Loveland Art Studio Tour — deadline

Loveland Art Studio Tour


One week until applications close

Applications close May 27 at midnight.

Unlike past years, there will be no extension of the deadline.

Click here to apply!

We need at least 30 artists for the event to go forward.

The Loveland Art Studio Tour depends on you!

We hope you will sign up soon!

You may visit the website for more information:!apply-for-artists/cksa
I am occasionally asked “why is the tour so expensive when I supply the refreshments and the location?”That is a valid question!  Here is an overview of where your money goes.We spend about $13,000 on promotion for the tour!!!  That breaks down into:

$7000 for ads and such.  This includes: magazines, entertainment sections, newspapers, and online, Facebook, and banner ads.  We pay bloggers to write about us and put an ad on their page.  We had radio spots on PBS for two weeks.  Rack cards were distributed with the newspaper in Loveland and Estes Park.  Rack cards and brochures were delivered to the Visitor Centers and businesses on the Front Range of Colorado.

$5000 for the brochure.  We had 7500 copies printed. The brochure directs people to your studios!.

$900 for the personalized postcards for you to invite your collectors and patrons.

Your event fee makes the brochure possible!  We receive $4000 from the City of Loveland/CMC funds for promoting the tour.  The additional expenses are paid from ad sales.  (Which we really need your help with this year!)

We hope this helps you to see what a good deal of promotion you are getting for your event fee!

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You are receiving this email as an artist or gallery participating in the 2014 Art Studio Tour. Please read carefully as it will contain information you will want or need to know.Our mailing address is:

Loveland Art Studio Tour

c/o Lincoln Gallery and the Thompson Valley Art League
429 N Lincoln Ave

Loveland, CO 80537


Made in Loveland Day

Made_in_LovelandMade in Loveland Day is coming

Readers of     I got a note from Dick Toftness about this upcoming event.


Made in Loveland Day is an opportunity to showcase the entrepreneurial and business community in Loveland in conjunction with Fort Collins Startup Week and Longmont

Startup Week. We will be holding a series of talks as well as a business expo to highlight what is happening in Loveland and what the city has to offer entrepreneurs.


Those interested in learning about and participating in the entrepreneurial community in Loveland


Made in Lovleand Day will be held at The Armory -A Shared Workspace, Artworks, and Loveland CreatorSpace


Event: Start Up Fort Collins Week May 26 -May 30 2015
Event: Made in Loveland Day May 31, 2015 12 pm-5:00 pm


Please RSVP at the Fort Collins Startup Week Eventbrite



Loveland Summer Celebration

Visit Loveland Kicks Off Summer Travel Season With May 2 Visitors Center Summer Celebration

LOVELAND, Colo. April 27, 2015Visit Loveland, the official tourism arm of the city of Loveland, Colo., is hosting a free summer celebration and open house for Loveland and surrounding communities from 10 a.m.2 p.m. at the Loveland Visitors Center, 5400 Stone Creek Circle, Loveland, Colo. 80538. As the city’s kick-off to summer, the event will play off of Visit Loveland’s brand, “Everything You Love,” and will showcase some exciting opportunities for visitors this summer including the launch of the Visit Loveland 2015 Visitors Guide, which will be available at the event.

The open house celebration has many free attractions for families and children including, a 30’x30’ course and prize wheel provided by Loveland Laser Tag, rides on theColorado Eagles hockey team’s Fanboni, “lead around” horseback rides for young children provided by Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch, an opportunity to explore a Loveland Police Department car and Loveland Fire Department truck, along with giveaways such as Loveland-branded goody bags with beach balls, frisbees, water bottles and chapstick the first 500 visitors. Be sure to get an autograph from 2015 Larimer County Fair and Rodeo Lady-in-Waiting Laynie Kay Parker.

The event will also feature:

  • Complimentary glitter tattoos, caricatures, and face painting
  • Complimentary Chick-fil-A sandwiches to the first 500 attendees
  • Two sidewalk chalk artists from Pastels on 5th
  • Flower seeds provided by the Loveland Farmer’s Market
  • Mini canvas painting sessions
  • “School House Rock” and “Once on This Island Jr” performances by Bill Reed Middle School cast
  • Loveland Fire and Police Department vehicles to explore
  • Big Country 97.9 live radio remote
  • Specials on Visitors Center merchandise and more.

For more information including directions and questions, please call 970-667-3882. The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, please contact:

Nicole Yost | Fyn PR for Visit Loveland | | 970-776-9980



Hearts and Horses fundraiser

Hearts and Horses Fundraiser in Loveland

Here is an email I received from Jan Pollema, Executive Director of Hearts and Horses in Loveland.   Please take a minute to read it.  Maybe this is a cause you want to support.

Dear Friends and Family,

I’m participating in Hearts & Horses’ 3rd Annual Cliff’s DRIVE2RIDE” which is an annual scholarship fundraising drive to raise funds for participants who need additional financial assistance to be able to take part in the life-changing programs at Hearts & Horses. Last year 330 individuals (youth at risk, children and adults with physical/cognitive disabilities, veterans, seniors with Alzheimers) experienced Hearts & Horses through over $100,000 scholarships provided.  Our goal is to raise at least $10,000 by May 22nd.

Cliff’s DRIVE2RIDE” began in honor of Cliff Uber who passed away suddenly in 2012.  We thought it fitting to create this Drive in memory of Cliff, because he was so passionate about Hearts & Horses and how it changed his life. He would often anonymously donate money so a needy child could ride or go to a show.  Cliff inspired every heart he touched at Hearts and Horses– fellow riders, volunteers, our staff and our horses. I miss him dearly every day.

Hearts and Horses fundraiser

This is one of my favorite photos of Cliff. He’s on Jordan’s horse, Clyde — together they won many blue ribbons and trophies together. What an amazing man who inspired so many… We were all so blessed to have had him in our lives.

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Cafe de Bangkok Loveland



It looks like Cafe de Bangkok is coming to Loveland.

WOW   I can’t believe the restaurant scene in Loveland.  Driving around tonight, I saw  a sign on the old Pho Lan restaurant on East Eisenhower.  If you read BobsHeartbeats much, you know that Pho Lan moved to new location in Loveland recently.

The sign says that Cafe de Bangkok II is coming soon.  Since there is a Cafe de Bangkok in Fort Collins, my guess it may be connected.  I will try to follow up on this.

This news also comes on the heels of my blog post about another Thai restaurant about to open in Loveland.