Everyone is invited to put on your Catrina/Catrin face, gather noisemakers and join the larger than life Gigante paper mache puppets & musicians for the Gigante Procession to the Firehouse!
Dia de los Muertos revelers will gather for a fiesta at Roosevelt Park at 6:00pm for the following activities: -Day of the Dead Invocation by Traditional Aztec Dancers - Gigantes procession from the park to the Firehouse at 6:30pm
The Exhibit Opening will take place from 7pm-10pm with timed tickets.
There are multiple times that we need volunteers to help for this event:
2 volunteers needed from 2pm-4pm for the set up of the opening (Firehouse Art Center) 2 volunteers needed from 4-5pm for the set up for the invocation and Procession (Roosevelt Park) 10 volunteers needed from 5pm-7pm to lead lines from the park to the Firehouse 5 volunteers- 6:30-8:30- needed for check-in desk and directing flow during the opening at the Firehouse and a little set up/pre-cleaning 5 volunteers- 8:30-11- - needed for check-in desk and directing flow during the opening at the Firehouse and for clean up 2 volunteers- 6:30- 10:30- parking lot attendee for the Aztec dancers and clean up of the event outdoors
The mission of the Firehouse Art Center is to promote cultural awareness of the arts in the community by: diverse educational programs, events, and curation of local, regional and national exhibits.
Since 1986 The Arts Studio, Inc. of Longmont, Colorado has served the community by promoting art education for adults and children, by creating opportunities for exhibition, and co-founding ArtWalk Longmont. In 1987, the Arts Studio,Inc. and the Longmont Council for the Arts collaborated on the renovation of the old firehouse, a historic landmark in downtown Longmont. This provided a facility for art education and classes, which was our main focus for the next ten years.
In 1999, the Arts Studio, Inc. unveiled a renovated interior of the Old Firehouse Art Center creating a permanent art gallery and improving the member’s gallery and classroom. Since that time, the Arts Studio, Inc. has increased the quality and frequency of programs and endeavor to provide exhibitions that engage and energize the community. During the past five years the Arts Studio’s programming has expanded in response to the increased demands of the area’s growing population. Our commitment to raising the standard of artistic quality has been recognized in reviews and feature stories by the newspaper, magazine, online and television media.
The Firehouse Art Center curates twelve unique exhibitions a year mixing solo and group shows. In keeping with our mission, our exhibitions are a diverse blend of traditional and contemporary styles that intersperse the work of local, regional and national artists.