Important notice regarding Masks and Coronavirus
Dear friends of the museum,
The health and well-being of our visitors, community, staff and volunteers are of the utmost importance to us and we want to be as responsive as possible during this uncertain time. Out of an abundance of caution, and in order to reduce the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), we have made the difficult decision to close the museum on Monday, March 16th until further notice and postpone our DaVinci Sign Systems/Eye Center of Northern Colorado Masks Exhibition and Silent Auction to a later date in 2020 to be determined. Social distancing is one of the best and most preventative ways to stop the spread of the virus and ensure the long term well-being of our beloved community and our fellow citizens.
Currently, we are planning on having the museum stay open through the weekend. Our two current exhibitions: Shelter: Crafting a Safe Home and Elliot Ross: American Backyard will close after Sunday, March 15th. We will notify you if this plan changes and we have to close sooner. In light of these current health concerns, we wanted to let you know that we are doing everything we can to keep our spaces as sanitized and clean as possible. We are deep cleaning and sanitizing every public surface throughout the day as well as the items and tools in our Art.Edu.Osity Creative Space.
We do not take this closing and shift in our programming lightly and we appreciate the significant impact that these decisions have on our community—including the extraordinary community artists who have created these breathtaking masks, our tireless staff and volunteers, and our vibrant community of members, sponsors, donors, arts lovers and advocates. We are continuing to pay our staff, so your support is even more vital than ever.
While we are closed, we will do everything in our power to bring our museum to you. Our goal will be to continue to foster and cultivate the power of visual art for all of us. This is a challenging time for us all and we hope to do our part to help us all feel connected even as we distance ourselves to limit the spread of this virus.
Thank you for your understanding during this time. We can’t wait to welcome you back to the museum soon.
Wishing you the best of health,
Masks Exhibition 2020
Opening April 3,2020, 5:00 – 9:00 PM during First Friday Art Walk
Closing May 1, 2020, 5:00 – 9:00 PM during First Friday Art Walk
2020 marks the 16th year of Masks, MoAFC’s signature event. Masks offer a highly popular exhibition of community art while raising money to support the museum’s mission. Over its 16-year history, Masks has raised over $1.5 million to support the museum’s exhibitions and educational programming. Each year has been an exciting journey as the unadorned ceramic forms leave the museum and return as an amazing collection of unique masks.
Since 2004, Masks has attracted both professional artists, whose creativity is their economic mainstay, and recreational artists, who respond to their need to express their creativeness in ingenious styles.
Contact Us About Masks
Have a question about Masks, a Mask sponsorship, or how to become a mask artist? Contact us:
201 South College Ave Ste 101
Fort Collins, CO 80524
Email: [email protected]