​                         KEEP UP TO DATE AND IN TOUCH WITH ARTS THORNTON 24/7 ON FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM AND TWITTER

Arts & Culture is a division of Thornton Parks, Recreation and Community Programs. The division 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 creates, publicizes, and presents the Thornton Arts Academy, annual concert series and cultural events, exhibits and public art, as well as historic displays in city facilities.

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, the Annex, opened in fall 2021, and houses staff plus additional meeting, gallery and classroom space at 9211 Dorothy Boulevard. The division is also involved in supporting Thornton history initiatives including Lambertson Farms, the original Fire Station 1 Fire Museum, and related collection and conservation of city artifacts.

Visit the ArtsThornton Events Calendar to see what’s coming up next at both division facilities and at other city locations used to host year-round activities benefiting the Thornton community.

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 - Project Planning and Publicity
Thornton Parks, Recreation & Community Programs
720-977-5888


Lisa NeeperLisa Neeper
Arts & Culture Supervisor
Arts & Culture Division - Education and Community Events
Thornton Parks, Recreation & Community Programs
720-977-5882


Jesse JimenezJesse Jimenez
Arts & Culture Coordinator II
Arts & Culture Division - Public Art and Community Projects 
Thornton Parks, Recreation & Community Programs
720-977-5881



Jay Jaramillo
Jay Jaramillo
Arts & Culture Specialist
Arts & Culture Division - Exhibits and Facilities
Thornton Parks, Recreation & Community Programs
720-977-5887



Ashley MilliganAshley Milligan
Archive Technician
Arts & Culture Division - Thornton History
Thornton Parks, Recreation & Community Programs
303-538-7297


Click For Newsletter.png



Arts Thornton is proudly supported by:

scfd logo