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                                                                                                                                                                           Welcome / about copper
                                                                                                       Welcome to The COPPeR Pages! On behalf
                                                                                                       of the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak
                                                                                                       Region - COPPeR - I invite you to explore
                                                                                                       the rich treasure of information contained in
                                                                                                       this cultural amenities guidebook. COPPeR
                                                                                                       serves as the lead organization for central-
                                                                                                       izing and coordinating information about
                                                                                                       cultural services throughout our community.
                                                                                                       Our mission is to connect residents and visi-
                                                                                                       tors with arts and culture to enrich the Pikes
                                                                                                       Peak region. The COPPeR Pages is one of
                                                                                                       our programs in support of this mission,
                                                                                                       and is but one of the tools we are proud to
                                                                                                       provide the people living in or visiting this
                                                                                                       beautiful land - a community with a rich
                                                                                                       cultural legacy.

                                                                                                       I welcome you to become a part of our
                                                                                                       cultural fabric - and to use the COPPeR
                                                                                                       Pages as one of the guides for your journey.


                                                                                                       Michael J. Coumatos
                                                                                                       Chair




                                                                                                       about copper

                                                                                                       COPPeR (Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region) is a nonprofit
                                                                                                       organization governed by a diverse board of community leaders
                                                                                                       from the arts, nonprofit, public and business sectors. COPPeR
                                                                                                       takes a strategic view of the Pikes Peak region to ensure that
                                                                                                       cultural services reach all people and that the arts are used to
                                                                                                       positively address issues of economic development, education,
                                                                                                       tourism, regional branding and civic life. We provide an umbrella
                                                                                                       service encompassing areas such as marketing and communica-
                                                                                                       tion, broad-based data gathering and strategic programming,
                                                                                                       and advocacy for the arts industry in its entirety.

                                                                         our mission                   COPPeR
                                                                         Connecting residents          P.O. Box 190
                                                                         and visitors with arts        Colorado Springs, CO 80901
Design:                                                                  and culture to enrich the
Creative Medium Ltd.                                                     Pikes Peak region.            Phone: 719.634.2204
cover photos from left to right:                                                                       Fax: 719.389.1252
1. Van Briggle Chalice photo courtesy Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum
2. Courtesy Kennedy Center Imagination Celebration                       our Vision                    email: info@coppercolo.org
3. Uncle Wilber Fountain courtesy Smokebrush Foundation                  A community united by
4. Lawrence Leighton Smith, Colorado Springs Philharmonic                creativity.

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         Welcome to the first edition of The COPPeR Pages, with information on more than
         1 arts, cultural and heritage organizations in El Paso and Teller counties of Colo-
          50                                                                                       Council/Commission/Consortium ...............................4
         rado!
                                                                                                   Dance Club .........................................................................6
         We hope you’ll use this guide to explore the incredible array of talent, activities and   Dance Company ...............................................................7
         diversity in our community. Whether you’re a long-time local, a new resident, a busi-
         ness owner or a creative person looking for like-minded people, you’re sure to find       Dance Studio .....................................................................8
         something inside that will pique your interest.
                                                                                                   Ethnic & Cultural ...............................................................9
         The COPPeR Pages is produced by the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region, and         Festival ...............................................................................11
         it is our hope and intention that this guide connects more people to the arts. This
         guidebook is especially designed for those who want to explore their own creative         Film......................................................................................13
         side – be that singing, dancing, taking up a paintbrush or whatever you desire.
                                                                                                   History & Heritage ..........................................................13
         While most of the organizations included here are nonprofit, we’ve chosen to in-
         clude groups that operate informally but without specific nonprofit certification. We
                                                                                                   LGBT ...................................................................................15
         also include commercial entities that operate in an accessible, community-minded          Literary ..............................................................................16
         manner. The COPPeR Pages makes it clear that arts and creativity are all around us.
         However, a complete guide to all the arts everywhere in our region would be so            Multidisciplinary .............................................................. 17
         overwhelming as to render it useless. Our goal in creating The COPPeR Pages is to
         make this guide as user-friendly as possible. By necessity, we focused on organi-         Museum ............................................................................18
         zations with arts, culture and heritage as their primary purpose and function. The        Music: Education ........................................................... 21
         following information helps explain how we’ve determined what to include in the
         guide.                                                                                    Music: Choral ..................................................................22
                 Public schools, community centers, etc., that may have arts components            Music: Classical ..............................................................24
                 but are not arts-based as their primary focus are not included.                   Music: General ............................................................... 27
                 Galleries and exhibition spaces must have art as their sole focus (thus, no
                 coffee shops, frame shops, home décor stores, etc.) and produce several           Nature & Science ...........................................................29
                 exhibits through the year of specific beginning and ending durations.
                 Church music series that are solely music-focused occurring separate from         Public Art..........................................................................30
                 worship services and without proselytizing are included.
                 Private tutors, home-based performance studios, etc. are not included.
                                                                                                   Public Broadcasting ...................................................... 31
                 Professional associations based on occupation are not included.                   Theater Education ......................................................... 31
                 Venues that are primarily rental halls are excluded; those functioning more
                 as community art centers are included.                                            Theater & Opera ............................................................32
                 Many worthy entities are better defined as a singular event rather than an
                 organization. Those entities are not included here. For a comprehensive           Visual Arts: Fine Craft...................................................33
                 events calendar, check out PeakRadar.com, produced by COPPeR.                     Visual Arts: Gallery........................................................34
         COPPeR has made every attempt to make this guide as complete, accurate and in-            Visual Arts: Participatory & Classes .........................36
         clusive as possible. But we know there are other groups we missed – some perhaps
         newly formed or a bit under the radar. For errors of fact or omission, please contact     Youth & Family ................................................................ 37
         us at info@coppercolo.org, and we will be happy to include your organization in an
         updated insert to the book. The COPPeR Pages will be fully updated and published
         biennially.

         Now go and enjoy the smorgasbord of arts and culture you’ll find inside!

         COPPeR


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                                    councIl / commISSIon / conSortIum
councIl / commISSIon / conSortIum




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   councIl / commISSIon / conSortIum
                                                                                          http://www.springsgov.com/page.
                                    Art Commission of                                     asp?navID=1   923
                                    the Pikes Peak Region                                 This dedicated group of individuals pro-
                                    po box 1575, mc 1    605, colorado Springs            motes cultural, educational, humanitarian
                                    co 80901    -1575                                     and economic relationships with cities
                                    71 9.385.5560                                         throughout the world. The Sister City pro-
                                    www.springsgov.com                                    gram began in 1962 when Colorado Springs
                                    The Art Commission is an advisory board to            became partners with the city of Fujiyoshida,
                                    City Council and El Paso County Commis-               Japan. In 1983 Kaohsiung, Taiwan, became
                                    sioners. Its purpose is to ensure that public         the next Sister City, followed by Smolensk,
                                    art projects are of high quality, appropri-           Russia, in 1993, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, in
                                    ate in scale and harmony with proposed                1994, Nuevo Casas Grandes, Mexico, in
                                    surroundings, safe and durable, conform               1996, and Bankstown, Australia, in 1999.
                                    to applicable ordinances, enhance the sur-
                                    rounding area and reflect positively on the           Community Ventures                                          Giraffes in the
                                                                                                                                                                      african rift Va
                                                                                                                                                        courtesy of ch               lley exhibit
                                    public image of the Pikes Peak Region.                po box 1542                                                                   eyenne mountai
                                                                                                                                                                                          n Zoo.
                                                                                          colorado Springs, co 80901
                                    Arts Business Education                               71 9.886.0088
                                    Consortium                                            denise@downtowncs.com
                                    c/o the marie Walsh Sharpe                            www.downtowncs.com
                                    art Foundation, 830 north tejon Street                Community Ventures coordinates the down-
                                    Suite 1 20, colorado Springs, co 80903                town public art program and the Art-on-the-
                                    71 9.635.3220                                         Streets program presented by US Bank and                                                                                                     colorado
                                    The Consortium promotes the growth of                 Nor’Wood Development Group and aids                                                                                           courtesy of the ervatory
                                    cultural arts in education in Pikes Peak area                                                                                                                                          Springs cons
                                                                                          fundraising for art purchases in memory of
                                    schools and brings awareness of cultural              community leaders. The organization has
                                    arts programs in the schools to business              coordinated the Downtown Arts District
                                    executives, school administrators, teachers           Project and the analysis of City Auditorium
                                    and parents. ABE presents special recogni-            for more arts and cultural programming,           Friends of Historic City                                Mountain Arts Council
                                    tion awards at an annual luncheon for                 among other uses.
                                                                                                                                            Auditorium                                                          9,
                                                                                                                                                                                                    po box 431 Woodland park, co 80866
                                    innovative arts education programs, excel-                                                              1306 yosemite Drive                                     719.687.8545
                                    lence in teaching and business support of                                                               colorado Springs, co 8091     0                         dnacca@msn.com
                                                                                          COPPeR                                            719.635.3703                                            www.mountainartscouncil.org
                                    arts education. This luncheon brings artists,
                                                                                          po box 1  90, colorado Springs, co 80901          organist59@aol.com
                                    educators and business leaders together to                                                                                                                      As an arts advocacy organization for Teller
                                                                                          71 9.634.2204                                     www.historiconline.org
                                    raise awareness and encourage expansion                                                                                                                         County, the Council provides information,
                                                                                          info@coppercolo.org                               The Friends of Historic City Auditorium
                                    of arts education.                                                                                                                                              education and funding assistance to artists.
                                                                                          www.coppercolo.org                                was established to support the use and                  Opportunities in arts education for the com-
                                                                                          COPPeR (Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak         maintenance of the 1923 classic revival
                                    Colorado Springs Film                                                                                                                                           munity and schools also are promoted.
                                                                                          Region) serves as the lead organization for       building. Alfred Lunt and Lynne Fontaine,
                                    Liaison Office
                                                                                          centralizing and coordinating information         John Phillips Sousa, Johnny Cash, June                  Pikes Peak Arts Council
                                    515 South cascade avenue
                                                                                          about cultural services in the community.         Carter and other great stars have performed             po box 1  073
                                    colorado Springs, co 80903
                                                                                          By creating strategic partnerships, COPPeR        on its stage. The auditorium hosts numer-               colorado Springs, co 80901
                                    719.635.7506 ext.1   27
                                                                                          ensures that all the arts are rightfully posi-    ous concerts, sporting events and meetings              71 9.475.2465
                                    or 800.888.4748 ext.1    27
                                                                                          tioned as vital to economic development,          each year.                                              ppac@pikespeakartscouncil.org
                                    kgriffis@experiencecoloradoSprings.com
                                                                                          education, civic life and a sustainable future.                                                           www.pikespeakartscouncil.org
                                    www.filmcoloradosprings.com
                                    The Film Liaison Office assists with providing                                                          Manitou Springs Arts Council                            Pikes Peak Arts Council acts as a fiscal
                                    location information, contacts, permitting,           Diversity Forum                                             ,
                                                                                                                                            po box 61 manitou Springs, co 80829                     sponsor to arts-oriented projects and
                                    lodging and a variety of other services to            po box 904, colorado Springs, co 80901            71 9.685.4729                                           individuals, gives awards for excellence to
                                    incoming individuals and professionals in             info@cospdiversityforum.org                       info@manitouspringsartscouncil.org                      artists and community organizations twice
                                    the film, video and television industries.            www.cospdiversityforum.org                        www.manitouspringsartscouncil.org                       yearly, and produces the Pikes Peak Arts
                                                                                          Established in 2005 by a group of civic           The Manitou Springs Arts Council was                    Fest, a juried arts fair in June. Membership
                                                                                          leaders, the Diversity Forum creates op-          formed in 2004 and is responsible for the               in PPAC is open to anyone interested in
                                    Colorado Springs
                                    Sister Cities International                           portunities for people to appreciate the rich     procurement and placement of public art                 furthering its purposes.
                                    cSScI, city Hall, po box 1575, mc 1579                diversity in the Colorado Springs community       in Manitou Springs and acts as a liaison
                                    colorado Springs, co 80901                            and the important contribution it makes to        between artists and the community. It also
                                    719.385.5453                                          the social and business climate. Today, the       promotes the experience of all the arts in
                                    mdevine@springsgov.com                                Diversity Forum is comprised of represen-         Manitou Springs.
                                    http://www.sistercitycs.us/ and                       tatives from public, private, nonprofit and
                                                                                          education sectors.


