The 2018 Artini, the official kickoff for this year’s Arts Month campaign, took place on Friday, September 28th from 5:30PM-8:30PM at The Mining Exchange Hotel (and the adjacent Gold Room). Hosted annually by the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region, the Artini is a free, community celebration with live entertainment on multiple stages, lots of mixing & mingling, and the opportunity to sample signature martinis created by some of the area’s top mixologists. Art + Martini = Artini!

Click here for photos from the 2018 Artini.

The Cultural Office is excited to announce that Grant Sabin and the Juke Joint Highball will be the headlining musical act at the 2018 Artini! Grant and his band will be playing two long sets in the Gold Room from 5:45-8:30PM. In addition, the 2018 Artini will feature live performances, a DJ with dancing, a fashion show, aerialists, body painting, food trucks, a Photo Booth station, hands-on art activities, and more! Throughout the evening, local mixologists from the 365 Grand Club properties will be creating their signature martini drinks, and competing to earn the title of “Best Artini Martini 2018.” Free tastings will be available, and voting by Artini attendees will determine this year’s winner. Multiple cash bars will be open throughout the hotel, and food will be available for purchase from the hotel and/or from a group of food trucks parked along Nevada Avenue.

Click here to download the complete Artini schedule.

A reminder that all attendees at the Artini must be 21 or older, and photo IDs will be required to enter the party.

The 2018 Artini would not be possible without the generous support of The Mining Exchange Hotel, the City of Colorado Springs, The Bloom Foundation, HEX Audio Visual, Wells Fargo, the Tiemens Foundation, and the Colorado Springs Independent.

The Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is “connecting residents and visitors with arts & culture to enrich the Pikes Peak region.” Each October, the Cultural Office presents Arts Month as a way to elevate the visibility and value of arts & culture in our community. The official call to action during Arts Month is to have at least one new cultural experience with family or friends during the month of October. For more information about Arts Month, visit

For questions about the 2018 Artini, please email, or call the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region at 719-634-2204.

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