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Firehouse Art Center hosts several events and activities

Sticker Giant and the Firehouse Art Center are inviting the community to create a Happy Birthday Longmont sticker

NEWS RELEASE
FIREHOUSE ART CENTER
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Chalkmont, celebrated on the last Saturday of the 2021 ArtWalk Summer on the Streets Festival, is coming to Downtown Longmont!  On August 21 from 4pm-8pm, more than a dozen community artists will join together to create chalk art throughout Downtown Longmont on Main St.  Artists will be located on Main Street and in the Breezeways Downtown between 3rd Avenue and 6th Avenue.  These artists will turn concrete into a vivid canvas of colorful chalk art. The goal of the event is to create a venue for artists, vendors and visitors alike to enjoy live-art, music and local artisan vendors, while staying small enough to control crowds and enforce social distancing.

"Happy 150 Years, Longmont!" Sticker Competition: Sticker Giant and the Firehouse Art Center are inviting the community to create a Happy Birthday Longmont sticker to commemorate 150 years.  The winner, selected by the Sticker Giant team, will be printed for September’s ArtWalk. Now through August 25, 2021, the community can email their 3” x 3” designs to HAPPY150@FIREHOUSEART.ORG.  Official contest rules are available here: https://firehouseart.org/happy-150-contest/

All Together Now- Janelle Anderson- OPENING RECEPTION: FRIDAY, SEPT. 10, 6-9PM- Janelle W. Anderson’s paintings may look familiar to gallery visitors from Longmont at the Firehouse Art Center: she requested source images from the community and received submissions from over 20 locals.Anderson then spent the summer re-mixing elements of the images into paintings that form a colorful collage enveloping the full gallery space.

“All Together Now” is declarative: an immediate collage drawing structure from its composite parts.The resulting installation consists of recognizable pieces, suggestions of some- thing you’ve seen before or a familiar face, like the memory of dreams or flickering film stills; projections made tangible. SOUTH GALLERY GUEST CURATED BY JANELLE W. ANDERSON: RAYMUNDO MUNOZ, GABRIELLA TRUJILLO, MYAH MAZCARA- Janelle W. Anderson invites three Denver-based artists to exhibit in the Firehouse Art Center South Gallery, accompanying her solo exhibit with works that emphasize narrative and memory.

ArtWalk on Main Street is returning after a pandemic hiatus- Scheduled for September 11th from 4pm-8pm, the festival will close Main from 3rd Avenue to Longs Peak to celebrate arts, culture and our community!  September's ArtWalk, which is presented by the Firehouse Art Center,  will also be Longmont's 150th Birthday Celebration, in partnership with the City of Longmont and Longmont's Creative District!

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