We'll take rain whenever it comes to help our flowers in the Sculpture Garden. Stop by to enjoy
You may already be aware that the price of bronze has been increasing for several years due to global demand for copper. Recently, all metals are on the rise... this means your favorite artwork prices will increase too. Because we bid a lot of large-scale public art, we've been watching this very closely; we've already seen an over 15% increase in material costs since December.
While the value of an artist's work befittingly goes up throughout their career, a large factor of pricing is the cost of materials the artwork is fabricated from. Our artists absorb as much of these material cost increases as possible, when it's no longer feasible, the only choice is a price change. That's actually good news for collectors - the value of your collection goes up with each increase.
Much of the art we show is made from Bronze, Steel and Aluminum, therefore...
Our recommendation to you, the collector, is to lock in the price of that piece you've been eyeing before the next bump. Place an order with a 50% deposit and you can pay the balance over time (up to 6 months). Many sculptures may need to be cast/fabricated requiring weeks to months before it can ship anyway.
If you are placing an Order's Only purchase online, we will contact you with details of when to expect your artwork. If the artwork will take more than 2 weeks to fabricate/cast/create, we will adjust your payment to reflect only the required deposit and charge the balance with a series of smaller monthly charges, or with a single payment prior to shipping depending upon your preference. Shop Online
Here are a few links on the subject....
The Fabricator: Rise in Steel Prices continues
Market Watch, New Tariffs to Raise Prices
Barron's Tariffs: Giving Steel Prices Another Nudge
It's a peek at our Future,... and the Future is Bright!
We are pleased to host the finalist interviews for the Rotary Art Scholarship again tonight. Each year we grow more, and more impressed with the confident students who are showcasing their talents as they prepare to stretch their wings.
The winners will be displayed at the Colorado Governor's Art Show & Sale. Just one more reason to go to the show this May.
You may have noticed some updates to our south entry and beyond. We've been painting out the red stairwell, adding #ColumbineBlue and revamping the decor. Even a new roof!
All of this is in preparation of leasing the upstairs; if you have a great business seeking office space with an artful twist, please contact us!
Not to worry, we still are showing tons of our 48 amazing Artists' Fine Artwork, inside and out. Can't visit us? Shop Online
#FeedYourCreativeSpirit #LivingWithArt #ChangeIsGood #PaintIsMagic #WontYouBeOurNeighbor#WereLookinGood
We are really pleased to have new neighbors to the gallery, Plenty Pharma provides natural remedies for people and pets!
Art, and the Art of Healing, all in one block. We hope you'll visit them when you next stop by the gallery and sculpture garden,
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While you are checking out Loveland, Colorado; here's a few favorite things we recommend for your visit...
ART, starting with us, of Course:
Columbine Gallery home of the National Sculptors’ Guild. Our 4500 square foot gallery artfully displays over 800 NSG sculptures and paintings by over 45 local and national artists. Plus the attached NSG Sculpture Garden is an acre filled with unusual botanical specimens and over 80 monumental sculptures, all available for sale, ready for your collection.
2683 N Taft Avenue, Loveland, CO 80538 970-667-2015 email
MORE ART: 4th street has other small galleries/studios like Independence Gallery, and Lundeen Sculpture
Art Castings of Colorado See the sculptures being cast, Loveland has some of the top foundries in the nation!
511 8th St. SE. Loveland, CO 80537 970-667-1114
public tours start at 9:30am, reservations required
Bronze Services of Colorado: See the sculptures being cast,
140 2nd Street S.E., Loveland, CO 80537 970-667-2723
THURSDAY mornings at 8 am. By appointment only.
Benson Sculpture Garden Loveland’s public art park featuring over 150 sculptures and home of Sculpture in the Park, the largest outdoor sculpture show held every 2nd weekend in August. Columbine is a block southwest.
2908 Aspen Drive in Loveland, Colorado 80538
Chapungu Sculpture Park at Centerra a permanent collection of 82 African stone sculptures carved by Zimbabwe artists. Would be good to catch on the way in or out of town – Centerra is near the I-25 interchange. 2593 Kendall Parkway Loveland, CO 80538
Artworks Loveland: Contact Angela to set up a touring time, they have running exhibits but primarily are a working studio space for over 25 artists. The studios are open to viewing while the artists are working, fun to see the behind the scenes sometimes. 310 N. Railroad, Loveland, CO 80537 970-663-5555
Art Space at the Feed & Grain This is a work/live space and the lobby typically has rotating exhibits by the resident artists. Located across from Artworks Loveland. 140 West Third Street, Loveland, CO, 80537
Loveland Museum/Gallery has great rotating exhibits, including host of the Colorado Governor's Art Show Annually. ($5 admission)
503 N. Lincoln Avenue Loveland, CO 80537 970-962-2410
Embassy Suites: If you need a place to stay, this is our top pick. We loan art to them on occasion, and they offer great amenities close to I-25 and Hwy 34.
FOOD: again, in our opinion, the best options are Loveland's unique places downtown... if none of these seem like a fit, we can extend the list,. Not in any order, plus there are many more...
There are also some fun craft brewery’s, and a dessert bar for the chocolate lovers....
Door 222: Located next door to the Rialto Theater, they offer great locally sourced tapas, lunch and dinner that changes seasonally.
222 E 4th Street, Loveland, CO 80537 970-541-3020
Henry’s Pub: On the other side of the Rialto is Henry’s they are a bit more casual and probably offer the largest seating space. Great salads, sandwiches and specials.
234 East 4th Street, Loveland, CO 80537 970-613-1896
Origins Wine Bar and Pizza: If you have a large group, I'd recommend renting the Wine Cellar Library in advance, which seats up to 20. The menu has a great mix of fresh foods that pair well with the wine!
Origins is right across from the Loveland Museum
500 N Lincoln Ave Loveland, CO 80537, 970-685-4269
Mo’ Betta Gumbo: A little taste of the South, we love this restaurant especially on a cold day. Chef Clay is the owner and is working on opening Miss Daisy’s BBQ, so keep an eye open. He also runs Loveland Tap House which just opened this year. Miss Daisy’s BBQ and Blues will operate out of the old Heritage Lutherie building at 129 E. Fifth St.
141 E 4th St, Loveland, CO 80537 970-685-4842
How to get around? Here's a service other tours have used in the past….
About The City offers a luxury limo bus, which is a nice way to get from place to place., especially if you're partaking in Mo' Betta Gumbo's moonshine, or a mimosa at brunch! They could also help with fine tuning your itinerary.
Yes, there's a hippo in Embassy Suites.
As NSG Fellow Tim Cherry's bronze hippo sculpture Roundbottomus Hippopotamus awaits its permanent placement as the site is being prepped, she will greet visitors to Loveland in the Lobby of the Embassy Suites Convention Center.
The National Sculptors' Guild will install the hippo this Spring in Little Rock as a part of their extensive Public Art Program. Stay tuned for updates.
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