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Local Philanthropist Donates to Art Lab’s ‘Facelift’

Locally esteemed artist Arthur Schumaker has donated a large portion of his private collection for sale to the Art Lab to support our ongoing fundraising efforts for redesigning the space. A large fashion show/ arts & music showcase, entitled ‘Facelift’, coordinated and hosted by Mari Bonhomme (Art Lab Coordinator) in conjunction with musicians from the Music District and artists from the NoCo Arts Collective, both of which frequently use the space, will be hosting an arts & materials sale at the Art Lab in early August, with 100% of the proceeds going to refund the ‘Facelift’ project. 

The Art Lab’s remodeling project, affectionately titled the ‘Art Lab Facelift’ is well underway! Our recognizable, formerly ‘swiss-cheese’ walls have been spackled and repainted, and plans are well underway for a new website, new flooring, and a complete bathroom remodel. Want to get involved? Help us on a paint day? Or run an event with proceeds going to help fund the space? Send an e-mail to

Repainting and remodeling will be taking place throughout the months of July and August. 

A significant portion of canvases and materials were also donated to a local children’s summer art camp run by Alie Rich, owner of Wildroots Studio. Kids participating in this camp use the Art Lab several times a year for Nature Arts Camps where they learn to make natural dyes, mandalas, and express themselves creatively using all natural and organic materials. 

Arthur is a 20 year veteran of the local arts scene, who, with a teary eye while we picked up the materials stated: ‘I’m working on new works, and have changed my focus as an artist, but I just want to give back to the community.’ Arthur also has a large personal collection of hand-printed silk scarves for sale. Over 70 canvases, some painted and framed, and many blank as well as a myriad of materials will be for sale for bottom-market prices at the Art Lab this summer. If you’re a local artist looking to network, get some supplies, or just meet like-minded folks, this is the event for you! 

Location: The Art Lab: 239 Linden St. Old Town, Fort Collins, CO 

Date & Time: August 22nd, 2017

*Fashion Vendor and Music Set Times TBA. 

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Collective Reach: July 21, 22

Imaginative Arts Society brings its second showcase to the Art Lab. 

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Pop Up Art Carts every week!

Cartists going out this week:   Find us on Social Media! #PopUpArtCarts

Thursday: Bohemian Nights Concert Series

feat. Drag The River

Featured Cart: 

Jessica Wawiorka – Luna & Laurels Embroidery

Cartists each brought their own custom carts

 Insta: @luna.and.laurels
Angela Thoresen 

Screen Door Studios
Troy Nakama 

Molecular Cosmic
Denise Itule 

Itule Inspirations
Jordan Persons 

Melody Ratzlaff 



Amelia Caruso 

Amelia Caruso
Minnie Lippiatt 

Minnie’s Art Studio
Pam Marshall 

Pam Marshall Beguiling Baubles
Faye Ashwood 

Wolfsbane Couture Designs
Sandra Link 

Sandra Link Fine Art
Emily Schlehuber 

Jessica Wawiorka

Luna and Laurels embroidery
Matt Thalman 

Valley Man Photography
Jordan Persons 

JP Collective
Maggie Kunze 

Magpie’s Creative
Christine Nossoughi 

Confresco Creative Industries LLC

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FRCC crew gives back with Lunar Blue

This past weekend at the Art Lab, a team of dedicated artists and musicians proudly gave back to the local community and the Larimer County Food Bank with their first ever Lunar Blue showcase. 

See the gallery below from the event, which featured musical selections from local music project The Happy Dapples  and several musicians from local music store The Woodshed

As only their first event, they were happy to collect both monetary donations, and 65 canned and nonperishable goods for the Food Bank for Larimer County. 

For Updates about more events Lunar Blue will be putting on in the local community, as well as their upcoming event at the Art Lab August 19th, check their Facebook and Art Lab Event pages: 

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Scratch Massive @ Art Lab

Open Decks Intro to Turntablism

Calling all First-Time Scratchers: Welcome to the Only Open Turntable Meet-Up in Northern Colorado! Wonder how DJs make that noise? Come check out what scratching is all about at Open Turntable Scratch Sessions hosted at the Art Lab. Most Thursdays the rest of the year at the Art Lab
6-9 P.M. 

Also check out Diego’s Scratch Tutorials at the Music District . 


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    • July 27, 2017Children's Nature Earth Art Show
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