Your all-access pass behind the doors of Fort Collins’ most creative spaces.
Fine art. Music. Invention. Often the most inspiring, innovative work is done in garages. And some of the finest visual, musical and automotive treasures live in our own backyard — in garages throughout Fort Collins. Join the Museum of Art | Fort Collins for a one-of-a-kind, one-day peek into some of the most creative spaces in town. Classic cars. Luxury cars. Sculpture. Printmaking. Painting. Rock and roll. Restoration. And relaxation.
The Letterpress Shop
William Whitley is an artist, a collector, a mechanic. That’s what it takes to run a letterpress shop. See Whitley’s antique printing presses in action and marvel in his extensive collection of lead and wood type.
Bill West & Bev Donnelley | Paragon Point
Learn the secret to a well-organized garage in this fun and informative presentation from Bill West. Your Tour ticket includes a complimentary copy of Bill’s garage organizing guide, Your Garagenous Zone: Innovative Ideas for the Garage.
Justin Larson | Old Town
Learn about form, function and designing with recycled materials from VFLA architect Justin Larson.
Revive Zero Energy Community | North College
The greenest community in Colorado is home to some of the finest artists in Fort Collins.
Get a tour of the community’s energy efficient features from development consultant Sue McFaddin, meet some artists, and check out their work.
Mike and Mary Pat McCurdie | West Fort Collins
Designed by VFLA Architects with a garage by SpaceCrafters, the McCurdies’ new home is a work of art in and of itself, complete with underground car storage and other surprises.
The Artist’s Studio
Artist Elizabeth Morisette will take you inside her studio and her creative process. Learn how to turn your garage into a creative and functional studio space. Please note: this is an above-garage studio with a spiral staircase and is not wheelchair-accessible.
Tim and Jackie O’Hara’s Party Barn
Tim and Jackie O’Hara are an entertaining couple of creatives who know how to entertain. Tour their converted barn, complete with classic cars, fun and games — it’s sure to be a good time.
The Art Warehouse
Naida Seibel is a sculptor and art collector. Her garage is jam-packed with her own work and work from her favorite artists. Gary Hixon will curate this one-time-only showing of this eclectic collection or artwork.
The Afterparty | Old Town
What better way to wrap up a day of touring than by kicking back, relaxing, and enjoy fine food and drink with your fellow garage-lovers. From 4-6:00pm, join us at the home of Jeff Lebesch & Zia Zybko for an after-party extravaganza. Take a stroll around their grounds, meet their goats, take in Zia’s gorgeous landscape design and Jeff’s classic car collection.