Loveland, Colorado is a hub for arts and culture. Regardless of whether you’re just passing through the area or live here, we really recommend that you take advantage of all the creativity that Loveland has to offer. There are several different places to take in art in our city, but we’ve rounded up a few favorites that we think are worth checking out.
Did you know that Loveland is home to the largest fine arts gallery in the state? Columbine Gallery has a diverse collection of sculptures and paintings, created by both local and national artists. There’s an outdoor sculpture garden with what the gallery calls “unusual botanical specimens” that overlooks a pond and has views of the Rockies. The building itself is a fun place for architecture buffs to explore as it was designed by Eric Calvin, one of Frank Lloyd Wrights’ last students.
Lincoln Gallery is run by Thompson Valley Art League, which is Colorado’s oldest Art League. The collections are made up of works created by local artisans in a variety of mediums, from watercolor to acrylic painting, photography to jewelry, ceramics to pottery, and more. The gallery regularly rotates the artists being showcased, providing you with a unique experience each time you visit.
Rialto Theater Center
The art scene in Loveland isn’t just limited to galleries. There’s also the historic Rialto Theater which is a must for anyone who loves film, independent movie theaters, and old buildings. Rialto opened in 1920 as a silent movie theater. Over the years it’s been renovated to preserve its style from when it first opened almost 100 years ago. In addition to international and indie films, the theater also hosts an annual summer concert series and performing arts groups. They also screen cult classics throughout the year like Elf in December and Rocky Horror Picture Show for Halloween.