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How It Works

After you register, earn Carats by visiting artists and businesses within the America Building. Use the QR Code Scanner on the app to add Carats.

Visit any of the businesses to pick up our First Fridays sticker featuring work by Matthew McHugh

Sticker featuring artwork by Matthew McHugh


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Earn Carats by exploring destinations throughout the America Building. Use your camera to add carats using special QR codes.

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Earn Carats.

Artists, local businesses and other locations around downtown Fort Collins all award you with carats during First Fridays!

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Top 3 Explorers Win!

Every 10 Carats = 1 Ticket. The top 3 visitors with the most tickets will win our prize baskets!


Prize Trophies

Prizes from Artists and Local Businesses.

Gem Salon • Bloom Floral Boutique • Harkins Piano Studio • Beedas’ Comics • Artist Matthew McHugh • Art Lab FoCo • Academy of Bartending • Bandwagon Retro Sports Apparel