Arts & Culture Events in Thornton

The City of Thornton has closed all public facilities due to a Declaration of Emergency for confirmed cases of COVID-19 within Colorado and Adams County specifically. Events, exhibitions, and classes scheduled for March and April will be postponed and rescheduled once the city re-opens facilities.


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ALL EVENTS ARE FREE UNLESS A FEE IS LISTED


MARCH

TUESDAY, 3/3, 6 - 9 p.m. - Postponed 

Art Reception - Thornton High School Printmaking Show

Active Adult Center Gallery, 9471 Dorothy Boulevard

Celebrate the Month of Printmaking and support the next generation of artists at our reception for this amazing group show with work by Thornton High School students.  


APRIL

WEDNESDAY, 4/1 - MONDAY 6/22 - Postponed 

Art Exhibit - The Color of Nature

Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Thornton Economic Development Gallery, 9500 Civic Center Drive, north entrance

Painting by Lisa Lynch. “I have always loved nature and the outdoors. My work shows an appreciation for the outdoor spaces in Colorado and beyond. I hope to inspire people to look beyond what they see and stretch their imagination and ideas about color.” -Artist Lisa Lynch


THURSDAY, 4/9, 5 - 8 p.m. - Cancelled  

Thornton Arts & Culture Center, 9209 Dorothy Boulevard

Art Reception - Enhancing Interiors with Unique Designs 

Sculpture & Painting by Wanda Marshall. Art reception and artist talk. 


MONDAY, 4/13, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. - Cancelled

TASHCO Meeting 

Fire Station #5, 14051 Colorado Boulevard, Community Room

TASHCO board members 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 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 Amy Smith, amy.smith@thorntonCO.gov by the Wednesday before the meeting.


MAY

MONDAY, 5/4 - MONDAY 6/22  

Art Exhibit - The Color of Nature

Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Thornton Economic Development Gallery, 9500 Civic Center Drive, north entrance

Painting by Lisa Lynch. “I have always loved nature and the outdoors. My work shows an appreciation for the outdoor spaces in Colorado and beyond. I hope to inspire people to look beyond what they see and stretch their imagination and ideas about color.” -Artist Lisa Lynch


TUESDAY, 5/5

Acoustic Tuesdays Celebrates Cinco De Mayo

6 - 8 p.m.

Thornton Arts & Culture Center, 9209 Dorothy Blvd

Come Celebrate Mexican Culture with our Cinco De Mayo Fiesta! We will have youth dancers in traditional costumes showcasing all the regions of Mexico and live music by Mariachi Los Correcaminos. This is a free community event sponsored by TASHCO.


MONDAY, 5/11

TASHCO Meeting

6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

City Hall Training Room, 9500 Civic Center Drive

TASHCO board members 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 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 Amy Smith, amy.smith@thorntonCO.gov by the Wednesday before the meeting..


TUESDAY, 5/19

Acoustic Tuesdays Celebrates Asian American Heritage

6 - 8 p.m.

Thornton Arts & Culture Center, 9209 Dorothy Blvd

Thornton Celebrates Asian Culture Month! Thrill to the thunderous sounds of the Taiko (Japanese drum). Toni Yagami brings an exciting “Matsuri” (Japanese festival) to our stage. Try your hand at Chinese brush painting with Mr. Zhang, Chinese Brush Painting instructor from the Confucius Institute. This is a free community event sponsored by TASHCO.



JUNE

MONDAY, 6/1 - MONDAY 6/22

Art Exhibit - The Color of Nature

Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Thornton Economic Development Gallery, 9500 Civic Center Drive, north entrance

Painting by Lisa Lynch. “I have always loved nature and the outdoors. My work shows an appreciation for the outdoor spaces in Colorado and beyond. I hope to inspire people to look beyond what they see and stretch their imagination and ideas about color.” -Artist Lisa Lynch


MONDAY, 6/8

TASHCO Meeting

6:30 - 8:30 p.m., click here to RSVP

Carpenter Recreation Center, 11151 Colorado Boulevard, Room C

TASHCO board members 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 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 Amy Smith, amy.smith@thorntonCO.gov by the Wednesday before the meeting.


TUESDAY, 6/9

Acoustic Tuesdays Celebrates World Oceans Day and Polynesia

6 - 8 p.m.

