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.

The Thornton Arts & Culture Center (TACC), located at 9209 Dorothy Boulevard, opened in 2011 and is the hub for performing and visual arts in Thornton. Here is where you can view an exhibit in the OZ Gallery, rehearse with the local band or chorus, attend a camp, concert or class, and participate in annual cultural celebrations like Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). Please visit the ArtsThornton Events Calendar to see what’s coming up next at TACC and citywide.

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
Thornton Parks, Recreation & Community Programs
720-977-5888


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


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





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Arts Thornton is proudly supported by:

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