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Coffee with COPPeR: Arts Month Wrap Up 

Tuesday, November 11
9:00-10:30 a.m.
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center

Join us for our next “Coffee with COPPeR” event, where we’ll all have a chance to review this year’s Arts Month initiative and brainstorm for next year. The gathering is open to everyone, and coffee will be provided. Prepare for a lively and engaging conversation! Hope to see you there!

Please RSVP to info@CulturalOffice.org and plan to bring your feedback, suggestions, and success stories.

 

Introducing … The Peak Radar Guide to Art Galleries of the Pikes Peak Region

Download the first comprehensive, hyper-local Peak Radar Guide to Art Galleries of the Pikes Peak Region, just in time for holiday shopping! You’ll discover well-loved centerpieces of our region’s gallery scene, fresh new startups, and “off-the-beaten path” galleries to discover. Plus, have information at your fingertips about the popular art walk programs in five different communities. Printed copies are available at COPPeR’s Office & Arts Info Space and at gallery locations throughout the Pikes Peak region starting today!

Click here to download the Gallery Guide: http://www.culturaloffice.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/2014-Peak-Radar-Guide-to-Art-Galleries.pdf

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)

Art gifts for sale at COPPeR …

This holiday season, stop by COPPeR’s Office & Arts Info Space to buy gifts by local artists Kris and Liese Chavez, Mark Wong and Carol McIntyre. Enjoy the current exhibition of new paintings by Deb Komitor, For the Love of Trees, and pick up information about what’s happening in the arts community over the holidays!

COPPeR is located at 121 S. Tejon St., facing the Pioneers Museum, and hours are Monday-Friday from 10am-4pm. We would love to see you!