Arts & Culture Events in Thornton


Thornton Arts & Culture Center (TACC) and OZ Gallery have re-opened to the public with new days and hours: Tuesday - Friday, 1 - 5 p.m. Safety protocols including physical distancing, face masks, and temperature checks will be used by staff. The public is encouraged to do the same when in our facility. For the most up-to-date information about Arts Thornton programs, please visit our upcoming events calendar, email artsthornton@ThorntonCO.gov or call 720-977-5880.


ALL EVENTS ARE FREE UNLESS A FEE IS LISTED

All information is subject to change.


JUNE

TUESDAYS - FRIDAYS, June 2 - September 25, 1 - 5 p.m.

Art Exhibit - Lumonics Mind Spa: Thornton

OZ Gallery, Thornton Arts & Culture Center, 9209 Dorothy Boulevard

Immerse yourself in light and sound at the Lumonics Mind Spa: Thornton. This site-specific installation includes the light sculptures of artist Dorothy Tanner and Mel Tanner, and the video art and music of Marc Billard and Dorothy Tanner, to create a soothing space for reflection and contemplation. Visitors are encouraged to meditate or engage in free association drawing. Lumonics Light and Sound Gallery is based in Adams County and is one of the first and longest-running light art studios in the United States. Lumonics Mind Spa: Thornton is free and open to the public. You can help Lumonics continue to serve Adams County by contributing to their Go Fund Me Campaign here.


MONDAY, June 8, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

TASHCO Meeting

Please click here to register for the meeting.

The Thornton Arts, Sciences and Humanities Council (TASHCO) meet the second Monday of every month from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Meetings are open to anyone interested in learning about public art initiatives, arts and culture classes/concerts, and community events. If you would like to be added to the Audience Participation portion of the agenda to speak on any subject pertaining to the board, please sign up with Lisa Neeper, Arts & Culture Supervisor, at lisa.neeper@ThorntonCO.gov by the Wednesday before the meeting. Click here to view the meeting agenda. Click here to RSVP


THURSDAY, June 4, 2 - 3 p.m.

Virtual Art Club -  Virtual Studio Tour at Globeville Riverfront Arts Center and creating imagined landscapes.

Click here to join! 

The Virtual Art Club is open to all ages so invite the whole family to join us every other Thursday at 2 p.m. for some artistic inspiration and a simple project that you can try at home. No special materials are needed-- just tune in and we'll show you how to use whatever you have at home for some creative fun. Can't join on Thursdays but still want to participate? Check out the Arts Thornton Facebook page for videos of each session.


THURSDAY, June 11, 2 - 3 p.m.

Virtual Art Club -  Make a simple folded book and design an imaginary friend.

Click here to join! 

The Virtual Art Club is open to all ages so invite the whole family to join us every other Thursday at 2 p.m. for some artistic inspiration and a simple project that you can try at home. No special materials are needed-- just tune in and we'll show you how to use whatever you have at home for some creative fun. Can't join on Thursdays but still want to participate? Check out the Arts Thornton Facebook page for videos of each session.


THURSDAY, June 25, 2 - 3 p.m.

Virtual Art Club - Explore and create Alebrijes (Spirit Animals).

Click here to join!

The Virtual Art Club is open to all ages so invite the whole family to join us every other Thursday at 2 p.m. for some artistic inspiration and a simple project that you can try at home. No special materials are needed-- just tune in and we'll show you how to use whatever you have at home for some creative fun. Can't join on Thursdays but still want to participate? Check out the Arts Thornton Facebook page for videos of each session.


JULY

TUESDAYS - FRIDAYS, July 1 - September 25, 1 - 5 p.m.

Art Exhibit - Lumonics Mind Spa: Thornton

OZ Gallery, Thornton Arts & Culture Center, 9209 Dorothy Boulevard

Immerse yourself in light and sound at the Lumonics Mind Spa: Thornton. This site-specific installation includes the light sculptures of artist Dorothy Tanner and Mel Tanner, and the video art and music of Marc Billard and Dorothy Tanner, to create a soothing space for reflection and contemplation. Visitors are encouraged to meditate or engage in free association drawing. Lumonics Light and Sound Gallery is based in Adams County and is one of the first and longest-running light art studios in the United States. Lumonics Mind Spa: Thornton is free and open to the public. You can help Lumonics continue to serve Adams County by contributing to their Go Fund Me Campaign here.