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                                              Dance club                                                                                    Dance company
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dance company
             Broadmoor Waltz Club                                  Pikes Peak Scottish                             Aires de Panama                                   tive lectures/demonstrations, workshops
             chairman@broadmoorwaltzclub.com                       Country Dancers                                 For more information, see complete listing        and classes at the Ormao Center for
             www.broadmoorwaltzclub.com                            71 9.494.0563                                   on page 9.                                        Contemporary Dance. Winner of numerous
             The Broadmoor Waltz Club was founded in               bry5915@peoplepc.com                                                                              Pikes Peak Arts Council Awards for Excel-
             1937 and is the oldest active formal Vien-            Scottish country dancing is the social danc-    Ballet Folklorico de La Raza                      lence in the Arts.
             nese waltz club in the United States. The             ing of Scotland, with eight people dancing in   For more information, see complete listing
             club dances six times per year in the mag-            a set. Partners are not needed, nor special     on page 9.                                      Robin’s Danceworks/Pikes
             nificent grand ballroom of The Broadmoor              costumes. You don’t have to be a Scot to                                                        Peak Performance Company
             Hotel accompanied by a live Waltz Club                find your foot tapping to the irresistible      Celtic Steps School of Irish                      For more information, see complete listing
             Orchestra. Dancers of all ages and skills are         rhythms of the stirring reels and haunting      Dance                                             on page 8.
             invited to join. Free dance lessons enable            strathspeys, so join the fun.                   For more information, see complete listing
             new members to learn the pattern waltzes                                                              on page 8.                                      Soul Mechanics
                                                                   TangoSprings                                                                                        21
                                                                                                                                                                     1 West las animas
             quickly.
                                                                   Derby Dance arts                                Colorado Springs Dance                            colorado Springs, co 80903
             International Dance Club                              1759 South eighth Street                        Theatre                                           71 9.360.8555
                                                                   colorado Springs, co 80906                      po box 880                                        soulmechanics71    9@gmail.com
             2422 busch avenue
                                                                   71 9.475.0625                                   colorado Springs, co 80901    -0880               myspace.com/soulmechanics71        9
             colorado Springs, co 80904
                                                                   DerbyDancearts@aol.com                          71 9.630.7434                                     Soul Mechanics is a competitive break
             719.633.01  95
                                                                   www.tangosprings.com                            cs.dance@hotmail.com                              dancing group based in Colorado Springs
             www.internationaldanceclub.org
                                                                   The Tango is back and it’s hotter than ever!    www.csdance.org                                   that performs to spread awareness and
             Join 300 members in this private dance
                                                                   TangoSprings offers the finest instruction      For more than 30 years, Dance Theatre             knowledge about hip hop culture. Through
             club for the enjoyment of all types of danc-
                                                                   in Argentine Tango, workshops, practices,       has brought nationally and internationally        dancing, Soul Mechanics teaches the posi-
             ing. Regular Saturday dances have a mix of
                                                                   social dances (milonga) and community           acclaimed ballet, modern and contemporary         tivity of hip hop and helps spread a message
             music, including big band, Latin, polka and
                                                                   performances.                                   dance companies to perform in the Pikes           of love, peace, and unity. Collectively danc-
             country. The third Friday in the month is
                                                                                                                   Peak region. Master classes are offered           ing and performing for five years, the Soul
             devoted to classic ballroom dancing. Visitors
                                                                                                                   throughout the community to aspiring local        Mechanics crew strives to educate about
             and new members always are welcome.
                                                                                                                   dancers.                                          and to preserve traditional hip hop.
             Dance facility is smoke-free.
                                                                                                                   Colorado’s Classical                            Springs City Ballet
                                                                                                                   Youth Ballet                                      4847 barnes road
                                                                                                                   4005 lee Vance View, Suite 1      00              colorado Springs, co 8091       7
                                                                                                                   colorado Springs, co 8091     8                   71 9.550.1 6 61
                                                                                                                   719.272.7078                                      Whether dancing for pleasure, fitness, or
                                                                                                                   balletsocietyinfo@msn.com                         professional pursuit, the staff at Springs City
                                                                                                                   www.balletsocietyofcoloradosprings.com            Ballet believes that dance should be a posi-
                                                                                                                   Approximately 40 young pre-professional           tive experience. Their goal is to give tools
                                                                                                                   dancers present classical, full-length story      for self-esteem, discipline, physical fitness
                                                                                                                   ballets and contemporary ballet to audi-          and communication, all highly marketable
                                                                                                                   ences throughout the city. Dancers are            skills for today’s society. Offering instruction
                                                                                                                   selected annually by audition.                    for ages 3 to professional in ballet, pointe,
                                                                                                                                                                     tap, jazz, combo, creative, modern and
                                                                                                                   Daza Arts/Colorado Jazz Com-                      lyrical dance.
                                                                                                                   pany/Indigo Dance Theatre
                                                                                                                   For more information, see complete listing      Victorian Society of Colorado
                                                                                                                   on page 8.                                      Springs
                   2006 exhibition at the                                                                                                                            For more information, please see complete
                          Fac moDern,                                                                              Ormao Dance Company                               listing on page15.
                             Dale Chihuly:                                                                           9
                                                                                                                   71 north prospect Street
                      New Works from the
                          Fine Arts Center
                                                                                                                   colorado Springs, co 80903
                                Collection.                                                                        719.471 .9759
                                          r
                   photo by mark Fletche                                                                           ormao@msn.com
                                                                                                                   www.ormaodance.org
                                                                                                                   A professional modern dance company
                                                                                                                   founded in 1990, Ormao is beloved by
                                                                                                                   Colorado Springs audiences for its great
                                                                                                                   energy, humor, accessibility and artistry.
                                                                                                                   The company offers performances, interac-



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                                             Dance StuDIo                                                                                                                   etHnIc & cultural
                                                                                                                       The Dance Center of
Dance StuDIo




                                                                                                                                                                                                                             etHnIc & cultural
                                                                                                                       Colorado Springs
               Ballet Society of                                      Daza Arts/Colorado Jazz                          4444 barnes road, Suite 200                          Aires de Panama
               Colorado Springs                                       Company/Indigo Dance Theatre                     colorado Springs, co 8091       7                    po box 76992
                4005 lee Vance View, Suite 1       00                  5235 alta loma road                             71 9.596.1 34
                                                                                                                                  1                                         colorado Springs, co 80970
                colorado Springs, co 8091       8                      colorado Springs, co 8091    8                  info@thedancecenter.net                              71       .1
                                                                                                                                                                              9.231 471
                71 9.272.7078                                          719.278.8499                                    www.thedancecenter.net                               president@airesdepanama.com
                balletsocietyinfo@msn.com                              dazaarts@comcast.net                            One of the most established dance schools            www.airesdepanama.com
                www.balletsocietyofcoloradosprings.com                 www.dazaarts.com                                in Colorado Springs, The Dance Center                The Conjunto Folklorico Aires de Panama
                Ballet Society of Colorado Springs provides            Daza Arts is a 4,000-square-foot facility                                                            dancers bring the history and culture of
                                                                                                                       is located in a lovely facility with viewing
                aspiring dancers (ages 3 and up) superior              housing two spacious dance studios. Daza                                                             Panama to life! Wearing beautiful national
                                                                                                                       windows. The Center offers classes for
                training in classical ballet, contemporary             Arts is the home studio of the Colorado                                                              costumes, dancers of all ages perform a
                                                                                                                       ages 3 to adult in tap, jazz, ballet, hip-hop,       variety of traditional Panamanian dances to
                dance, pilates and worship dance. Begin-               Jazz Dance Company, a preparatory dance/        acrobatics, and modern, from beginning to            delight and entertain their audiences.
                ning, intermediate, and advanced classes               performance company and Indigo Dance            competitive levels. The annual recital at the
                are held year-round with multiple perfor-              Theatre Colorado, a professional dance/per-     Pikes Peak Center offers students a profes-          American-Italian Cultural Club
                mance opportunities.                                   formance company.                               sional recital experience.                           25 Stanwell Street
                                                                                                                                                                            colorado Springs, co 80906
               Barbara Ellis Studio of Dance                          Derby Dance & Music Arts                         The Peak Ballet Theatre School/                      71 9.579.8488 or 71     9.527.981  1
                6872 Grapewood circle                                  1 759 South eighth Street                       Peak Ballet Theatre                                  The American-Italian Culture Club stimulates
                colorado Springs, co 8091       8                      colorado Springs, co 80906                      81 0-a arcturus Drive                                a greater interest in and development of
                71 9.598.4426                                          71 9.475.0625                                   colorado Springs, co 80906                           Italian traditions, culture, and friendship
                Ages 3 to 75-plus are welcome at this                  DerbyDancearts@aol.com                          71 9.632.751   1                                     within a social structure of dining, dancing,
                full-service studio for beginner to advanced           www.derbydance.com                              info@peakballet.org                                  meetings and conversation.
                dancers. Classes include ballet, jazz, tap,            Quality instruction and performance oppor-      www.thepeakballet.org
                hip-hop, lyrical, pop ‘n’ lock, musical theater,       tunities in dance and music connects com-       The Peak Ballet Theatre School provides              Ballet Folklorico de La Raza
                Latin grind and pilates. Focus is on teaching          munity with the arts. Classes are for ages 3    various forms of dance instruction that meet         14350 Falcon Highway, elbert, co 80831
                the fundamentals and love of performance               to adult in creative dance, mini-musicians,     the needs of both the casual dancer and              719.683.21   62
                and dance. Performance opportunities                   ballet, tap, jazz, musical theater, flamenco,   the aspiring professional. Advanced dancers          bfdelaraza@hotmail.com
                include an annual recital.                             bellydance, tango, ballroom and private         from PBT II have distinguished themselves            Ballet Folklorico de La Raza teaches Mexi-
                                                                       lessons. Performance groups offer ballet and                                                         can culture through folkloric dances. The
                                                                                                                       by receiving scholarships and acceptance to
               Brazilian Capoeira                                                                                                                                           dance group strives to teach the dancers
                                                                       flamenco shows. Piano, voice, guitar, flute,    prestigious schools all over the world such
               For more information, see complete listing on                                                                                                                pride in their heritage and self-confidence.
                                                                       violin, saxophone, trumpet and related in-      as The Royal Ballet School, The National             There is no charge for the dance lessons;
               page 9.                                                 strument study are provided through private     Youth Ballet of Great Britain, and American          most of the outfits are provided for the
                                                                       and group lessons.                              Ballet Theatre. The Peak Ballet Theatre is           dancers, and all are welcome to attend.
               Celtic Steps School of                                                                                  composed of 10 to 20 technically strong
               Irish Dance                                            Ormao Dance Company
                7409 east Jamison Drive
                                                                                                                       and artistically accomplished dancers who            Brazilian Capoeira
                                                                      For more information, see complete listing on    perform a diverse repertoire including               the colorado academy of music and Dance
                centennial, co 801 2  1                               page 7.                                          classical and contemporary works.                    975 Garden of the Gods road, Ste. F
                71 9.527.7092
                                                                                                                                                                            colorado Springs, co 80907
                celticsteps@aol.com                                   Robin’s Danceworks/Pikes                                                                              71 9.231 .6833
                www.celticsteps.org                                   Peak Performance Company
                                                                                                                                                                            info@capsprings.com
                Celtic Steps provides traditional Irish dance          3352 templeton Gap road
                                                                                                                                                                            www.capsprings.com
                instruction for ages 5 years through adult.            colorado Springs, co 80907
                                                                                                                                                                            Capoeira is a unique Brazilian art form.
                Classes include soft shoe, hard shoe and               71 9.328.0694
                                                                                                                                                                            Slaves living on Brazilian plantations who
                ceili dancing. Dancers perform an exciting             email@robinsdanceworks.com
                                                                                                                                                                            weren’t allowed to openly practice tradi-
                music and dance show, sharing Irish dance              www.robinsdanceworks.com
                                                                                                                                                                            tional forms of self-defense developed an
                with the community. Celtic Steps is proud              Recreational classes for dancers ages 3
                                                                                                                                                                            ingenious method of disguising their training
                to be an An Coimisiun le Rince Gaelacha                years through adult teach various styles of
                                                                                                                                                                            by combining it with dance-like movements,
                (Dublin, Ireland) registered school.                   dance, including tap, jazz, ballet, hip-hop,
                                                                                                                                                                            singing and the rhythms of primitive instru-
                                                                       lyrical and acrobatics. The school’s competi-
               Colorado College Extraordinary                                                                                                                               ments. The result is a “game” of fluid ground
                                                                       tive teams have received local and national
               Dance Festival                                                                                                                                               movements, spinning kicks and daring
                                                                       recognition for their performances. Pikes
               For more information, see complete listing on                                                                                                                acrobatics set to the energetic clapping and
                                                                       Peak Performance Company offers dancers
               page 11.                                                                                                                                                     singing of spectators. Capoeira has evolved
                                                                       the opportunity to perform in the community
                                                                                                                                                                            over centuries into an exciting combination
                                                                       and raise funds for various charities.
               Colorado Springs Dance                                                                                                                                       of martial arts, dance, acrobatics and live
               Theatre                                                                                                                                                      music. Brazilian Capoeira offers classes in
               For more information, see complete listing on                                                                                                       Steps.   the art for adults, teens, and children begin-
                                                                                                                                                         of celtic
                                                                                                                                                courtesy
               page 7.                                                                                                              ish dancers                             ning at age 4. Winner of The Independent’s
                                                                                                                            young Ir
                                                                                                                                                                            “Best of” Awards in 2003 and 2005.


