Arts & Culture
Hailed as the second Best Small Art Town in America by author John Villani, and home to the nations largest juried outdoor sculpture show Sculpture in the Park, Loveland has long embraced art as a major part of its community and has art and culture you love. In 1984, the Sculpture in the Park show began. In 1985, Loveland made a profound commitment to the arts by becoming the first Colorado city to pass an Art in Public Places Ordinance for the purchase and ongoing maintenance of art.
Today, more than 300 public works of art including 200 bronze sculptures valued at almost $9 million are on display around Loveland and visitors can find locally produced paintings, photographs and designs weaved throughout the city. Art is found in parks such as Benson Sculpture Garden and Chapungu Sculpture Park, at the many galleries around town, in the Loveland Museum Gallery, in front of businesses and grocery stores, in neighborhoods’ and even along major roadways.
Visual art, however, is not the only opportunity for visitors to the community. Performing arts, entertainment and museums also take center stage in Loveland. Whether you are looking to take in a piece of Loveland’s history, national touring performances and musical acts, local bands, children’s theater, classic and independent films, opera or choral groups, Loveland’s many organizations and venues provide multiple acts of opportunity. The Rialto Theater in Loveland’s downtown district provides an art deco backdrop for cultural experiences while The Budweiser Events Center is home to some of the area’s biggest and best quality entertainment for all ages.
The 4th Street Gallery was designed to highlight a variety of artists’ work and to provide artists’ studio space- all in the heart of downtown. The artists switch out every 3 months which offers a broad range of art for the public to engage with and to add to their personal collections. The Gallery is open every 2nd Friday as part of Night on the Town, during the artist’s studio time, and by appointment.
Artworks Loveland is a contemporary fine art establishment housing an art exhibit area surrounded by professional artists studios. Artworks provides talented visual artists a stimulating environment, programming and support; a place for the gifted and entrepreneurial career driven artist to create works of art in a market driven world.
Benson Sculpture Garden has provided a beautiful and unique outdoor setting for showcasing sculpture since 1985. It is here that the Loveland High Plains Arts Council hosts its renowned "Sculpture in the Park" event each summer. Numerous sculptures are on display in this park year-round.
Park Amenities: Sculptures, Gazebo (reservable for up to 50 people), Restrooms (flush), Drinking Fountain, Walking Path, Benches, Park Areas, Ponds (non-fishing), Handicap Accessible
Nationally Certified Massage Therapist specializing in deep tissue techniques. Located in downtown Loveland within an Art Gallery, showing local artists beautiful work!
The Candlelight Dinner Playhouse is Colorado's largest dinner theater offering professional, Broadway-style theater, gourmet cuisine and unparrelled service all in our beautiful state of the art facility.
Founded by Roy Guthrie, as African Art Promotions Inc. in 1970, Chapungu Sculpture Park has pioneered the promotion of Zimbabwe Stone Sculpture (Shona Sculpture) and has built up the most important permanent collection of this work in existence.
Park Amenities: Access to Foote Lagoon area and walking path, Benches, Playground, Sculpture. Adjacent to the Hatfield Chilson Recreation/Senior Center and the Loveland Public Library. The City Municipal Buildings are also located to the west of this park area.
Park Amenities: 3 Shelters (each seats 48; reservable for up to 50 people each) with Six 8' foot Tables, Six Electrical Outlets at #1 & #2; Four at #3, Two Small Grills at #1 & #2, One Large Grill at #3. Lights, Basketball Courts, Tennis Courts, Park Areas, Horseshoe Pits, Playground, Sculpture/Veteran's Memorials, Drinking Fountain, Handicap Accessible, Restrooms (flush).