TUESDAY, July 7, Seating starts at 6 p.m. BYO blanket or chairs. Music from 7 - 8 p.m.

Acoustic Tuesdays Concert Series - Bluegrass Americana 

Performance by: By the Lee with Lauren Stovall and Peter Sharpe.

Outdoors in Lu Murray Park near Thornton Arts & Culture Center, 9209 Dorothy Boulevard

Join us for six Acoustic Tuesdays performances presented by regional artists celebrating various cultures and holidays with live music, dance and storytelling. The Acoustic Tuesdays series is sponsored by the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) and Thornton Arts, Sciences and Humanities Council (TASHCO). 

Admission is free. Children under 12 must attend with an adult; safety protocols will be enforced. 6-foot distancing and masks will be required of all attendees.


THURSDAY, July 9, 2 - 3 p.m.

Virtual Art Club - Get to know the work of Andy Goldsworthy and make calming sculptures using natural objects, or whatever you have around the house.

Click here to join!

The Virtual Art Club is open to all ages so invite the whole family to join us every other Thursday at 2 p.m. for some artistic inspiration and a simple project that you can try at home. No special materials are needed-- just tune in and we'll show you how to use whatever you have at home for some creative fun. Can't join on Thursdays but still want to participate? Check out the Arts Thornton Facebook page for videos of each session.


THURSDAY, July 9, 7 - 8:30 p.m.

Twist & Shout Summer Concert

Performance by: Thornton Community Band - Patriotic Salute

Carpenter Park Field, 11151 Colorado Blvd., Thornton, CO 80233 (next to Recreation Center)


MONDAY, July 13, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

TASHCO Meeting

This meeting will take place virtually. The meeting link will be posted a few days in advance.

The Thornton Arts, Sciences and Humanities Council (TASHCO) meet the second Monday of every month from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Meetings are open to anyone interested in learning about public art initiatives, arts and culture classes/concerts, and community events. If you would like to be added to the Audience Participation portion of the agenda to speak on any subject pertaining to the board, please sign up with Lisa Neeper, Arts & Culture Supervisor, at lisa.neeper@ThorntonCO.gov by the Wednesday before the meeting. Click here to RSVP


THURSDAY, July 16, 7 - 8:30 p.m.

Twist & Shout Summer Concert 

Performance by: Miles Apart - Motown Show

Carpenter Park Field, 11151 Colorado Blvd., Thornton, CO 80233 (next to Recreation Center)


TUESDAY, July 21, Seating starts at 6 p.m. BYO blanket or chairs. Music from 7 - 8 p.m.

Acoustic Tuesdays Concert Series - Dance to the Beat, in celebration of International Friendship Day.

Performance by: Rocky Mountain Steel.

Outdoors in Lu Murray Park near Thornton Arts & Culture Center, 9209 Dorothy Boulevard

Join us for six Acoustic Tuesdays performances presented by regional artists celebrating various cultures and holidays with live music, dance and storytelling. The Acoustic Tuesdays series is sponsored by the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) and Thornton Arts, Sciences and Humanities Council (TASHCO). 

Admission is free. Children under 12 must attend with an adult; safety protocols will be enforced. 6-foot distancing and masks will be required of all attendees.


THURSDAY, July 23, 2 - 3 p.m.

Virtual Art Club - Try out some creative techniques using inexpensive and accessible art supplies-- crayons, colored pencils, and oil pastels.

Click here to join!

The Virtual Art Club is open to all ages so invite the whole family to join us every other Thursday at 2 p.m. for some artistic inspiration and a simple project that you can try at home. No special materials are needed-- just tune in and we'll show you how to use whatever you have at home for some creative fun. Can't join on Thursdays but still want to participate? Check out the Arts Thornton Facebook page for videos of each session.


THURSDAY, July 23, 7 - 8:30 p.m.

