When thinking about Fort Collins, many conjure up images of delicious beer and a vibrant downtown historic district.
However, there is a significant artsy side groups should also plug into when meeting in this northern Colorado city.
» Dream up a challenge to locate several of the 377 transformer cabinet murals located throughout the city.
» For a hands-on project, design and create custom shoes at Colorado Shoe School in nearby Bellvue, with options ranging from making sneakers in one day and slippers in two, to handcrafting shoes or boots in five days.
» For projects that take less time, head to Extra Arts & Drafts, where groups can create upscale DIY projects like leather objects, string art, macrame, bottle openers, resin jewelry, and more, all while sipping a beverage.
» During summer, the alfresco music scene comes alive in Fort Collins with entertainment offered five days a week. Most are free, and there is typically an option to purchase food and beverage.
» Two downtown hotels, The Elizabeth Hotel and Armstrong Hotel, both offer meeting and event space and music venues. Check out Magic Rat Live Music at The Elizabeth and Ace Gillet’s Lounge & Supper Club at the Armstrong.