Applause, please …
COPPeR celebrates accomplishments in our creative community regularly on our Facebook page – and there is much to celebrate! Stay up on inspiring stories like these by liking us on Facebook today: www.facebook.com/artsculturefun. Email us at info@CulturalOffice.org when you hear good news worth sharing!
Here is a sampling of arts news from October:
- The Artini kicked off Arts Month with hundreds of local creatives and tons of energy. (10/1) See photos of the revelry: Artini Facebook Album
- Colorado Creative Industries announced the participants for this year’s Change Leader Institute, a statewide network for creative professionals and community leaders. This year’s class includes Teller County’s Ralph Holloway, champion of the arts in Woodland Park! Congrats, Ralph! (10/2)
- First Fridays Downtown celebrated Arts Month, including an opening at COPPeR of stunning new paintings by Deb Komitor. (10/3) See her show, For the Love of Trees, at COPPeR’s Office & Arts Info Space through the end of the year.
- The 7th Annual Business & Arts Lunch, co-presented by COPPeR and the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance, drew the largest turnout ever. (10/7) See photos here: COPPeR Facebook Album
- CityTalk dedicated a full episode to our local arts scene, interviewing creative leaders from Cottonwood Center for the Arts, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Colorado Springs Conservatory, Colorado Springs Downtown Partnership and COPPeR, too, as part of Arts Month! See it here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJv_KZIZKMo&feature=youtu.be (10/11)
- Working in cooperation with Citizens Project, COPPeR is pleased to announce that there are questions in the 2014 Candidate Survey Voter Guide that address the topic of arts & culture in our community. See how the candidates responded: www.citizensproject.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Final-Voter-Guide.pdf (10/18)
- The Colorado Springs Business Journal ran several arts features in honor of Arts Month, highlighting The Mezzanine, the Chavez Gallery in Old Colorado City, interviewing the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center‘s new Executive Director, David Dahlin, and more.http://csbj.com/category/arts-culture/ (10/20)
- The Pikes Peak region hosted its first AIR Shift Workshop with Arts Incubator of the Rockies at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center. See photos here: COPPeR Facebook Album (10/25)