WOW! What a great time–thanks to everyone who came out and celebrated the start of Arts Month 2017! Click here for a video! Or, click here for photos!

Get ready for one of the best parties of the year! The 2017 Artini, the official kickoff for this year’s Arts Month campaign, will take place on Friday, September 29th from 5:30PM-8:30PM at The Mansion and The Mezzanine nightclubs in Downtown Colorado Springs. 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!

In addition to our 2017 headlining musical act, Vehicle (a local Colorado Springs cover band that plays great dance music from across the decades), the Mansion’s main stage area will also showcase a variety of aerialists and acrobats, whose gravity-defying routines are sure to thrill everyone in attendance! On the more intimate Mezzanine stage, located in the rear of The Mansion on the second floor, the Artini will showcase a number of talented local performers, including actors from Springs Ensemble Theatre, performers from Opera Theatre of the Rockies, performance poetry by Phil Ginsberg, Native American singers and dancers with One Nation Walking Together, and Tribal Belly Dance by Mizmar Madness! There will also be a Black Light/Glow Fashion Show & Contest, a Photo Booth station, art cars, and much, much more!

Throughout the evening, local mixologists from across the community will be creating their signature martini drinks, and competing to earn the title of “Best Artini Martini 2017.” Free tastings will be available, courtesy of Ketel One and Bulleit, and voting by Artini attendees will determine this year’s winner. Multiple cash bars will also be open for your drinking pleasure during the event. Food for the 2017 Artini will once again be provided in cooperation with The Gazette, and will feature unique culinary creations available for purchase from some of the area’s favorite local restaurants.

The 2017 Artini would not be possible without the generous support of the City of Colorado Springs, Sam & Kathy Guadagnoli (the owners of The Mansion and The Mezzanine), Wells Fargo and the Tiemens Foundation. A reminder that all attendees at the Artini must be 21 or older.

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 2017 Artini, please email, or call the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region at 719-634-2204.