Thornton Arts, Sciences and Humanities Council, Inc., a nonprofit corporation, was formed in 1991 by the City Council for the purpose of promoting arts, sciences and humanities in Thornton. City Council was established as members of the corporation and Council served as the Board of Directors.
City Council recommended that the TASHCO Board be reappointed and given a specific charge of developing an overall master plan for arts and culture in the community. The final decisions on arts and culture expenditures rest with City Council.
Summer/ early fall: Several citizens received an invitation from City Council to attend a first meeting to learn about, and consider becoming a member of, an Arts and Culture Advisory Committee.
October 3: Facilitated by City Staff, that first meeting explained City Council's charge and a description of the requirements of the Committee Member position. A calendar was set for establishing the Committee and the Master Plan for arts and culture in the City of Thornton.
In a resolution dated March 27, 2007, City Council/TASHCO Board of Directors expressed their desire to appoint citizen members to conduct the business of TASHCO and appointed the five members of the Arts and Culture Advisory Committee to four-year terms as the TASHCO Board of Directors: Nancy Karnes, Rosalie Keith, Regene McCain, Frank Newton and Carol Norberg.
• Master Plan
• Communis (public art sculpture, celebration, commission of original music composition, etc.)
• Water Tank Mural
• Other Public Art acquisitions (bronze sculptures at golf course and parks)
• Thornton Community Band support
• Thornton Community Chorus support
• Planning, with Help of City Staff, and Advising Council on Expenditures of SCFD and Public Art Funds
• Blues in the Schools/ Blues Concerts
• Ongoing Support of Young Artists Festival and Other Programs
• Thornton Festivals (participation and related music services)
Plus annual support of the Denver American Indian Festival and Adams County Genealogical Society.