Art in Storefronts
The Art in Storefronts program was designed to help re-animate Downtown Colorado Springs by inserting non-commercial art installations, art works, and interactive art displays into vacant storefront windows. The goals of the Art in Storefronts program are to brighten the Downtown area, increase Downtown foot traffic, highlight local artistic talent, and raise the general visibility of the arts in our community. “The Art in Storefronts program is a great example of how the arts and business communities can work together to support the vitality of our Downtown,” says Andy Vick, executive director of COPPeR. For local property owners, it’s also a creative way to showcase their empty storefronts to potential renters. After three successful years, the program is now on hiatus. However, you can still enjoy the past displays by selecting the links below.
The 2014 Art in Storefronts program was generously sponsored by Kirkpatrick Bank, and featured five “donated” storefront locations on Bijou Street between Nevada and Cascade, and five participating arts organizations from the Downtown Colorado Springs area: UCCS Galleries of Contemporary Art, The Modbo, Pikes Peak Arts Council, Pikes Peak Community College, and Cottonwood Center for the Arts. Each participating organization was responsible for identifying one or more exhibiting artists and installing the actual window displays. A special thanks to property owners Sam Eppley and Kathleen Venezia of Vintage Company for sharing their storefront spaces!
Art in Storefronts 2012 Projects