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Art Lab is a community creative space for artists of all types. The space is used for art exhibitions, workshops, theatrical performances and creative events of all sorts. Availability is first come, first served. Have an idea that needs a place to make it happen? Art Lab is likely the spot.

Find out more about the types of events hosted at Art Lab here.

There is no set fee for using Art Lab, we accept contributions to help cover the cost of keeping the doors open. We ask all participants to leave the space better than they find it, contribute basic supplies, and make a contribution of time or money if possible.

Approved Event / Exhibition Art Lab Contract

Please email coordinator@artlabfortcollins.org to discuss your big idea for using the Art Lab space. Once your event has been accepted, please complete the contract below.

Art Lab is a multi-use space that can be used for creative projects from exhibitions and workshops to special events. Our space is open to fresh ideas for creative happenings in Old Town. Because this is a shared space, please keep in mind that there may be events or workshops scheduled to coincide with a hanging exhibition. Please check the Art Lab website for updates on shared-space opportunities that may be happening during your event.
  • All events and exhibitions are self-curated and presented by the signer of this contract. Art Lab Fort Collins is the event space host.
  • Name of responsible party and organization.
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  • Please list your estimated Doors Open and Doors Close times.

  • Event / Exhibition Promotional Information

  • Must include http:// or https://

  • First Friday Set Up and Tear Down

  • First Friday shows: You can hang the show on the Thursday before your opening weekend and take it down Sunday evening or Monday morning after the first weekend of the month. You are allotted four hours to set up and to take down. If you need more time let us know and we will schedule it for you.
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  • Deposit

  • Please read and acknowledge by checking the box below:
    Art Lab Fort Collins requires a $50 security deposit. Your event will not be finalized on the Art Lab’s calendar until your payment is received. As long as you show up for your event, follow our cancellation policy and clean up afterwards, we will return your $50 in full after your event. We can send you a secure invoice to pay via Square, or we can hold a check at the Toolbox Creative office after your event. Let us know which you prefer and we’ll proceed accordingly.

    You will receive a Square invoice via email to pay securely with a credit or debit card. Your payment will be returned in full within the week following your event as long as the terms of this contract are followed.

    If you do not have access to a credit or debit card, you can bring cash or check to Toolbox Creative during business hours (8am - 5pm) Monday-Tuesday and we’ll hold it until the end of your event. If the terms of the contract are followed, we’ll void and shred the check. If not, the check will be deposited to Art Lab’s bank account. Cash must be picked up within two weeks of your event or it will be deposited to Art Lab’s bank account.

  • Art Lab survives and thrives as a direct result of community generosity. You have the option to allocate all or part of your deposit as a contribution to Art Lab. Please state the dollar amount you’d like to contribute to Art Lab here:

  • Sales

  • Please read and acknowledge by checking the box below:
    The presenter must pay city and state sales tax on all products sold.
    The Art Lab does not take a commission on any event or product sales.

  • Art Lab Terms of Usage

  • Please read and agree to ALL usage requirements by checking each box below:

    The event/exhibition presenter is responsible for unlocking and locking up the space.

    No open flame, pottery equipment, candles, or anything else that could be considered a fire hazard.

    The First Friday contractor is responsible for sitting the space on the first Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the month. Friday hours are 6-9pm and Saturday and Sunday from 3-7pm. (If you would like to be in the space additional times let us know so we can schedule you in.)

    The contracted presenter is responsible for cleaning up after the event and patching holes in the walls. Leave the space nicer than you found it.

    Any art or materials not picked up at the Art Lab will be held for 14 days. After 14 days, the art becomes property of Art Lab.

    Art Lab is a community shared creative space based on the principle of leaving it better than you found it. It’s like picking up a rental car -- if you see anything amiss, email to the coordinator prior to your use of the space. It’s critical to let the Art Lab coordinator know about messiness or damage to Art Lab so that you’re not held accountable.

    NO ALCOHOL may be served at the event without first obtaining a Liquor License through the proper channels at the City of Fort Collins and gaining permission from the Art Lab coordinator.

    When you arrive at Art Lab, please take a moment to locate the first-aid kit in the bathroom and review the information sheet about the opioid overdose rescue kit.

    You must use and occupy the space on the date and during the time you have reserved the space.


  • Hold Harmless

  • Please read and acknowledge by checking the boxes below:
    The contracted party is responsible for all artwork/equipment and Art Lab will not be held liable for any damages or theft of your work.
    The Art Lab is insured against such incidents of theft or damage.

  • Contract agreed to and signed by:

  • Art Lab Fort Collins sets the guidelines to how the community creative space is operated. Revisions may be made to this contract as needed by Art Lab Fort Collins.

    Art Lab can make no guarantees that the space will be available at the time of your event and holds no liability for any damages or hardship incurred.

    This agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of Colorado, including a maximum occupancy of 49 persons at any one time as per Fort Collins Fire code.

    IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have signed this agreement as of the date first set forth above.

    Please sign and date this form to finalize the contract.
  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY

  • Please upload an image of your signature to finalize the contract.
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