Arvada artist Jess McCoy joined us again for our First Friday Art Drop in Olde Town Arvada, glittering the town with her illustrations of woodland animals, fanciful creatures, and inventive characters. We loved running into so many of you happily out there hunting, racing around the blocks, following the hints in our instagram story!
November was CHILLY. If you braved the cold and ice to come out to Jess McCoy's Park Art Drop, you were handsomely rewarded with her whimsical illustrations of animals and creatures! We hid art throughout Tennyson Knolls Park.
Jess brought her kiddos to help us hide, and we had a blast! Hope you all had fun looking.
To celebrate Halloween, we had a SUPER SPOOKY Park Art Drop at Ralston Cemetery. The cemetery is in a sneaky place, nestled into one of West Arvada's neighborhoods. The site features a number of early pioneer graves and is an important historical site in our city's legacy.
Scratch Encaustics hid 12 original pieces matted and ready to hop into a frame, rewarding our loyal lookers and happy happenstance hunters.
Printmaker Angel Estrada often uses the mountainous landscape of Colorado for inspiration in his works, but for Art Drop Arvada's monthly Park Art Drop, he did something a little different. Angel used Thundercloud Park as his muse, drawing from the scenery of this unique location to create two new series of prints.
We had a lot of happy hunters come out to Thundercloud Park to search for Angel's work. Many of you got to stop and chat with the artist; we loved hearing your stories about where you were going to hang the artwork in your home!
Angel also hid work for October's First Friday in Olde Town. Be sure to check out his work!
September's First Friday Art Drop featured the lovely work of Arvada artist Judy Gardner. Judy is a fixture in the local arts, and we are thrilled to add her expertise and creativity to our roster of artists. If you found one of Judy's pieces during out drop, you know how incredibly special her work is!
We had SO MUCH FUN for World Art Drop Day! Many of our past artists participated, and we hid art pieces all over Arvada for you to find--and you were fantastic hunters! Thank you to all who came out, searched through the city, and sent us pictures of your finds.
We just had our very first Park Art Drop, a new monthly drop done in partnership with the City of Arvada. Our goal is to work with the city to highlight some of the amazing parks in our neighborhoods. Did you know that Arvada has a park within ten-minutes walking distance from every single resident?
Parks offer a great source of inspiration for creation. For our first Park Art Drop, artist Emily Grace King used the trees at Independence and Fitzmorris Parks as her muse to create several texture studies, which we then hid throughout the parks. She also included a few of her Artist Trading Cards in the packets for our hunters.
Along with the beautiful works from Emily, each successful hunter also got a copy of our new book, Art in Your Park: a Guidebook to Getting Creative in Your Neighborhood. The book is full of prompts to help you use your local park as a tool for creating your own art in response to the wonderful things you can find in nature!
Our August First Friday Art Drop was a real treat--artists from the Arvada Ceramics Guild gave Art Drop Arvada a ton of gorgeous pieces to hide throughout Olde Town. There were mugs, plates, vases, sculptures, and all kinds of beautiful clay works packaged up in bags.
The response from you guys was awesome! We had so many hunters out looking for these treasures, and many of you sent us pictures of your finds. That's our favorite thing to see.