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Firehouse Art Center brings art home

Firehouse Art Center offers a series of events to be accessed at home.
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With Boulder County announcing stricter Safer At Home regulations, the Firehouse is getting creative with holiday offerings, both virtual and in person.

Ugly Sweater Decorating DIY Class and Fundraiser Fashion Show- Safer at home doesn't have to mean bored at home!  The Firehouse Art Center is inviting you to an "Ugly" Holiday Sweater DIY Party and Fashion Show!!!

From now until December 9th, purchase a Holiday Sweatshirt Making Kit. The design kit includes felt appliques, pom poms, bells, other fun holiday items, glue and glitter glue.  $15 for just the design elements or $35 for sweatshirt and design elements (discounts for multiple kits- fun for the whole family!).  Kit fee includes your $5 entry fee for the fashion show on the 17th (deadline to enter is December 15th)!

On December 10th join Miss Elaine (the Firehouse Executive Director) for a free Facebook livestream DIY class. She will make her own holiday sweatshirt and share some holiday fun!

On December 17th, join the Firehouse LIVE on ZOOM to learn how the Firehouse has been connecting the community to art and culture for over 35 years. Celebrate the Holidays at Home with past artists, art students and our Firehouse Family.  Interspersed throughout the event will be your Holiday Sweatshirt Photos in a Fashion Show Fundraiser! Vote for the Best Design, Ugliest Design, Most Colorful, Best Family picture and more- $1=1 vote! $5 per photo entry and you can enter with your own sweater, or use the sweater from the kit.  There will be prizes!  Fore more information visit the event site at 


BMoCA/Firehouse Art Center Studio Project Internship- The Firehouse Art Center and BMoCA are thrilled to announce a new collaboration for the Spring 2021 Studio Project Internship.  Through this collaboration, we are able to bring Studio Project Internship online and engage a wider geographic range of high school youth. 

Applications are being accepted until Friday, December 11 at 5pm.  Studio Project Internship is BMoCA’s long running teen arts internship that provides purposeful engagement for high school aged youth. It provides opportunities for teens to talk about art, art making, and social issues as they affect young people. Interns work with local art activists, partner with nonprofits active in the local community, and plan fun and engaging events to share the artwork they created during the program.

Studio Project is a meaningful experience for each of the teen participants, and the program cultivates the next generation of artists, art activists and art appreciators. More information on the internship can be found at

About BMoCA:  The mission of Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (BMoCA) is to be a catalyst for creative experiences through the exploration of significant art of our time. As a non-collecting institution, BMoCA presents rotating exhibitions and programs that stimulate active participation in the global dialogue about contemporary art. The museum annually serves over 100,000 people each year with 9+ exhibitions and over 500 programs presented for audiences of all ages and backgrounds. BMoCA is located at 1750 13th Street in downtown Boulder, Colorado. / 303.443.2122.

Zoom Art Classes- The Spring Session of Zoom Art Classes starts soon, with a mini December session starting on December 1st.  The students just participated in their first art showcase at a gallery and many attended the 2nd Friday Artist Talk.  More information on classes can be found at

Holiday Market

Classified as non-essential retail, the Firehouse Art Center is moving forward with the Shop Small Boutique.  We have gathered seven talented artists and crafters together for this year’s Small Business Saturday and Artist Sunday.  Vendors will be spaced throughout the gallery to keep socially distanced.  The Firehouse is committed to offering our patrons a way to purchase unique local gifts while also offering our artist members a chance to share their creativity!  Come shop on Saturday, November 28, and Sunday, November 29, from 12pm-5pm.

About the Firehouse Art Center: 

Founded in 1986 the mission of the Firehouse Art Center is to inspire cultural awareness and human connection by providing life enhancing experiences through art appreciation, education and self expression. You can learn more by visiting or call (303) 651-2787.