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Voter Info for Creatives: Election Day is April 7

arts_feature5The newest Citizens Project Voter Guide asked candidates in the upcoming Colorado Springs’ election the question, “What role does a vibrant and well-funded arts & cultural sector play in the overall vitality of our local economy?” Who agrees with your priorities? See their answers below and share this link with friends. Many key decision makers will be chosen and we can shape our shared future with our votes.

2015 Voter Guide by Citizens Project:
http://www.citizensproject.org/2015-municipal-election-citizens-project-voter-guide/

Official election website for Colorado Springs:
http://coloradosprings.gov/government/general-information/elections/city-elections

Our thanks to Citizens Project for working with COPPeR to include the question of cultural vitality among the critical issues explored with candidates.

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Woodland Park launches Kickstarter campaign for public art

UntitledThe Woodland Park Arts Alliance has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for the new Historical Mural and Public Art Project. The first installation will be a 145-foot mural by local artist Lois Sprague entitled, “The History of Us”, which depicts the roots of the community across time, beginning with the Ute Indians. We congratulate WPAA on this ambitious new initiative and encourage the whole region to rally behind Woodland Park’s growing creative momentum!

Kickstarter Campaign:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/woodlandparkmural/woodland-park-historical-mural-and-public-art-proj?ref=video

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Announcing new Peak Radar partners

logosCOPPeR has been assertively building new partnerships beyond the arts community to dramatically grow the market share of PeakRadar.com. Our new promotional partners will promote site usage to their sector peers and audiences, and offer high visibility for PeakRadar.com at events and venues beyond the cultural scene. We are excited to announce new partnerships with:

Other partnerships are in the works. Stay tuned as we extend our reach so that more residents and visitors discover arts and culture in the Pikes Peak region!

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ICE LogoI.C.E. Night: First Drink Free at the Mezz for local Innovators, Creatives & Entertainers

Every Friday from 10PM until closing, the Mezzanine (located at 20 North Tejon Street in Downtown Colorado Springs) will host I.C.E. Night, featuring a “first drink free” for all Innovators, Creatives, and Entertainers. For more information, visit www.themezzcos.com.

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“WANTED: rock star arts calendar seeks outgoing volunteers for summer of fun …”

BOOTHWe’re assembling a cast of arts lovers for our summer outreach volunteer team! “Arts Advocates” learn to speak knowledgeably about our region’s creative sector and then volunteer during the summer at the Peak Radar Outreach Booth at festivals and special events. The Booth is a fun game where passersby spin a wheel to enter to win free tickets, sign up for the Peak Radar Picks E-blast, and get excited about the arts!

Join us! Email Angela Seals at angela@CulturalOffice.org.

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Applause, please …

COPPeR celebrates accomplishments in our creative community regularly on our Facebook page – and there is always so much to celebrate! Stay up on inspiring stories like these by liking us on Facebook today: https://www.facebook.com/artsculturefun. Email us at info@CulturalOffice.org when you hear good news worth sharing!

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IMG_7021Save the Dates!

Thursday, October 1: The Artini (The Official Arts Month Kickoff)
The Mansion and The Mezzanine

Friday, October 9: 8th Annual Business & Arts Lunch
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Antlers Hilton
co-presented by COPPeR and the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance