Parking

Effective Sept. 1, 2023, parking for students taking classes at Bemis School of Art is available in the main Fine Arts Center parking lot located at 30 West Dale Street. To access the studio classrooms, enter the FAC through the main doors and follow the signs for Bemis School of Art. 

If there is no parking available in the lot, there is street parking available at the base of the hill and around Monument Valley Park and Mesa Road. Please be aware that parking along Cache La Poudre Street requires a city permit Monday through Friday, 7 a.m.–5 p.m., but is available to visitors on weekdays after 5 p.m. and on weekends. Metered parking is available along East Dale Street. 

Please note that Lot W7 (north side of the Bemis building) is now paid permit parking only on weekdays from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Vehicles without appropriate permits during these hours are subject to being ticketed. 

For Monday–Friday Classes that End Before 5 p.m.

For Bemis School of Art classes that end before 4 p.m., please park in the main Fine Arts Center parking lot at 30 West Dale Street, enter through the Fine Arts Center door at the end of the ramp, and make your way to the studio classrooms. You can return to your car the same way you came. 

For Monday–Friday Classes that Start After 5 p.m.

You may park in the main Fine Arts Center parking lot, however, be aware that the Fine Arts Center building will be locked after 5 p.m. Instead, we recommend you find street parking closer to the entrance of Bemis School of Art at 818 Pelham Place. After 5 p.m., you also have the option to park in Lot W7 (on the north side of the Bemis building) without a permit. There is street parking available around Monument Valley Park and Mesa Road. Please be aware that parking along Cache La Poudre Street requires a city permit Monday through Friday, 7 a.m.–5 p.m., but is available to visitors on weekdays after 5 p.m. and on weekends. Metered parking is available along East Dale Street. 

For Saturday & Sunday Classes  

You may park in Lot W7 (818 Pelham Pl on the north side of the Bemis building) without a permit. There is also street parking available along Cache La Poudre Street, and around Monument Valley Park and Mesa Road. Metered parking is available along East Dale Street. 

For Youth Classes

If you are dropping off or picking up a youth student, you may do so in the loading zone and parking lot near the entrance to Bemis at 818 Pelham Place. You may park where you can, but please stay in your car so you are available to move it if needed. 

Accessibility

We are happy to accommodate students with accessibility needs. Please indicate any accessibility needs or concerns you want us to know about when you register for a class. You may also contact the front desk at (719) 634-5581 or email bemis@coloradocollege.edu prior to the first day of class. Wheelchairs are available to use free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis and are located outside the coat room in the main lobby of the Fine Arts Center.