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:

July 4 - Thursday, Plein Air at the Historic Avery House, 328 W. Mountain Ave., Fort Collins.10:00am – 2:00pm. (come and go any time)

Join and paint at the Old-fashioned 4th of July Celebration at the Avery House. Live band. Food trucks.

July 5 - Riverbend Ponds, Cairnes St. off of Timberline, Fort Collins. 9:00am - 12:00noon                           There are several entrances, go to the entrance off of Timberline between Mulberry and and Prospect. There are restrooms.

July 12 - Old Town Square, Fort Collins, near Little Bird Bakeshop 9:00am-12:00noon                                    We'll meet outside of Little Bird Bakeshop and then find painting spots in Old Town. This is a good opportunity to work on architectural pieces, figures, and flowers,-105.0775905,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x87694a8b318e63ef:0x66f9f4efcf011ee7!8m2!3d40.5877799!4d-105.0754018


July 13Saturday – Plein air paint and sell your art at the Historic Avery House, 328 W. Mountain Ave., Fort Collins.                                                                                                                                                                   10:00am – 4:00pm (Come as early as 9:00am to set up, stay as long as you want.)                                         This is the annual “Avery Tea” the Poudre Landmarks Foundation has each year as a fund raiser. Our Plein Air group will have a canopy there where we can set up to paint and/or sell work. We can also paint/sell elsewhere in the Avery yard. You can bring a table or easels to display your art for sale. PLF asks for a 20% commission on any sales you make while there.,-105.0843269,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x87694a6061e67873:0x474c02d96af290f5!8m2!3d40.5874213!4d-105.0821382

July 19Mile-post 101, Poudre Canyon, Highway 14 , Fort Collins 9:00am - 12:00noon

There is a trail and a parking area on the north side of the road at mile-post 101. It is past The Narrows Campground and before Dutch George Campground on Highway 14. Look for a gravel parking area to the right as you drive up the canyon at mp101.There is not a bathroom here but there is one at the Lower Narrows or Stevens Gulch.

Google map to Narrows Campground should get you close:,-105.4114016,11z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x876917b8f24e31a9:0x9d2225e9c9b558e6!8m2!3d40.6912917!4d-105.4321389

July 26 – Prospect Ponds Natural Area, Fort Collins, 2025 Sharp Point Dr. 9:00am - 12noon                      Take Timberline Rd. to Prospect. Head East on Prospect to Sharp Point Dr. Right on Sharp Point Dr. all the way to the end to the Parking lot. No Bathrooms.,-105.008977,14.03z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x876eb4ce81950d63:0xd60f3a7fe393bc26!8m2!3d40.5609885!4d-105.025789

August 2 - Lory State Park, 708 N Co Rd 25G, Bellvue, CO 80512, FC, North Eltuck Picnic Area 9:00am-12noon                                                                                                                                                                    $7.00 entry fee or State Parks pass. Meet at North Etuck Picnic Area.This picnic area is the first and second left turn past the Visiter Center. At the first left turn, continue past Soldier Canyon on the side road. The second left turn is the end of this side road. It is not marked with a sign. Paint right near the picnic area or go down closer to the water. Restrooms available.,-105.1879194,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x8769483ebd35f257:0x23f156af053f8678!8m2!3d40.5933032!4d-105.1857307

August 9 - Gateway Park, north of Fort Collins.9:00am - 12:00noon                                                            Gateway Park  is located at 5216 Poudre Canyon Highway 14. Take Highway 287 north and then it turns west past Fort Collins which is combination Highways 287 and 14. Continue west through La Porte. You turn left to continue on highway 14 at Teds Place Conoco.Station. It's 5.2 miles to Gateway on the right side of the road. Parking fee is $6,(unless we have more than 15 people and then it's $8) We usually don't have more than 15 people. Restrooms available.,-105.2450327,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x87693a60a784dc71:0xef01c0a3f290e411!8m2!3d40.699642!4d-105.242844

August 16 - Loveland Feed and Grain,130 W. 3rd St. , Loveland, CO 9:00am-12:00noon                                  We'll meet near the Art Center across from the old Feed and Grain building. You can paint the old Feed and Grain building or go into downtown Loveland from this location.                                                        ,-105.0787304,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x876953099934db7f:0xb6160b8be2c76904!8m2!3d40.3940623!4d-105.0765417

August 23 - Lee Martinez Park/Poudre River, 600 N. Sherwood St., FC 9:00am - 12:00 noon                            We will meet in the parking lot then find a place to paint. There are restroom facilities. The Poudre River Trail is located to the North, about a 500 yard walk with river scenes, lots of trees, and the trail to paint.     Map:,-105.0845076,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x87694a7d2b747d27:0x5ef6ae7a148d5285!8m2!3d40.595527!4d-105.0823189

August 30 - Afternoon painting at Fossil Creek Reservoir Natural Area, off of I-25 on Carpenter Road/CR32 4:00 – 7:00pm                                                                                                                                                         Fossil Creek Reservoir Natural Area is on Carpenter Road/ CR 32, approximately one mile west of I-25, or 2 miles east of Timberline. It is on the north side of Carpenter Rd.

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