Colorado Springs City Council dedicated two areas in City Hall this month to exhibit and celebrate citizen artwork. The first, located on the second floor, is a new gallery. The second, located on the third floor in Council Chambers, is a gallery dedicated for K-12 artwork. The first shows in City Hall through the month […]
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The Commonwheel Artists Co-op celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2014 and, for almost all of that time, the gallery has been nestled on the corner of Cañon Avenue and Lafayette Road in downtown Manitou Springs. “It’s served us very well,” Juanita Canzoneri, the co-op’s current president, said of the location. Commonwheel was started in the […]
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The arts are an important component in the continuing revival and renovation of the city’s historic core.
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The news that the Colorado Balloon Classic will leave Colorado Springs in 2015 for greener (or maybe less bureaucratic) pastures was dismaying, to say the least. A press release from the Classic’s organizers cited “politics within the city, increasingly rigid special event procedures and an onerous 2015 LART [city sponsorship] application” as driving the decision. […]
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Camelot is about to begin, so reserve your seat at the Round Table. A Knight at the Fine Arts Center, a Gala for the Ages is a unique and exciting event that supports culture and commerce in Colorado Springs. The action will include swordplay, herald trumpet calls, jesters, a gourmet feast, fire eaters and more […]
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In keeping with national trends, Colorado Springs could utilize its arts, culture and creative class to build a stronger sense of community and — along with it — a stronger economy downtown. Downtown, arts and area leaders will discuss creative place-making and using arts and culture to develop a stronger downtown economy in a special […]
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Take a look at the built landscape of Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region. What you see — shopping malls, big-box stores, comfortable suburbs and cookie-cutter office complexes — could be anywhere in the American West. The goal, as Mayor John Suthers says, is to build a city worthy of our extraordinary setting, but […]
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Drew Martorella made his way to Colorado Springs from Beckley, W.Va., by way of Santa Fe, N.M., Los Angeles and New Jersey. As the executive director of TheatreWorks at UCCS, the 47-year-old is responsible for the theater company, which has eight productions planned for the coming school year and sponsors a tour of British theater […]
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The Squash Blossom gallery’s humble beginnings occupied 350 square feet of kiosk space at the Antlers Hotel in 1973. Owners John and Patti Cogswell moved operations to roomier digs the following decade after purchasing the building that now houses the gallery at 2531 W. Colorado Ave. The Cogswells also own a Squash Blossom in Vail, […]
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The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center tapped David Dahlin, 55, as its new CEO and executive director earlier this year. Three months into the job, the father of two spent time with CSBJ to discuss his transition from working at Compassion International for 19 years to the nonprofit world of arts and business. How did […]
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The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade is accepting applications for grants for nonprofit cultural organizations and arts groups. Given from the OEDIT’s, Creative Industries division, the ColoradoCreates grants provide financial support to produce arts and cultural activities throughout the state. Grant applicants must be nonprofit groups, department of Colorado public colleges or […]
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Nearly six months after Adam Leech was forced to close his shop on the Colorado College campus, he has announced that the Leechpit is reopening on the Westside. Leech said in a news release Tuesday that the record shop/thrift store will reopen around Feb. 1 in a 4,000-square-foot space at 3020 W. Colorado Ave. Suite […]
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