Welcome to The Old Gallery, A Gathering Place Where Community Is Being Built!The Old Gallery provides for an extensive array of services to support the many facets of a diverse and dynamic community. A comprehensive approach is taken to not only provide critical services for at-risk and low-income populations through its food bank and clothing closet programs; it also encompasses economic development, personal enrichment and skill building through wellness programs, along with visual and performing arts; and serves as an outlet for local, accomplished artists. The Allenspark Community Cultures Council (ACCC), a nonprofit group established in 2008 owns and operates The Old Gallery. The ACCC is an all-volunteer organization governed by a board of directors and operated with the help of hundreds of volunteers and donors. The September 2013 flood brought large numbers of people to The Old Gallery for food, clothing, Internet and cell phone service so they could communicate with family and employers, and for assistance in getting needed services. This unfortunate event highlighted the importance of having a facility where people could come on a regular basis for information and services. Until August, 2014, The Old Gallery primarily operated out of the main building located along Peak to Peak Highway. Currently an exciting renovation endeavor is taking place. A capital campaign raised $850,000 through donations from many individuals. Boulder County Worthy Cause and foundations. However, since the original budget was set over two years ago, the landscape has changed due to increased construction costs due to the local flood and changing Boulder County building requirements. As a result, we still need donations to raise $125,000 to meet these additional needs to bring an exciting community gathering place, which will serve community and visitor services. Also a new commercial kitchen is needed to be funded which will serve community meals in addition to the Community Cupboard® Food Bank.
In the meantime during construction, activities continue and are being held in the historic cabin immediately behind this central building (to the north). Thanks for your interest in The Old Gallery — building your community!