Park Amenities: 2 Large Pavilions (seating for 200 each; reservable) with maximum capacity of 250 per pavilion; Pavilion dimensions 60'Wx100'L, Pavilion 1 may be split into ½ Pavilion Areas (1A or 1B); Pavilion 2 may be split into ½ Pavilion Areas or ¼ Pavilion Ares to accomodate smaller group reservations (2A, 2B, 2A1, 2A2, 2B1, or 2B2)
3 Large Grills at each Pavilion, Electrical Outlets, Skylights/Lights, and Handicap Accessible Tables, 1 Pavilion/Tot Lot Play Area, 1 Picnic Shelter (near skate/basketball), Park Areas, Dog Park (large & small dog areas - off leash), Basketball Courts, Skate Park, Spray Park/Playground (seasonal; Memorial Day-Labor Day), Playgrounds (2), Fishing (Big Thompson River fishing access) Fishing Reports, River Plaza, Recreation Trail/Trailheads, Solar Powered Air Pump (on Recreation Trail), Concessions/Vending, Batting Cages (Barnes Complex Batting Cages), Baseball/Softball Fields (Barnes Complex), Sculptures, Arena/Stands Seating, Historical Buildings/Bridges (including the Milner/Schwarz House), Drinking Fountain, Handicap Accessible, Restrooms (flush).
The Foote Lagoon Amphitheater is located in downtown Loveland, and offers an excellent outdoor setting for local concerts, shows and weddings. The facility has cement stairstep seating for up to 300 people, a central stage area which is surrounded by the waters of the Foote Lagoon, and beautifully landscaped park areas complete with mature trees, a walking path and sculpture. Many of the Summer Concert Series events are held at this great venue!
Located on the west side of Highway 287, just south of 29th Street. Parking is available in the adjacent strip mall area just north of the park.
Park Amenities: Small Gazebo (non-reservable), Benches, Sculpture, Handicap Accessible.
Recognized as one of Loveland’s top recreation and fitness centers, the City of Loveland’s Hatfield Chilson Recreation/Senior Center is a state-of-the-art full service recreation facility offering more than 85,000 square feet of amenities and services. Fit in a workout or bring the family to the indoor swim areas with a lazy river feature, zero depth play area and indoor speed slide for children. Soak in an indoor or outdoor hot tub to relax after a day of activities in Loveland. Download a Leisure Times Activity Guide for a complete list of activities and amenities offered at the Chilson Center.
The Lincoln Gallery is managed by the Thompson Valley Art League which is the oldest existing art league in Loveland. The Thompson Valley Art League maintains the gallery for local artists to display their works and network with the Loveland art community. TVAL and the Lincoln Gallery also participate in Loveland community events and support our local community. Friday Night on the Town (or Second Fridays) has become an opportunity to meet the artists and find great artwork.
We are located in Loveland, Colorado. Our mission is to draw together visual, performing, and literary artists to network, educate, elevate and activate the artists to succeed in a thriving creative community.
Located in the WeLov (west loveland) District of Loveland, Colorado. The Feed & Grain is home to some of the Front Range's most innovative art events, cultural happenings and community gatherings.
Artspace Loveland is developing an arts campus at the Feed & Grain which will include affordable live/work spaces for eligible artists and their families.
The Loveland Museum/Gallery combines educational and interactive local history with dynamic art exhibits from all over the region and the world. History exhibits such as ‘Life on Main Street,’ ‘Sweetheart Town, USA,’ ‘Loveland’s Great Western Sugar Factory,’ and ‘The Big Thompson Water Project’ document key components that make up Loveland’s history. Its 4,000 square foot art gallery displays several diverse art exhibits each year – honoring all types of art mediums including paint, photography, sculpture, mixed media as well as collectibles.
The Loveland Public Library contains wonderful new resources for young visitors, including children's digital interactive learning stations and a separate area just for teens. It also offers special new spaces for adults, like the local history and genealogy center and large and small group meeting rooms. Upstairs, the building features a huge, up-to-date computer lab for the public, as well as a dedicated technology classroom. Reservations may be made for the Erion Foundation Room or the Gertrude B. Scott Room.
