Located in downtown Louisville, Colorado, The Art Underground offers music, dance, theater, photography, visual arts and film classes for all ages. Aside from providing high quality art classes, this 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization hosts art galleries, exhibits, workshops and other events, as well as promotes opportunities for artists and patrons to support and connect a thriving arts community in the East Boulder County region.
The Art Underground selected downtown Louisville as its location, as it has long been a supporter of arts. Situated at 901 Front Street close to the Steinbaugh Pavilion, its custom studio comes with a separate visual arts “create” space, dance flooring, acoustic balance and mirrors. The studio allows the organization to offer various classes in three different custom spaces, one each for performing, dancing and hands-on visual arts. It also provides arts information, events, local offerings and updates through a bulletin board posting near its studio and staffed booth.
The organization works toward offering creative arts opportunities complementing other art offerings that are available in the Louisville, Colorado area. It is dedicated to offering networking services and classes that foster the stability of arts and make it more accessible to artists, performers, participants and patrons.
The Art Underground has worked with accomplished performers and artists in offering a full complement of classes. Instructors include highly-praised Broadway performers, experienced music and dance leaders and visual arts teachers.
It offers many interesting classes and programs for this year. Aside from the continuation of its kindergarten arts enrichment, preschool, music, dance and theatre/construction/digital arts classes, it will offer new classes such as the Friday Beginning Ballet & Tap for five to eight years old, which run for 10 weeks from April 1 to June 3. The Memorial Day Week Play-Well Teknology Lego Engineering Camp is also already registering. The program starts May 31 to June 3 for K to 2nd graders and 3rd to 5th graders.
The Art Underground has also launched the Teen2Teen program to encourage tweens and teens to get involved in various art forms. The first three pilot classes for the program are being taught by 16-year-old Koji Endo. In line with the mission of The Art Underground to offer affordable and accessible arts and to serve customers of all ages, Koji teaches Sculpy Bling & Mini-Things, Pop & Music Video Dance Jam class and Lady Gaga Fashion & Dance camp. With this program, teen artists can share their experiences and passion with other teens to evoke more interest in the arts.