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                    Colorado Springs Chinese                              Japan-America Society of                          Tango Springs                                    Colorado College Summer
                    Cultural Institute                                    Southern Colorado                                 For more information, see complete listing       Music Festival
                    po box 2625, colorado Springs, co 80901                20336 Glasbury road, monument co 801       32    on page 6.                                        colorado college
                    71 9.287.7624                                          71 9.599.8920                                                                                       4
                                                                                                                                                                              1 east cache la poudre Street
                    malihsu@aol.com                                        info@jascc.org                                                                                     colorado Springs, co 80903
                    www.cscci.org                                          www.jassc.org                                                                                      71 9.389.6098
                    Colorado Springs Chinese Cultural Institute            The Japan-America Society of Southern                                               FeStIVal       festival@coloradocollege.edu
                    provides a forum for greater appreciation              Colorado is an educational and cultural or-                                                        www.artsFestival.coloradocollege.edu/
                    of Chinese culture through education and               ganization promoting increased awareness,                                                          musicFestival
                    social interaction and offers resources and            education and understanding between the          6 Women Playwriting Festival                      Founded in 1984, the Colorado College
                    support to more fully assimilate Chinese into          citizens of Southern Colorado and Japan.         For more information, see complete listing on     Summer Music Festival is a three-and-a-half-
                    the local community and to benefit Chinese             JASSC sponsors prominent speakers, a New         page 32.                                          week teaching festival with an emphasis on
                    descendants. Members receive a quarterly               Year’s rice pounding celebration, a Spring                                                         performance. The festival’s internationally
                    newsletter, Tea Leaves, and discounts to all           Children’s Day and a Japanese cultural           Altarnet Film Society                             acclaimed faculty artists and students from
                                                                           festival and bazaar.                             For more information, see complete listing on
                    CSCCI activities throughout the year, such                                                                                                                the finest conservatories and music schools
                    as the Chinese New Year Celebration, Moon                                                               page 13.                                          from around the world present a series of
                                                                          Magic of the Pacific Islands
                    Festival and Chinese Cultural Evening.                                                                                                                    concerts that critics have lauded “as fine as
                                                                           4379 prairie Willow Drive                        Amateur Pianists International
                                                                           colorado Springs, co 80920                                                                         [any chamber music] performed anywhere
                    Colorado Springs Citywide                                                                               For more information, see complete listing on
                                                                           71 9.51 0.4056 or 71  9.282.1 930                                                                  in the world.”
                    Kwanzaa Celebration                                                                                     page 24.
                                                                           halaukailima@yahoo.com
                    For more information, see complete listing on
                                                                           www.hawaiialohahale.com                          American Guild of English                        Colorado College Vocal Arts
                    page 12.
                                                                           Magic of the Pacific Islands Dancers is the      Handbell Ringers                                 Symposium
                                                                           performance arm of The Halau Pulama                                                                colorado college
                    Colorado Springs Indian                                                                                  4870 ramblewood Drive
                                                                           Mau Ke Aloha Ka ‘Ohana ‘Ilima hula school.                                                           4
                                                                                                                                                                              1 east cache la poudre Street
                    Community                                                                                                colorado Springs, co 80920
                                                                           Composed of hauman (students ages 2-92)                                                            colorado Springs, co 80903
                    For more information, see complete listing on                                                            71 9.531 .6843
                                                                           and their families from different cultures,                                                        71 9.389.6098
                    page 12.                                                                                                 bonlinder@aol.com
                                                                           they aim to perpetuate the culture and                                                             vocalarts@coloradocollege.edu
                                                                                                                             www.agehr.org
                                                                           traditional dances from the Pacific and                                                            www.artsFestival.coloradocollege.edu/
                    Colorado Springs Sister Cities                                                                           Approximately 50 handbell groups in the
                                                                           Polynesian islands. The school, an offshoot                                                        Vocalarts
                    International                                          of the ‘Ilima Hula Studio of Honolulu, is the
                                                                                                                             area south of Denver to Pagosa Springs
                                                                                                                                                                              A collaboration with Opera Theatre of the
                    For more information, see complete listing on                                                            belong to the Southern Colorado Chapter
                                                                           award-winning halau of the same name from                                                          Rockies, the Colorado College Vocal Arts
                    page 4.                                                                                                  of the American Guild of Handbell Ringers.
                                                                           Pasadena, Maryland.                                                                                Symposium is a three-week training and
                                                                                                                             Thirty or more groups perform together at
                                                                                                                                                                              performance program directed by interna-
                    Diversity Forum                                       Pikes Peak Scottish Country                        the spectacular Southern Colorado Hand-
                                                                                                                                                                              tionally acclaimed operatic soprano Martile
                    For more information, see complete listing on                                                            bell Festival, a free annual concert which
                                                                          Dancers                                                                                             Rowland, joined by an array of distinguished
                    page 4.                                               For more information, see complete listing on      features a nationally known conductor and
                                                                                                                                                                              faculty. In addition to rigorous training, the
                                                                          page 6.                                            local brass.
                                                                                                                                                                              students present a series of concerts high-
                                                                                                                            Colorado College Extraordinary                    lighting opera, musical theater and jazz.
                    El Cinco de Mayo, Inc.                                Sheppard Art Institute
                    For more information, see complete listing on                                                           Dance Festival
                                                                          For more information, see complete listing on
                                                                                                                             colorado college                                Colorado Festival
                    page 12.                                              page 37.                                                                                           of World Theatre
                                                                                                                              4
                                                                                                                             1 east cache la poudre Street
                                                                                                                                                                              1586 South 21st Street, Suite 1    20
                    Gospel Music Workshop of                              Shivers Fund at Pikes Peak                         colorado Springs, co 80903
                                                                                                                                                                              colorado Springs, co 80904
                    America, Colorado Springs                             Library District                                   719.389.6098
                                                                                                                                                                              71 9.475.1  737 ext. 22
                    Chapter                                                po box 1579                                       summerdance@coloradocollege.edu
                                                                                                                                                                              boxoffice@cfwt.org
                    For more information, see complete listing on          colorado Springs, co 80901                        www.artsFestival.coloradocollege.edu/
                                                                                                                                                                              communityoutreach@cfwt.org
                    page 22.                                               71 9.531  .6333 ext. 1200                         DanceFestival
                                                                                                                                                                              www.cfwt.org, www.coloradofestival.org
                                                                           www.ppld.org                                      The three-week festival provides training in
                    Greek Festival                                                                                                                                            The Colorado Festival of World Theatre
                                                                           Clarence and Peggy Shivers inaugurated the        diverse forms across the discipline of dance
                    For more information, see complete listing on                                                                                                             brings distinguished and acclaimed theater
                                                                           Shivers Fund at Pikes Peak Library District in    for dancers from all over the world and in
                    page 12.                                                                                                                                                  companies from around the world to enter-
                                                                           1993. The Fund benefits the African-Amer-         the local community. A series of perfor-
                                                                                                                                                                              tain audiences of all ages. Through the Fes-
                                                                           ican Historical and Cultural Collection at        mances accompany the classes, which
                    International Dance Club                                                                                                                                  tival Institute’s symposia and Street Theatre,
                                                                           the Pikes Peak Library District and provides      are taught by an internationally acclaimed
                    For more information, see complete listing on                                                                                                             audiences and theater practitioners also
                                                                           cultural opportunities for youth. The Fund        faculty.
                    page 6.                                                also offers special concerts throughout the                                                        meet and discuss the concepts of imagina-
                                                                           year and a Thanksgiving “Celebration” every      Colorado College New Music                        tion, the art of performance and methods of
                                                                           other year featuring musicians, authors and      Symposium                                         theatrical magic.
                                                                           artists from around the country.                 For more information, see complete listing on
                                                                                                                            page 24.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          FIlm / HIStory & HerItaGe
           Colorado Springs Chinese                               Greek Festival                                   Altarnet Film Society                              American Numismatic
           Cultural Institute                                      archangel michael Greek orthodox                 po box 63301                                      Association
           For more information, see complete listing on           church, 2215 paseo road                          colorado Springs, co 80962                        For more information, see complete listing on
           page 10.                                                colorado Springs, co 80907                       71 9.264.0500                                     page 18.
                                                                   719.634.5678                                     afs@altarnet.net
           Colorado Springs Citywide                               amgoc@juno.com                                   www.altarnet.net                                  Carriage Museum
           Kwanzaa Celebration                                     www.archangelmichael.co.gorch.org                Come celebrate the best in independent            For more information, see complete listing on
               1
            41 lakewood circle, Suite a 1      09b                 This three-day festival offers a taste of        short films from around the world. Most films     page 18.
            colorado Springs, co 8091     9-4658                   Greece without the 1  4-hour flight! Visitors    are award-winners from the international
            71 9.337.6409                                          can savour the mouth-watering Greek food         film festival circuit, the top film schools and   Cheyenne Mountain
            drapyoung@msn.com                                      and beverages, watch Greek dancing, shop         film hobbyists. Interactive screenings of four
                                                                                                                                                                      Heritage Center
            www.coloradospringskwanzaacelebration.                                                                                                                     po box 38201
                                                                   for souvenirs and visit the Greek Orthodox       to five short films are followed by informal
            com                                                                                                                                                        colorado Springs, co 80937
                                                                   Church.                                          small group discussions led by two-time
            Celebrating the best and highest values of                                                                                                                 71 9.632.7000
                                                                                                                    Emmy Award-winning producer Patrick
            African American history, culture, philoso-           Kennedy Center Imagination                                                                           info@cmhc-kiva.com
                                                                                                                    McGuire. Screening events are open to the
            phy and achievement, the citywide Kwanzaa             Celebration                                                                                          www.cmhc-kiva.com
                                                                                                                    public on the second Wednesday of the
            celebration features drummers, food and               For more information, see complete listing on                                                        The Cheyenne Mountain Heritage Center
                                                                                                                    month. See the website for preview clips of
            story-telling in a wonderful educational and          page 17.                                                                                             holds archives and collections that preserve
                                                                                                                    the next film screening.
            inspirational experience for all. The celebra-                                                                                                             the history, art and culture of the Cheyenne
            tion is free and open to the public.                  Pikes Peak Arts Council                          Colorado Springs Film                               Mountain area, school district and commu-
                                                                  For more information, see complete listing on    Liaison Office                                      nity. CMHC hosts a variety of special events
           Colorado Springs Indian                                page 5.                                          For more information, see complete listing on       and publishes an annual journal, KIVA.
           Community                                                                                               page 4.
            2015 rimwood Drive                                    Ride for the Brand                                                                                  Colorado Springs Pioneers
            colorado Springs co 8091      8                       Ranch Rodeo                                      Pikes Peak Lavender Film                           Museum
            71 9.440.0675                                          po box 91  88                                   Festival                                           For more information, see complete listing on
            www.cosindia.com                                       colorado Springs, co 80932                      For more information, see complete listing on      page 18.
            Known for its world-class cultural programs,           71 9.635.7775 (ask for Kathleen)                page 15.
            the Colorado Springs Indian Community has              kathleen@rideforthebrandranchrodeo.                                                                Cripple Creek District Museum
            been the prominent organization for Indian             com                                             Rocky Mountain Women’s                             For more information, see complete listing on
            dance, music, performing arts and religious            www.rideForthebrandranchrodeo.com               Film Festival                                      page 18.
            celebrations. Past performances have been              The Ride for the Brand Ranch Rodeo is one       For more information, see complete listing on
            featured on Indian satellite stations world-           of only 20 ranch rodeos sanctioned annually     page 12.                                           Evergreen Cemetery
            wide. The organization has no paid member-             by the Working Ranch Cowboys Association.
                                                                                                                                                                      Benevolent Society
                                                                                                                   Windrider Film Forum                                1 005 South Hancock
            ship and relies on the dedicated volunteer             The Ranch Rodeo, featuring 100 working
                                                                                                                    Fuller theological Seminary                        colorado Springs, co 80903
            efforts of Indian residents and their families.        cowboys from 10 states, and the popular
                                                                                                                    540 north cascade avenue, Suite 202                71  9.630.7328
                                                                   High Noon Downtown Longhorn Cattle
           El Cinco de Mayo, Inc.                                                                                   colorado Springs, co 80903                         evergreencemeterysociety@yahoo.com
                                                                   Drive, take place every July Fourth week-
            po box 1  7373                                                                                          contact@windridercolorado.com                      www.evergreencemeterysociety.com
                                                                   end. Western heritage events are added to
            colorado Springs, co 80935                                                                              www.windridercolorado.com                          ECBS preserves and restores older sections
                                                                   the weekend festivities.
            71 9.520.2363                                                                                           The Windrider Film Forum debuted in                of Evergreen Cemetery while maintaining its
            www.elcinco-cs.org                                    Rocky Mountain Women’s                            January 2005 at the Sundance Film Festival         historical integrity. ECBS organizes living his-
            This all-volunteer organization is dedicated          Film Festival                                     and began its tenure in Colorado Springs in        tory events to share the history of the area.
            to increasing cultural awareness and rais-             421 South tejon Street, Suite 333                2006. Windrider is an immersive educa-             An annual historic walking tour brings to
            ing scholarships for Hispanic students.                colorado Springs, co 80903                       tional experiment and an ongoing conversa-         life many of the early pioneers buried at the
            For the past 24 years the committee has                71 9.226.0450                                    tion between filmmakers and film lovers.           cemetery. Youth participation is encouraged
            sponsored the Cinco de Mayo Festival in                linda@rmwfilmfest.org                            The forum explores issues of faith, art and        on preservation and research projects.
            Colorado Springs. The festival attracts more           www.rmwfilmfest.org                              culture. Thought-provoking documentaries
            than 20,000 people each year, offering the             Dedicated to celebrating the drive, spirit       and award-winning short films are featured        Friends of Historic City
                                                                   and diversity of women, the Rocky Moun-          each year, and each film is followed by a
                                                                                                                                                                      Auditorium
            public free entertainment and acting as a
                                                                                                                                                                      For more information, see complete listing on
                                                 4
            venue for local talent. In the past 1 years            tain Women’s Film Festival is a three-day        question-and-answer session with filmmak-
                                                                                                                                                                      page 5.
            the organization has awarded $1   49,500               celebration of women and film. The festival      ers and a time for discussion.
            in scholarships to well-deserving Hispanic             provides a unique opportunity to view the
                                                                                                                                                                      Friends of Monument
            students.                                              “best of the best” by exceptional women                                                            Valley Park
                                                                   filmmakers.                                                                                        For more information, see complete listing on
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                     Heller Center for Arts                                  Built in 1895 as a home for a wealthy          Ride for the Brand                                Out Loud, The Colorado Springs
                     and Humanities                                          French priest, the castle features nine        Ranch Rodeo                                       Men’s Chorus
                     For more information, see complete listing on           distinct architectural styles and 46 rooms,    For more information, see complete listing on     For more information, see complete listing on
                     page 34.                                                including an eight-sided chapel, and the       page 12.                                          page 23.
                                                                             famed Drawing Room with a gold ceiling
                     Historic Preservation Alliance                          and a massive 200-ton sandstone fireplace.     Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site                    Pikes Peak Lavender Film
                     of Colorado Springs                                     The Tearoom offers a lunch and tea menu.        1401 recreation Way                              Festival
                      po box 345, colorado Springs, co 80901                 Visit in December and be awed by the out-       colorado Springs, co 80905                        po box 1  987
                      info@hpasprings.org                                    door Christmas lights. Guided group tours       71 9.578.6777                                     colorado Springs, co 80901
                      www.hpasprings.org                                     need to be reserved in advance.                 rlr@rockledgeranch.com                            71 9.386.6843
                      The Historic Preservation Alliance of Colo-                                                            www.rockledgeranch.com                            info@pplff.org
                      rado Springs provides leadership, education           Mollie Kathleen Mine Tour                        Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, the living        www.pplff.org
                      and advocacy to preserve cultural heritage            For more information, see complete listing on    history museum of the Pikes Peak region,          Held every September at the Colorado
                      and revitalize neighborhoods. The Alliance            page 19.                                         allows visitors to experience the lives of        Springs Fine Arts Center, the Pikes Peak
                      was founded in 1999 by citizens concerned                                                              the people who lived in this area from the        Lavender Film Festival presents a weekend
                      about the preservation of Colorado Springs’           Old Colorado City                                1700s to the early 20th century. Costumed         of quality international films focusing on les-
                      unique and irreplaceable heritage—cultural,           Historical Society                               interpreters tell the stories of these people     bian, gay, bisexual and transgender themes.
                      historical, architectural, archaeological and         For more information, see complete listing on    through four different time periods.
                      natural. Whether you are the owner of an              page 19.                                                                                          Upstart Performing Ensemble
                      historic building or cultural landscape, or                                                           Ute Pass Cultural Center                          For more information, see complete listing on
                      a citizen who appreciates and wants to                Pikes Peak Area Theatre                         For more information, see complete listing on     page 33.
                      maintain our historic beauty, you’re invited to       Organ Society                                   page 17.
                      become a member.                                       po box 261   67
                                                                             colorado Springs, co 80936-61     67           Ute Pass Historical Society &
                     Lucretia Vaile Museum and                               71 9.488.9469                                  Pikes Peak Museum
                     Palmer Lake Historical Society                          dowick@prodigy.net                             For more information, see complete listing
                     For more information, see complete listing on           www.theaterorgans.com/ppatos                   on page 20.
                     page 19.                                                For a truly unique and enjoyable experience,
                                                                             try the free Sacklunch Serenades featuring     Victor Museum
                     Manitou Springs Cliff Dwelling                          the mighty Wurlitzer theater pipe organ.       For more information, see complete listing
                     Museum                                                  Serenades are noon to 1 p.m. Thursday,         on page 20.
                     For more information, see complete listing on           from May through August at the historic
                     page 19.                                                Colorado Springs City Auditorium. Additional   Victorian Society of Colorado
                                                                             programs are presented periodically at the     Springs
                     McAllister House Museum                                 Mount St. Francis auditorium in Woodmen             9
                                                                                                                             441 centennial blvd. Suite 223
                      423 north cascade avenue                               Valley.                                         colorado Springs, co 80907
                      colorado Springs, co 80903                                                                             71 9.265.5559
                      71 9.635.7925                                         Pikes Peak Blues Community                       info@victoriansocietycs.org
                      nscdaco@aol.com                                       For more information, see complete listing on    www.victoriansocietycs.org
                      www.nscda.org/co/mcallisterhousemu-                   page 28.                                         The VSCS is a group of individuals in the                       ceramic st
                                                                                                                                                                                                       udio courte
                      seum.html                                                                                              Colorado Springs and surrounding areas                                 business of sy of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                art center
                      McAllister House Museum is one of Colo-               Pikes Peak Heritage Center                       dedicated to learning and practicing
                      rado Springs’ oldest and most charming                For more information, see complete listing on    dances from the Victorian era, with special
                      landmarks. Built in 1873, this late 19th cen-         page 19.                                         emphasis on historical accuracy. Dances
                      tury cottage has been restored with authen-                                                            include reels, quadrilles, waltz style dances,
                      tic Victorian furnishings appropriate for this        Pikes Peak Library District                      and of course, the waltz itself. Anyone is
                      era by the Colorado Chapter of the National           For more information, see complete listing on    welcome to join in on the fun; partners are
                      Society of Colonial Dames. It is open to the          page 16.                                         not required.
                      public for guided tours, annual holiday tea,
                      and the traditional ice cream social.                 ProRodeo Hall of Fame                           Western Museum of Mining &
                                                                            For more information, see complete listing on   Industry
                     Miramont Castle Museum                                 page 20.                                        For more information, see complete listing
                      9 capital Hill avenue                                                                                 on page 20.
                      manitou Springs, co 80829
                      719.685.1 1
                                01                                                                                          Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun
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                      miramontcastle@msn.com                                                                                                                                                               pty, d    ng
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           DragonsWing                                          Pikes Peak Library District                         Arts Business Education                           nonprofits and artists to produce public art
           71 9.475.0498                                        po box 1579                                         Consortium                                        projects, such as the ginormous toaster
           poetswind01@peoplepc.com                             colorado Springs, co 80901                          For more information, see complete listing on     seen driving around town.
           www.dragonswing.org                                  71 9.531  .6333                                     page 4.
           DragonsWing is a women’s art group that              crorequest@ppld.org                                                                                 Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts
           performs, mentors and innovates in the art           www.ppld.org                                        Colorado Springs Conservatory                     po box 1  154, palmer lake, 801    33
           and craft of poetry. Shows and workshops             Pikes Peak Library District is a nationally         For more information, see complete listing on     71 9.481 .0475
           feature poets who are singers, storytellers,         recognized system of public libraries serving       page 37.                                          info@trilakesarts.org
           facepainters, dancers and visual artists. Fam-       El Paso County. With 1 libraries and two
                                                                                         2                                                                            www.trilakesarts.org
           ily and adults-only events occur nine months         bookmobiles, PPLD reaches the entire                Fountain Arts Center                              The Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts offers a
           of the year. The group also works with               community with free resources and                   For more information, see complete listing on     variety of programs in the visual and per-
           schools and community organizations.                 activities, including a collection of 1.2 million   page 37.                                          forming arts. Art exhibits are for established,
                                                                items, public computers, Internet access,                                                             emerging and student artists at the local,
           National League of American                          programs and classes for people of all ages,        Kennedy Center Imagination                        regional and national levels. Performing
           Pen Women, Pikes Peak Branch                         and the All Pikes Peak Reads program. PPLD          Celebration                                       artist events include concerts, lectures and
           71 9.592.1549                                        also presents an acclaimed world music               1515 north academy boulevard, Suite              readings designed to bring in both new and
           tigerbright83@msn.com                                series.                                              200, colorado Springs, co 80909                  familiar artists who stimulate new interests
           www.nlapwcolorado.org/p_Home.html                                                                         71 9.597.3344                                    and ideas. Educational programs are offered
           The Pikes Peak Branch of the National                Pikes Peak Romance Writers                           info@imaginationcelebration.org                  for adults and children with a range of abili-
           League of American Pen Women provides                po box 62943                                         www.imaginationcelebration.org                   ties and include everything from sculpting
           support and encouragement for regional               colorado Springs, co 80962-2943                      Jump into a world of laughter, fun and           and painting to pottery and photography.
           women writers, artists and composers. The            719.599.3468                                         learning crafted by the Curious Choreogra-
           branch conducts an annual flash fiction              www.pprw.org                                         pher of Creativity and her exuberant staff.
           contest, sponsors writers’ conferences, and          PPRW meets to exchange market news                   Imagination Celebration produces, presents     Ute Pass Cultural Center
           hosts art shows, juried poetry contests, and         and writing tips, and to provide support             and promotes creativity by partnering with       po box 9007, Woodland park, co 80866
           events to encourage and support women in             and encouragement to members. Both                   outstanding organizations and artists to         71 9.686.5226 or 71   9.687.5284
           the arts.                                            published and unpublished writers are                engage young people and adults in music,         dpinello@city-woodlandpark.org
                                                                welcome with the understanding that the              theater, dance, poetry, painting, sculpure       www.utepassculturalcenter.itgo.com, www.
                                                                focus is –and shall remain—on writing                and folk art. These experiences are provided     city-woodlandpark.org
                                                                romantic fiction. PPRW is a chapter of               in schools, community centers, parks and         This unique multipurpose facility with a
                                                                Romance Writers of America.                          performance venues throughout the Pikes          spectacular view of Pikes Peak houses the
                                                                                                                     Peak region. Family theater performances         Woodland Park Chamber of Commerce and
                                                                Pikes Peak Writers                                   run October through May at the Pikes Peak        the Pikes Peak Museum and is also a perma-
                                                                   64
                                                                41 austin bluffs parkway, Suite 246                  Center for the Performing Arts. Weekly           nent display area for the Mountain Artists’
                                                                colorado Springs, co 8091      8                     programs are held at Celebration Place at        art shows. It hosts a number of events
                                                                71 9.531  .5723                                                                                       including the Woodland Music Series, Chris-
                                                                                                                     The Citadel mall. Watch the website for a
                                                                info@ppwc.net                                                                                         tian Arts Festival, Mountain Arts Festival,
                                                                                                                     region-wide calendar of events!
                                                                www.ppwc.net                                                                                          local theater groups, concerts and fairs.
                                                                Pikes Peak Writers provides an educational          Performing Arts for Youth
                                                                forum for writers to study the craft of writing.    Organization
                                                                The group provides monthly workshops,               For more information, see complete listing on
                                                                newsmagazine seminars, open critiques,              page 38.
                                                                an annual writing conference covering all as-
                                                      of
                                             courtesy           pects of writing and marketing commercial           Smokebrush Foundation
                                    ith shop toric Site.
                             blacksm          is
                                 dge  ranch H                   fiction, and a writing contest. Meetings are        for the Arts
                          rock le
                                                                invaluable for networking with other writers.           8
                                                                                                                     21 West colorado avenue, Suite 1      02,
                                                                                                                     colorado Springs, co 80903
                                                                Poetry West                                          71         01
                                                                                                                        9.444.1 2
                                                                po box 241   3                                       info@smokebrush.org
                                                                colorado Springs, co 80901                           www.smokebrush.org
                                                                71 9.634.2367                                        Smokebrush Gallery and Chapel of Art
                                                                poetrywest@yahoo.com                                 show local artists and traveling exhibits
                                                                www.poetrywest.org                                   of contemporary art. Shows open the first
                                                                Poetry West hosts monthly workshops,                 Friday of each month. The spaces are used
                                                                critique sessions, a writer’s salon and poetry       for yoga classes, concerts, poetry readings,
                                                                readings to enhance the appreciation of              dance performances and other events.
                                                                poetry and poets in the Pikes Peak region.           Smokebrush Foundation collaborates with
                                                                The group publishes the poetry journal,
                                                                The Eleventh Muse.

