About Niwot Cultural Arts Association
The Niwot Cultural Arts Association (NCAA), EIN 26-4164620, is a Colorado non-profit corporation formed January 31, 2009. The NCAA has been recognized by the IRS as a 501c3 charitable organization, is eligible for matching donation grants by current and former IBM and Google employees, and all donations to the Niwot Cultural Arts Association are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
The Charitable Purpose of the corporation is set forth in the Articles of Incorporation, as supplemented in the Bylaws, which provide:
“The corporation shall provide support, encouragement and funding for cultural arts and all mediums of artistic expression in the Niwot area, including but not limited to, performance art, painting, sculpture, weaving, quilting, music, dance, movement, drama, oral interpretation, storytelling, oral expression, creative writing, local cultural history, Native American cultural history, and western American cultural history.”
Donations may be made to:
Niwot Cultural Arts Association
P.O. Box 733
Niwot, CO 80544
NCAA Board of Directors
The founding directors were Mike Anfinson, Bruce Warren and Tim Wise. Michelle Henzel and Anne Postle served as officers and directors from 2014 to 2022. Current directors are Kristen Alger, Alyson Bell, Holly Dapolito, Satir DeMarco, Gene Hayworth Vicki Maurer, Lisa Rivard and Bruce Warren.
Current officers are Bruce Warren (President), Alyson Bell (Vice President), Gene Hayworth (Secretary) and Vicki Maurer (Treasurer)
Niwot Children's Park: The NCAA worked with Boulder County and the community of Niwot to acquire, develop and maintain the popular attraction for children with an investment of over $1,000,000.
For reservation information visit the web site: www.niwotchildrenspark.com
History of the project:
On June 19, 2012, Boulder County, partnering with the Niwot Cultural Arts Association, was awarded a Great Outdoors Colorado grant of $140,000 toward the purchase of the Niwot Children’s Park at 101 First Avenue in Niwot. The property was purchased on July 17, 2013. The $200,000 purchase price was funded by:
$140,000 GOCO Grant (lottery funds)
$40,000 Donation from property owners Jeff and Cynthia Lambert
$20,000 Community fundraising
The NCAA raised an additional $580,000 and received donations of materials and services valued at $250,000, with Jim Fletemeyer of Fletemeyer & Lee Associates, Inc., spearheading the construction. The park, owned by Boulder County and operated by the NCAA, opened October 2, 2016, to rave reviews, and received the statewide Starburst Award from Great Outdoors Colorado.
Other NCAA Community Projects and Activities
The Niwot Cultural Arts Association serves the community of Niwot, Colorado and sponsors, performs, and/or promotes the following venues, events, and activities:
· 1st Friday Art Walks (every month from 5 to 8 p.m.)
· Let's Wine About Winter, a wine tasting event in February
· Why Not Niwot? Juried Art Show (early fall)
· Niwot Jazz Festival (last Saturday in June)
· Whistle Stop Park--Whistle Stop Park, located at the southwest corner of Murray and 1st Avenue in Niwot, is open to the public during daylight hours. Use of the park for organized events such as weddings, receptions, birthday parties and memorial services may be requested by contacting Bruce Warren at 303-652-2433 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
NCAA events at Whistle Stop Park include:
· Thursday night summer concert series, Rock & Rails, produced by the Niwot Cultural Arts Association conjunction with the Niwot Business Association (June, July & August)
· Caboose and Railroad Artifacts display, in conjunction with the Niwot Business Association
The NCAA also supports:
· Niwot Sculpture Park on the south side of Niwot Road and east of 79th Street, with Native American theme tree carvings, in conjunction with the Niwot Business Association, Niwot Prairie Productions, the Niwot Historical Society, the Niwot Community Association, The Rotary Club of Niwot, Cottonwood Park West Homeowners Association. and the Niwot Local Improvement District
· Creation and preservation of the “Spirit of Niwot” mural on the former Excel Electric building at 2nd Avenue and the Diagonal Highway
· Niwot Community Semi-Marching Free Grange Band, which performs at all community events