CONVENE
Bringing together the arts, cultural, and creative community to foster collaboration, networking, and innovation.
ADVOCATE
Serving as a respected and recognized leader in advocacy for our creative sector.
PROMOTE
Presenting our region as a vibrant cultural destination, and a hub for artists and creatives to live, work, and thrive.
LEAD
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 Cultural Office works year-round, often behind the scenes, to achieve more than any one artist or cultural organization could do independently to ensure that the creative sector thrives and uplifts our entire region’s life and economy. As an independent nonprofit, we are efficient, strategic, and passionate about this work.

Our programs are focused into 3 arenas of impact:

Our Mission

We champion our diverse creative community as a vital part of the region’s identity and economy through service, connection, and advocacy.

RECENT NEWS

Behind Our New Logo

The creative sector is integral to the fabric of our community, creating an environment that provides a thriving scene and inspiring artists to innovate and explore. There is a rich heritage and history of arts in the Pikes Peak region, and freedom to create in

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February News From the Cultural Office

Next Exhibition: Recent Work by Steve Weed Join us at our office on February 27th from 4:00PM-6:30PM for a reception celebrating our current artist on exhibit: Steve Weed! Our winter local art exhibit at the Cultural Office features recent paintings by Steve Weed, many of which

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Recent Work by Steve Weed

Our winter local art exhibit at the Cultural Office features recent paintings by Steve Weed, many of which capture the Western spirit. Steve has honed a brilliant method of capturing a subject’s essence by combining subtle and bold brush strokes with an expressive color palette. A

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LOCAL ARTS EVENTS


Pikes Peak Writers Write Brain: Co-Writing with Johnathan Brazee

02-20-2024 - 02-20-2024

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Hip Hop is Dead

02-21-2024 - 02-21-2024

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The Dr. Fine Rhythm & Blues Revue

02-23-2024 - 02-23-2024

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The Green

02-23-2024 - 02-23-2024

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The BUS Band (Braithwaite, Uveges, and Sokol)

02-23-2024 - 02-23-2024

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Soapdish

02-24-2024 - 02-24-2024

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Coalescence: Abstract Landscapes in Textile

02-08-2024 - 02-24-2024

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Conway Twitty & Loretta Lynn Tribute

02-24-2024 - 02-24-2024

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'Purple Mountain Majesty'

02-02-2024 - 02-24-2024

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Gimme Gimme Disco

02-24-2024 - 02-24-2024

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Film In Community Celebrates Black History Month

02-24-2024 - 02-24-2024

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'Monochromatic'

02-02-2024 - 02-24-2024

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Clarence Shivers: Experimenting with Form

Presented by Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, Colorado Springs

February 02 - July 06

Over the course of his career, Clarence Shivers (1923-2007) demonstrated a commitment to artistic experimentation, working across different media—both two- and three-dimensional—and cultivating a range of stylistic approaches.

A Tuskegee Airman—and career military person—one of Shivers’ most celebrated works is his statue dedicated to these pilots and their legacies, located at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs.

Joining this highly selective as well as...

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Over the course of his career, Clarence Shivers (1923-2007) demonstrated a commitment to artistic experimentation, working across different media—both two- and three-dimensional—and cultivating a range of stylistic approaches.

A Tuskegee Airman—and career military person—one of Shivers’ most celebrated works is his statue dedicated to these pilots and their legacies, located at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs.

Joining this highly selective as well as segregated group of aviators shaped the artist’s commitment to celebrating Black experience and creativity in his work.

Shivers often returned to forms of portraiture. Whether images of friends, families, musicians, civil rights leader, or others, Shivers represented his subjects with poignant and expressive insight.

Not bound by convention, Clarence Shivers also created abstract works that demonstrate his ongoing exploration into geometric form, color, and movement.

Clarence Shivers: Experimenting with Form presents over 30 works, paintings, prints, and sculpture, that offer an expansive view of the artist’s prolific career.

Clarence Shivers: Experimenting with Form is curated by Michael Christiano, Director of Visual Arts & Museum. The exhibition is generously supported by The Anschutz Foundation.

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Dates & times

Wed, Feb 21 @ 10:00 am Thu, Feb 22 @ 10:00 am Fri, Feb 23 @ 10:00 am + 49 more dates and times

Sat, Feb 24 @ 10:00 am Wed, Feb 28 @ 10:00 am Thu, Feb 29 @ 10:00 am Fri, Mar 01 @ 10:00 am Sat, Mar 02 @ 10:00 am Wed, Mar 06 @ 10:00 am Thu, Mar 07 @ 10:00 am Fri, Mar 08 @ 10:00 am Sat, Mar 09 @ 10:00 am Wed, Mar 13 @ 10:00 am Thu, Mar 14 @ 10:00 am Fri, Mar 15 @ 10:00 am Sat, Mar 16 @ 10:00 am Wed, Mar 20 @ 10:00 am Thu, Mar 21 @ 10:00 am Fri, Mar 22 @ 10:00 am Sat, Mar 23 @ 10:00 am Wed, Mar 27 @ 10:00 am Thu, Mar 28 @ 10:00 am Fri, Mar 29 @ 10:00 am Sat, Mar 30 @ 10:00 am Wed, Apr 03 @ 10:00 am Thu, Apr 04 @ 10:00 am Fri, Apr 05 @ 10:00 am Sat, Apr 06 @ 10:00 am Wed, Apr 10 @ 10:00 am Thu, Apr 11 @ 10:00 am Fri, Apr 12 @ 10:00 am Sat, Apr 13 @ 10:00 am Wed, Apr 17 @ 10:00 am Thu, Apr 18 @ 10:00 am Fri, Apr 19 @ 10:00 am Sat, Apr 20 @ 10:00 am Wed, Apr 24 @ 10:00 am Thu, Apr 25 @ 10:00 am Fri, Apr 26 @ 10:00 am Sat, Apr 27 @ 10:00 am Wed, May 01 @ 10:00 am Thu, May 02 @ 10:00 am Fri, May 03 @ 10:00 am Sat, May 04 @ 10:00 am Wed, May 08 @ 10:00 am Thu, May 09 @ 10:00 am Fri, May 10 @ 10:00 am Sat, May 11 @ 10:00 am Wed, May 15 @ 10:00 am Thu, May 16 @ 10:00 am Fri, May 17 @ 10:00 am Sat, May 18 @ 10:00 am - Less dates

TELLING OUR STORY

Executive Director Angela Seals  discusses the mission and direction of the Cultural Office on Fox21’s Loving Living Local. 

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