ArtWalk Longmont began in 1996 as a monthly gallery hop sponsored by several local arts organizations, galleries, businesses and the media in Longmont, Colorado. In 1997, the Scientific Cultural and Facilities District (SCFD) made it possible for ArtWalk to add music to its events through indoor and outdoor venues. When several of Longmont’s art galleries closed, ArtWalk worked to keep the arts alive in downtown.
The “new” ArtWalk approached businesses and asked them to partner with ArtWalk by hosting art and music, and transforming their business and stores into art galleries for the three annual ArtWalk events.
In 2007 ArtWalk began closing Main Street between 3rd and 6th Avenues. ArtWalk transforms the downtown for two fabulous nights each year and offer the public a chance to experience more than 10 live musicians, live performances, see art being created by local artists, view the work of over 20 visual artists, engage in children’s art activities, and experience Historic Downtown Longmont in a fun, festive atmosphere.
Mission Statement: ArtWalk Longmont promotes the arts in historic downtown Longmont.
Originally published by the Downtown Creative District