Summer Art Challenge for Children of All Ages

As a part of the DDA’s Old Town Square Art Activation Program, Art for the Heart is a series of at-home projects for children of all ages that will be completed weekly throughout the summer. Join us in Old Town Square every Wednesday, starting June 1, 2022, through July 13, 2022, and look for the Art For The Heart tent to pick up a project.
Each week we will provide a packet that contains an art project, complete with instructions and materials. Participants can take the packet home and spend the week creating. Return your masterpiece the following Wednesday and have it displayed in our Old Town kiosk.
Each art project returned, earns you a punch on your “Frequent Creator” card. 
Prizes for frequent participation will be awarded on July 20, 2022. 
All projects are free to the public. 
We’re excited to host this art program again this summer! 

2021 Projects

Week 6 | July 7 : LEGO® Sculpting

LEGO® Sculpting  | Click Here for Instructions

**In celebration of the upcoming 3rd Annual LEGO® Creation Festival on July 17, 2021 in Old Town Square beginning at Noon until 5:30pm, please enjoy this curated activity from the DDA and Nola Creatives. Join us on the 17th to watch registered builders and the public create one of a kind sculptures out of LEGO®s. Award ceremony and public giveaways begin around 5:00pm. For more information visit: 3rd Annual LEGO® Creation Festival.

Week 7 | July 14 : Chihuly® Inspired Sculpture

Chihuly® Inspired Sculpture  | Click Here for Instructions

Week 8 | July 21 : Torn Paper Collage

Torn Paper Collage  | Click Here for Instructions

Week 9 | July 28: Ice Cream Delight

Ice Cream Delight | Click Here for Instructions

Week 10 | August 4: Self Portrait
Art for the Heart completed project of a self portrait

Self Portrait | Click Here for Instructions

Week 1 | June 2 : Marble Painting

Marble Painting | Click Here for Instructions

Week 2 | June 9 : Button Trees 
Week 3 | June 16 : “Greetings from Fort Collins” Postcard
Week 4 | June 23 : Pointillism
Week 5 | June 30 : Kid with Sparkler

Kid with Sparkler | Click Here for Instructions

Event Information please contact | 970-484-2020
Fort Collins Downtown Development Authority 

Project Information please contact
Amanda DeAngelis |
Nola Creatives