Park Amenities: 2 Small Shelters, 1 Large Picnic Area (Shelters seat 30 each; reservable for up to 60 people) - Shelter #1 with2 Small Grills and 2 Electrical Outlets; - Shelter #2 with 2 Small Grills and 2 Electrical Outlets; Large Picnic Area (Seats 80; non-reservable) with 2 Large Grills, Spray Park/Playground (seasonal - Memorial Day to Labor Day), Playground, Restrooms (flush), Drinking Fountains/Jug Fill, Beverage Vending Machines, Athletic/Soccer Fields (7 Full Size Fields), Synthetic Turf Championship Field with terraced seating, field lighting, Sand Volleyball Courts (2), Basketball Courts (2), Inline Hockey Rinks (2), Skate Park with Bowls/Street Course, Parking for 375 vehicles, Maintenance Facility/Yard and Staff Offices, Concessions/Vending (City concessions trailer may be on-site for special events), Handicap Accessible.
Create your own Adventure in Loveland, Colorado. Conveniently located at the East entranceway to Loveland right off I-25 and US 34, the Loveland Visitors Center is your destination for local information, merchandise and more. Set on the picturesque grounds of the McWhinney-Hahn Sculpture Park, the Loveland Visitors Center is a must see stop on your Colorado adventure. For more information, call us or visit us today!
Come check us out Monday - Friday 9am to 3pm. We have exactly what you've been looking for!
Located off of Boise Avenue, to the west of McKee Medical Center.
Park Amenities: Athletic Fields, Baseball/Softball Fields (Backstop Only), Tennis Courts, Playground, Picnic Tables, Handicap Accessible, Sculpture.
Located north of Highway 34, and west of I-25 in the Centerra West shopping area (near the Outlets at Loveland).
Park Amenities: Walking Path, Handicap Accessible, Parking Lots, Sculpture, Visitor's Center.
The Norma & Lynn Hammond Amphitheater is located within North Lake Park. It offers the amphitheater structure & cement stage area, electrical outlets, wonderful sound abilities, and a large grass bowl for seating of up to 300 people. Many concerts, shows and weddings are held at this venue annually. It is also used by local schools and concert bands as it is adjacent to Loveland High School. During the 4th of July events, there are performances held here as well.
Park Amenities: 4 Park Shelters (each seats 48; reservable for up to 100 people) - Shelters 1, 2 and 4 with Six 8-foot Tables, Six Electrical Outlets, 2 Small Grills, Light; - Shelter 3 with Five 8-foot Tables, One 10-foot Table, 2 Small Grills, Light. Norma & Lynn Hammond Amphitheater, Buckhorn Northern Railroad (seasonal - miniature train), Lone Tree Schoolhouse, Park Areas, Playgrounds (2), Baseball/Softball Field (Owen's Field), Soccer Fields, Tennis Courts, Basketball Courts, Horseshoe Court (official size - used by a privately run Horseshoe Club), Swim Beach (seasonal; Memorial Day-Labor Day), Swim Beach Concessions (Summer hotdog vendor Thursday–Sunday, 10am-3pm), Fishing (from the shore of Lake Loveland) Fishing Reports, Handicap Accessible, Restrooms (flush), Drinking Fountain, BOATS and WATERCRAFT are PROHIBITED!
90 years of history await you at the historic Rialto Theater Center. From its beginnings as a silent movie theater to its current status as the premiere performing arts venue in Loveland, the excitement of show time and the tantalizing aroma of popcorn have been a part of the theater on an almost nightly basis for almost a century. The performance hall is alive with music, theater, film, community events and the works of nationally touring performers, local performing arts groups and musicians. It boasts 446 seats, additional disabled seating, state-of-the-art sound and lighting equipment.
One Stop Sculpture Supply featuring a comprehensive line of materials and resources for artists!
Located along the south shore of Lake Loveland on US Highway 34. Parking is located along the south shore of the lake, and easy access is provided to the Recreation Trail as it goes along the lake shore. There are numerous benches to rest on, and many beautiful sculptures to enjoy!
Welcome to Studio Vino where paint, wine and shopping collide! All you need to bring is yourself and some friends. We supply your paints, brushes, a 16 x 20 inch canvas, apron, set-up and clean-up.
A theatrical and art based venue that hosts Comedy Night, Drag Queen Bingo, Dinner Theater, Murder Mystery, and even private events such as weddings, corporate affairs.
Visit Suedeeventcenter.com for further information.
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