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         American Numismatic                                   Colorado Springs                                   Lucretia Vaile Museum and                         Old Colorado City
         Association                                           Fine Arts Center                                   Palmer Lake Historical Society                    Historical Society
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          81 north cascade avenue                               30 West Dale Street                                po box 662, palmer lake, co 801      33           one South 24th Street
          colorado Springs, co 80903                            colorado Springs, co 80903                         HistSociety@ci.palmer-lake.co.us                  colorado Springs, co 80904
          719.632.2646                                          71 9.634.5581                                      www.ci.palmer-lake.co.us/plhs/museum.             71  9.636.1  225
          ana@money.org                                         info@csfineartscenter.org                          shtml                                             history@oldcolo.com
          www.money.org                                         www.csfineartscenter.org                           You would never guess that this quiet             http://history.oldcolo.com
          America’s largest museum dedicated to                 Home to Taylor Museum, Bemis School of             community was the site of scalpings, saloon       Dedicated to the history of the original
          numismatics explores art, history, science            Art and SaGJi Theatre, the Colorado Springs        killings, and posse hangings during the Wild                   7)
                                                                                                                                                                     (1859-191 Colorado City, early El Paso
          and much more to promote the diverse                  Fine Arts Center is dedicated to inspiring         West days. Photos, articles, and artifacts of     County, and the culturally distinct “Westside”
          nature of money and related items. The                people through visual, performance and             the historical Palmer Lake, Monument and          of Colorado Springs, OCCHS operates a
          American Numismatic Association Money                 educational arts. The newly expanded build-        Palmer Divide areas can be found at the           history center, research library, free museum
          Museum features the Harry W. Bass, Jr.                ing features traveling exhibitions, permanent      Lucretia Vaile Museum. Special displays are       and bookstore. As part of its extensive
          Gallery of American gold coins, as well as            collections including Dale Chihuly glass, and      rotated every four to six months.                 educational offering, OCCHS conducts
          two original numismatic exhibits each year.           a tactile gallery, museum shops, a stunning                                                          Founders Day and other events, supports
          Large and small traveling exhibits also are           courtyard, spacious education studios, and        Manitou Springs                                    an extensive multimedia website, publishes
          available. Admission is free, and docent-             the Deco Lounge.                                  Cliff Dwelling Museum                              “little histories” and provides speakers.
          led tours are available for youth and adult                                                              po box 272, manitou Springs, co 80829
          groups.                                              Colorado Springs                                    71 9.685.5242, 800.354.9971                      Peterson Air & Space Museum
                                                               Pioneers Museum                                     info@cliffdwellingsmuseum.com                     21st Space Wing/mu
         Carriage Museum                                        215 South tejon Street                             www.cliffswellingsmuseum.com                      150 east ent avenue
          el pomar Foundation                                   colorado Springs, co 80903                         The Manitou Cliff Dwellings is a rare histori-    peterson air Force base, co 8091 303 4-1
          attn: carriage museum, 1 lake circle
                                      0                         71 9.385.5990                                      cal treasure. Visitors explore the fascinat-      71 9.556.4915
          colorado Springs, co 80906                            cosmuseum@springsgov.com                           ing architectural remnants of an American         gail.whalen@peterson.af.mil
          71 9.577.7065                                         www.cspm.org                                       Indian culture that roamed the Four Corners       www.petemuseum.org
          fpittz@elpomar.org                                    Housed in the elegantly restored 1903 El           area of the Southwest from 1  200 B.C. to         Learn about the rich aviation and space
          http://www.elpomar.org/page.asp?pag                   Paso County Courthouse, the Pioneers               A.D. 1 300. During the summer months,             history of Colorado Springs and Peterson
          eid=0%7c5%7c43&id=0%7cwill_rog-                       Museum preserves the history and culture           Native American Indians—descendants of            Air Force Base. Exhibits feature the WWII
          ers_shrine_and_carriage_museum                        of the Pikes Peak region through a wide va-        the Ancient Ones—demonstrate their living         Peterson Army Air Base, the North Ameri-
          The 8,500-square-foot museum adjacent                 riety of exhibits and educational programs.        culture through traditional dances handed         can Aerospace Defense Command, US Air
          to the world-renowned Broadmoor Hotel                 The museum is free and open to the public.         down from generation to generation.               Force and Army Air Defense Commands
          houses the lifetime collection of Julie and                                                                                                                and the US Air Force Space Command. The
          Spencer Penrose. The Penroses were                   Cripple Creek District Museum                      McAllister House Museum                            museum’s Airpark collection includes 16
          enthusiastic collectors of unique carriages,                     21
                                                                po box 1 0, cripple creek, co 8081         3      For more information, see complete listing on      aircraft and five missiles.
          racecars, automobiles and other historically          71 9.689.2634 or 71    9.689.9540                 page 14.
          unique items.                                         ccdmuseum@ccvnet.net                                                                                Pikes Peak Heritage Center
                                                                www.cripple-creek.org/index.htm                   Miramont Castle Museum                             po box 430, cripple creek, co 8081         3
         Cheyenne Mountain                                      Located on Bennett Avenue in the former           For more information, see complete listing on      877.858.4653
         Heritage Center                                        Midland-Terminal Railroad Depot, the              page 14.                                           www.pikespeakheritagecenter.com
         For more information, see complete listing on          museum complex contains three buildings                                                              Begin your visit to Cripple Creek with an
         page 13.                                               with six floors of mining memorabilia, maps,      Mollie Kathleen Mine Tour                          experience the whole family will enjoy. This
                                                                paintings, glass and china, children’s items,      po box 339, cripple creek, co 8081        3       11,600-square-foot facility is built in a style
         Colorado Springs FAC MODERN                            furnishings, an assay office, a photograph         71 9.689.2466                                     that is reminiscent of historic Cripple Creek.
          plaza of the rockies, South tower,                    gallery, Indian artifacts, mineral displays and    www.goldminetours.com                             Interactive displays allow visitors to immerse
          1st Floor, 1 South tejon Street
                       21                                       two Victorian apartments.                          The longest continually operating gold            themselves in the past glory days of this
          colorado Springs, co 80903                                                                               mine tour in the world, this is one of this       world-famous gold mining camp, when it
          71 9.477-4308                                        Gallery of Contemporary Art                         country’s most fascinating, educational and       was a rambunctious community of miners,
          info@csfineartscenter.org                            For more information, see complete listing on       unique mining adventures. After descend-          ministers and madams. Other displays show-
          www.csfineartscenter.org/exhibitions.asp             page 34.                                            ing the 1000 foot mine shaft, visitors learn      case captivating historic photography, flora
          Located in downtown Colorado Springs at                                                                  about the life of the old west hard rock          and fauna, the area’s world-class dinosaur
          Plaza of the Rockies, the FAC MODERN is                                                                  miner and see for themselves the historic         discoveries and Pikes Peak – America’s
          a satellite venue of the Colorado Springs                                                                mine workings and artifacts. There is even        Mountain.
          Fine Arts Center. Featuring contemporary                                                                 a ride aboard a miners’ train car pulled by
          museum exhibitions, live music at Nosh                                                                   an air powered mine locomotive. The tour
          restaurant, and the FAC MODERN Museum                                                                    is designed for the entire family and is well-
          Shop.                                                                                                    lighted and slow-paced.




