- FORT COLLINS CRAFT SCENE FEATURED IN NATIONAL MAGAZINE
American Craft Magazine Highlights Local Makers
Northern Colorado makers, business owners, artists, and anyone invested in the creative and commercial success of the region will be excited to hear that Fort Collins’ craft scene was recently featured in the national bimonthly magazine, American Craft.
The article titled “Hand in Hand: Fort Collins, Colorado” and appearing in the “Wide World of Craft” section of the magazine introduces our city’s charming and convivial craft scene to more than 96,000 readers across the U.S. It mentions many local artisans and businesses, including: Trimble Court Artisans, Walnut Creek, My Sister Knits, Lincoln Center, Boo Bicycles, Wool Hat, YendraBuilt, Wadoo, Wolverine Farm, Lambspun, Art Lab, and Smokestack Pottery. Champions of the talented makers of Northern Colorado will be happy to see the local craft scene receiving the national recognition it deserves. For more than 75 years, the American Craft Council (ACC) has championed craft and supported professional makers through nonprofit shows, educational resources, conferences, public lectures, and student programs. More than 45,000 people flock to Baltimore, Atlanta, St. Paul, and San Francisco every year to attend American Craft Shows, and the ACC’s award-winning American Craft magazine tells behind-the-scenes stories of artists, designers, and makers while exploring the multifaceted benefits of creative living.
- SOFAR SOUNDS
Sofar Sounds is expanding to Fort Collins and will launch with a concert on Saturday, March 4, 6:30 pm, at a location near CSU, to be disclosed to registrants.
This organization is a global platform of highly intimate concerts, usually taking place in spaces such as living rooms and art galleries, where the lineup of each show remains a mystery until you arrive. “Sofars” take place in over 300 cities worldwide, including Denver, and now the organization is excited to add Fort Collins to that list. Currently, Sofar Sounds is working to increase awareness about their mission and integrate into the local music community. They have hired Zach Morris as their new Fort Collins City Lead and are actively networking within the community to make connections and spread the word about upcoming Sofars and opportunities. For local information, visit
- Lucky Joe’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade
March 11th, Old Town Fort Collins will be all things GREEN as Lucky Joe’s hosts their annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade starting at 10 am. Floats, performers, kids, and community members will parade through downtown in their St. Patrick’s Day best, followed by an all day party in Old Town Square co-hosted by Lucky Joe’s and Wilbur’s Total Beverage. The Old Town Irish party will feature live music (TBA), vendors, and festivities until 5:00 pm. The parade and party are free to attendees and all ages are welcome. Thousands will gather for this event and the “green beer garden” in the Square will open at 11 am, with free admission plus various beers available for purchase by patrons 21+ with valid ID. There will be prizes of 1st, 2nd, and 3rd awarded for parade entries with judging done by a community panel. Please note that pets are not allowed at the parade or the day party in the Square. For information, visit downtownfortcollins.com.
- Egypt — Gift of the Nile
The rich cultural heritage of one of the world’s cradles of civilization comes to life March 3 with the grand opening of Egypt ~ Gift of the Nile at the Global Village Museum of Arts and Cultures. Following the Members Only and VIP reception from 4-6 pm, the public is invited for free from 6-9 pm as part of Fort Collins Gallery Walk.
“Egypt is a fascinating country with a special mystique of its own,” said Jack Curfman, the exhibit’s designer and installer. “As a kid, I was transfixed by National Geographic magazines which showed its incredible pyramids and intricate architectural detail.” Curfman, a Colorado State University alumnus and faculty emeritus, is an internationally-honored exhibition designer with a 51-year career at CSU. He has been recognized by countless art museums and professional organizations for his superb creative ability.
The exhibit’s unique art and artifacts include Egyptian wedding jewelry, camel saddles, papyrus prints and illustrations, exquisite inlaid treasure boxes, textiles and clothing, furniture, currency, and a replica of the Rosetta Stone. Visitors will learn about ancient Egypt through its pharaohs, temples, mummification processes, and hieroglyphics.
The exhibit runs through June 17. The Global Village Museum is located at 200 W. Mountain Avenue., and Museum hours are 11 am-5 pm Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, visit globalvillagemuseum.org or call 970.221.4600. Contact: Leisa Taylor, Outreach Coordinator. firstname.lastname@example.org
- Colorado Sound 105.5 Birthday Party
NoCo’s newest radio station, Colorado Sound 105.5 FM, will celebrate its first birthday on March 9 at the Aggie Theatre in Fort Collins, with doors at 7 pm, party at 8 pm. The event will feature an all-Colorado lineup with Paper Bird headlining and guests Brent Cowles, Dragondeer, and Rob Drabkin performing. This celebration of non-commercial musical discovery is a 16+ event that runs through 1:30 am. Tickets are $20 (GA) and available at ticketfly.com (search: Colorado Sound). For information, visit: coloradosound.org and aggietheatre.com