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Carnegie Center for Creativity

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About the Carnegie Center for Creativity

The Carnegie Center for Creativity (Carnegie) at the Historic Carnegie Building is owned and operated by the City of Fort Collins. The Carnegie is home to public gallery, classroom, and meeting spaces that are available to rent for exhibition, performance, teaching and event purposes. The Carnegie is intended to be used by artists from various disciplines, employing a wide range of artistic expressions. The Carnegie is also home to the Downtown Fort Collins Creative District and Fort Collins Public Media.

February 20-23, Gallery A & B - Pianos About Town

Artwork by Selina Karim, Werner Schreiber, and Amelia Caruso (left to right)

Artwork by Selina Karim, Werner Schreiber, and Amelia Caruso (left to right)


   Pianos About Town is a collaborative project between the City of Fort Collins Art In Public Places Program, Bohemian Foundation, and the Downtown Development Authority. The 2019 season will start in April and marks the 9th of the program. To date, 107 murals have been painted by Pianos About Town.

   The project combines art and music for the enjoyment of the community. Pianos are painted from May through October in Old Town Square, where the public can interact with the artists as they work. Pianos are also painted in the winter months, in various public indoor locations. The completed pianos then rotate to various locations throughout Fort Collins, inviting people to admire the artwork and play a tune.

   When the pianos are no longer playable, they are disassembled and what isn’t recyclable is offered to artists for their projects. When we get the pianos ready to paint, plywood panels are added to the back to give the mural artists a better surface to paint. We keep the plywood panels as an archive of the murals and that is what is on display here.

February 20-23, Gallery C - 2019 Grand Cats

Hollywood: Night at teh Mewvies

Fort Collins Cat Rescue & Spay/Neuter Clinic invites you to view our 2019 Grand Cats art pieces. The exhibition will feature 30 feline silhouettes and papier-mâché forms that donors have transformed into unique works of art. We invited professional and amateur artists from throughout northern Colorado to create the Grand Cats, each of which began as an unadorned, two- or three-dimensional cat-shaped form. Finished works include paintings, mosaics, mixed media, and clever, one-of-a-kind applications. See the Grand Cats before they're auctioned off during our Whiskers ’n Wags Jubilee on March 30 at the Hilton Fort Collins to support our lifesaving work for cats, dogs and people in our region. Lights, camera, action: This year’s theme is “Hollywood: Night at the Mewvies." The Grand Cats are an important and beloved component of our annual fundraiser. If you'd like to join us March 30, please visit