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Effort underway to broaden the reach of public art in Longmont

Effort underway to broaden the reach of public art in Longmont

The Art in Public Places Commission, a group that includes a city staff member, community volunteers and a city council member, plans to diversify plaques on public art across Longmont by printing them in Spanish and English.
‘We can escape for a bit:’ Performance, entertainment venues begin reopening as COVID restrictions loosen

‘We can escape for a bit:’ Performance, entertainment venues begin reopening as COVID restrictions loosen

Indoor entertainment and event venues set their sights on reopening.
Goodbye and hello: Longmont Symphony welcomes new executive director

Goodbye and hello: Longmont Symphony welcomes new executive director

Kay Lloyd leaving after years with orchestra; Catherine Beeson steps into the role.
Boulder County DA to read story of formerly incarcerated man for Motus Theater MLK Day performance

Boulder County DA to read story of formerly incarcerated man for Motus Theater MLK Day performance

“Reading the stories, prosecutors and law enforcement agents have the opportunity to stand in the shoes of those who have gone through the system and come together to realize how complex the system is and what we can do to improve it,” District Attorney Michael Dougherty said. 
'Being the light:' Second human luminaria event at Loomiller Park will pay tribute to Martin Luther King Jr.

'Being the light:' Second human luminaria event at Loomiller Park will pay tribute to Martin Luther King Jr.

“We’re hoping to pay homage to the year that’s passed, the lessons we’ve learned, and to honor Dr. Martin Luther King by not only showing but being the light coming out of the darkness,” said LeftHand Artist Group board member Amy Heneghan.
Library calls artists to submit creations for upcoming virtual expo

Library calls artists to submit creations for upcoming virtual expo

At the beginning of the month, the library put out the call for submissions for the online All Ages Art Expo, which will remain open until Jan. 31, according to the website. Community members are invited to send any form of art, including drawings, paintings, photographs or knitting projects, as long as they are family friendly.
'Roots and Wings,' new album frm Longmont's Antonio Lopez, a 'testament' to parents

'Roots and Wings,' new album frm Longmont's Antonio Lopez, a 'testament' to parents

Though the album is available now, Lopez and his band will be streaming live from Stone Cottage Studios on Saturday to celebrate. Ticket proceeds will support effort to generate grant funding for musicians that have struggled to find work as bars and music venues remain closed or at severely reduced capacity during the pandemic.
Art on your list for 2021? Admission is free Saturday at Longmont Museum

Art on your list for 2021? Admission is free Saturday at Longmont Museum

In addition to being a free day, Saturday also marks the last chance to view the Día de los Muertos Exhibition that features community altars, or ofrendas, and the artwork of Colorado artist Tony Ortega.
Longmont Symphony launching 'Reimagined' season on Jan. 16

Longmont Symphony launching 'Reimagined' season on Jan. 16

To help bring music back into the lives of many across the Front Range, conductor Elliot Moore has organized a series of concerts that include world-renowned artists and the Longmont Symphony.
New Firehouse exhibit aims to bring viewers peace after stressful year

New Firehouse exhibit aims to bring viewers peace after stressful year

“I would love for people to take it as an opportunity to just slow down. And even though it feels like we've been doing that, it feels like we've been doing that in a high-stress way,” Firehouse curator Brandy Coons said. “But I think getting outside of yourself, and into a gallery space, and interacting with a work of art can hopefully encourage kind of a peaceful reflection.”