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


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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In Sync Through Song - Boychoir Concert

02-24-2024 - 02-24-2024

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'Purple Mountain Majesty'

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

February 02 - February 24

In the summer of 1893, while poet and writer Katherine Lee Bates taught english at Colorado College, she ascended Pikes Peak.

Standing upon the summit she was overwhelmed by the resplendence of the mountain, and the seemingly endless view of the nation she loved.

This experience inspired her to compose the poem America the Beautiful, with Pikes Peak celebrated with the line “For purple mountain majesties, above the fruited plain...”

The Purple Mountain Group at Morgan Stanley...

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In the summer of 1893, while poet and writer Katherine Lee Bates taught english at Colorado College, she ascended Pikes Peak.

Standing upon the summit she was overwhelmed by the resplendence of the mountain, and the seemingly endless view of the nation she loved.

This experience inspired her to compose the poem America the Beautiful, with Pikes Peak celebrated with the line “For purple mountain majesties, above the fruited plain...”

The Purple Mountain Group at Morgan Stanley commissioned this collection of works by local artists honoring Pikes Peak, lauding its renown as America’s Mountain, and its significance to our community and nation as a whole.

 

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Dates & times

Wed, Feb 21 @ 10:00 am Thu, Feb 22 @ 10:00 am Fri, Feb 23 @ 10:00 am + 1 more dates and times

Sat, Feb 24 @ 10:00 am - Less dates

Admission

Free.  

(171) 952-0189

curation@cottonwoodcenterforthearts.com

Location

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427 E Colorado Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80903

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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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