Arts & Culture Events in Thornton


The Thornton Arts & Culture Center (TACC) and OZ Gallery have re-opened to the public with new days and hours: Tuesday - Thursday, 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 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.

Please call 303-255-7800 For Summer Concert Weather Updates.


 AUGUST

TUESDAYS - THURSDAYS, August 4 - September 24, 1 - 5 p.m.

Art Exhibit - Lumonics Mind Spa: Thornton

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

Sign up for timed entry here.

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

Seating is limited, register for concerts here. Watch the live stream here.

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 + Ward 1 Ice Cream Social

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

Carpenter Park Field, 108th and Colorado Blvd., Thornton, CO 80233

Seating is limited, register for concerts here.

Eight bands will perform a range of popular music at Thornton's largest park. This year's summer concerts are sponsored by Olinger Mortuaries. More info here. Your Thornton Council Members Jacque Phillips and Sherry Goodman would like to meet you and your family at the Ward 1 Ice Cream Social. Prepackaged ice cream will be distributed while supplies last. COVID-19 safety measures will be used so be prepared to wait in line at a safe distance and wear a mask to be served. Hand sanitizer will also be available. Limit: one ice cream serving per person.

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.


MONDAY, August 10, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

TASHCO Meeting

Click here to join via zoom. Or call 669 900 6833 and enter meeting ID 944 1126 7252

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 two weeks before the meeting. Click here to RSVP


THURSDAY, August 13, 7 - 8:30 p.m.

Twist & Shout Summer Concert + Ward 3 Ice Cream Social

Performance by: Katie Glassman & SnapshotBluegrass, Americana

Carpenter Park Field, 108th and Colorado Blvd., Thornton, CO 80233

Seating is limited, register for concerts here.

Eight bands will perform a range of popular music at Thornton's largest park. This year's summer concerts are sponsored by Olinger Mortuaries. More info hereYour Thornton Council Members Sam Nizam and David Acunto would like to meet you and your family at the Ward 3 Ice Cream Social. Prepackaged ice cream will be distributed while supplies last. COVID-19 safety measures will be used so be prepared to wait in line at a safe distance and wear a mask to be served. Hand sanitizer will also be available. Limit: one ice cream serving per person.

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 + Ward 4 Ice Cream Social

Performance by: Chris Daniels and the KingsRock, R&B, Swing

Carpenter Park Field, 108th and Colorado Blvd., Thornton, CO 80233

Seating is limited, register for concerts here.

Eight bands will perform a range of popular music at Thornton's largest park. This year's summer concerts are sponsored by Brother's Plumbing, Heating and Electric and Olinger Mortuaries. More info hereYour Thornton Council Members Adam Matkowsky and Angie Bedolla would like to meet you and your family at the Ward 4 Ice Cream Social. Prepackaged ice cream will be distributed while supplies last. COVID-19 safety measures will be used so be prepared to wait in line at a safe distance and wear a mask to be served. Hand sanitizer will also be available. Limit: one ice cream serving per person.

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.


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

Seating is limited, register for concerts here. Watch the live stream here.

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 + Ward 2 Ice Cream Social

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

Carpenter Park Field, 108th and Colorado Blvd., Thornton, CO 80233

Seating is limited, register for concerts here.

Eight bands will perform a range of popular music at Thornton's largest park. This year's summer concerts are sponsored by Brother's Plumbing, Heating and Electric and Olinger Mortuaries. More info here. Your Thornton Council Members Jessica Sandgren and Julia Marvin would like to meet you and your family at the Ward 2 Ice Cream Social. Prepackaged ice cream will be distributed while supplies last. COVID-19 safety measures will be used so be prepared to wait in line at a safe distance and wear a mask to be served. Hand sanitizer will also be available. Limit: one ice cream serving per person.

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.


 SEPTEMBER

TUESDAYS - THURSDAYS, September 1 - September 24, 1 - 5 p.m.

Art Exhibit - Lumonics Mind Spa: Thornton

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

Sign up for timed entry here.

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

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, lisa.neeper@ThorntonCO.gov two weeks 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. A celebration of World Oceans Day and Polynesia.

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

Seating is limited, register for concerts here. Watch the live stream here.

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.


 OCTOBER


TUESDAYS - THURSDAYS, October 5 - January 8, 1 - 5 p.m.

Art Exhibit - Creations. Paintings and Sculptures by Wanda Marshall

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

Sign up for timed entry at ArtsThornton.eventbrite.com

Let your mind wander and explore with Wanda Marshall. Marshall uses sculpture and painting to explore natural and fantastic landscapes. Click here for a preview of the exhibit.


October 5 - January 8

Art Exhibit - The Harms Brothers Present: The Process of Imagination

Economic Development Gallery, 9500 Civic Center Drive, north entrance

Thornton authors Caleb and Nathan Harms invite you into their creative process! The Harms Brother's showcase the concepts and methods they use to create books such as The Colorless Monster, The Adventures of Sammy the Hamster, Friend of the Wind, Zed & Zia, and many more. From idea, to script, to finished art, you will see the raw stages of book page and character design used for the creation of the Harms Publications universe of children's stories.


MONDAY, October 12, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. 

TASHCO Meeting

Carpenter Recreation Center, 11151 Colorado Boulevard. Room - C

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 two weeks before the meeting. Click here to RSVP







 NOVEMBER


TUESDAYS - THURSDAYS,  November 3 - January 8, 1 - 5 p.m.

Art Exhibit - Creations. Paintings and Sculptures by Wanda Marshall

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

Sign up for timed entry at ArtsThornton.eventbrite.com

Let your mind wander and explore with Wanda Marshall. Marshall uses sculpture and painting to explore natural and fantastic landscapes. Click here for a preview of the exhibit.


November 3 - January 8

Art Exhibit - The Harms Brothers Present: The Process of Imagination

Economic Development Gallery, 9500 Civic Center Drive, north entrance

Thornton authors Caleb and Nathan Harms invite you into their creative process! The Harms Brother's showcase the concepts and methods they use to create books such as The Colorless Monster, The Adventures of Sammy the Hamster, Friend of the Wind, Zed & Zia, and many more. From idea, to script, to finished art, you will see the raw stages of book page and character design used for the creation of the Harms Publications universe of children's stories.


MONDAY, November 9

Trail Winds Recreation Center, 13495 Holly Street, Room - Aspen

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 two weeks before the meeting. Click here to RSVP




 DECEMBER


TUESDAYS - THURSDAYS, December 1 - January 8, 1 - 5 p.m.

Art Exhibit - Creations. Paintings and Sculptures by Wanda Marshall

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

Sign up for timed entry at ArtsThornton.eventbrite.com

Let your mind wander and explore with Wanda Marshall. Marshall uses sculpture and painting to explore natural and fantastic landscapes. Click here for a preview of the exhibit.


December 1 - January 8

Art Exhibit - The Harms Brothers Present: The Process of Imagination

Economic Development Gallery, 9500 Civic Center Drive, north entrance

Thornton authors Caleb and Nathan Harms invite you into their creative process! The Harms Brother's showcase the concepts and methods they use to create books such as The Colorless Monster, The Adventures of Sammy the Hamster, Friend of the Wind, Zed & Zia, and many more. From idea, to script, to finished art, you will see the raw stages of book page and character design used for the creation of the Harms Publications universe of children's stories.

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

TASHCO Meeting

Fire Station #5, 14051 Colorado Boulevard, Community Room

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 two weeks before the meeting. Click here to RSVP