Twist & Shout Summer Concert 

Performance by: Soul School - Funk, Oldies, Dance Band

Carpenter Park Field, 11151 Colorado Blvd., Thornton, CO 80233 (next to Recreation Center)


THURSDAY, July 30, 7 - 8:30 p.m.

Twist & Shout Summer Concert  

Performance by: That 80s Band 

40th Anniversary celebration sponsored by Brothers Plumbing, Heating and Electric

Carpenter Park Field, 11151 Colorado Blvd., Thornton, CO 80233 (next to Recreation Center)


AUGUST

TUESDAYS - FRIDAYS, August 4 - September 25, 1 - 5 p.m.

Art Exhibit - Lumonics Mind Spa: Thornton

OZ Gallery, Thornton Arts & Culture Center, 9209 Dorothy Boulevard

Immerse yourself in light and sound at the Lumonics Mind Spa: Thornton. This site-specific installation includes the light sculptures of artist Dorothy Tanner and Mel Tanner, and the video art and music of Marc Billard and Dorothy Tanner, to create a soothing space for reflection and contemplation. Visitors are encouraged to meditate or engage in free association drawing. Lumonics Light and Sound Gallery is based in Adams County and is one of the first and longest-running light art studios in the United States. Lumonics Mind Spa: Thornton is free and open to the public. You can help Lumonics continue to serve Adams County by contributing to their Go Fund Me Campaign here.


TUESDAY, August 4, Seating starts at 6 p.m. BYO blanket or chairs. Music from 7 - 8 p.m.

Acoustic Tuesdays Concert Series - Songs and Spoken Word  

Performance by: International entertainer, Red Feather Woman. Blending spoken word with the mysticism of Native American stories into original contemporary songs. Honoring Indigenous Peoples Day.

Outdoors in Lu Murray Park near Thornton Arts & Culture Center, 9209 Dorothy Boulevard

Join us for six Acoustic Tuesdays performances presented by regional artists celebrating various cultures and holidays with live music, dance and storytelling. The Acoustic Tuesdays series is sponsored by the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) and Thornton Arts, Sciences and Humanities Council (TASHCO). Admission is free. Children under 12 must attend with an adult; safety protocols will be enforced. 6-foot distancing and masks will be required of all attendees.


THURSDAY, August 6, 7 - 8:30 p.m.

Twist & Shout Summer Concert 

Performance by: Michael C & The Allstarz - R&B, Soul

Ward 1 Ice Cream Social*

Carpenter Park Field, 11151 Colorado Blvd., Thornton, CO 80233 (next to Recreation Center)

*While supplies last.


MONDAY, August 10, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

TASHCO Meeting

This meeting will take place virtually. The meeting link will be posted a few days in advance.

The Thornton Arts, Sciences and Humanities Council (TASHCO), meet the second Monday of every month from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Meetings are open to anyone interested in learning about public art initiatives, arts and culture classes/concerts, and community events. If you would like to be added to the Audience Participation portion of the agenda to speak on any subject pertaining to the board, please sign up with Lisa Neeper, Arts & Culture Specialist, at lisa.neeper@ThorntonCO.gov by the Wednesday before the meeting. Click here to RSVP


THURSDAY, August 13, 7 - 8:30 p.m.

Twist & Shout Summer Concert 

Performance by: Katie Glassman & Snapshot - Bluegrass, Americana

Ward 3 Ice Cream Social*

Carpenter Park Field, 11151 Colorado Blvd., Thornton, CO 80233 (next to Recreation Center)

*While supplies last.


TUESDAY, August 18, Seating starts at 6 p.m. BYO blanket or chairs. Music from 7 - 8 p.m.

Acoustic Tuesdays Concert Series - Thornton’s Hyperlocal Neighborhood Social 

Performances by: The Thornton Community Chorus and the Thornton Community Brass Band

Outdoors in Lu Murray Park near Thornton Arts & Culture Center, 9209 Dorothy Boulevard

Join us for six Acoustic Tuesdays performances presented by regional artists celebrating various cultures and holidays with live music, dance and storytelling. The Acoustic Tuesdays series is sponsored by the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) and

Admission is free. Children under 12 must attend with an adult; safety protocols will be enforced. 6-foot distancing and masks will be required of all attendees.


