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Community Programs

The FAC offers a wide variety of programs for different groups within our community.

Visiting Artist Workshops

Featuring workshops and classes by artists like Sundance award winning filmmaker, Tom Shepard, Laguna Pueblo potter and poet, Max Early, Loving Vincent painter and animator, Dena Peterson, local artists Steve Weed, Chris Alvarez, and more. Learn more

Museum Free Days

Offered the second Saturday and third Friday of each month providing access to the widest possible audiences in the Pikes Peak region with demonstrations and hands-on art activities on select Museum Free Days in the Smith Family Gallery. Learn more

First Friday Art Parties

Our vibrant First Friday Art Parties include, artist talks and demonstrations, music, a cash bar, dinning options, and the stunning ambiance offered by this chic, historic venue. Both the Deco Lounge and Museum Shop participate in First Friday, featuring art for sale by local and regional artists.

Passport to the Arts Program

Parents of fourth graders can register now for the Passport to the Arts program to receive: a FREE one-year family membership, two FREE children’s theatre tickets (select shows), 50% off tuition on select Bemis School of Art classes, and more! Learn more

Theatre Tours and Talkbacks

For all mainstage productions, join us for a free guided backstage tour following the third Thursday performance and a free talkback session following the final Sunday performance. Open to the general public, does not require a theatre ticket.

Tactile Gallery

Experience art on another level in our Tactile Gallery, full of gorgeous sculptures made to be touched. Learn more

Museum Scavenger Hunts

Who doesn’t love a good scavenger hunt? Pick one up at our front desk and as you explore the art in our galleries, see how many matches you can make! From a cheeseburger to a red horse, these scavenger hunts will open your eyes to things you’ve never noticed before.