February Arts News from COPPeR

February Arts News from COPPeR

City for Champions Community Forum with the Arts

Tuesday, February 17 at 5:30 p.m.

Studio Bee at the Pikes Peak Center 

(190 S. Cascade Ave.)

This February, as part of its ongoing series of monthly updates, City for Champions will host a community conversation about how this exciting initiative can and should interface with the Colorado Springs’ creative community, and how we all stand to benefit from a successful project. Speakers from the local arts community will include: David Dahlin, Lara Holman Garritano, Jon Khoury, Marta Lacombe, Nathan Newbrough, George Preston, David Siegel, and Andy Vick. Strong attendance will demonstrate that creatives are key stakeholders in our city’s future. Please plan to attend and help to spread the word!


Dreams & Visions: Recent Works by Allison Daniell

dreams and visions FLATOfficial Opening: March 6 from 5-8 p.m.
part of First Fridays Downtown)

On exhibit starting February 6 at COPPeR

“Dreams & Visions is about the mystery and beauty that is found when we start looking past the things we see with our eyes towards the things we can only see with our souls.” – Allison Daniell. Click to learn more.


Call for Artists: Art on the Streets 2015-2016

Art on the Streets celebrates the power of art in public places, while turning the streets of Downtown Colorado Springs into a yearlong outdoor sculpture gallery. Visual artists are invited to apply for inclusion in the 17th annual Art on the Streets juried sculpture exhibition. The deadline to apply is Monday, February 16. Click here for details: http://www.downtowncs.com/experience-downtown/arts-culture/art-on-the-streets.html


Fresh Updates on PeakRadar.com and the Peak Radar Picks E-Blast

We’re kicking off the new year with fresh updates to the region’s #1 arts and culture calendar, PeakRadar.com, and our popular Peak Radar Picks E-blast. On the website, you’ll soon find a new configuration of categories to help you connect with the hottest events happening across the region:

  • PRTheatre & Film
  • Visual Arts
  • Music & Dance
  • Poetry, Prose & Comedy
  • Special Events
  • History & Heritage
  • Sports & Recreation
  • Classes & Workshops
  • Family Fun
  • Search by Region

The Peak Radar Picks E-blast has also been gussied up with a clean, modern look you’ll find easier to read on a variety of devices. Already, our click rate has doubled! If you haven’t opened the Picks E-blast lately, we invite you to take a peek this Wednesday and use it to plan your weekend. To subscribe, click here.


Hospitality Summit Rescheduled for February

PPLA LogoThis past year, COPPeR established an exciting new relationship with the Pikes Peak Lodging Association (PPLA) to help grow cultural tourism by sharing more information about the arts with our region’s hospitality sector. Did you know that every week we assemble highlights from events listed on PeakRadar.com to create the “Peak Radar Lodging Picks” which is then distributed through PPLA to hotels throughout the region? Check it out here! This weekly program will continue in 2015.

COPPeR encourages members of our creative community to register for the PPLA’s Hospitality Summit at the Broadmoor Golf Club, now rescheduled for Thursday, February 5 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Click here for details.


Applause, please …

COPPeR celebrates accomplishments in our creative community regularly on our Facebook page – and there is always so much to celebrate! Stay up on inspiring stories like these by liking us on Facebook today:
https://www.facebook.com/artsculturefun. Email us at info@CulturalOffice.org when you hear good news worth sharing!

January was a HUGE month for arts news:


Nominations Due for Governor’s Creative Leadership Awards 

Colorado Creative Industries is accepting nominations for the 2015 Governor’s Creative Leadership Awards. Let’s nominate some of the amazing artists and arts organizations that make the Pikes Peak region hum with creativity! The deadline to nominate has been extended to February 13 at 4 p.m. Learn more here: http://www.coloradocreativeindustries.org/communities/nomination-instructions


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