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The Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region (COPPeR) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) local arts agency whose mission is “Connecting residents and visitors with arts & culture to enrich the Pikes Peak region.” Governed by an engaged Board of Directors, and with the leadership and passion of a small but dedicated staff, our work at the Cultural Office is all about elevating the visibility, value, and impact of the creative sector in our community.

COMMUNITY EVENTS


Pikes Peak Zine Fest Mail Swap

09-10-2021 - 10-20-2021

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We Do Stuff Showcase & Opening: Poetry 719 Festival Ft Lovely Rebel & Rain

10-20-2021 - 10-20-2021

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Countywyde

10-20-2021 - 10-20-2021

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Pikes Peak Zine Fest: Read Zine Rainbow!

10-20-2021 - 10-20-2021

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Ellové Instructor Training

10-20-2021 - 10-20-2021

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Luke Combs

10-20-2021 - 10-20-2021

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Poetry 719 Festival: Disability Awareness Month Open Mic

10-21-2021 - 10-21-2021

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Barry Spaeth

10-21-2021 - 10-21-2021

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Jazz Nite

10-21-2021 - 10-21-2021

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POSTPONED: The Not-So-Late Show: Coffee Shop Pop-Up: Ep. 3

10-21-2021 - 10-21-2021

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Poetry719 Festival: Youth Open Mic

10-22-2021 - 10-22-2021

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Gasoline Lollipops and Austen Carroll

10-22-2021 - 10-22-2021

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Pikes Peak Litter Letter Project

Presented by Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region at Berm off Cimarron Street, near I-25

October 01 - October 31

In celebration of Arts Month 2021, the Pikes Peak Outdoor Recreation Alliance, Fountain Creek Watershed Flood Control & Greenway District, Creek Week, and the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region have joined forces once again to orchestrate the 4th annual Pikes Peak Litter Letter Project. Each year, our local Litter Letter Project produces a unique piece of sculptural art that is constructed with trash collected from public lands and waterways during Creek Week. Modeled after the...

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In celebration of Arts Month 2021, the Pikes Peak Outdoor Recreation Alliance, Fountain Creek Watershed Flood Control & Greenway District, Creek Week, and the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region have joined forces once again to orchestrate the 4th annual Pikes Peak Litter Letter Project. Each year, our local Litter Letter Project produces a unique piece of sculptural art that is constructed with trash collected from public lands and waterways during Creek Week. Modeled after the national Litter Letter Project, and with permission to use their logo and concept, our local Litter Letter Project is a fun and inspiring annual event that signals the official start of Arts Month. It’s also a wonderful cross-sector collaboration between the Arts, Outdoor Recreation, and Environmental sectors that benefits the entire region!

The community is invited to participate in several clean-up sessions throughout our local trails and lands during National Public Lands Day (Sept. 25) and in coordination with our local Creek Week cleanups (Sept. 25 – Oct. 3). Participants will gather litter at several designated sites and then fill giant letters made from recycled metal that spell a different word each year. Our past words have been INSPIRE (2018), PRISTINE (2019), and RESILIENT (2020). This year’s word is: RESPECT.

Interested in “adopting” a letter to fill with your Creek Week Cleanup Crew? Email creekweeksoco@gmail.com for more information.

The litter letters, constructed by local nonprofit Concrete Couch, will be on display throughout the month of October in celebration of Arts Month. Well-sited on a berm, just off Cimarron Street, east of I-25 and south of America the Beautiful Park, the art piece is also visible from the adjacent trail.

On Friday, October 1st at 4:00PM, just before the start of First Friday, there will be a dedication ceremony for the 2021 Litter Letter art piece. The dedication event is free and open to the public, and will feature brief remarks by project partners and community leaders. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided, as well as live musical entertainment courtesy of the Curbside Culture program.

Following the dedication event, everyone is invited to celebrate the start of Arts Month 2021 by participating in the October First Friday Art Walks from 5-8PM along the Avenue Creative Circuit in Downtown Colorado Springs, Old Colorado City, and Manitou Springs. Throughout the month of October, the local community is also invited to support our Litter Letter Project though a special social media campaign on Instagram, by using the hashtag #PikesPeakLitterLetters to show us how you recreate responsibly, and RESPECT the outdoors.

Media inquiries and questions about the project should be directed to Andy Vick at andy@CulturalOffice.org.

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Dates & times

Wed, Oct 20 @ 12:00 am Thu, Oct 21 @ 12:00 am Fri, Oct 22 @ 12:00 am + 9 more dates and times

Sat, Oct 23 @ 12:00 am Sun, Oct 24 @ 12:00 am Mon, Oct 25 @ 12:00 am Tue, Oct 26 @ 12:00 am Wed, Oct 27 @ 12:00 am Thu, Oct 28 @ 12:00 am Fri, Oct 29 @ 12:00 am Sat, Oct 30 @ 12:00 am Sun, Oct 31 @ 12:00 am - Less dates

Admission

Free.

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