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         ProRodeo Hall of Fame                                  Western Museum of                             Black Rose Acoustic Society                      Pikes Peak Jazz
          1 prorodeo Drive
            01                                                  Mining & Industry                             For more information, see complete listing on    and Swing Society
          colorado Springs, co 8091     9                       225 north Gate boulevard                      page 27.                                         For more information, see complete listing on
          71  9.528.4764                                        colorado Springs, co 80921                                                                     page 28.
          tkimble@prorodeo.com                                  71 9.488.0880, 800.752.6558                   Broadmoor Academy of Music
          www.prorodeohalloffame.com                            info@wmmi.org                                  21 broadmoor avenue                             Pikes Peak Philharmonic
          Hall visitors can see two multimedia presen-          www.wmmi.org                                   colorado Springs, co 80906                      For more information, see complete listing on
          tations covering the history of rodeo and the         If digging rocks is your passion then look     71 9.475.9747 ext. 121                          page 26.
          lifestyle of the rodeo cowboy. They also will         no further! The staff at the Western Museum    info@bamatcss.com
          enjoy Heritage Hall, the Hall of Champions,           of Mining & Industry offers award-winning      www.bamatcss.com                                Pikes Peak Sacred Harp Singers
          an outside courtyard, honorary bronzes and            tours where they operate steam engines,        The Broadmoor Academy of Music on the           For more information, see complete listing on
          retired rodeo animals in a full-size arena.           teach gold panning, venture through a          Colorado Springs School campus teaches          page 28.
                                                                re-created drift, show you what rocks you      music to students of all ages, with both
         Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site                                                                        classical and contemporary approaches
                                                                                                                                                               Pikes Peak Young Composers
                                                                eat, and more. There are more than 27
         For more information, see complete listing on                                                                                                          po box 7252
                                                                acres to explore. Check out the website for    and repertoire. A variety of after-school in-
         page 15.                                                                                                                                               colorado Springs, co 80933-7252
                                                                upcoming events!                               strumental and voice instruction is available
                                                                                                                                                                71 9.593.1 831
                                                                                                               BAM has three successful performing jazz
         Rocky Mountain Dinosaur                                Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun                  ensembles of different levels.
                                                                                                                                                                info@pikespeakyoungcomposers.org
         Resource Center                                        el pomar Foundation
                                                                                                                                                                www.pikespeakyoungcomposers.org
          201 South Fairview Street                                                                           Colorado Springs                                  Pikes Peak Young Composers holds an
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                                                                attn: Will rogers Shrine, 1 lake circle
          Woodland park, co 80863                                                                             Children’s Chorale                                annual competition for young musicians in
                                                                colorado Springs, co 80906
          71 9.686.1 820                                                                                      For more information, see complete listing on                        2.
                                                                                                                                                                grades K through 1 Original compositions
                                                                71 9.633.9925
          info@rmdrc.com                                                                                      page 22.                                          in many genres are accepted. All entries
                                                                info@cmzoo.org
          www.rmdrc.com                                                                                                                                         receive a comprehensive evaluation of the
          Relive the past! Come and visit more than             www.cmzoo.org/shrine.html
                                                                No view is more spectacular! This majestic    Colorado Springs                                  work and a certificate. Prizes are awarded
          30 dinosaurs and marine reptiles, take
                                                                structure sits 2,000 feet above Colorado
                                                                                                              Recorder Society                                  for the winning compositions. A summer
          an informative tour, play and learn in the                                                          For more information, see complete listing on     workshop is offered for composers ages 10
          Children’s Learning Center, hear the latest           Springs and offers breathtaking views of
                                                                                                              page 25.                                          though 18.
          paleontology news, and see a live working             the front range. Commissioned by Spencer
                                                                and Julie Penrose, who were instrumental in
          paleo lab.                                                                                          Colorado Springs                                 Rocky Mountain Music Alliance
                                                                the development of Colorado Springs, the      Youth Symphony                                   For more information, see complete listing on
         Ute Pass Historical Society &                          shrine includes a photographic biography      For more information, see complete listing on    page 26.
         Pikes Peak Museum                                      of Will Rogers, murals by New Mexico artist   page 25.
          po box 6875                                           Randall Davey depicting the early history                                                      Velvet Hills Chorus
          Woodland park, co 80866-6875                          of the Pikes Peak region and an old-world     Derby Dance & Music Arts                         For more information, see complete listing on
          719.686.751   2                                       chapel where the remains of the Penroses      For more information, see complete listing on    page 23.
          uphs@qwest.net                                        are interred.                                 page 8.
          www.utepasshistoricalsociety.org
          Ute Pass Historical Society and Pikes Peak                                                          New Horizons Band
          Museum preserve and share the history                                                               For more information, see complete listing on
          and heritage of Ute Pass communities                                                                page 27.
          and families. Multiple sites offer exhibits,
          research archives, education programs, and
          sales of photos and books devoted to local
          or regional history. Volunteers welcome.

         Victor Museum
          71 9.689.2466
          www.victorcolorado.com/museum.htm
          Known as the “City of Mines,” Victor was the
          site of the largest and richest gold mines in
          the Cripple Creek mining district.Two floors
          of artifacts, books, exhibits and photographs
                                                                                                                                                                               artwork created by students
          depict the life in Victor from its earlier days                                                                                                                           at the lifeSkills center
          to the heyday of gold mining. The museum                                                                                                                                  courtesy of FutureSelf.
          also houses memorabilia from the life and
          career of native son Lowell Thomas, the
          famous writer, broadcaster and world
          traveller.


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                 Abendmusik                                            Colorado Springs Chorale                          Out Loud, The Colorado Springs Velvet Hills Chorus
                 3002 Springdowns place                                 po box 2304                                      Men’s Chorus                    po box 7448
                 colorado Springs, co 80906                             colorado Springs, co 80901                       po box 1  89, colorado Springs, co 80901         colorado Springs, co 80933-7448
                 71 9.540.5789                                          71 9.634.3737                                    71 9.471 .0468                                   71 9.630.2525
                 gingerlittleton@hotmail.com                            csc@cschorale.org                                info@outloudcsmc.org                             info@velvethills.org
                 This auditioned chamber chorus sings a                 www.cschorale.org                                www.outloudcsmc.org                              www.velvethills.org
                 variety of literature under the direction of           The Colorado Springs Chorale is an adult         Out Loud provides an opportunity for             Velvet Hills Chorus, a chapter of Sweet
                 different group members. Performances are              volunteer community chorus. Member-              gay men and gay-supportive men to sing           Adelines International, is a dynamic group of
                 twice a year and aim at the highest level of           ship is determined through auditions, with       together. Out Loud is a member of GALA           women singing a capella four-part barber-
                 excellence. Rehearsal is once a week for               approximately 1 voices participating. The
                                                                                         20                              Choruses, the international association of       shop harmony who enrich the community
                 two hours.                                             Chorale performs five concerts per season,       the lesbian and gay choral movement, and         through education, performance and musi-
                                                                        usually at the Pikes Peak Center, either inde-   the Rocky Mountain Arts Association and          cal excellence. Guests are welcome.
                America the Beautiful Chorus                            pendently or with the Colorado Springs Phil-     heartily embraces their mission of “building
                 c/o charlie Snyder,                                    harmonic or U.S. Air Force Academy Band.         community through music.” Out Loud uses        Woodland Park
                 3156 Westcliff Drive West                              Chorale support is also provided for major       the deep and enriching power of music as       Community Singers
                 colorado Springs, co 80906                             civic events. While singing a wide variety of    a means of fellowship and as a vehicle to        po box 4, Woodland park, co 80866
                 71 9.576.9153                                          music, its emphasis is on performing great       reach out to the local GLBT community and        71 9.687.8545
                 fwells71  74@aol.com                                   choral works, in quality venues, with full       the community at large. Through song, its        dnacca@msn.com
                 www.atbchorus.com                                      orchestra. MOSAIC, a small ensemble of the       nearly 60 members act as goodwill ambas-         www.wpcsingers.org
                 Grab your sarsaparilla and sing along! This            Chorale, provides outreach and entertain-        sadors to present a positive image of the        The Woodland Park Community Singers
                 barbershop chorus performs twice a year—               ment for special settings and occasions.         gay community.                                   bring quality and entertaining vocal music
                 an annual spring show and a Christmas                                                                                                                    to Teller County and surrounding areas.
                 show—for a variety of groups and organiza-            Colorado Springs School                           Soli Deo Gloria Choir                            Membership is open to anyone who likes
                 tions in the Colorado Springs community. All          Thursday Night Recital Series                     po box 7733                                      to sing. WPCS performs a variety of music,
                 men who love to sing are invited to join.             For more information, see complete listing on     colorado Springs, co 80933-7733                  from Broadway musical numbers to folk and
                                                                       page 25.                                          71 9.262.061 4                                   soft rock.
                American Guild of Organists                                                                              info@solideogloriacs.org
                For more information, see complete listing on          Colorado Vocal Arts Ensemble                      www.solideogloriacs.org
                page 24.                                                          61
                                                                        po box 1 0, monument, co 801       32            Soli Deo Gloria is a non-auditioned adult
                                                                        71 9.577.41 92                                   community choir singing sacred music.
                Broadmoor Community Church                              deborah@cvae.org                                 Concerts in December and May
                Concert Series                                          www.cvae.org                                     are free and open to the public.
                For more information, see complete listing on           Colorado Vocal Arts Ensemble is a region-        Food and cash donations
                page 24.                                                ally acclaimed chamber choir of 25 voices.       benefit Care & Share.
                                                                        Membership is by audition only. Concerts
                Colorado Springs                                        include frequent collaborations with other
                Children’s Chorale                                      organizations. The repertoire ranges from
                 po box 7841                                            the Renaissance through the present day,
                 colorado Springs, co 80933                             with emphasis on a cappella. Outreach
                 71 9.633.3562                                          includes work with area high schools.
                 cscc@kidssing.org
                 www.kidssing.org                                      Gospel Music Workshop of
                 The Colorado Springs Children’s Chorale is            America Colorado Springs Chapter
                 a nationally and internationally recognized            po box 1  957
                 youth choir. More than 200 children, ages 7            colorado Springs, co 80901
                 to 18, are placed through auditions in one of          71 9.574.0338 or 71    9.338.0700
                 five choirs. Each year the Children’s Chorale          www.praisenet.org/forums/viewforum.php?f=44
                 performs more than 100 concerts locally,               For gospel music that will raise the rafters,
                 statewide, nationally, and internationally. The        don’t miss out on this dynamic group! The
                 Children’s Chorale sponsors an extensive               Gospel Music Workshop is an interdenomi-
                 outreach program, including concerts and               national, interracial, voluntary association
                 workshops in schools and a satellite choir             of gospel singers and musicians. Ministers,
                 in Peyton.                                             educators, corporate and university-college-
                                                                                                                                                                           tyrannosaurus rex courtesy of
                                                                        seminary partnership arrangements are                                                                            rocky mountain
                                                                        joined together for continuing education,                                                              Dinosaur resource center
                                                                        cooperation and communication of ideas
                                                                        for the advancement of sacred and gospel
                                                                        music as African-American and international
                                                                        sacred music.
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                   Amateur Pianists International                        Springs and at the Broadmoor Community         Colorado Springs                                  First Christian Church
                   2625 tamora Way                                       Church.                                        Recorder Society                                  Concert Series
                   colorado Springs, co 8091     9                                                                       3330 templeton Gap road, unit 38                   6
                                                                                                                                                                           1 east platte avenue
                   719.592.0472                                         Colorado College                                 colorado Springs, co 80907                        colorado Springs, co 80903
                   ccabell463@aol.com                                   New Music Symposium                              71            4, 9.632.6465
                                                                                                                            9.473.071 71                                   71 9.633.8888
                   www.apiano.org                                        colorado college                                jighow@comcast.net, george-                       organist@firstchristiancos.org
                   Amateur pianists from around the world                 4
                                                                         1 east cache la poudre Street                   jeanne1 201@comcast.net                           www.firstchristiancos.org
                   are invited for an annual Celebration of the          colorado Springs, co 80903                      The Recorder Society meets monthly with           The First Christian Church Concert Series
                   Amateur Pianist. The celebration includes a           71 9.389.6098                                   a guest teacher to learn and enjoy music          presents a wide variety of concerts through-
                   competition, seminars, master classes and             obenamots@coloradocollege,edu
                                                                                                                         for soprano, alto, tenor, and bass recorders.     out the year. Featured performers are local
                   recitals by world-renowned professional               www.artsfestival.coloradocollege.edu
                                                                                                                         Small groups meet at different times to play      musicians—organists, singers and instrumen-
                   performers and a full day of recitals at the          As part of the Colorado College Summer
                                                                         Festival of the Arts, the New Music Sympo-      music for trios and quartets.                     talists—and performing organizations, both
                   Penrose Public Library. Other yearly events
                   include a joint concert by the competition            sium presents a series of concerts showcas-                                                       choral and instrumental.
                                                                         ing the works of contemporary composers        Colorado Springs School Thurs-
                   winner and the Chamber Orchestra of the                                                              day Night Recital Series
                   Springs.                                              played by talented musicians from around                                      Fountain Creek Brass Band
                                                                         the region. Directed by Ofer Ben-Amots and      21 broadmoor avenue                               71 9.488.0215
                                                                                                                         colorado Springs, co 80906                        bnorth@pcisys.net, welchster@msn.com
                   American Guild of Organists                           Susan Grace.
                                                                                                                         71 9.475.9747                                     www.fcbrassband.com
                   2672 Hatch circle
                   colorado Springs, co 8091    8-6020                  Colorado College                                 info@css.org                                      Composed of 30 brass and percussion
                   719.333.7846                                         Summer Music Festival                            www.css.org                                       performers, the Fountain Creek Brass Band
                   organist@firstchristiancos.org                       For more information, see complete listing on    The Colorado Springs School presents the          presents traditional and modern works
                   www.coagehr.org                                      page 11.                                         award-winning Thursday Night Recital Series       in the British brass band style. The group
                   AGO is the national professional association                                                          in the intimate environment of the Louisa         performs a wide variety of classical works,
                   serving the organ and sacred music fields.           Colorado Springs Chorale                         Performing Arts Center. Professional musi-        military marches, overtures and contempo-
                   The local chapter meets monthly from Sep-            For more information, see complete listing on    cians from the Pikes Peak region and around       rary jazz compositions, all uniquely arranged
                   tember through May to discuss professional           page 22.                                         the world perform several times each year.        for brass instrumentation.
                   topics, advance the cause of choral and                                                               The unique concert format engages the
                   organ music, and improve the proficiency of          Colorado Springs                                 audience for a powerful music experience.        Hausmusik
                   organists and choral directors. Performances         Guitar Society                                                                                     4025 Stonebridge pointe
                   are open to the public.                               71 9.660.2355                                  Colorado Vocal Arts Ensemble                       colorado Springs, co 80904
                                                                         president@coloradoSpringsGuitarSociety.        For more information, see complete listing on      71 9.685.591  6
                   Broadmoor Community Church                            org                                            page 22.                                           hausmusik2@earthlink.net
                   Concert Series                                        www.coloradospringsguitarsociety.org
                                                                                                                                                                           Experience chamber music as it was meant
                   315 lake avenue                                       Focused primarily on the promotion and         Colorado Springs
                                                                         enjoyment of the classical guitar in the                                                          to be—a unique combination of art, social
                   colorado Springs, co 80906                                                                           Youth Symphony                                     gathering and entertainment. Four times a
                   71 9.473.1 807 ext.1 6
                                       1                                 south-central region of Colorado, the Guitar    po box 7846
                   info@broadmoorchurch.org                              Society also includes members who play                                                            season, members gather in private homes
                                                                                                                         colorado Springs, co 80933
                   www.broadmoorchurch.org                               several different styles. Membership is open                                                      or historic buildings to hear some of the
                                                                                                                         71 9.633.3901
                   Broadmoor Community Church offers 1    2              to anyone interested in the guitar and is                                                         finest local musicians. After partaking of fine
                                                                                                                         csysa1@aol.com
                   to 1 concerts and recitals each year to
                       5                                                 dues-based.                                                                                       food and wine, members are treated to a
                                                                                                                         www.csysa.com
                   the community. The concerts are of varied                                                                                                               musical “feast”—learning about each piece
                                                                                                                         This comprehensive instrumental music
                   styles, from orchestra to solo performers,           Colorado Springs Philharmonic                                                                      and sharing insights both personal and
                                                                        Orchestra                                        education association serves approximately
                   and include choral and instrumental music.                                                                                                              historical. Dessert and coffee top off a most
                                                                         po box 60730                                    450 young people ages 7 to 18 who audi-
                   Most concerts are free.                                                                                                                                 delectable experience.
                                                                         colorado Springs, co 80960                      tion for six orchestras/wind ensembles. The
                   Chamber Orchestra                                     71          1
                                                                            9.884.21 0                                   organization is nationally and internationally   KCME 88.7 FM
                   of the Springs                                        info@csphilharmonic.org                         recognized, having placed first at the Inter-    For more information, see complete listing on
                   po box 791  1                                         www.csphilharmonic.org                          national Youth Music Festival in Salzburg,       page 31.
                   colorado Springs, co 80933-791     1                  The Colorado Springs Philharmonic Orches-       Austria.
                   719.633.3649                                          tra performs symphonic music at the highest                                                      Little London Winds
                   dball@erashields.com                                  professional level to educate and entertain                                                      For more information, see complete listing on
                   www.chamberorchestraofthesprings.org                  diverse audiences. The concert season                                                            page 27.
                   Founded more than 25 years ago, the                   includes classical, pops, family and holiday
                   Chamber Orchestra of the Springs has                  programs, including four performances                                                            Opera Theatre of the Rockies
                   grown to become the area’s pre-eminent                of The Nutcracker ballet, and four Young                                                         For more information, see complete listing on
                   chamber music ensemble. Annual perfor-                People’s Concerts.                                                                               page 2.
                   mances include a five-concert series at First
                   Christian Church in downtown Colorado



