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Community builds during Creative Crawl

The Firehouse Art Center kicked off their summer event schedule with the Creative Crawl on Saturday

Art, food, kids and creatives were all in abundance during Saturday’s Creative Crawl in downtown Longmont. 

The Firehouse Art Center hosted the Creative Crawl that took place on Fourth Avenue between Main Street and Coffman Street. 

There, local artisans and food producers sold their products, the band Intermission and Community Drums performed and families engaged in arts and crafts set up along the street. 

Joyanna Rose, the owner of Obra Arts, hosted a booth where people could experiment with edible paint, which she made with ingredients like turmeric, beets and chocolate. 

“I try to do something to draw in kids, get them doing art and get their hands dirty,” Rose said. 

One of the main art attractions was a community mural near Coffman Street, where community members could use paint provided by the Firehouse Art Center to add colorful flowers to the mural on the street. 

The Korbel family, who’s from Longmont, enjoys participating in the summer events downtown every year, where they look forward to “walking around, checking out the booths, eating food and hanging out,” they said. 

For many of the local vendors present at the event, including Prim & Posh owner Chelsea Gorman, the best part of Creative Crawl on Saturday was the beautiful weather, which was sunny and warm for the majority of the evening. 

“It’s been awesome today,” Gorman said during the event. “There've been a lot of great people out shopping and it’s a lot of fun for the families. And it’s awesome weather … We couldn’t ask for better.”