Fort Collins - Fridays - 9:00am

 Fridays 9am and to 12noon unless otherwise noted.
Coordinator for Fort Collins, Andrea Gabel.

 Andrea's cell and text: (970) 302-3103, email:

Fri., May 3, 2019 -Lawn Lake Trailhead - Rocky Mountain National Park. 8:00am - 12:00noon (Early start to assure a parking space)                                                                                                An entrance pass or fee is required to enter the park. The price may be steep, so let me know ahead of time if you want to meet at the Fall River Visitor Center to carpool in. Enter RMNP by way of Fall River Entrance Station ( north Entrance). In 2 miles turn right on Old Fall River Road. Lawn Lake Trailhead is about 100 feet in on the right. Park in parking lot there, paint in the vacinity including across the street. There are also numerous pullouts and places to paint along this road including the Alluvial Fan and Endovalley Picnic area.,-105.9566698,10z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x876979e4455903e9:0xfa27ee43a78e8217!8m2!3d40.3427932!4d-105.6836389

Fri., May 10, 2019 - Library Park, Fort Collins. 207 Peterson St. Fort Collins. 9:00am - 12:00noon Gather together and park on the South side side of the park (Olive St,) and spread out from there. You can paint on a perimeter of the park looking out at the houses. Restrooms in library.,-105.0751541,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x87694af381483bd3:0x7db67a08d447f527!8m2!3d40.584861!4d-105.0729654

Fri., May 17, 2019 - 1883 Historic Waterworks, 2005 N Overland Tr., Fort Collins 9:00am - 12:00noon                                                                                                                                               We had a great turn out last time we painted here. Please do not park on the grass due to the rainy season.,-105.1424887,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x87693612545a7851:0xef74cc63ad225b4e!8m2!3d40.6157249!4d-105.14

Fri., May 24 , 2019 - No paint out due to the holiday

Fri., May 31, 2019  - Arapaho Bend Natural Area, Fort Collins 9:00am - 12:00noon                      We'll meet at the parking lot located at the very end of E. Horsetooth and Strauss Cabin Road. Strauss Cabin Rd. runs parallel to I-25 and turns into a dirt road. This parking lot has the closest access to the Strauss Cabin ruins. Directions: Arapaho Bend's approximate address is 4109 E. Horsetooth Road.,+Fort+Collins,+CO+80525/@40.5376067,-105.0035234,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x876eb49ff2ec3be9:0xf7e91be5ba280805!8m2!3d40.5376067!4d-105.0013347

  • Friday, June 7 - Nix Farm and Natural Area, 1745 Hoffman Mill Rd., Fort Collins

    9am - 12noon
    Directions: From Lemay (the part of Lemay between Riverside and Mulberry), turn east onto Poudre River Drive. Follow Poudre River Drive as it curves, changes names to Hoffman Mill Road and eventually dead-ends at Nix Natural Area and the Natural Areas Department's offices. There are restrooms inside. COORDINATOR WILL NOT BE PRESENT. Facilities.,-105.0473146,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x87694ada2a096617:0x4ff057a17a029877!8m2!3d40.574331!4d-105.0451259

    Friday, June 14  – Zweck's Fresh Vegetables and Flowers, Longmont

  •  9am - 12noon

  • 10901 Airport Rd. Longmont, CO 80503

    Connie and Tom Zweck  


  • There is a rustic greenhouse, a vegetable stand under some large trees, fields that are planted near the house, black Angus cows roaming about, St. Vrain Creek flows through the property, and there are nice views of the mountains. Please use the outhouse for the restroom. No admittance to the farmhouse.

    Saturday, June 15 - 1883 Water Works Big Splash Paint-out and Art Sale , 2005 N Overland Trail, Fort Collins  (Please RSVP to Nelia Harper  970-692-0059 by June 12th.)

    Setup: 8-10 am

    Event: 10 am - 3pm

  • Join us for a fun day of painting at the Water Works Season Opening, Celebrating 136 years! The theme is "Then and Now".

    We have reserved a 10x12 booth space to hang framed artwork and display paintings. We are invited to paint on the Water Works grounds during the day. Vern's will provide food and there will be games for the kids, a fire truck, displays and about 400+ people.

    Artists receive 100% of sales (donating to the Poudre Landmarks Foundation is optional).

    We can setup beginning at 8 am on Saturday and the event finishes at 3pm.  You are welcome to participate for all or part of the day.

    And, you are welcome to provide interactive opportunities for adults and children as well as promote your artwork, workshops, classes, etc.

    Help with setting up the booth and cleaning up at the end of the day would be greatly appreciated.

    Friday, June 21 - Magpie Meander Natural Area, Fort Collins                                                       9am - 12noon                                                                                                                                      This is located at the North end of Fort Collins. Go west on Hickory St. off of N. College Ave. Go to the end of Hickory. Meet in the parking lot. COORDINATOR WILL NOT BE PRESENT.,-105.089617,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x87694a789aef415d:0x528601646fd87852!8m2!3d40.604484!4d-105.0874283

  • Friday, June 28 - Watson Lake, Bellvue                                                                                           9am - 12noon                                                                                                                                   Views of Watson Lake and the Poudre River. Rock cliffs. Good place to get out of the wind.        Directions:Go north of Fort Collins on 287 and take 54G to Laporte. Drive through Laporte on 54G, and turn left on Rist Canyon Road(52E). Take a right (north) at the sign for fisheries and Watson Lake. Drive all the way to the parking lot. Restrooms available. COORDINATOR WILL NOT BE PRESENT.  


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