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                   Pikes Peak Flute Choir                                  able local students to continue private music    Abendmusik                                         First Strike Theatre
                    1 cave avenue
                     2                                                     lessons. RMMA hopes to motivate all into         For more information, see complete listing on      For more information, see complete listing on
                    manitou Springs, co 80829                              making music and the arts a more significant     page 22.                                           page 32.
                    ldanin@hotmail.com                                     part of their lives.
                    www.thepikespeakflutechoir.com                                                                          American Guild of English                          Fountain Creek Brass Band
                    The Pikes Peak Flute Choir is a recreational          Sacred Concert Series                             Handbell Ringers                                   For more information, see complete listing on
                    ensemble for flutists of all ages. The PPFC            First united methodist church                    For more information, see complete listing on      page 25.
                    is comprised of two permanent choirs                   420 north nevada avenue                          page 11.
                    designed for different degrees of skill. The           colorado Springs, co 80903                                                                          KEPC-89.7 FM
                    Combined Choir includes all members with               71 9.471 .4361                                   Black Rose Acoustic Society                        For more information, see complete listing on
                    basic proficiency as the only requirement              concerts@fumc-cs.org                              po box 1 65,                                      page 31.
                    for membership. The Small Group gives                  www.fumc-cs.org/music_arts/sacred.html            colorado Springs, co 80901 65   -01
                    advanced players a chance to play more                 Since 2000, the Sacred Concert Series             71 9.633.3660                                            .5
                                                                                                                                                                               KRCC-91 FM
                    challenging music.                                     brings top-quality, professional Christian        feedback@blackroseacoustic.org                    For more information, see complete listing on
                                                                           artists and groups to First United Methodist      www.blackroseacoustic.org                         page 31.
                   Pikes Peak Philharmonic                                 Church from around the world. Past artists        Black Rose Acoustic Society is dedicated to
                    po box 25065                                           and groups have included Sandi Patty, Wint-       the education, performance, enjoyment and         Little London Winds
                    colorado Springs, co 80936                             ley Phipps, Ken Medema, Marilyn McCoo &           preservation of all types of traditional acous-    2505 Kinderhook lane
                    71 9.685.6468                                          Billy Davis, Jr., the Kiev Symphony Orchestra     tic music in the Black Forest and Colorado         colorado Springs, co 8091     9
                    information@pikespeakphil.org                          and Chorus, The Church of St. Margaret’s          Springs area. The Society holds an open            71 9.592.9683
                    www.pikespeakphil.org                                  Choir of Westminster Abbey, and many oth-         stage event at 7 p.m. every second Friday          music@littlelondonwinds.org
                    The Pikes Peak Philharmonic is a semi-                 ers. Two to three concerts are offered each       of the month at the Black Forest Community         www.littlelondonwinds.org
                    professional orchestra of 60 or more players           year at very affordable admission costs. Free     Center. There are also weekly jam sessions,        Colorado Springs’ premier wind ensemble,
                    from all age groups. Its main goal is to instill       child care is available.                          group classes, workshops, and other special        The Little London Winds gathers together
                    musicianship and music appreciation within                                                               events.                                            professional and amateur musicians who
                    all ages of the community.The group meets             Soli Deo Gloria Choir                                                                                 enjoy working toward a high standard of
                    from September to May and performs five               For more information, see complete listing on     Broadmoor Academy of Music                          performance. Participation is by audi-
                    concerts per year, including seasonal spe-            page 23.                                          For more information, see complete listing on       tion or invitation. Check the website for a
                    cialties, local soloists and a Youth Concerto                                                           page 21.                                            performance schedule or to inquire about
                    Competition.                                          Young Concert Artists                                                                                 participation.
                                                                           po box 63356                                     Buffalo Grass Acoustic Society
                   Pikes Peak Ringers                                      colorado Springs, co 80962-3356                   12955 Halleluiah trail, elbert, co 801  06        Mountain Acoustic
                   For more information, see complete listing on           71 9.473.8152                                     71 9.495.0733                                     Music Association
                   page 28.                                                music.director@yca-cs.org, audition Info          llpatterson@earthlink.net, buffalogras-            po box 6856, Woodland park, co 80866
                                                                           auditions@yca-cs.org                              sacoustic@yahoo.com                                719.687.8032
                   Pikes Peak Young Composers                              www.yca-cs.org                                    www.buffalograssacoustic.org                       laurie@traveltrek.us
                   For more information, see complete listing on           55 young musicians are selected each year         Buffalo Grass Acoustic Society brings lively,      www.mountainacoustic.org
                   page 21.                                                to participate in Young Concert Artists, which    fun acoustic music to eastern El Paso coun-        Mountain Acoustic Music Association pro-
                                                                           helps young musicians develop advanced            ty. A family-friendly, alcohol and smoke-free      motes traditional music in Woodland Park
                   Rocky Mountain Music Alliance                           performance skills. Students perform              venue, BGAS meets on the third Friday of           and Teller County by providing low-cost,
                    1042 West baptist road, Suite 1    84                  major symphonies by such composers                every month (some exceptions).                     family-oriented concerts and performance
                    colorado Springs, co 80921                             as Beethoven, Haydn, Mozart, Schubert,                                                               opportunities for local musicians.
                    71 9.484.01  92                                        Mendelssohn and many others. Additional          Colorado Springs
                    thermma@aol.com                                        opportunities exist for ensemble and solo        Guitar Society                                     New Horizons Band
                    http://rmmaonline.org/                                 performances. Coaches from the Colorado          For more information, see complete listing on       719.634.2463
                    index.php?option=com_                                  Springs Philharmonic work closely with the       page 24.                                            enuccio@aol.com
                    content&task=view&id=1      2                          young musicians in preparation for each                                                              www.nhbfriends.org/bandinformation.html
                    RMMA brings world-acclaimed musicians                  concert. The orchestra presents three            Colorado Springs Philharmonic                       New Horizons music programs provide
                    to the Pikes Peak region several times each            full-length performances each season. All        Orchestra                                           entry points to music making for adults,
                    year to perform chamber music in intimate              concerts are free and open to the public.        For more information, see complete listing on       including those with no musical experience
                    settings. In conjunction with these per-                                                                page 24.                                            and those who were active in school music
                    formances, the visiting musicians provide                                                                                                                   programs but have been inactive for a long
                    master classes free of charge to the rising
                                                                                                                            First Christian Church                              period. There are now over 165 members
                                                                                                                            Concert Series                                      playing in bands ranging from beginner to
                    stars of local classical music. Master classes
                                                                                                                            For more information, see complete listing on       advanced levels.
                    are open for the enjoyment and education
                                                                                                                            page 25.
                    of the public. RMMA also offers a limited
                    number of needs-based scholarships to en-



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                 Pikes Peak Area Theatre                               Pikes Peak Sacred Harp Singers                    Woodland Park                                    Friends of Monument




