Arts & Culture is a division of Thornton Parks, Recreation and Community Programs. It was established in 2006 to offer community-based programs and year-round events in partnership with other city departments and nonprofit organizations. With funding provided by the city, Adams County, and the Scientific Cultural and Facilities District (SCFD), Arts Thornton develops and presents art classes, camps, annual concert series and cultural events, exhibits and public art.

Thornton Arts & Culture Center (TACC), located at 9209 Dorothy Boulevard, opened in 2011 and is the hub for performing and visual arts with a gallery and theater space. The division's adjacent building, opening in summer 2021, will house staff and provide additional meeting and classroom space at 9211 Dorothy Boulevard. Please visit the ArtsThornton Events Calendar to see what’s coming up next at both facilities and at other city locations the division uses to host community activities including the city's historical properties as they are renovated for public access.

Our Mission: Engage and celebrate a creative community.
Our Vision: A community that welcomes all forms of cultural expression.

Meet our team:

Alisa ZimmermanAlisa Zimmerman
Arts & Culture Manager
Arts & Culture Division - Planning and Publicity
Thornton Parks, Recreation & Community Programs

Lisa NeeperLisa Neeper
Arts & Culture Supervisor
Arts & Culture Division - Programs and Events
Thornton Parks, Recreation & Community Programs

Jesse JimenezJesse Jimenez
Arts & Culture Coordinator II
Arts & Culture Division - Public Art and Photography
Thornton Parks, Recreation & Community Programs

Jay Jaramillo
Jay Jaramillo
Arts & Culture Specialist
Arts & Culture Division - Exhibits and Facilities
Thornton Parks, Recreation & Community Programs

Ashley MilliganAshley Milligan
Archive Technician
Arts & Culture Division - Thornton History
Thornton Parks, Recreation & Community Programs

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Arts Thornton is proudly supported by:

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