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There will be a Thank You Reception in conjunction with the Stage Artists Reception and Awards Presentation on Friday April 9th starting at 5 pm. The reception will honor two longtime couples who have been avid supporters of the Arts and Downton Merchants - Elsie and Keith Orr of Heartland Antiques and Willie and John Miller of Willie’s Antiques. Both couples are retiring and moving. The public is invited to come wish them all well on their next adventures!
About Bell Tower Cultural Center
The Florence Arts Council received an enormous gift in the summer of 2013. The former First Baptist Church built in 1898, was given to the council by members of the church to be used as a center of learning for the community. The former sanctuary has retained its 1898 flavor with outstanding stained glass windows, oak pews and a small stage area. Art, events, lectures and artistic performances of all kinds have and will continue to keep the Performance Hall (formerly the sanctuary) alive. Areas for meetings, offices, private art studios, and classroom space have returned the Annex to a useable venue. Classroom space and private artisan studios take up the space on the second floor and the third floor is currently used as a clay area known as the Clay Addicts Attic with classes or studio rental time available.
The Florence Arts Council members and their volunteer friends have worked diligently to get this building back to its former glory and continue to be grateful for this outstanding gift. We engage in partnerships with other local non-profit groups and community organizations by providing exhibition, performance, and meeting space for them.
We appreciate our Foundation, Corporate and Individual Donors who make our mission a success!
Whether by direct financial donations,
Signing up for City Market Rewards and Amazon Smile when you shop, Supporting & Participating in the many activities and events , And with your gift of time in volunteering -- YOU are the Heart of our Organization!
2019 Foundation & Corporate Donors 2020 Foundation & Corporate Donors CC&V Newmont Gold Mining Colorado Garden Foundation
REA Musser Foundation
Edmund T & Eleanor Quick Foundation Colorado Cares
Southern Colorado Community Foundation Rawlings Foundation
Fremont County Tourism Committee Colorado Humanities
Rawlings Foundation Newmont Gold Mining
Holcim Industries Fremont County Tourism Committee
Florence Arts Council
The FAC's mission is to PROMOTE, PRESERVE, and PURSUE collaboration between the arts and the communities in Fremont County. The success of FAC depends upon the involvement of artists, volunteers, patrons, and other benefactors who understand the vital importance of supporting the arts.
Click Here to learn more about the FAC or Become A Member or volunteer.
The Bell Tower Cultural Center is a division of the Florence Arts Council. Our building is available for special events such as Performances, Weddings, Celebration of Life Memorials, Showers, Concerts, Performances, Classess and Lectures. Your "Special Event" will be very special when held in our venue. Contact us for more information and to book your event.
The Bell Tower Cultural Center offers a wide variety of classes for all ages and interests. Classes involving Art, Music, Fitness, and more are available throughout the year. Member and Non-Member pricing is available, and new classes are being added regularly.
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