Thornton Arts & Culture Center, 9209 Dorothy Blvd

Come out for the ultimate Luau experience to Celebrate World Ocean Day and Polynesia! Music and Dancers provided by Kalama Polynesian Dancers. We will also have authentic Hawaiian shaved ice and a student art show. This is a free community event sponsored by TASHCO.


MONDAY, 6/15 - FRIDAY 6/19

Art Skills Drawing Camp

2 - 4 p.m.

Thornton Arts & Culture Center, 9209 Dorothy Blvd

Does your kiddo love to draw? This is the art camp for them! Instructor Heidi West will show youth fun and simple ways to take their art skills to the next level. Students will get the chance to use pencils, pens, markers, and pastels and have plenty of time to explore materials and create their own masterpieces and handmade books in a relaxed environment. We will have a mini art show/ critique on the last day. Parents; please bring a $10 material fee per participant on the first day and send youth wearing clothes that can get dirty and/or an apron. 

Ages: 6-10, Cost: $115, Class number: 293520, click here to register


THURSDAY, 6/11

Twist & Shout Summer Concert - Thornton Community Band

7 - 8:30 p.m.

Carpenter Park at E 112 Ave and Madison

Twist & Shout kick-off concert! Thornton Community Band playing Symphonic Brass and Winds. 


WEDNESDAY, 6/17

Funtastikidz - Acrobatic Circus and Hoop Performer

1 - 2 p.m.

Thornton Arts & Culture Center, 9209 Dorothy Blvd

Come to the acrobat circus at Thornton Arts & Culture Center! Four performers showcase hoop dancing, aerial performances and more. We will finish with popcorn and snow cones for the kids. Free! Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.


THURSDAY, 6/18

Twist & Shout Summer Concert - That Eighties Band

7 - 8:30 p.m.

Carpenter Park at E 112 Ave and Madison

That Eighties Band playing 1980s Rock. Sponsored by Brothers.


TUESDAY, 6/23

Acoustic Tuesdays Celebrates Pride Month

6 - 8 p.m.

Thornton Arts & Culture Center, 9209 Dorothy Blvd

Thornton celebrates diversity and pride month with a lively performance by the Rocky Mountain Arts Gay Men’s Chorus Acapella ensemble. Join us for a fun evening with music, food, and giveaways. This is a free community event sponsored by TASHCO.


THURSDAY, 6/25

Twist & Shout Summer Concert and Ice Cream Social - Chris Daniels & The Kings

7 - 8:30 p.m.

Thorncreek Golf Course, 13555 Washington Street

Chris Daniels & The Kings playing Rock, R&B and Swing. Enjoy an ice cream social and meet your neighbors in Ward 4. 


JULY

THURSDAY, 7/9

Twist & Shout Summer Concert and Ice Cream Social- Katie Glassman & Snapshot

7 - 8:30 p.m.

Riverdale Park, 13210 Locust Street

Katie Glassman and Snapshot playing Bluegrass, Swing, and Americana. Enjoy an ice cream social and meet your neighbors in Ward 3. 


THURSDAY, 7/16

Twist & Shout Summer Concert - Miles Apart

7 - 8:30 p.m.

Carpenter Park, 3498 East 112 Avenue

Miles Apart playing Motown. This is a free event.


THURSDAY, 7/23

Twist & Shout Summer Concert - Soul School

7 - 8:30 p.m.

Carpenter Park, 3498 East 112 Avenue

Soul School playing  R & B, Soul, Funk, and Oldies Dance Band.


THURSDAY, 7/30

Twist & Shout Summer Concert and Ice Cream Social- Ricardo Peña Los Bohemios

7 - 8:30 p.m.

Carpenter Park, 3498 East 112 Avenue

Ricardo Peña Los Bohemios playing a Latin, Salsa Dance Show. Enjoy an ice cream social and meet your neighbors in Ward 2.


AUGUST

THURSDAY, 8/6

Twist & Shout Summer Concert - Michael C & The Allstarz

7 - 8:30 p.m.

Pecos Park, 1266 West 96 Avenue

The final Twist & Shout Concert. Michael C and The Allstarz playing R and B and Soul. Enjoy an ice cream social and meet your neighbors in Ward 1.