Creative Community Center; 200 Mathews Street, Fort Collins
$20 donation for admission
This unique and interactive arts event will feature a variety of performances, including:
Musical performances will include
Visual art will be on view with sales benefitting the fund, from The Center for Fine Art Photography's acclaimed Water! exhibition, and more.
Get a sneak peek of the auction items during gallery hours at the Community Creative Center Wednesday October 23 12:00-6:00pm Thursday, October 24 12:00-6:00pm Friday, October 25 12:00-6:00pm
As the damage from the September floods continues to be identified and stories unfold, we discover that many artists have been deeply affected. They have lost studios and practice spaces, visual artwork and instruments have been ruined, supplies and equipment lost or broken, creative businesses and non-profits overwhelmed with damages. Without the arts, how can our communities truly recover? The Umbrella Project is a fund to support artists and creatives in Larimer County that are affected by natural disasters, including the recent flooding.
To launch this initiative, Beet Street is partnering with the local arts community to create a unique and interactive fundraising event on October 26th. The Umbrella Project launch will be a celebration of creativity, with live performances featuring local musicians, actors, poets and writers, visual art for viewing and for sale including work donated from the Water exhibition at the Center for Fine Art Photography, and a community art project that will carry on beyond the event with a public installation of decorated umbrellas throughout the city.
Many artists and organizations are donating their time and talent to create an unforgettable experience that will make a lasting difference in Larimer County.
We encourage everyone to do what you can to help sustain the arts throughout our county.
Besides attending the event on October 26, here are some other ways to get involved:
Artists are encouraged to donate a work of art to an exhibition and sale during the event or to decorate an artists umbrella for a community-wide project.