 12-6 pm  National Reuse Day (proposed): A National Reuse Day is proposed for October 20th
Sign the petition!

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  • Upcoming Events

    • November 23, 2014 8:00 pmIMPROV JAM : SUNDAY NIGHTS AT ART LAB
    • November 25, 2014 3:30 pmYoung People's Creative
    • November 26, 2014 6:00 pmImprov and Movement with Erik Mcallister
    • November 27, 2014 9:00 amErik McCallister
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