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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 after school enrichment programs, seasonal concert series and cultural events, exhibits and public art projects, as well as historic displays in city facilities.

Thornton Arts & Culture Center (TACC), located at 9209 Dorothy Boulevard, opened in 2011 and is the city hub for performing and visual arts with a gallery and theater space. The division's adjacent building, the Annex, opened in 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 onsite including Lambertson Farms, the Ken Freiberg Fire Museum, and related collection and conservation of city artifacts and archival property, as well as assisting TASHCO.

Visit the ArtsThornton Events Calendar to see what’s happening next at both division facilities and other city locations we use to host year-round arts, cultural and heritage activities benefiting the Thornton community.

Our Mission: Engage and celebrate the heritage, culture and creativity of our community.
Our Vision: A community that supports all forms of cultural expression.

Meet our team:

Alisa ZimmermanAlisa Zimmerman
Arts & Culture Manager
Arts & Culture Division - Planning, Operations and Publicity
Thornton Parks, Recreation & Community Programs
720-977-5888



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


Vacant
Public Art Coordinator
Arts & Culture Division - Public Art and Community Projects 
Thornton Parks, Recreation & Community Programs
720-977-5881


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Guest Relations Clerk II
Arts & Culture Division - Facility Rentals and Exhibits
Thornton Parks, Recreation & Community Programs
Brenda.Wiegert@ThorntonCO.gov
720-977-5887


Ashley Milligan Ashley Milligan
Archive Technician
Arts & Culture Division - Thornton History
Thornton Parks, Recreation & Community Programs
Ashley.Milligan@ThorntonCO.gov
720-977-5883


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