Arts and Museums

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” – Pablo Picasso

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Longmont Museum

The Longmont Museum, housed in a distinctive contemporary building, features changing exhibits in history, art, and science, as well as the award-winning Front Range Rising, a long-term exhibit on the history and culture of this region.

The Museum recently opened an expansion, featuring the 250-seat Stewart Auditorium and Cone-Shortall stage, the Swan Atrium, and the Kaiser Permanente Education Center. 

The Museum also has hands-on education programs for all ages, indoor and outdoor concerts and performances, film series, lectures and a gift shop featuring local history books, souvenirs and exhibit-related materials. 

TreeHouses: Look Who's Living in the Trees! - June 2, 2018 - January 6, 2019

Small Wood Sculptures by Charles Counter - June 2, 2018 - January 6, 2019

Ansel Adams: Early Works - January 26 - May 26, 2019

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Art is Public Places

Shock Art is a community project that relies on the opinions of the public as well as the creativity of the local artists to enhance the “otherwise blah” green switchgear boxes around the City! Send us any ideas for which green boxes you would like to see painted. Send to (email address). Then, be sure to vote for your favorite design at various locations around town at the end of May- mid June. If you are an artist and would like to be added to the mailing list for notification of call to artists, email lauren.greenfield@longmontcolorado.gov.

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Book and Film Tasting

Get ready for the Library’s Wintertime Bingo program with a fun afternoon designed to introduce you to new books, films, and genres you may not be familiar with. Take a seat at one of our "café tables," each with a different, tastefully displayed genre of book or film, and peruse a menu of displayed items along with tips on how to "taste" a book or film. Sample items at any or all tables, and make notes of any you'd like to check out. Enjoy the expertise of a "waiter" (a/k/a librarian) who can suggest, clarify, and recommend similar titles. Light refreshments will be served to whet your palate. No registration is required.