                                                                                                                                                                                                                             nature & ScIence
muSIc: General


                 Organ Society                                          41 carson avenue, la Junta, co 81
                                                                           7                                    050      Community Singers                                Valley Park
                 For more information, see complete listing on          71 9.469.5241                                    For more information, see complete listing on     po box 734, colorado Springs, co 80901
                 page 14.                                               opengate@pcisys.net                              page 23.                                          FofmVp@gmail.com
                                                                        www.sacredharpcolorado.org                                                                         http://www.oldnorthend.org/html/friends_
                 Pikes Peak Blues Community                             Sacred Harp is a uniquely American tradi-                                                          of_m__v__park.html
                  po box 6855                                           tion that brings communities together to                                                           The Friends of Monument Valley Park is
                                                                                                                                                 nature & ScIence
                  colorado Springs, co 80934                            sing four-part a capella harmonies. The term                                                       dedicated to promoting the preservation,
                  71 9.685.1861 ext.42                                  “sacred harp” refers to the human voice.                                                           protection and enhancement of the built
                  info@pikespeakblues.org                               Though Sacred Harp is not affiliated with        Bear Creek Nature Center                          and natural environment in the park and to
                  www.pikespeakblues.org                                any denomination, it is a deeply spiritual        245 bear creek road                              educating the community about its history
                  Pikes Peak Blues Community supports live              experience for all involved. New singers are      colorado Springs, co 80906                       and significance in order to develop a sense
                  performance and education by hosting Paint            always welcome and encouraged to partici-         71 9.520.6387                                    of stewardship among all park users.
                  the Town Blue, a free summer concert series           pate; no experience is required.                  prkweb@elpaso.com
                  June through August, educational program-                                                               http://adm.elpasoco.com/nr/                     Garden of the Gods Park
                  ming at local K through 1 schools, a Busi-
                                           2                           Rampart Rock’n’Jazz, Inc.                          exeres/7Db4cb68-Dea1         -4bca-a778-
                                                                                                                                                                          & Visitor Center
                  ness of Music Seminar, and various other                           ,
                                                                        po box 821 Woodland park, co 80866                                                                 1805 north 30th Street
                                                                                                                          1Fe1a3Dba989,frameless.htm
                  performances featuring blues and American             71 9.686.8228                                                                                      colorado Springs, co 80904
                                                                                                                          Bear Creek Nature Center features state-
                  roots music. Winner of the 2005 “Best Blues           mtnguise@aol.com                                                                                   71 9.634.6666
                                                                                                                          of-the-art, hands-on exhibits. An observa-
                  Club” Award in The Independent.                       www.rampartrocknjazz.com                                                                           www.gardenofgods.com
                                                                                                                          tion beehive, foothills wildlife diorama and
                                                                        Rampart Rock’n’Jazz promotes music                                                                 Learn the history of the Park and find out
                                                                                                                          touch screens are just a few of the exhibits
                 Pikes Peak Jazz and Swing                              education, including fundraising for music        to enjoy. Step out the door and walk the
                                                                                                                                                                           how those towering red rocks got there!
                 Society                                                scholarships, and performs fun choral and                                                          A1  2-minute multimedia theater program
                                                                                                                          foothills, search for mule deer, and discover
                  po box 6802                                           instrumental music for younger students                                                            covers millions of years of local geology.
                                                                                                                          Bear Creek! Interpretive programs, special
                  colorado Springs, co 80934                            (and those who are young at heart!). Per-                                                          Guided and self-guided tours are available
                                                                                                                          events, guided tours and student art shows
                  www.ppjass.org                                        formances include jazz, soul, blues, soft                                                          for learning about the plants and animals
                                                                                                                          are provided throughout the year.
                  Sessions are held the second Sunday of                (classic) rock, and folk with concentrations                                                       that inhabit this 1,392-acre regional park.
                  every month from 2 to 5 p.m., featuring a                                                                                                                Recreational opportunities include hiking,
                                                                        on music from the 1950s to the present.          Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
                  variety of music, jamming and dancing at                                                                                                                 horseback riding trails, and technical rock
                                                                                                                          4250 cheyenne mountain Zoo road
                  The Olympian Plaza Reception and Event               Sacred Concert Series                                                                               climbing. The Garden of the Gods Park is a
                                                                                                                          colorado Springs, co 80906
                  Center. All activities are open to the public        For more information, see complete listing on                                                       Registered National Natural Landmark.
                                                                                                                          71 9.633.9925
                  for free or at minimal charge. During the            page 26.                                           info@cmzoo.org
                  summer, the Jazz and Swing Society and
                                                                                                                          www.cmzoo.org
                                                                                                                                                                          Rocky Mountain Dinosaur
                  the Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation and           Shivers Fund at Pikes Peak                                                                         Resource Center
                                                                                                                          No visit to Colorado’s Pikes Peak region is
                  Cultural Services Department host Jazz in            Library District                                   complete without a trip to the Cheyenne
                                                                                                                                                                          For more information, see complete listing on
                  the Parks every Wednesday, from 6 to 8               For more information, see complete listing on                                                      page 20.
                                                                                                                          Mountain Zoo! Here you’ll experience an
                  p.m., June through August. All park concerts         page 10.
                                                                                                                          unforgettable adventure combining our           Starsmore Discovery Center
                  are free and open to the public.
                                                                                                                          breathtaking mountain scenery with more
                                                                       U.S. Air Force Academy Band                                                                            20
                                                                                                                                                                           21 South cheyenne canon road
                                                                                                                          than 750 animals from around the world. It’s     colorado Springs, co 80906
                 Pikes Peak Ringers                                    520 otis Street. peterson aFb co 8091      4
                                                                                                                          also a rare opportunity to see more than 30
                  6980 Snowbird Drive                                  71 9.554.2263 or 71   9.556.991  6                                                                  71 9.385.6086
                                                                                                                          endangered species!                              starsmore@springsgov.com
                  colorado Springs, co 8091     8                      lawrence.hill@peterson.af.mil
                  71 9.232.5230                                        www.usafacademyband.com                                                                             www.cheyennecanon.org/starsmore_dis-
                  bellcomposer@hotmail.com                             Consisting of 10 performing units and 72                                                            covery.html
                                                                                                                         Fountain Creek Nature Center                      Discover the wonders of North Cheyenne
                  www.pikespeakringers.org                             professional musicians, the Academy Band
                                                                                                                          320 pepper Grass lane
                  The Pikes Peak Ringers is an auditioned              is one of two premier bands in the Air Force.                                                       Canon Park at Starsmore Discovery Cen-
                                                                                                                          Fountain, co 8081    7
                  community handbell choir, providing an               The band maintains a rigorous schedule of                                                           ter! Located at the entrance to the city’s
                                                                                                                          71 9.520.6745
                  outlet for advanced ringers and showcasing           national concert tours, performing public                                                           spectacular 1,320-acre mountain park, the
                                                                                                                          prkweb@elpaso.com
                  handbells with a unique style of visual and          concerts and civic and military functions for                                                       Visitor Center offers special events, exhibits,
                                                                                                                          www.elpasoco.com/parks_and_leisure_
                  musical presentation. Music ranges from              more than 2.5 million people annually from                                                          programs and information about the park’s
                                                                                                                          services
                  classical to pop and original. They have             coast to coast. Audience members can ex-                                                            beautiful trails, natural features and its
                                                                                                                          This oasis on the plains features creek,
                  performed throughout the Pikes Peak region           pect to hear a tremendous variety of musical                                                        fascinating history. All summer and on fall
                                                                                                                          pond, marsh, meadow and cottonwood
                  since 1991, toured extensively, and made             styles such as fresh, original works composed                                                       weekends you also can visit Helen Hunt
                                                                                                                          communities. Come experience the trails,
                  several CDs.                                         by the world’s most renowned composers,                                                             Falls Visitor Center by driving the three-mile
                                                                                                                          exhibits, interpretive programs, special
                                                                       standard and contemporary band literature,                                                          park road to the western edge of North
                                                                                                                          events, outdoor recreation opportunities,
                                                                       traditional American classics, vocal selections                                                     Cheyenne Canon Park.
                                                                                                                          group tours, environmental education pro-
                                                                       and patriotic songs.
                                                                                                                          grams for schools and volunteer opportuni-
                                                                                                                          ties. Admission is free.




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                                                                                                                                                              publIc broaDcaStInG




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             publIc broaDcaStInG / tHeater eDucatIon
nature & ScIence / publIc art



                                Venetucci Farm                                         Friends of the Fountain                             KCME-88.7 FM
                                    0
                                521 South Highway 85                                    po box 1  930                                       1 921 north Weber Street
                                colorado Springs, co 8091     1                         colorado Springs, co 80901                          colorado Springs, co 80907-6903
                                71 9.389.1251                                           71 9.444.0884                                       71 9.578.5263 or 800.492.5263
                                lstebbins@ppcf.org                                      info@smokebrush.org                                 genmanager@kcme.org
                                www.venetuccifarm.org                                   www.unclewilber.com                                 www.kcme.org
                                Established in 1936, the farm of Nick and               The Uncle Wilber Fountain was a gift to             KCME-88.7 FM is an independent,
                                Bambi Venetucci gained recognition for giv-             the citizens of Colorado Springs from the           member-supported public radio station that
                                ing away millions of homegrown pumpkins                 Smokebrush Foundation. However, the costs           has broadcast classical music since 1979.
                                to school-aged children. The Pikes Peak                 of operating the fountain are supported by          Its programming presents the world’s
                                Community Foundation aspires to uphold and              donations from the public. The Friends of           greatest classical music from different
                                promote this legacy by offering educational             the Fountain Fund is a nonprofit group dedi-        countries and eras. KCME also serves
                                experiences in agriculture, a rural setting for         cated to raising funds to keep Uncle Wilber         its community by donating public service
                                community gatherings, and a continuation of             flowing for years to come. Each spring,             announcements to promote the activities
                                the wonderful pumpkin tradition,.                       among other fundraising activities, the FOFF        of nonprofit organizations and by airing
                                                                                        organizes the Season Opening of the Uncle           delayed broadcasts of the Colorado
                                                                                        Wilber Fountain.                                    Springs Philharmonic as well as other
                                                                                                                                            music groups in its wide broadcast
                                                                                       Historic Preservation Alliance                       coverage area. KCME’s signal is heard
                                                                   PUBLIC ART          of Colorado Springs                                                                               the co
                                                                                                                                            in Chaffee County, Pueblo, Canon City,             lorad
                                                                                       For more information, see complete listing on        south Denver, and on the Internet.              produc o Springs Fin
                                                                                                                                                                                                  tion of         e
                                                                                       page 14.                                                                                                           the mu arts center’
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 sical La       s theatr
                                Art Commission                                         Manitou Springs Arts Council                        KEPC-89.7 FM                                                                   Cage A         e
                                of the Pikes Peak Region                                                                                                                                                                        ux Folle
                                                                                       For more information, see complete listing on        pikes peak community college, box 49                                                         s
                                For more information, see complete listing             page 5.                                              5675 South academy boulevard
                                on page 4.
                                                                                                                                            colorado Springs, co 80906
                                                                                       Rocky Mountain Elk Tour                              71 9.502.31 31
                                Art in the Park at Cordera                                 7
                                                                                        21 Skyline Drive                                    kepc@ppcc.edu
                                 1645 briargate parkway, Suite 243                      Woodland park, co 80863                             www.kepc.cjb.net
                                 colorado Springs, co 80920                             71 9.687.8767                                       For independent college music, adult
                                 719.266.8581                                           info@elksrus.com                                    alternative music and local artists, tune into
                                 www.cordera.com                                        www.elksrus.com                                     KEPC, the college radio station affiliated with   tHeater eDucatIon
                                 Come see the works of local artist Chris               The Rocky Mountain Elk Tour is a Public Art         Pikes Peak Community College. Students
                                 Weed at Ye Olde Castlewood Park and                    Display of life-size fiberglass elks, painted by
                                 Happy Meadows Park in the Cordera
                                                                                                                                            of the Radio and TV program operate the          Butte Theatre
                                                                                        area artists with designs from the abstract         station and are trained for a career in radio.   For more information, see complete listing on
                                 community in northeast Colorado Springs.               to whimsical. Placed throughout theTeller
                                 Featured works include “Sunflowers,” “Large                                                                                                                 page 32.
                                                                                        County/Ute Pass region, visitors find the                 .5
                                                                                                                                           KRCC-91 FM
                                 and Small Doors,” and “Charlotte.” Ye Olde             herd with a map that shows the elks’ loca-
                                 Castlewood Park is themed after the popular
                                                                                                                                               2
                                                                                                                                            91 north Weber Street                           Theatreworks
                                                                                        tions. Hooves start flying in November              colorado Springs, co 80903                      For more information, see complete listing on
                                 children’s story “Alice in Wonderland” and             when the elks are sold at auction. Proceeds         71 9.473.4801 or 800.748.2727                   page 33.
                                 has a big and small theme. Depending on                help support art and drama departments in           info@krcc.org
                                 where you are in the park, you’ll either feel          Teller County schools.                              www.krcc.org                                    Ute Pass Family Theatre
                                 really big or really small. Happy Meadows
                                                                                                                                            Radio station KRCC is owned by the               po box 498
                                 Park is themed after “Charlotte’s Web” and            Smokebrush Foundation                                Colorado College and is operated by the          Green mountain Falls, co 8081      9
                                 features sculptures of Wilbur the pig and             for the Arts                                         college as an extension of its activities        71 9.684.251   3
                                 Charlotte the spider. Cordera is located off          For more information, see complete listing on        in higher education and public service.          atceo@aol.com
                                 1-25 and Briargate Parkway, east of Pine              page 17.                                             Colorado College charges KRCC to offer           www.upft.org
                                 Creek just past Powers Boulevard.
                                                                                                                                            programming that reflects, to its campus         Ute Pass Family Theater provides family-
                                                                                                                                            and community audiences, the college’s           oriented theater productions to create posi-
                                Community Ventures
                                                                                                                                            commitment to the liberal arts and concern       tive family interactions and teamwork in the
                                For more information, see complete
                                                                                                                                            for a diversity of ideas and people. KRCC        arts. No experience is necessary, training is
                                listing on page 4.
                                                                                                                                            is a National Public Radio (NPR) member          provided for anyone interested in participat-
                                Concrete Couch                                                                                              station.                                         ing in this fun family experience.
                                For more information, see complete
                                listing on page 37.




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                                            tHeater & opera
tHeater & opera




