Our sincere appreciation to everyone who participated in Arts Month 2020! From elected officials to arts leaders to cross-sector partners and enthusiastic audiences, it was an important time to come together around the creative community of the Pikes Peak region. Did you know that October was Arts Month? If so, we’d love to learn from your answers to these 6 questions:
Spend Creatively This November
This November, the Cultural Office is urging our community to buy local art for the holidays to drive revenue toward local artists and the creative businesses that sell their work. Watch for our 2020 Gallery Guide on PeakRadar.com, with the newest digital listings for the array of local retail art spaces. We’ll be supporting local participation in Artists Sunday, a national campaign around buying art and handcrafted gifts on the Sunday after Thanksgiving (11/29). Plus, we’ll be promoting other unique ways to buy creatively! Stay tuned and start thinking about how YOUR holiday shopping can support our artists, galleries, and community.
Two weeks ago, we launched a new campaign with a collaborative team of arts leaders behind it called #ElevatedByArt. At ElevatedByArt.com and digital and social media platforms, the campaign is premiering compelling, original video shorts that drive home the relevance of art in our community during crisis. It will make everyone think more deeply about the role of our arts community in supporting our region’s resilience, health, and connection in the midst of the historic hardships of 2020. Share YOUR social posts and video stories about the impact of art in your life right now with the hashtag #ElevatedByArt!