December Arts News from COPPeR

December Arts News from COPPeR

The End of an Incredible Year!

Press Conference Pretty Pianos 10.1.15The Pikes Peak region’s cultural scene is becoming more dynamic, more collaborative, and more visible throughout the broader community – and we can feel the momentum in stories like these. The Cultural Office was founded specifically to help drive this kind of cultural engagement and growth!

Unlike most cultural offices across the nation, COPPeR was founded as an independent nonprofit. It’s a model we believe in . . . and it makes your generous, tax-deductible financial support absolutely critical. As the calendar year comes to a close, please consider supporting our important work in service to the local creative sector by making an online donation with your credit card at We’re also debuting a new giving circle, The COPPeR Guild and would love to have you join!

Thank you for your continued support!


Congratulations to our “Shining Star!”

award-winner-angela-seals_22485485967_oOn Nov. 5, the Colorado Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) awarded a “Shining Star” tourism award to COPPeR’s own Angela Seals, Director of Community Partnerships. Throughout the year, Angela and the “small but mighty” team at the Cultural Office work to increase cultural tourism to the Pikes Peak region through a variety of audience development strategies and our vital partnership with the CVB. Congratulations, Angela!


The AIR:Shift™ Workshop

Art BuildsJanuary 22-24, 2016

PPCC Studio Art Gallery in Downtown Colorado Springs

“Give us 3 days, we’ll change your world.” That’s the promise of Arts Incubator of the Rockies’ AIR:Shift Workshop, which brings together business professionals and creatives to learn just how empowered they can be when they collaborate in their community. Skilled facilitators lead small groups through hands-on exercises, bringing together emerging and established creatives with business professionals for a sustained, collaborative learning experience.

Registration is now open!


“Shop Local” This Season

PrintSmall Business Saturday may be over, but this season is a major economic driver for creative businesses and individual makers across our community. From our region’s finest galleries to holiday craft fairs to local designers, we encourage you to invest in your creative neighbors this December. Here are some resources to help you connect:

  • You’ll find almost 400 creative groups in the organizational directory of
  • Visit the new website “Shop Local Colorado Springs” at
  • Listen to KCME Classical 88.7FM for promos all season long of their new Shop Downtown campaign.
  • In the next few days, we’ll debut the second edition of our Peak Radar Guide to Art Galleries of the Pikes Peak Region, listing almost 70 galleries! Stay tuned.

However you do it, connect with and enrich our community this holiday season by making an intentional choice to “shop local”!


Applause, please …

DiwaliCOPPeR shares exciting stories of success and impact from across the arts community on Let us know about YOUR success stories and we’ll share them – e-mail us at


  • Have you seen the new Springs Magazine? Their website’s events calendar is, and their first issue highlights THEATREWORKS, Eros and the Eschaton, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, The Modbo, and Colorado Springs Philharmonic. (Free copies are available at the COPPeR office, while supplies last.)
  • KCME Culture Zone celebrates its 3rd anniversary on 88.7 FM.
  • The Indian Community of Colorado Springs hosted their annual Diwali celebration in partnership with Colorado College.
  • During another great month for local tourism in October, Colorado Springs CVB “credited warmer weather, low gasoline prices and a marketing campaign by the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region … to promote arts events during October”.
  • Throughout the month of November, the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center showcased their award-winning work with our military community.
  • Marlee Tate was named Young Champion Ambassador to represent Colorado Springs during the Summer Olympics, through Sister Cities International.


Making Colorado Springs a Home for Latino Arts

Wednesday, Dec. 9 at 11:00 a.m.

Hotel Elegante Conference & Events Center

meditateLatinos have never had so many opportunities to make careers in the arts, and Colorado Springs can be a premier location for cultivating and developing talent! Latino Community Luncheon is hosting this inspiring event featuring keynote speaker Jonathan Marcantoni.

Click here for details.


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