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Presenting our region as a vibrant cultural destination, and a hub for artists and creatives to live, work, and thrive.
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Growing our capacity as the local arts agency for the City of Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region.
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The Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region (COPPeR) is the local arts agency for the City of Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region (El Paso and Teller Counties) in Colorado. The mission of our nonprofit organization is to champion our diverse creative community as a vital part of the region’s identity and economy through service, connection, and advocacy.

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COMMUNITY EVENTS


CANCELED: Contemporary Dream Catchers Class

09-19-2022 - 09-27-2022

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Yoga Night

09-06-2022 - 09-27-2022

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Grass It Up & Odell Brewing Oktoberfest Party

09-28-2022 - 09-28-2022

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Filmmaker Live: The Janes

09-28-2022 - 09-28-2022

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No Good Deed: A Diabolically Charitable Comedy Show

09-28-2022 - 09-28-2022

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French Cassettes

09-28-2022 - 09-28-2022

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'The Packy the Packrat Puppet Show'

09-07-2022 - 09-28-2022

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Heller Salon Series: Dr. Kristen Galvin

09-29-2022 - 09-29-2022

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CALL FOR AUDITIONS: Colorado Springs Children's Chorale

08-22-2022 - 09-29-2022

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Deep Dive Series: Surface Design 1 with Fiber Reactive Dyes

08-23-2022 - 09-29-2022

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Oil Painting Made Easy

09-08-2022 - 09-29-2022

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'The Healing Equation'

09-02-2022 - 09-30-2022

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Arnest Fest

Presented by Cottonwood Center for the Arts at Cottonwood Center for the Arts, Colorado Springs

September 02 - September 30

Cottonwood Center for the Arts is honored to present the work of locally and nationally acclaimed artist, Bernard Arnest for the month of September. This installation will be the final opportunity for arts patrons to add an original piece of Arnest to their collections.

Arnest's success as an artist came from his understanding of not only the formal, but the innate emotional experience of creating art. While taught to separate the self from "picture making," he acknowledged that there was...

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Cottonwood Center for the Arts is honored to present the work of locally and nationally acclaimed artist, Bernard Arnest for the month of September. This installation will be the final opportunity for arts patrons to add an original piece of Arnest to their collections.

Arnest's success as an artist came from his understanding of not only the formal, but the innate emotional experience of creating art. While taught to separate the self from "picture making," he acknowledged that there was no true way to remove the pleasure and self-satisfaction that transforms picture making into painting. He felt that the subjects he was drawn to - landscapes, portraits, and city-scapes - were simply appreciations and representations but he also understood the freedom and joy experienced by the painter. He recognized how relationships formed between artist and subject and how the interpretation of hidden signs and messages are impossible to remove. Ultimately, Arnest was a storyteller, taking reality and objective subject matter and translating it into a valuable experience for both himself and viewers.

Please join us as we celebrate the life and career of Bernard Arnest and experience the stories only he knew how to tell. Enjoy two floors of open studios + galleries this First Friday and all month during normal business hours.

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Dates & times

Tue, Sep 27 @ 10:00 am Wed, Sep 28 @ 10:00 am Thu, Sep 29 @ 10:00 am + 1 more dates and times

Fri, Sep 30 @ 10:00 am - Less dates

Admission

Free Admission

(719) 520-1899

curation@cottonwoodcenterforthearts.com

Location

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427 E Colorado Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80903

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