November News from the Cultural Office

November News from the Cultural Office

Thank You for a Great Arts Month 2022!

This October, arts & culture took center stage throughout Colorado Springs and across the Pikes Peak region, as our creative community celebrated Arts Month 2022! This year’s campaign was a resounding success, and we can’t wait to celebrate again with everyone next October!

Arts & Economic Prosperity Surveying Underway

The last time we measured (AEP5 in 2016), the annual economic impact of the nonprofit arts & cultural sector in the Pikes Peak region was $153.3 million dollars, and supported 5,070 full-time equivalent jobs. The Cultural Office is now spearheading the local effort to generate new economic impact data as part of the AEP6 survey process, in partnership with Americans for the Arts. The same efforts are taking place in almost 400 other communities across the country.

Audience surveying at local cultural events has been underway for several months, and will continue until we collect at least 800 surveys. In January, phase two of the survey process will gather revenue, expense, attendance, etc. data from as many local arts & cultural nonprofits as possible. The data from both phases of the survey process will be compiled to produce new economic impact numbers for our community, that are scheduled be released in September 2023. Learn more about AEP6

Peak Radar Gallery Guide

Peak Radar’s comprehensive Guide to over 60 galleries across the Pikes Peak region will inspire your holiday shopping, and leave you thinking about great gift ideas all year long. The

2022-2023 Gallery Guide will provide you with the perfect opportunity to revisit your favorite venues, and discover new gallery and retail destinations where you can shop, appreciate, and support local artists! Explore the 2022-2023 Gallery Guide

Artists Sunday is November 27

Artists Sunday is a nationwide art-shopping event taking place with professional artists, non-profit art organizations and municipalities across the country. Participants include hundreds of local communities, including arts agencies, cities, counties, state agencies, chambers of commerce, and organizations and thousands of individual artists.

Shop with your favorite Pikes Peak region artists on November 27! Learn More About Artists Sunday

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