Historically, the Artini is the official kickoff to our community’s annual Arts Month celebration. Last year, over 1,200 art supporters and community members attended this free event at the Mining Exchange Hotel in downtown Colorado Springs! While Arts Month will still take place this October, the 2020 Artini has been cancelled, due to the COVID-19 public health crisis. Thanks for your understanding, and please check back periodically for details about future plans for the 2021 Artini.

In 2019, the Artini featured musical headliner BJ Estares & Route 61, along with a variety of other 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 created their signature martini drinks, and competed to earn the title of “Best Artini Martini 2019.” Free tastings were available, and voting by Artini attendees determined this year’s winner. Multiple cash bars were also open throughout the hotel, and food was available for purchase from the hotel and/or from a group of food trucks parked along Nevada Avenue.

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

The 2019 Artini would not have been possible without the generous support of The Mining Exchange Hotel, the City of Colorado Springs Lodgers and Auto Rental Tax (LART), HEX Audio Visual, Wells Fargo, the Tiemens Foundation, and the Colorado Springs Independent.

The Artini is hosted each year by the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region, 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 Artini, or Arts Month 2020, please email

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