January Arts News from COPPeR

January Arts News from COPPeR

COPPeR Board of Directors ring in a New Year of Leadership!

COPPeR would like to extend our warmest appreciation to all of the outgoing members of our dedicated Board of Directors who are completing their terms of service: Kevin Johnson, Cyndi Parr, Mike Selix, Jenny Stafford and Joshua Waymire. After 6 years of service and 3 years as our most recent Board President, we also want to say a very special “thank you” to Jenny Stafford for her leadership and dedication to our non-profit organization and to the creative community here in the Pikes Peak region!

We’re also very excited to announce that COPPeR’s next Board President will be local arts champion, Herman Tiemens! In addition, five new Directors have been named to the COPPeR Board for 2015. Please join us in welcoming:

  • Al Buettner
  • Randy Doersch
  • Christine Lowenberg
  • Deb Mahan
  • Allie Romo

For a full list of the 2015 COPPeR Board of Directors, please click here.

Jenny Stafford
Herman Tiemens II










Applause, please …

COPPeR celebrates accomplishments in our creative community regularly on our Facebook page – and there is 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!

Here is a sampling of arts news from December:

  • The Downtown Colorado Springs Creative District celebrated Small Business Saturday by welcoming shoppers to its many galleries, including new pop-up galleries Acineau Gallery and Spinning Plate Gallery. Check out our new directory of 59 galleries in the region: https://www.culturaloffice.org/resources/galleryguide/. (11/29)
  • Colorado Gives Day broke all previous records by raising $26.2 million for 1,677 nonprofits in 24 hours on December 5. Participating this year were Colorado Springs Philharmonic, Concrete Couch, COPPeR, KCME 88.7FM, Pikes Peak Library District and Rocky Mountain Arts Association (Out Loud Men’s Chorus). (12/5)
  • The Pioneers Museum unveiled a new “3D Light Show Spectacular” on its historic facade. The new technology uses 4.3 billion animated pixels projected on a 1 billion+ Candlepower Panasonic Projector. (12/12)
  • The Colorado Springs Conservatory and Pikes Peak Library District Library 21c surprised local cultural icon Peggy Shivers by each naming rooms in her honor. Donors who would like to contribute to a fund for these rooms can learn more here: http://www.coloradospringsconservatory.org/peggy-shivers/ (12/14)
  • The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center broke its box office records with ticket sales for Mary Poppins and extended the run through Jan. 11. (12/19)
  • Rocky Mountain Highway announced the return of the popular radio program Grass Roots Revival, now airing on KCMJ. (12/23)


Final Hours to Give in 2014!

Our local arts sector generates $72 million in economic impact and over 2,000 jobs, in addition to making the Pikes Peak region an inspiring place to work, live and visit! December 31 is the final day of the taxable year to donate to your favorite arts nonprofits. The average arts and cultural organization in America relies on individual donors for 40% of their income. Take a moment today to help the arts to continue to thrive and grow in our community.

To donate to COPPeR today, click here: www.culturaloffice.org/donate.


January Sustainability Breakfast: “State of the Arts”

Join Peak Alliance for a Sustainable Future for the first Sustainability Breakfast of the new year! This breakfast will focus on the state of arts and culture in our community. Speakers at this breakfast will be: Natalie Johnson – Executive Director of the Manitou Art Center, Daisy McConnell – Director of the UCCS Galleries of Contemporary Art (GOCA), and Andy Vick – Executive Director of the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region (COPPeR). The gathering will be held on Wednesday January 14, from 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. in the Bristol Pub at the Ivywild School located at 1604 S. Cascade Avenue in Colorado Springs. Free & open to the community. No need to RSVP – just come!


Growing Partnership with the Pikes Peak Lodging AssociationPPLA Logo

This 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.

As part of this growing partnership, COPPeR is pleased to invite members of our creative community to attend the PPLA’s Hospitality Summit at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort on Wednesday, January 21 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. You can view the invitation at:


Blow Your Own Horn on PeakRadar.com!

The New Year brings new opportunities to attract audiences to your creative work. In addition to the many free promotional services COPPeR offers through PeakRadar.com year-round, we also offer affordable digital advertising on the website and in the popular Peak Radar Picks E-blast. Check out our rate card and contact Angela Seals at angela@CulturalOffice.org to discuss advertising in 2015.

PeakRadar.com Advertising: https://www.culturaloffice.org/get-involved/arts-partners/

We’re also always looking for Guest Curators to share your top 3 picks for the week in the Peak Radar Picks E-blast (and you can choose your OWN event!). E-mail Brittany at brittany@CulturalOffice.org to become a Guest Curator and reserve your date.


Save the Date: City for Champions Community Forum on the Arts

Tuesday, February 17 at 5:30 p.m.
Studio Bee at the Pikes Peak Center 
(190 S. Cascade Ave.)

6235551_GThis 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. Strong attendance will demonstrate that creatives are key stakeholders in our city’s future. Please plan to attend and help to spread the word. More details to follow.



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