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The Prairie Scholars Dig Deep, Plant Roots, and Grow Longmont’s Music Scene

“I was touring Colorado in 2007 and pretty much living out of our car, staying with friends. That whole bit,” Andy Eppler of the Prairie Scholars explains. “I played a few gigs at some local venues and it felt starkly different from the bars I knew from where I grew up.” He leans in a little closer and smiles. “People actually clapped after songs. I mean, I thought someone just scored a touchdown on a TV behind me or something. But it was for me.  It was an incredible and strange feeling. I knew this was where I wanted to be.”

The seed was planted and the move was on.

Thankfully, Eppler’s wife and collaborator, Jess agreed that Colorado made sense. “Andy came back from that tour and Colorado had just permeated him. It manifested itself in his art, his writing. Everything. He came back to Texas and made big colorful paintings of mountains I’d never seen. I was moved.  “So,” she says, “I toured up with him a couple times, then we moved. And we love it here. It’s become home, and we hope it will be for a long, long time.”


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Current Exhibitions!


Resident Artists’ Exhibition

October 7—December 23, 2016


Opening Reception on Friday, October 14  6-9 PM


Meet our artists each Saturday!

Our artists are also in the Gallery on Saturdays. If you’d like to chat more casuallyor have an in-depth conversation about their technique or work, here’s the October schedule:

Saturday, October 15: John Goyer and Linda Sole Faul 

Saturday, October 22: Tammy Helart, and Keith Sanders with new gallery artists Diana Ewing and Dawn Buckingham-Goldsmith

Saturday, October 29: Scott Mohr and Lydia Pottoff

Gallery & Office Hours


356 Main St., Longmont

Tues – Fri 11am-5pm

2nd Fridays until 9pm

Office: Tues-Fri 11am-5pm


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