The Arts Department offers a variety of visual and performing arts classes and events for all ages and abilities.

Performing Arts - Dance

Our program exposes students to dance in a fun and educational environment with the goal of learning dance styles, physical health and generally having fun!  Our classes are taught with a performance focus. Students will learn the skills they need to perform on stage including: technique, confidence and stage presence.  Performances range from in-class family demonstrations at the end of each session to optional full scale performances.

Our comprehensive dance program is taught in a fun, positive, and non-competitive environment.  Classes include Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, and our popular Dance! classes. Classes are offered for ages 2 – adult. Each unique class is developmentally appropriate, inspiring, and designed to be taken numerous times.

Foothills Dance Program presents an annual Nutcracker production open to all of our Ballet students ages 3 and older. Dancers will learn choreography and be a part of putting together a large ballet production. Our ballet will be performed in a full theater with costumes and sets. Make this a part of your holiday traditions!

Foothills Dance Program also presents a spring showcase for all our dancers ages 3 and older. This recital style performance brings dancers from all classes together to perform in a theater setting with costumes and under stage lights. Watch our dancers showcase what they have learned in their dance classes!

Visual Arts

The Visual Arts Program includes popular clay and art classes. Our classes allow expression of creative energy and personal skill advancement.

Classes are offered in art, clay and multimedia for ages 2-adult.  The spacious and fully equipped Foothills Clay Arts Studio has 12 electric wheels and gas, raku and electric kilns. Teen & Adult Pottery are for all levels covering handbuilding and wheel throwing techniques in a fun social environment. Our Youth & Family clay classes include complex and creative clay sculptures.  Class offerings vary by season.

We are now offering retail and firing services designed for potters with previous experience in clay.  Clay, glazes, and tools are available for purchase.  Electric bisque and glaze firing services are available for mid-fire clay and glazes only. For more information and to sign up for a drop off or pick up time, click the button below.

Foothills hosts Pottery Sales twice a year, in spring and during the holiday season. Each sale features beautiful handmade art created by the staff & students of our pottery program. Sales are held at the Ridge Recreation Center.

Performing Arts

Foothills offers a comprehensive performing arts program for youth and adults including instructional group classes, workshops, plays and performances.

Group music and theatre classes are offered for youth and adults. Examples include guitar, acting classes and vocal workshops.

Foothills Youth Theater offers performances during the summer and holiday school break. Students get to participate in the entire rehearsal and production process including acting, singing, dancing, making sets and costumes. Performance are open to friends, family, fans and the public.

Foothills Theatre Company provides family friendly and affordable theater performances for the community through the Black Box Theatre in the Ridge Recreation Center and outdoor performances in Clement Park. The Foothills Theatre Company was created to give a theatrical outlet for adults in the community and is made up of local writers, directors, actors, designers, and musicians.

Arts in the Parks

Arts in the Parks brings visual arts to the whole community by creating murals and art installations in Foothills Park & Recreation District’s parks and facilities, provides work and exposure to local artists, and further enhances the visual and performing arts programming offer by Foothills. The program began in 2020 as a way to give people an opportunity to enjoy art outdoors in the fresh air. Our community can now view several different Arts in the Parks installations in parks and facilities across the District.

Funding for this program is generously provided by the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District – SCFD.

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Dancing Willows Park

Location: owl theme tree carving on the western side of the park, installed May 2023. View park information and directions.

Artist: Bongo Love

Clement Park

Locations: two different tree carvings – a blue heron theme next to Shelter N (lake side of the park) and a sports theme near the Pierce Street entrance of the park, installed May 2023. View park information and directions.

Artist: Bongo Love

Columbine Sports Park

Location: on two sides of the score hut, installed October 2022. View park information and directions.

Artist: Lupine Design Co.

Weaver Hollow Pool

Location: on the poolside exterior wall and inside the bath house, installed December 2021. View park information and directions.

Artist: Patrick Maxcy

Easton Regional Park

Location: on the lake pump house near the northern side of the lake, installed November 2021. View park information and directions.

Artist: Patrick Maxcy

Ridge Recreation Center

Location: indoors seen from lower level lobby and upper level near cardio equipment area, installed April 2021. View facility information and directions.

Artist: Pat Milbery

Lilley Gulch Recreation Center

Location: in the gymnastics studio, installed December 2020.  View facility information and directions.

Artist: Jonathan McAfee

Clement Park

Location: on three sides of the Grant Family Amphitheater, installed October 2020.  View park information and directions.

Artist: Austin Zucchini-Fowler

Don’t miss our seasonal events

Daddy-Daughter Valentine Ball held in February

Breakfast with Santa held in December

Arts Programs Call 303-409-2312

Enjoy FREE fun at Foothills!

Concerts in Clement Park feature a wide range of local musicians from across the state.

Enjoy summer evenings watching the sun set and listening to great local music!

All performances are free to the public!

Foothills - Arts & Events Agency is proud to be supported in part by:

Foothills Park & Recreation District – Arts & Events Agency mission is to create, establish,
put on and provide classes and opportunities for District-wide cultural arts services
for the benefit of the taxpayers of the District. Services to include fine and leisure arts,
performing arts, culturally related special events, art shows and concert series.
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