Los Alamos Arts Council Executive Director Chris Monteith and Assistant Director Ken Nebel outside Fuller Lodge Arts Center. Photo Courtesy LAAC
LOS ALAMOS ARTS COUNCIL NEWS
Los Alamos Arts Council and Fuller Lodge Art Center are thrilled to announce to the community of Los Alamos that they are now operating as one organization. LAAC will continue to present its popular events such as the Brown Bag Concert Series, Lectures, Pumpkin Glow, Scarecrow Contest, Kite Festival, and much more. LAAC will now be supervising all of the excellent activities at Fuller Lodge Art Center, including Rotating Exhibits, a Gallery Shop, and Classes for all ages!
Los Alamos Arts Council and Fuller Lodge Art Center have already been working closely on many projects over the past year, such as Arts and Craft Fairs and annual Scarecrow Contest. During the closures due to COVID-19, LAAC and FLAC presented the “Art Bears in Los Alamos” where members of the community could participate in a scavenger hunt of bears in the windows of Fuller Lodge, and the 2020 Chalk Walk at the end of May. Events just around the corner include the “40 Winks” Gallery Show, ScienceFest Art Challenge, and a Virtual Kite Festival.
“The Fuller Lodge Art Center is looking at this combination of forces as a great opportunity for the Art Center to grow through the Arts Council. We will be able to serve the community’s artistic side in a deeper and more meaningful way. We won’t be losing any programming or power on either end. We are growing together as one stronger organization.” said now Los Alamos Arts Council Assistant Director, Ken Nebel.
In addition to the merger, Los Alamos Arts Council is pleased to announce the re-opening of the Gallery and Gallery Shop at Fuller Lodge Art Center, 2132 Central Avenue, Los Alamos. Patrons may visit the Art Center between 10 am and 4 pm, Mondays through Saturdays (Closed July 4th weekend). LAAC follows the guidelines presented by the CDC and the New Mexico Governor to keep visitors safe and well. These precautions include regular sanitizing of the space, required face masks, and limited patrons in the area at a time.
Executive Director Chris Monteith expressed her excitement for the future of the Arts in Los Alamos, “Los Alamos knows just how important the arts are for the community, and we’re looking forward to bringing you more quality events and arts opportunities! We can’t wait to hear what ideas you have for us or how the community will get involved!”
All Los Alamos Arts Council events and programming are shaped by the time, talents, and treasures of their membership and general community interest. Please consider becoming a member of the Los Alamos Arts Council. You can also support the Arts Council and Arts Center by donating to the COVID-19 GoFundMe account https://www.gofundme.com/f/campaign-for-los-alamos-arts-council. Donations and memberships are tax-deductible, as LAAC is a local non-profit. Stay tuned as more announcements are coming regarding upcoming events!