Local Arts Press

Local Arts Press

Stories of innovation in the local arts scene https://www.csindy.com/Abstractions/archives/2020/05/13/more-good-news-stories-of-innovation-in-the-local-arts-scene

Peak Radar opens virtual portal to local arts scene https://www.csindy.com/Abstractions/archives/2020/03/26/peak-radar-opens-virtual-portal-to-local-arts-scene

Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts director reflects on past, dreams of future https://gazette.com/tri-lakes-center-for-the-arts-director-reflects-on-past/article_78c39a56-5e4c-11ea-bbcd-43062b32e649.html

More press for Peak Arts Prize https://www.csindy.com/Abstractions/archives/2020/01/17/expanded-peak-arts-prize-returns-to-amplify-local-art

Peak Arts Prize is getting ready to launch again in 2020 https://gazette.com/arts-entertainment/arts-focused-organizations-individuals-can-apply-for-colorado-springs-grants/article_f3bcb710-1d0b-11ea-b00f-1f3c3938bada.html?fbclid=IwAR3GIiH3h3XkFYiBBUJywqfpzZE9QU94OwUxl9PYfYht4jo-lTVC0uvRSSs

Nice press about our Military Arts Connection program https://www.rmhumanservices.org/single-post/2019/12/12/RMHS-Partners-with-Military-Arts-Connection?fbclid=IwAR3N0pJK0JSeYromIohY4ur1ciFHJJ03raf9DmPs3bwWf-ZTHDayy-3XIqA

Check-out all the great press that we’ve received during Arts Month 2019 https://www.culturaloffice.org/resources/arts-month-news/

Military Arts Connection to launch in summer of 2019 https://springsmag.com/military-arts-connection-joining-creative-forces/

Peak Arts Prize 2.0 promises grants for local arts — and you get to decide where it goes https://www.csindy.com/coloradosprings/peak-arts-prize-20-promises-grants-for-local-arts-and-you-get-to-decide-where-it-goes/Content?oid=18823902&fbclid=IwAR1aVVKWTWKreG_Rl0Ok-Ei_7JbxqiDmoE25yTwCeEnqx7n2SFAFNVycxVI

Fine Arts Center looks to the future as it celebrates its past https://www.csindy.com/coloradosprings/fine-arts-center-looks-to-the-future-as-it-celebrates-its-past/Content?oid=18191983

Transforming a neighborhood through art https://gazette.com/ae/transforming-a-neighborhood-through-art/article_a0624a7c-d6de-11e8-a1bc-73a7ac26dc1b.html

First Friday Shuttle Bus is a no-brainer for shopping local creative corridor
https://www.csindy.com/Abstractions/archives/2018/12/03/first-friday-shuttle-bus-is-a-no-brainer-for-shopping-local-creative-corridor

Herman Tiemens writes in the CSBJ about how creativity drives workplace culture https://www.csbj.com/2018/11/16/creativity-drives-workplace-culture/

Plans are underway for a new public sculpture to honor the legacy of Fannie Mae Duncan https://gazette.com/news/plans-revealed-for-sculpture-of-historic-colorado-springs-cotton-club/article_907a5b7a-e865-11e8-8229-c3f466b39f0c.html

The 39th annual Arts Business and Education Consortium Luncheon honors local students, teachers and arts supporters https://www.csbj.com/2018/04/19/107112/

Mayor John Suthers (Colorado Springs) and Mayor Ken Jaray (Manitou Springs) help to launch the 2018 First Friday Shuttle Bus service http://www.fox21news.com/news/local/first-friday-art-bus-expands-service-along-creative-corridor-between-colorado-springs-and-manitou/1106045902

The First Friday Shuttle Bus helps to launch the Creative Corridor concept https://www.csindy.com/coloradosprings/first-friday-shuttle-bus-sparks-creative-corridor-initiative/Content?oid=11261136

Arts and military healing will be the topic at the Creative Forces Community Summit http://gazette.com/arts-and-military-communities-join-for-healing-summit/article/1619868

Colorado Springs Creative Collective moving forward with Artspace development https://www.csindy.com/Abstractions/archives/2017/10/24/colorado-springs-creative-collective-moving-forward-with-artspace-development

Ent Center for the Arts at UCCS on target for debut http://gazette.com/ent-center-for-the-arts-at-uccs-on-target-for-january-debut/article/1612761

Artini welcomes locals to Arts Month once again https://www.csindy.com/coloradosprings/artini-welcomes-locals-to-arts-month-once-again/Content?oid=7440797

Commentary from the Colorado Springs Business Journal about the new Arts & Economic Prosperity study results http://www.csbj.com/2017/06/23/arts-industry-inspirational/

The Gazette reports on the release of the new Arts & Economic Prosperity study results http://gazette.com/study-arts-pumps-150-million-a-year-into-pikes-peak-regions-economy/article/1605384

