Talk of the UCCS Visual and Performing Arts Center has been relatively quiet since last year, when the university announced plans to build the sprawling cultural complex. Word of a Trader Joe’s moving into the nearby University Village Colorado and of other major projects on the Cragmor Campus have overshadowed the planning phase for the […]
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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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Colorado Springs was founded in 1871, 12 years after its western neighbor, Colorado City. The first buildings here were log cabins and thrown-together structures described in a contemporary account as “miserable shacks.” They soon were replaced by substantial creations in wood, brick and stone as cities arose on the once-pristine lands at the base of […]
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Nearly 500 days ago, actually 70-plus weeks, Colorado Springs celebrated a momentous victory. On the wintry morning of Dec. 16, 2013, in Denver, the Colorado Economic Development Commission voted unanimously to approve state tax funding assistance through the Regional Tourism Act to help finance City for Champions. Little did anyone realize at the time what […]
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Experts around the country argue that arts and culture have the power to transform blighted areas into vibrant ones and drive economic development — a philosophy that downtown Colorado Springs leaders take to heart. As part of a dramatic restructuring at the Downtown Partnership, a staffed downtown advocacy organization, Lara Garritano has been named the […]
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For 95 years, Ross Auction House has been located in downtown Colorado Springs. Ross is one of a tiny number of near-centenarian businesses — Colorado Springs businesses that have been locally owned and operated for close to a century. The good news is that Ross continues to prosper and serve the Colorado Springs community. The […]
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Women have been prime movers in the city’s arts scene for decades. It’s now thriving, egalitarian, accessible and becoming more so. Women have senior leadership positions in almost every major arts-focused nonprofit in the city, including the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, the Ent Center for the Arts at UCCS and the […]
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Having started a career in archaeology in her home state of California, nothing on Nicole Anthony’s resumé hinted at her future in the arts. She attended a STEM-centric high school in Carson, graduated with a degree in anthropology from the University of California at Berkeley and worked on projects and expeditions in South America. But […]
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Bibliophiles may dream of opening a bookstore, oenophiles may hope to leave the rat race and start a vineyard on the Western Slope — but art collectors and artists imagine what it would be like to open an art gallery. Imagine your very own gallery. You’d sell your creations, or those of the artists and […]
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