We'll take rain whenever it comes to help our flowers in the Sculpture Garden. Stop by to enjoy
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
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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.
Please join Cathy Goodale's Workshop Students for a garden party and art show in the National Sculptors' Guild Sculpture Garden
Ikebana Flower Arrangement
Clothesline "Buy as the Dry" Sale
Wine and Cheese Reception
Columbine Gallery is hosting the Loveland Artist's Collective August Meeting. Please join us in the National Sculptors' Guild Sculpture Garden for a Bouquet of Knowledge, August 28th 6:30pm to 8:30pm.
This is a great networking resource for emerging and mid-career artists, looking for ways to connect and gain tools to take their work to the next level with professional guidance from the established creative industry of our community.
Art Shape Mammoth will present their new model of artists' representation
Voila Fine Art Rental will tell us about the art rental field
Weedin Insurance will overview the special insurance needs of artists. ie. coverage during exhibitions, etc
Columbine Gallery will share best practices when seeking gallery representation
General networking will proceed the topic discussions.
The Artist's Collective mission is to draw together visual, performing, and literary artists to network, educate, elevate and activate the artists to succeed in a thriving creative community.
This event is open to the public. Future meetings are held on the 4th Monday of each month - click here for event details and sites.
Columbine's Dan Augenstein was featured live, this time giving Fox31 anchors a quick painting lesson.
Congratulations to Columbine's Daniel Augenstein whose painting is featured in the April Southwest Art Magazine story on the Colorado Governor's Art Show & Sale
As the only show in Colorado that features both established and emerging artists based in the state, the Governor’s Art Show kicks off on Friday, April 28, at the Loveland Museum/Gallery. It’s more than just the finest Colorado painters and sculptors coming together in one exhibition—there are also live music performances, flash mobs, opera singers, a plein-air festival, bagpipers, and more. The Governor’s Art Show is celebrating its 26th year thanks to sponsorship from the Loveland and Thompson Valley Rotary Clubs, with net proceeds from the exhibition going to local youth and community organizations. John Kinkade, a co-chair of the annual show, says the mission of the event is twofold: “We aim to support our local community in need while also introducing Colorado residents to their artists,” he says. “We have so much artistic talent in our state to share.”
The festivities begin on Friday, April 28, with an opening gala and sale from 5 to 9 p.m. preceding the public opening on Saturday, April 29. Other highlights include Saturday artisan exhibits on May 6, 13, and 27 and a plein-air festival and auction throughout downtown Loveland on May 20. Kinkade says the aim is to make the whole event “festive, fun, and participatory.”
This year’s show features artwork in every kind of style, from traditional western themes to abstract ideas. There’s something for everyone, as each artist is invited to bring four pieces to the exhibition, totaling more than 230 works on view. And while there are many notable returning and established exhibitors, exactly 50 percent of the participants are new to the event—due, in part, to a blind jury made up of new committee members each year. The show bestows 10 awards of merit and a Best of Show award.
Among the 300 artists who submitted work to be juried, Sabrina Stiles, Nancy Wylie, Pem Dunn, and Richard Schilling are just a few of the 55 artists selected. Mark Andrew Bailey, Karen Storm, Lora Witt, and Don Hamilton, all of whom won individual awards of merit last year, are returning. Noteworthy artists Alyson Kinkade and Jane DeDecker collaborated on a piece last year that was named Best of Show in a unanimous vote for a sculpture for the first time ever. They’ll both be returning as well. Finally, James Biggers, an Estes Park-based artist, has participated in the event every year since its inception—and this year will be no different for the landscape painter.
This is Jane Hunt’s first time participating in the Governor’s Art Show. The Denver-based impressionist submitted her oil COLORADO SUMMER, choosing to focus on the dramatic sunset while minimizing the majesty of the mountains in the background. “There’s a lot of artists in the event that I admire,” Hunt says. “It will be nice to get together with Colorado artists and share that connection.” —Katie Askew
This story was featured in the April 2017 issue of Southwest Art magazine. Get the Southwest Art April 2017 print issue or digital download now–then subscribe to Southwest Art and never miss another story.
We have a fun followup to our November post: Pueblo Chile Mural painted by Teresa Vito. Her winning Logo is on its way to becoming a Colorado License Plate...the logo image was taken from Vito's oil painting that was specifically commissioned by the Pueblo Chile Growers Association for the purpose of a brand logo. The highly successful painting was done by Teresa Vito, who lives in Pueblo.
Vito spoke with Colorado Matters host Nathan Heffel on Colorado Public Radio last Tuesday about the proposed Pueblo Chile License Plate. She admits, she was taken aback by a couple of the questions, especially when asked about Chile recipes. But like her paintings, she nailed it. listen here
CPR's Shanna Lewis writes... "Longtime Pueblo oil painter Teresa Vito never thought she'd see her artwork on cars cruising Interstate 25. But that could be a reality soon, if a new special license plate featuring Pueblo Chiles is approved by the state legislature this session.
Last year, Vito was asked by the Pueblo Chile Growers Association to create artwork that could be used to promote Pueblo Chiles, also known as Mirasol Chiles. She painted two pieces: a rural landscape and a detail showing the chiles close up.
"I saw the label as a symbol of place -- Pueblo," Vito said, adding the association wanted something that would look like an old fashioned label from the 1920s or 30s for preserves and other produce. Those labels often featured rural landscapes and whatever produce was inside.
However, following a conversation between State Representative Daneya Esgar and Pueblo County Commissioner Buffie McFadyen, Vito's work went to another level. After collecting at least 3,000 signatures to prove citizen support, Esgar introduced a bill to the legislature -- it's currently under consideration in the State House of Representatives." .... listen to the CPR interview, and more
Representative Daneya Esgar presented the Pueblo Chile license plate bill at the State Capitol Thurs. Feb. 2. The bill passed through the House Transportation committee and moves onto House Appropriations before being considered on the house floor. Stay updated
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