“Fremont Center for the Arts fosters and enriches the cultural and economic health for the Greater Fremont County Region through partnerships, presentations, education, and preservation of the Arts for present and future generations”
Fremont Center for the Arts hosts monthly rotating fine art exhibits, arts education, a member artist gift shop, and special events year round. The FCA building is a beautiful former U.S. Post Office in the Art Deco style of the 1930s, currently listed on the Register of Historic Places. Inside the front lobby, several regional artists have completed murals depicting one of several movies filmed in the Fremont area from the 1930s through the 1970s. Visitors may also tour the lovely FCA sculpture garden next to the FCA building on Macon Plaza. From November 2016 through April 2017, FCA offers free public admission to exhibits.
In 2017, FCA will launch its 1st Annual, Southern Colorado Color – Art, Culture & Local History Exhibit. This Exhibit runs from June 2 – August 19, 2017 – Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 am to 4 pm. The 2017 theme is “Beasts & Byways,” featuring artist Jim Redhawk in the East Gallery and several prominent Southern Colorado Artists exhibiting works for display and sale that reflect the “Beasts & Byways” theme. Additionally, the exhibit will feature cultural and historic displays relating to the annual theme and an interactive Mining Exhibit in the lower level Studio Gallery with hands-on activities for kids of all ages and kids at heart. The Summer Exhibit will charge Free Admission to children under 12 with a paid adult, $3 to FCA Members, $5 to Colorado Residents, AAA, AARP, Military & College Students with ID (as well as groups of 10 or more), and $7 to the general public.
During the Southern Colorado Color Summer Exhibit, FCA will host 2 craft fairs featuring Southern Colorado and Regional Artisans:
- June 16-17 will promote Native American crafts and entertainment alongside additional regional artisans
- July 21-22 will promote Western themed crafts and entertainment alongside additional regional artisans
- Both fairs take place on Friday-Saturday weekends from 9 am to 5 pm at Macon Plaza in downtown Canon City
View our images section for a complete calendar of 2017 Exhibits.