March Arts News from COPPeR

March Arts News from COPPeR

Dreams & Visions: Recent Works by Allison Daniell

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

“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.



City for Champions “Forum with the Arts” packs Studio Bee

On February 17, approximately 250 citizens crowded into Studio Bee at the Pikes Peak Center for the Performing Arts to explore how the creative sector can influence and amplify City for Champions (C4C) and its “ripple effects” in our community. Eight local arts leaders offered intriguing perspectives on what these developments can mean for tourism and our cultural life, and inspired attendees to imagine what is possible beyond the four C4C projects.

Speaker notes, photos and press coverage are all collected here:

This was the largest community forum for City for Champions to date, and sent a powerful message to local leaders about the influence of our creative sector. Stay tuned for more as our advocacy and partnership with this “once in a generation” initiative continues to evolve.


Applause, please …

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Colorado Creative Industries Annual Summit

April 23-24, Fort Collins, CO
Register Now, deadline is April 20

Click to watch the 2014 Summit video

The annual Colorado Creative Industries Summit is a two-day conference that targets creative entrepreneurs, emerging creatives, municipal and non-profit cultural workers, and creative district leaders. Topics address practical, nuts-and-bolts approaches to creative business and how-to’s for working collectively with creatives, municipalities and businesses. COPPeR will be in attendance, and we would love to see a strong representation from the Pikes Peak region!




I.C.E. Night: First Drink Free at the Mezz for local Innovators, Creatives & Entrepreneurs

Beginning on Friday, March 6, and continuing every Friday from 10PM until closing, the Mezzanine (located at 20 North Tejon Street in Downtown Colorado Springs) will host I.C.E. Night, featuring a “first drink free” for all Innovators, Creatives, and Entertainers. For more information, visit



Fresh Updates on and the Peak Radar Picks E-Blast

We’ve unrolled fresh updates to the region’s #1 arts and culture calendar,, and our popular Peak Radar Picks E-blast.

On the website, you’ll now find a new configuration of categories to help you connect with the hottest events happening across the region:

  • Theatre & 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.



Colorado Change Leader Institute participants announced for Spring 2015

COPPeR execuitve director, Andy Vick, is among the 12 individuals from across the State who have been accepted to participate in the Spring 2015 Change Leader Institute, which will be held in Salida from March 23-25. Produced by Colorado Creative Industries (CCI), the Institute creates a statewide network for creative professionals and community leaders, and supports CCI’s goal of enabling cultural and community leaders to work through environmental and organizational change. For more information about the Change Leader Institute, please follow this link.


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