Op-Ed piece in support of continued funding for the National Endowment for the Arts http://gazette.com/guest-column-dont-discount-the-powerful-impact-of-arts-and-culture/article/1603304

Local churches open their doors to performing arts groups http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-churches-throw-open-doors-to-performing-arts-groups/article/1602101

The Colorado Springs Business Journal offers commentary on why “Investing in the arts equals investing in development” http://www.csbj.com/2017/04/14/investing-arts-equals-investing-development/

Cultural Office Board member Herman Tiemens talks business, arts and community with the Colorado Springs Business Journal http://www.csbj.com/2017/03/17/tiemens-excels-at-the-art-of-business/

Denver-based Colorado Business Committee for the Arts bestowed some love on a local business TRG Arts at the 30th annual Business for the Arts Awards http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-business-wins-award-at-denvers-business-for-the-arts-awards/article/1599079

Confluence Denver reports on the vibrant and growing arts scene in the Downtown Colorado Springs Creative District http://www.confluence-denver.com/features/downtown_colorado_springs_creative_district_121416.aspx

Read all the great press about Arts Month 2016 https://www.culturaloffice.org/resources/arts-month-news/

The Cultural Office’s 10th Anniversary is featured in the Gazette’s “Around Town” http://gazette.com/around-town-copper-celebrates-10-years-connecting-folks-with-the-arts/article/1585764

Cultural Office executive director Andy Vick is featured “One on One” in the Colorado Springs Business Journal http://www.csbj.com/2016/09/09/vick-promotes-art-as-economic-vitality/

Gazette business columnist Ted Rayburn writes about the importance of the local creative economy in the Colorado Springs community http://gazette.com/southern-colorados-creative-economy-larger-than-many-realize/article/1581031

The home of Cultural Office executive director Andy Vick and his artist wife, Beth Piver, was featured in Springs Magazine http://cospringsmag.com/living-canvas/

Pikes Peak Community College and the University of Colorado Colorado Springs each receive a $1 million gift from the Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation http://m.gazette.com/foundations-1m-donations-will-expand-arts-programs-at-pikes-peak-community-college-uccs/article/1579938

The Colorado Springs Business Journal profiles TRG Arts and its President and CEO, Jill Robinson (who also serves on the Cultural Office Board of Directors) http://www.csbj.com/2016/06/30/trg-arts-allows-creative-industries-thrive/

The Colorado Springs Gazette reports on public art in Downtown Colorado Springs http://gazette.com/eleven-new-pieces-of-sculpture-in-downtowns-art-on-the-streets/article/1579002, and in the Tri-Lakes area http://gazette.com/new-public-art-decorates-tri-lakes-area-in-artsites/article/1578998

Colorado College and the Fine Arts Center exploring merger
http://gazette.com/colorado-college-colorado-springs-fine-arts-center-exploring-merger/article/1572737

The Cultural Office is leading the next Arts & Economic Prosperity Study http://gazette.com/copper-pairs-with-americans-for-the-arts-on-upcoming-study/article/1567625

The Colorado Springs Gazette reports on the power of art to transform lives http://gazette.com/former-colorado-springs-gang-member-finds-new-hope-through-art/article/1566736

Commissioners proclaim October as Arts Month in El Paso County http://gazette.com/commissioners-proclaim-october-as-arts-month-in-el-paso-county/article/1561083

The “Pretty Piano Project” comes to Downtown Colorado Springs http://gazette.com/watch-pretty-piano-project-dedication-kicks-off-arts-month-in-colorado-springs/article/1560433

COPPeR is leading an effort to illuminate the Drake Power Plant with colorful LED lighting http://m.gazette.com/colorado-springs-artist-wants-to-turn-power-plant-into-well-lighted-cultural-icon/article/1556111 (note that this effort was subsequently discontinued)

COPPeR executive director Andy Vick wrote a guest article for the Colorado Springs Business Journal about the arts making connections across sectors http://www.csbj.com/2015/07/14/national-message-arts-leaders-must-work-across-sectors/

Ent Federal Credit Union announces their sponsorship of the new Visual and Performing Arts Center (now called the Ent Center for the Arts) on the UCCS campus http://gazette.com/uccs-deal-with-ent-will-elevate-arts-in-colorado-springs/article/1548867

The Gazette reports on the City for Champions community forum with the Arts http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-group-one-with-deep-roots-says-it-will-benefit-from-city-for-champions/article/1546496

The local arts community comes together in support of the City for Champions initiative http://www.csindy.com/IndyBlog/archives/2015/02/18/the-arts-community-backs-city-for-champions

Cottonwood Center for the Arts executive director Jon Khoury is featured in The Independent http://www.csindy.com/coloradosprings/a-brash-new-yorker-has-imbued-cottonwood-center-for-the-arts-with-energy-ambition-and-andmdash-a-little-weirdly-andmdash-love/Content?oid=2988178

