Fort Collins Authors & Artists Exhibition

Old Firehouse Books is partnering with The Art Mart Fort Collins ( for a collaboration between visual artists and writers in Northern Colorado.

In this partnership, a local visual artist and a local writer will be paired together to create complementary pieces with shared themes and motifs. Creatives from varying levels of experience are welcome to apply-- from emerging voices to established experts.

The work produced by the partnerships will be exhibited in a show at Old Firehouse Books on Saturday, March 25, 2023.

The application for writers and artists can be found here:




Written work must be under 4,000 words but may be in any format -- such as poetry, short stories, essays, etc. A physical copy must be displayed at the event. Written pieces (or excerpts, for long-form works) will also be read aloud at the event.


Visual Art


2D or 3D visual art may be accepted. Artists may plan on displaying their art on their own table, easel, hanging rack, or other set-up they choose. Old Firehouse Books does not have wall hanging available.



December 15, 2022

This application closes.


January 3, 2023

Visual artists and writers who are invited to take part in this partnership will be sent brief profiles about all participating visual artists / writers. Each participant will list their top 3 choices for their partner, and partnerships will be assigned with consideration of these requests. 


January or February, 2023 (date TBD)

The partnerships will meet in person and begin discussing themes that they would both be interested in exploring in their collaborative project.


March 25, 2023

The collaborative works of the partnerships will be exhibited at a show at Old Firehouse Books!

Event date: 
Saturday, March 25, 2023 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
232 Walnut Street
Fort Collins, CO 80524