THURSDAY, August 20, 7 - 8:30 p.m.

Twist & Shout Summer Concert 

Performance by: Chris Daniels and the Kings - Rock, R&B, Swing

Ward 4 Ice Cream Social*

Carpenter Park Field, 11151 Colorado Blvd., Thornton, CO 80233 (next to Recreation Center)

*While supplies last.


TUESDAY, August 25, Seating starts at 6 p.m. BYO blanket or chairs. Music from 7 - 8 p.m.

Acoustic Tuesdays Concert Series 

Performance by:  Thunderous Drums of Japan - Celebrate Asian American heritage with the thunderous sounds of the Taiko Japanese drum as Toni Yagami brings you an exciting Matsuri Japanese festival to the stage.

Outdoors in Lu Murray Park near Thornton Arts & Culture Center, 9209 Dorothy Boulevard

Join us for six Acoustic Tuesdays performances presented by regional artists celebrating various cultures and holidays with live music, dance and storytelling. The Acoustic Tuesdays series is sponsored by the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) and Thornton Arts, Sciences and Humanities Council (TASHCO). 

Admission is free. Children under 12 must attend with an adult; safety protocols will be enforced. 6-foot distancing and masks will be required of all attendees.


THURSDAY, August 27, 7 - 8:30 p.m.

Twist & Shout Summer Concert 

Performance by: Ricardo Peña y Los Bohemios - Latin Rock, Salsa 

Ward 2 Ice Cream Social*

Carpenter Park Field, 11151 Colorado Blvd., Thornton, CO 80233 (next to Recreation Center)

*While supplies last.


SEPTEMBER

TUESDAYS - FRIDAYS, September 1 - September 25, 1 - 5 p.m.

Art Exhibit - Lumonics Mind Spa: Thornton

OZ Gallery, Thornton Arts & Culture Center, 9209 Dorothy Boulevard

Immerse yourself in light and sound at the Lumonics Mind Spa: Thornton. This site-specific installation includes the light sculptures of artist Dorothy Tanner and Mel Tanner, and the video art and music of Marc Billard and Dorothy Tanner, to create a soothing space for reflection and contemplation. Visitors are encouraged to meditate or engage in free association drawing. Lumonics Light and Sound Gallery is based in Adams County and is one of the first and longest-running light art studios in the United States. Lumonics Mind Spa: Thornton is free and open to the public. You can help Lumonics continue to serve Adams County by contributing to their Go Fund Me Campaign here.


MONDAY, September 14, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

TASHCO Meeting

City Hall Training Room, 9500 Civic Center Drive

The Thornton Arts, Sciences and Humanities Council (TASHCO), meet the second Monday of every month from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Meetings are open to anyone interested in learning about public art initiatives, arts and culture classes/concerts, and community events. If you would like to be added to the Audience Participation portion of the agenda to speak on any subject pertaining to the board, please sign up with Lisa Neeper, Arts & Culture Supervisor, lisa.neeper@ThorntonCO.gov by the Wednesday before the meeting. Click here to RSVP


TUESDAY, September 15, Seating starts at 6 p.m. BYO blanket or chairs. Music from 7 - 8 p.m.

Acoustic Tuesdays Concert Series - Let’s Luau! It’s the ultimate Luau experience featuring music of the islands and the Kalama Polynesian Dancers. Authentic Hawaiian shave ice for the first 100 guests. A celebration of World Oceans Day and Polynesia.

Outdoors in Lu Murray Park near Thornton Arts & Culture Center, 9209 Dorothy Boulevard

Join us for six Acoustic Tuesdays performances presented by regional artists celebrating various cultures and holidays with live music, dance and storytelling. The Acoustic Tuesdays series is sponsored by the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) and Thornton Arts, Sciences and Humanities Council (TASHCO). 

Admission is free. Children under 12 must attend with an adult; safety protocols will be enforced. 6-foot distancing and masks will be required of all attendees.