Longmont residents and visitors are invited to explore the Longmont Creative District at their own pace on the second Saturday of every month starting May 14.
A variety of events will be going on during the Second Saturday Creative Crawl, and attendees can visit one activity or all as they discover something new with Longmont’s creative community and businesses.
Second Saturdays are a free interactive day that highlights the unique creative businesses and talents of the community.
Conceived by a group of Longmont Creative District members, local design and marketing firm Branded Beet created the marketing for the event. Designer Nikki Knez captured the essence of the event with its snail mascot.
“The Creative Crawl is a time to slow down, meander around the Creative District and visit local businesses or partake in a new experience,” she said in a release.
The event allows for partnerships throughout Longmont and the region. For example, the Creative District partnered with TinkerMill Makerspace to create unique A-frame signs to highlight participating businesses and locations during the crawl.
Partnerships for the May 14 Creative Crawl include the Art of Food Fest from 3-7 p.m. between Main Street and Coffman Street, St. Vrain Valley School District’s Mobile Innovation Lab Pop-Up 2-6 p.m. in the alley behind St. Stephen’s Church, and youth activities with Trailhead Church 2-6 p.m. at St. Stephen’s Plaza, including a hula hoop contest at 3 p.m.
“Nestled inside downtown buildings is a wealth of creativity — unique items made with the hand or mind,” said Joanne Kirves, board chair of Longmont Creates. “The Creative Crawl brings this to center stage with interactive activities, local artists and makers, craft food and beverage, live music, shopping and lots more.”
See more about what is happening each month for the Creative Crawl at https://www.downtownlongmont.com/creative-district/events/second-saturday.