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Volunteer Spotlight

Barbara Douglas of Hard Copy Recycling has headed ArtWalk for two years.  TImes-Call photo by Patrick Kramer

 Businesswoman has passion for ArtWalk

Libby FitzGibbons
The Volunteer Connection East

Those looking for a taste of cultural entertainment should not miss the July 20 ArtWalk in the heart of downtown Longmont.

ArtWalk, now in its sixth year and held on the third Friday in May, July and September, is sponsored by the Old Firehouse Art Center and 32 downtown businesses. During the multicultural arts event, held between 6 and 9 p.m., businesses remain open to display a variety of arts.

The event for the whole family will include musicians performing throughout the area, a storyteller, art activities, a balloon artist, a face painter and a sidewalk chalk mural. A variety of food and drink stands will complete the event.

Barbara Douglass, co-owner of Hard Copy Recycling, has served as chair of ArtWalk for two years. She provides the energy and enthusiasm needed to pull together and promote an event of its magnitude.

"We moved our business to Main Street two years ago so that we could become a part of ArtWalk," Douglass said. "We love everything that is happening on Main Street. It is a great place to be and we love the arts."

In addition to her work on the ArtWalk committee, Douglass also serves on the boards of Eco-Cycle and The Old Firehouse Art Center and is a volunteer for the upcoming Rhythm on the River.

"Barbara is the chairperson, one of the sponsors and cheerleader for this event," said Joanne Kirves, executive director on the Old Firehouse Art Center and ArtWalk manager. "Each year, she helps us to create a bigger and better event for the community."

Anyone interested in volunteering time to ArtWalk or The Old Firehouse Art Center should call the Volunteer Connection East at 303-772-5772.

Volunteer opportunities

"Give your time to great causes. Let your candle burn at both ends if necessary. It will provide a dazzling light, a beacon for others to follow." Jerold Panas

Call the Volunteer Connection East at  303-772-5772 to learn more about volunteering or for an appointment to view our catalog. Visit us on the Web at

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