Art & Heritage Center
The Art and Heritage Center is a hub for the arts, culture, and history in Windsor, Colorado. The Art and Heritage Center hosts a number of exhibitions throughout the year and is home to the majority of programs presented by the Culture Division.
Admission to the Art and Heritage Center is always free.
What is now called the Art and Heritage Center was originally the Windsor City Hall. The building was built in 1909 and housed all city offices including the police and fire departments.
The upper gallery was the functioning city hall, the police headquarters were in the back of the building. The current staff offices once contained two jail cells, from which you can still see the markings on the floor. There are also bars on the windows in this room.
The lower gallery was once the fire station and provided parking space for Windsor's single fire truck. The concrete floor is original to the building, and there are still visible markings on the floor from the wheels of the truck. The second story of the building was originally intended to be an auditorium, however it was never finished. It has been used as an armory, a community meeting space, and is currently used as collections storage for the Town of Windsor Museums.
The oak floors, tin ceiling, and visible metal pipework are all original to the building, which was restored in 2008 after sustaining damage from the tornado to become the Art and Heritage Center of the Town of Windsor.
First Fridays at the Art and Heritage Center
Held on the first Friday of each month, the family-friendly event includes music by a local performer, a community art or craft project, and free refreshments! Visitors 21 years and older can enjoy free beer courtesy of our sponsors.
Friday, April 3: Earth Day Extravaganza
In April, celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day at First Friday! Enjoy live music and spring snacks, and view the winners from the Windsor Tree Board’s Arbor Day Poster Contest. Learn how to create tiny floral arrangements less than 1” tall! Everyone can make a miniature pot of flowers to take home.
Friday, May 1: May Day!
Bring your family and friends to this monthly celebration of arts, music, and community right here in Windsor! May Day is a traditional spring festival that has been celebrated in Europe for centuries. In the United States, May Day was celebrated by leaving baskets or cones of flowers anonymously on neighbors’ doorsteps. Come celebrate spring at the Art & Heritage Center by creating your own May Day flower cone. Listen to traditional folk music and enjoy free beer from a local brewery.