Bethel in the balance

  Singer-songwriter struggles to juggle work, music By Steve Graham Bethel Steele almost gave away the gig of a lifetime. As a production assistant at Bohemian Foundation, Steele helps care for artists at the Armory, and he helped seek out other musicians to open for famed singer-songwriter Lucy Kaplansky at the venue this month. Steele has stepped back from a full-time singing career and is excited to support, book and […]

Steve Poltz. Photo credit Laura Partain

Shine On Steve Poltz

Steve Poltz’s new release Shine On is a well-written spark of light and creation that genuinely lives up to its title. Poltz is coming to The Armory on March 7, 2019, to shed some of his positive vibes on Fort Collins. “I just sort of always make up songs. It’s super fun to create and put words together. So I usually end up with a bunch of tunes, and sometimes I […]

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Artist Call for Submissions

Engaging the community through the art matters.   Art gives a voice to the voiceless. Art in public places contributes to social cohesion and allows the residents of a community to shape the landscape.  There are four open calls for submissions for an artist to create more art in Fort Collins public places. Submissions vary in age requirement and ability level.     Artist Opportunities       2019 PIANOS […]

Local Culture, Arts & Community

Survey results to be shared about Affordable housing and workspace for the arts

ARTSPACE PRESENTS SURVEY RESULTS ON NEED FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND WORKSPACE FOR ARTS, CULTURAL AND CREATIVE COMMUNITIES On Feb. 26, Artspace, a national nonprofit real estate developer for the arts, will make a community presentation to report findings from the affordable creative sector housing and workspace surveys it conducted in Fort Collins. Last year, Artspace invited individuals, organizations and businesses in the arts, cultural and creative communities to participate in an […]


Modern Band Rockfest and Symposium, an annual conference for music teachers, arts administrators, and higher education leaders from across the country is coming to Colorado State University on July 28-31, brought to you by the Bohemian Foundation. You may remember hearing about Rockfest in our February issue about Little Kids Rock, which is the program that teaches kids to perform in their Modern Bands in our very own Poudre School […]

Downtown Sessions Concert Series in Old Town

On each first Friday of every month, check out the diverse musical offerings from Colorado music acts at the Downtown Sessions Concert Series. The Downtown Fort Collins Business Association (DBA) and Bohemian Foundation kicked off the summer music season on June 2 with The Seers and Maxwell Mud as the first performances of the five Friday night concerts set on the Old Town Square Stage from 6-9 p.m.! Each event […]


THE BUSINESS OF MUSIC: The Music District Opens To Community

BY: DAWN DUNCAN  This month, Fort Collins gains something we could not have imagined years ago when our community had a fraction of the bands it has now and nowhere near the level of sophistication in music industry knowledge, experience, and seasoned veterans who have earned their stripes on stage and off, navigating perhaps one of the trickiest business landscapes in the world. What we used to consider the norm […]

Terry McNerney: redefining “street art” on a major scale

If you live in Fort Collins, chances are you’ll never say, “oh look at that dirty old brick wall” or “how ugly those electrical transformer boxes are.” The reason for this is Terry McNerney keeping our city pretty. The veteran muralist is the personality behind the beautiful street art that makes Fort Collins so unique. Illustrator McNerney originally had no experience painting when he was asked to do a mural […]