The Indy Blog posts about COPPeR’s Arts Month Wrap Up meeting http://www.csindy.com/IndyBlog/archives/2014/11/11/arts-month-in-review-a-great-start

Great article featuring some of the area’s key arts leaders in the Indy’s Fall Arts Preview 2014 http://www.csindy.com/coloradosprings/boopsie-and-bunny-bee-david-siegel-andy-vick-nora-hardin-and-george-preston/Content?oid=2934628

The Indy blogs about COPPeR’s roll-out of the 2014 Arts Month initiative http://www.csindy.com/IndyBlog/archives/2014/06/24/coming-in-october-arts-month

A new venue for the performing arts coming to downtown Colorado Springs http://gazette.com/a-new-venue-for-the-performing-arts-coming-to-downtown-colorado-springs/article/1522436

Downtown Colorado Springs receives Creative District designation http://gazette.com/downtown-colorado-springs-receives-creative-district-designation/article/1521771

Erin Hannan named to newly-created position at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
http://csbj.com/2014/04/09/fine-arts-center-hires-hannan-new-position/

Manitou Springs artist and tree-carver, David Gonzales, transforms wood into stories
http://gazette.com/manitou-artist-carves-tree-stumps-into-story-rich-tableaus/article/1518089

Therapeutic art exhibition makes an impact at Cottonwood Center for the Arts
http://gazette.com/therapeutic-art-in-finding-our-voices-exhibit/article/1517924

Manitou Springs applying to be a Colorado Creative District
http://www.csindy.com/IndyBlog/archives/2014/03/28/manitou-springs-applying-to-be-a-creative-district

Local artist Marian Busey, founder of gallery in Old Colorado City, celebrates 102 years and lifelong legacy
http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-artist-celebrates-102nd-birthday-lifelong-legacy/article/1516961

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center showcases American Folk Art through June 1, 2014
http://gazette.com/exhibit-at-the-fine-arts-center-in-colorado-springs-celebrates-american-folk-art/article/1517181

Local photographer Brenda Biondo’s playground pics to be published in new book
http://www.csindy.com/IndyBlog/archives/2014/04/09/brenda-biondos-playground-photos-to-be-published

Arts could drive downtown Colorado Springs’ renaissance
http://csbj.com/2013/06/07/cutting-edge-arts-could-drive-much-of-downtowns-renaissance/

Plans are taking shape for the $58 million UCCS Visual and Performing Arts Center
http://csbj.com/2013/08/27/uccs-arts-center-plans-emerging/

Alley Arts Project leaps from plan to progress in downtown Colorado Springs
http://csbj.com/2013/08/13/alley-arts-project-making-leap-from-plan-to-progress/

Peak Arts Fund 2013 Campaign hits $50,000 goal for the arts
http://gazette.com/peak-arts-fund-hits-50000-goal-for-arts-groups/article/1504831

Ivywild School Announces Grand Opening
http://www.prweb.com/releases/IvywildSchool/2013/prweb10963341.htm

Local arts leader Natalie Johnson makes the case for arts investment
http://csbj.com/2013/09/10/dont-be-afraid-to-create-your-art-investment/

New Modboco School of Art masterminds Lauren and Brett Andrus interviewed on KRCC
http://krcc.org/post/modboco-school-art-opens-weekend-ivywild-interview-lauren-and-brett-andrus

THEATREWORKS named 2013 Outstanding Regional Theatre by Colorado Theatre Guild
http://communique.uccs.edu/?p=11441

Commonwheel Festival keeps momentum in 49th year
http://gazette.com/commonwheel-festival-keeps-momentum-on-39th-year/article/1505678

An Interview with the Fine Arts Center’s Sam Gappmeyer
http://csbj.com/2013/08/02/facs-gappmayer-connects-sectors/

Peak Arts Fund closing in on its 2013 Goal
http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-peak-arts-fund-closing-in-on-campaign-goal/article/1503741

Green Mountain Falls hosts Green Box Arts Festival and “Cloud City”
http://gazette.com/green-mountain-falls-hosts-green-box-arts-festival-and-cloud-city-exhibit/article/1502543

“Newcomer” COPPeR Development Officer, Angela Seals, featured in CSBJ’s Young Professionals Connection
http://csbj.com/ypconnection/2013/04/12/newcomer-seals-brings-fundraising-expertise-to-copper-position/

“Let’s make a stronger commitment to arts and culture” by GOCA Director Daisy McConnell
http://csbj.com/2013/04/12/lets-make-a-stronger-commitment-to-arts-and-culture/

COPPeR is building “a community united by creativity”
http://catalystnewspaper.com/2012/12/14/copper-brings-arts-to-colo-springs/

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