Community Creative Center


200 Mathews, Fort Collins, CO 80521

The Community Creative Center at the Historic Carnegie Building (CCC) is owned and operated by the City of Fort Collins, managed through the Lincoln Center. The CCC is also home to Beet Street /Arts Incubator of the Rockies, as well as public gallery and performance spaces that are available to rent for exhibition, performance and presentation purposes.

The Center recognizes and promotes the synergistic and complementary aspects of a space that is shared by artists from various disciplines. Building tenants, clients and staff should be creative in capitalizing on this synergy and accommodating the logistical needs of multiple artists sharing a common space.

Community Creative Center Calendar.

Renting the Community Creative Center

Gallery rentals from are available on a weekly basis starting in September 2013. Visual Artists are responsible for the installation and sale of their own artwork within guidelines provided in the rental contract. The CCC provides a Gallery Coordinator who will meet with the artists to review the installation guidelines, oversee the installation process, light the exhibit, and consult with any questions you may have.

Performance space rentals are available on an hourly basis. Performers and presenters are responsible for managing their own performances within guidelines provided in their rental contract. Ticketed performance dates are available Wednesdays through Saturdays, 6-9 p.m., except on First Friday and third Wednesday evenings. Performance at those times must be approved by Beet Street and must be free, open to the public, and appropriate for all ages.

The CCC will provide a Gallery Attendant during public open hours and during scheduled receptions and performances.

Rental Requests:

Artists can request the CCC gallery and performance spaces up to one year in advance by completing a Gallery Rental Application or a Performance Rental Application. Completion and submittal of the Rental Application does not constitute reservation of the requested rental space. Full payment of rental fees, damage deposits and a signed contract are required to reserve the space. Reservations will be confirmed with the applicant upon full completion of all requirements and at the discretion of the Lincoln Center Staff. Rental Applications will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis, with preference for concurrent requests given to people delivering their requests in person to the Lincoln Center Administrative Offices, 417 W. Magnolia St., Fort Collins, CO 80521. Completed Rental Applications may be emailed to , or mailed to the Lincoln Center at the above address. Lincoln Center Staff has the right to make final determination regarding Community Creative Center rental reservations. Artists should also read the full Community Creative Center Policies and Procedures before making a Rental Application.

Gallery Map (PDF 147KB)
Policies and Procedures (PDF 37KB)
Gallery Rental Application (PDF 16KB)
Performance Rental Application (PDF 16KB)

Inquiries about renting the Community Creative Center should be directed to Jeanne Shoaff, or 970-416-2737.

Building Hours:

The Community Creative Center is now open on Saturdays, noon - 4 p.m. August 10, 17, and 24, featuring artwork of 160 artists from our community in an "Open Hang" in which artists were invited to bring a piece of art to hang on the wall in an unstructured exhibition. The result is truly impressive!

Starting in September, or whenever the Gallery is rented the public hours will be:

Public Hours: Wednesdays - Saturdays, noon - 6 p.m., with extended hours on First Friday Gallery Walk evenings (6 p.m. - 9 p.m.), hosted by Beet Street.

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Aug 22 & 23

Price: $10-$12


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