Community Events - Free

Thursday, June 13 - Juneteenth Celebration | 5:30-8:30 p.m. | Harley Brown Amphitheater | 3498 E. 112th Ave.

This new program aims to educate the community about the importance of this day in American history and to honor the contributions of African Americans to our society. Celebrate with historic trivia, ancestor tributes, live art, spoken word, ice cream, Texas BBQ, and Soul School (summer concert starts at 7 p.m.).

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Saturday, June 29 - Pride Celebration | 12-4 p.m. | Thornton Arts and Culture Center | 9209 Dorothy Blvd.

Annual event celebrates the LGBTQIA+ community in Thornton and features local artists, vendors, food, family-friendly entertainment and activities indoors, and at the adjacent Lu Murray Park.

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To capture the hearts and minds of Thornton residents and enhance the quality of their lives through exposure and involvement in the arts, sciences, and humanities. 


The Thornton Arts, Sciences and Humanities Council (TASHCO) Board of Directors has existed since 1991, and is appointed by Thornton City Council which may select five to 13 members to serve on the TASHCO Board for unlimited four-year terms. Members may also participate in subcommittees that meet separately and are created to support specific initiatives such as public art, history projects, and free events

Arts & Culture staff serve as liaisons for TASHCO with Thornton City Council, city management and city services, and provide year-round administrative, financial, logistical and promotional support to TASHCO for Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) sponsored programs and projects, community outreach, public meetings, and subcommittees. To help with TASHCO events, register on Volunteer Thornton.


Staff submit annual SCFD Tier III grant requests and reports on behalf of TASHCO to the Adams County Cultural Council. Awarded funds are used to support community programs and projects including the  Thornton Arts Academy, OZ Gallery exhibits, Arts in the Park, and Day of the Day cultural celebration.  TASHCO is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and accepts donations year-round to support its activities through Colorado Gives via the Donate buttons on this page.

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Board Members

  • Rebecca (Beckie) Bean, Ward 1 (President)

  • Danielle (Dani} Dawes, Ward 2

  • Stacey Gessert, Ward 2

  • Jessica (Jessie) Myers, Ward 3 (Vice President)

  • Stephanie Ortiz, Ward 4

  • Mary Payne, Ward 3

  • Amanda Pedrianes, Ward 4

  • Christyle Russell, Ward 4

  • Jay Smith, Ward 2

  • Lauren Turner, Ward 4

  • Vacancies = 2*

* Total specified in Articles of Incorporation (12) overrides total listed in Bylaws (13) per City Clerk

Monthly Meetings

TASHCO board members meet on the second Monday of each month, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Meetings are open to anyone interested in learning about Thornton arts and culture programs, community events, and public art projects. For meeting dates, Zoom links and/or locations, please visit the city's Community Calendar.

If you would like to be added to the Audience Participation portion of the meeting agenda to speak on any subject pertaining to the board, please contact the Arts & Culture Supervisor at or 720-977-5882 by the Friday before the next meeting. 

Agendas, Minutes, Annual Reports, Bylaws, Policies and Master Plans

To access archived documents, please contact the City Clerk's Office or feel free to conduct an online open records search.


Please contact the individuals below for meeting schedules and related information.

Community Events: Lauren Turner, TASHCO Board Member,

Public Art, 720-977-5881

SCFD-Funded Programs:, 720-977-5882

All information is subject to change.

TASHCO Application