                                                                                                                                                                                                                             tHeater & opera / VISual artS: FIne craFt
                  6 Women Playwriting Festival                          Tired of writing letters to the editor that        opportunities for performance also are           Upstart Performing Ensemble
                   c/o pikes peak art council, po box 1   073           never get published? Leave your venting            provided for emerging artists. The Opera          upstartpe@yahoo.com
                   colorado Springs, co 80901                           to the pros! Local troupers take swings            Theatre Goes to School program educates           636-5089
                   71 9.475.2465                                        at current social and political realities via      teachers on ways to integrate opera into the      Upstart produces primarily contemporary
                   www.sixwomenplayfestival.com                         satire, shtick and song. Original custom           classroom curriculum.                             works in intimate settings, with a strong
                   The annual Playwriting Festival produces             creative gigs available for most every event                                                         local talent base. The highlight of Upstart’s
                   original works of women playwrights from             and eventuality—Theatricks for Activists           Star Bar Players                                  season is its Gay & Lesbian Theatre Festival,
                                                                        workshops, too.                                    6050 Stetson Hills boulevard, Suite 1 81          performed in the fall and usually featuring
                   throughout the United States. Any woman
                                                                                                                           colorado Springs, co 80923                        three critically acclaimed works.
                   playwright 16 years or older can submit an
                   original manuscript to the juried competi-           Iron Springs                                       71 9.573.741 1
                   tion. Works of the six winners are produced          Chateau Melodrama                                  info@starbarplayers.org
                   in the spring. See the website for competi-          444 ruxton avenue                                  www.starbarplayers.org                            VISual artS: FIne craFt
                                                                        manitou Springs, co 80829                          The Star Bar Players, Colorado Springs’
                   tion guidelines and production dates.                                                                   oldest professional theater company, offers
                                                                        71 9.685.51  04, 719.685.5572
                                                                                                                           an entertaining theater experience second       Black Forest Arts & Crafts Guild
                  Butte Theatre                                         www.pikes-peak.com/attraction/15.aspx              to none. Productions are award-winning
                   po box 743, cripple creek, co 8081     3             For more than 45 years, the Iron Springs                                                             po box 88222
                                                                                                                           and often feature Colorado Springs’ most
                   719.689.6402                                         Chateau Melodrama Dinner Theater has pro-          loved actors.                                     colorado Springs, co 80908
                   melmoser@cripple-creek.co.us                         vided the Pikes Peak region with an evening                                                          719.495.3035
                   www.butteoperahouse.com                              of hilarious comedy and quality entertain-         Studio 802                                        pkdbaker2@aol.com
                   The Butte Theatre produces six professional          ment. The evening begins with a family-style       802 north Weber Street                            The Black Forest Arts & Crafts Guild pro-
                   shows throughout the year and community              dinner with the melodrama immediately              colorado Springs, co 80903                        motes and pursues activities in fine arts,
                   outreach programs, such as high school               following (audience participation is strongly      71 9.634.5429                                     decorative arts and crafts, and culinary
                   theatrical workshops and community theater           encouraged). After the melodrama, a foot-          atomic@pcisys.net                                 endeavors. Membership is open to all Black
                   programs. With the assistance of the Butte           stomping sing-along and vaudeville olio full       www.studio802.blogspot.com
                                                                                                                                                                             Forest residents. The spring and fall shows
                   Opera House Foundation, the theater                  of song, dance and comedy continues the            STUDIO 802 is a video, installation, perfor-
                                                                                                                           mance art gallery and theatrical venue. This      are popular Front Range events for people
                   facilitates professional and community art           fun throughout the evening.                                                                          seeking unique hand-crafted items for gifts
                                                                                                                           intimate 30-seat multimedia venue special-
                   projects throughout the Cripple Creek area.                                                             izes in experimental work that challenges         or personal use.
                                                                        JAKES Theatre Company                              the viewer.
                  Colorado College Vocal Arts                           jakestheatre@yahoo.com
                                                                                                                                                                           Business of Art Center
                  Symposium                                             231-0441                                           Theatre a la Carte                              For more information, see complete listing on
                  For more information, see complete listing on         JAKES uses theater to educate and enter-           409 east Willamette                             page 34.
                  page 11.                                              tain Colorado Springs, to provide cultural         colorado Springs, co 80903
                                                                        awareness using new and unfamiliar theatre         719.21 9.391  2
                  Colorado Festival of World                            works as well as timeless classics in an af-       theatrealacarte@gmail.com                       Commonwheel Artists Coop
                  Theatre                                               fordable atmosphere, with a strong focus on        Theatre a la Carte’s Christopher and Emily      For more information, see complete listing on
                  For more information, see complete listing on         casting local talent in all areas of production.   Keller offer touring shows for children.        page 34.
                  page 11.                                                                                                 Nominated for “Best Behind the Scenes”
                                                                        Manitou Art Theater                                and “Best Original Show” by the Pikes Peak      Glass Artists of the Pikes Peak
                                                                                                                           Arts Council in 2007. Their fun entertain-      Region
                  Colorado Springs Fine Arts                            po box 904, manitou Springs 80829
                                                                                                                           ment includes stilt walking, juggling, animal
                  Center Theatre Company                                71 9.685.4729                                                                                      For more information, see complete listing on
                                                                                                                           balloons, acrobats, fire performance, Ralph
                   30 West Dale Street                                  info@themat.org                                                                                    page 36.
                                                                                                                           the Wonder Dog and Christopher’s famous
                   colorado Springs, co 80903                           www.themat.org                                     balloon chandelier sculptures.
                   71 9.634.5583                                        Since 2002, the Manitou Art Theater                                                                Pikes Peak Pastel Society
                   info@csfineartscenter.org                            produces the First Saturdays (and Sundays)         Theatreworks                                    For more information, see complete listing on
                   www.csfineartscenter.org/theatre.asp                 at the MAT, a family series offering the best      uccS, po box 7150                               page 36.
                   The Theatre Company at the Colorado                  in professional theater for children, and the      colorado Springs, co 80933-7150
                   Springs Fine Arts Center presents a diverse          Premier series presents new and original           71 9.262.3232                                   Pikes Peak Plein Air Painters
                   program of four musical productions and              theater produced locally, statewide and from       tickets@uccs.edu                                For more information, see complete listing on
                   two plays each season. The recently reno-            throughout the country.                            www.theatreworkscs.org
                                                                                                                                                                           page 36.
                   vated SaGJi Theatre, built in 1936, offers                                                              Theatreworks is a professional, regional
                   historic Art Deco-inspired elegance with             Opera Theatre of the Rockies                       theater dedicated to creating challenging
                                                                                                                                                                           Pikes Peak Watercolor Society
                   state-of-the-art sound and lighting                  po box 81 01                                       and innovative productions of classic and
                                                                                                                           contemporary theater for the enjoyment,         For more information, see complete listing on
                   technology.                                          colorado Springs, co 80933-81 0      1
                                                                                                                           education and stimulation of its audi-          page 36.
                                                                        719.570.1 950                                      ence. Theatreworks has received numer-
                  First Strike Theatre                                  martile@operatheatreoftherockies.org               ous awards and accolades, including the         WeUsOur Artists’ Market
                      9
                   91 Sahwatch                                          www.operatheatreoftherockies.org                   Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts.    For more information, see complete listing on
                   colorado Springs, co 80903                           Opera Theater of the Rockies presents              Shakespeare Quarterly called the summer
                   71 9.471 .3405                                                                                                                                          page 35.
                                                                        memorable opera that spotlights Colo-              Shakespeare Festival “as good, in absolute,
                   firststriketheatre@hotmail.com                       rado’s top artists. Professional training and      as the best in the world.”



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                                           VISual artS: Gallery
VISual artS: Gallery




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   VISual artS: Gallery
                       Business of Art Center                                 Cottonwood Artists’ School                        Optical Reverb Gallery                            The Downtown Studio Gallery
                          3
                        51 manitou avenue                                     For more information, see complete listing on     po box 506                                          00
                                                                                                                                                                                   1 West pikes peak avenue
                        manitou Springs, co 80829                             page 36.                                          Green mountain Falls, co 8081      9               colorado Springs, co 80903
                        719.685.1   861                                                                                         71 9.387.721  2                                    719.502.4040, 71    9.502.31 64
                        holly@thebac.org                                      Gallery of Contemporary Art                       JpZacharias@opticalreverb.com                      nancy.mccollum@ppcc.edu
                        www.thebac.org                                         university of colorado at colorado               www.opticalreverb.com                              www.ppcc.edu
                        The Business of Art Center is an award-win-            Springs, po box 7150                             OpticalReverb curates galleries, restau-           The Downtown Studio Gallery is a college
                        ning nonprofit art center open to the public           colorado Springs, co 80933-7150                  rants and bars with a variety of art forms,        gallery offering seven or eight exhibits per
                        with ongoing art exhibitions in four separate          719.262.3567                                     including visual, literary and theatrical. A       year that are free and open to the public.
                        galleries. The seven equipped art studios              gallery@uccs.edu                                 central online site or hub where over 100          Featured artists are primarily from the Pikes
                        occupied by more than 20 artists, along                www.galleryuccs.org                              artists post their portfolios and sell their       Peak region and include faculty, students
                        with a gift gallery, help support area artists.        Southern Colorado’s premier university art       work can be found on the website, along            and members of the community. Opening
                        Convention, meeting and event facilities are           gallery, the gallery at UCCS features approxi-   with an event portfolio and all the informa-       receptions include music that enhances the
                        topped off by a tantalizing espresso bar.              mately six exhibitions each year of national     tion needed for an artist to begin a long          theme of the show.
                                                                               and international contemporary art along         and prosperous relationship with art lovers
                       Coburn Gallery/The I.D.E.A.                             with popular programming ranging from            throughout Colorado and beyond.                   Studio 802
                       Space                                                   family workshops to concerts and films.                                                            For more information, see complete listing on
                        colorado college                                                                                        Rubbish Gallery                                   page 33.
                         4
                        1 east cache la poudre Street                         Hayden Hayes Gallery                               7b
                                                                                                                                1 east bijou Street
                        colorado Springs, co 80903                             the broadmoor Hotel, one lake circle,            colorado Springs, co 80903                        WeUsOur Artists’ Market
                        71 9.389.6797                                          colorado Springs, co 80906                       719.440.5638                                        0
                                                                                                                                                                                   1 ruxton avenue
                        jessica.larsen@coloradocollege.edu, dmc-               71 9.577.5744                                    carlitajtrujillo@hotmail.com                       manitou Springs, co 80829
                        connell@coloradocollege.edu                            haydenhaysgallery@att.net                        Winner of a Best of Award from the Indepen-        71 9.685.9720
                        www.coloradocollege.edu/coburn, www.                   www.haydenhaysgallery.com                        dent for The Best Gallery to Buy Art, this is      weusour@hotmail.com
                        theIDeaspace.com                                                                                        the place to view the works of young and           WeUsOur Artists’ Market represents over 30
                                                                               One of the region’s finest galleries, Hayden
                        Coburn Gallery and the I.D.E.A. Space bring                                                             upcoming artists. Local underground music          artists from Colorado and beyond. Themed
                                                                               Hayes Gallery is dedicated to the selling
                        national and international exhibits to Colo-                                                            performances organized by the bad boys             “Fear No Art,” new and upcoming artists
                                                                               of collector-quality art. This elegant gallery
                        rado College in conjunction with a broad                                                                and girls at Newspeak feature local under-         are represented in clay, oils, mixed media,
                                                                               features representational art, with artists of
                        range of academic programs. Exhibits,                                                                   ground music. Theme-oriented parties are
                                                                               local, regional, national and international                                                         recycled materials, jewelry, and glass. Art
                        lectures, and receptions are free and open                                                              the place to get dressed up and go crazy.
                                                                               stature. Founded in 1979, the gallery is                                                            from across the U.S., Jamaican artists, and
                        to the community. Exhibits feature a wide
                                                                               located in the five-star Broadmoor Hotel.                                                           potters from the Katmandu valley in Nepal
                        range of artists and media, from traditional                                                            The Bridge Gallery
                                                                                                                                                                                   are represented in an eclectic, contempo-
                        arts & crafts to contemporary installation                                                                 8
                                                                                                                                21 West colorado avenue
                        art. Coburn Gallery participates in the First
                                                                              Heller Center for Arts                            colorado Springs, co 80903
                                                                                                                                                                                   rary setting featuring a wine bar with select
                                                                              and Humanities                                                                                       wines and choice Colorado beers.
                        Fridays Art Walk with downtown Colorado                                                                 71 9.232.9368
                                                                               coH2 uccS
                        Springs art galleries.                                                                                  info@thebridgeartgallery.com
                                                                               colorado Springs, co 80933-7150
                                                                                                                                www.thebridgeartgallery.com
                                                                               71 9.330.3463
                       Colorado Springs FAC MODERN                                                                              This contemporary, fine art co-op gallery
                       For more information, see complete listing on           pcunning@uccs.edu                                is owned and operated by member artists
                       page 18.                                                www.uccs.edu/heller                              who are all local residents. The gallery is
                                                                               The latest star in the constellation of art      located in the Art Mill building in the Depot
                       Colorado Springs Fine Arts                              spaces at the University of Colorado at          Arts District and participates in monthly First
                       Center                                                  Colorado Springs, the Heller Center for Arts     Friday events.
                       For more information, see complete listing on           and Humanities provides a wide variety of
                       page 18.                                                art and humanities programs for all ages. Fo-    The Colorado Springs School
                                                                               cused around an annual theme, the center         Gallery at Louisa
                       Commonwheel Artists Coop                                offers classes and workshops in visual and       colorado Springs School
                        1 canon avenue
                         02                                                    performing arts, literature, cultural events,    21 broadmoor avenue
                        manitou Springs, co 80829                              music, and environmental studies. The            colorado Springs, co 80906
                        71 9.685.1  008 or 877.685.1  008                      collected works of Colorado Springs artist       71 9.475.9747
                        art@commonwheel.com                                    Lawrence Heller are also open to view.           info@css.org
                        www.commonwheel.com                                                                                     www.css.org
                        Commonwheel presents the work of many                                                                   In conjunction with the Thursday Night
                        local and regional artists with gallery shows                                                           Recital Series, the Colorado Springs School
                        that have opening receptions free to the                                                                brings regional artists into the Gallery at
                        public. In the sales shop, local members                                                                Louisa. Meet-the-artist receptions and artist
                        offer examples of their creativity, such as                                                             walkthroughs are part of this feast for eyes
                        home accessories, photography, pottery,                                                                 that allows local artists to showcase their
                        jewelry, paintings, sculpture and wearables.                                                            works in a unique gallery environment.


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                                            Bemis School of Art                                    oldnorthendglass@juno.com                          Pikes Peak Watercolor Society                      Colorado Springs Children’s
                                            For more information, see complete listing on          www.oldnorthendglass@juno.com                       po box 62693                                      Chorale
                                            page 37.                                               GAPPR is an association of glass artists and        colorado Springs, co 80962                        For more information, see complete listing
                                                                                                   crafters organized for the purpose of per-          ppws@pcisys.net                                   on page 22.
                                            The Club of Arts                                       petuating and encouraging glass art work,           www.pcisys.net/~ppwsart/
                                             505 e. columbia St. Ste. 1 colorado
                                                                           30                      as well as educating and socially connecting        Pikes Peak Watercolor Society sponsors the        Colorado Springs Conservatory
                                             Springs co 80907                                      glass artists and crafters in the pursuit of the    Annual Member’s Winter Exhibit and Sale            1430 north Hancock avenue
                                             71 9.520.9222                                         business of glass crafting and artistry.            during November and December. A spring             colorado Springs, co 80903
                                             cwctheartsclub@hotmail.com                                                                                Watermedia Exhibition has grown from a             719.577.4556
                                             www.theclubofarts.org                                 Marie Walsh Sharpe                                  small regional show to a biennial interna-         csc@coloradospringsconservatory.org
                                             The Club of Arts is a place where people              Art Foundation                                      tional juried show. Educational projects           www.coloradospringsconservatory.org
                                             with disabilities can join together to enrich         830 north tejon Street, Suite 1    20                                                                  The Colorado Springs Conservatory offers
                                                                                                                                                       include workshops by nationally recognized
                                             their skills, express their creativity, promote       colorado Springs, co 80903                                                                             an after-school performing arts preparatory
                                                                                                                                                       artists, scholarships for high school and
                                                                                                   71 9.635.3220                                                                                          curriculum for young people ages 5 through
                                             their value, and build their own community.                                                               college art students, events to benefit other
                                                                                                   sharpeartfdn@qwest.net                                                                                 19. Programs in music and theater include
                                             Current art classes are: ceramics, sewing,                                                                Colorado Springs arts organizations, and an
                                                                                                   www.sharpeartfdn.org                                                                                   private lessons in all instruments, as well as
                                             stamping, drawing, jewelry creation, leather                                                              annual artist’s retreat at Ghost Ranch, New        vocal studies and multiple performance op-
                                             craft, mosaics, painting, tie-dye, and creative       Marie Walsh Sharpe created the foundation           Mexico.                                            portunities throughout the semester. Classes
                                             writing. We invite all persons with disabilities      to provide supplemental arts education be-
                                                                                                                                                                                                          include music theory, music and theater
                                             to come and be part of bringing culture and           yond that offered in the secondary schools         Sheppard Art Institute                              history, art, movement, musical theater, jazz
                                             the arts to the community.                            and to provide financial assistance to gifted       71 9.282.2706                                      studies, dance and ensemble.
                                                                                                   individual artists. The Summer Seminar is a         The Sheppard Art Institute and World Cul-
                                            Colorado Springs Art Guild                             full scholarship visual arts program for high-      ture Center is dedicated to developing the        Colorado Springs Youth
                                             po box 1   304                                        school juniors held on the campus of Colo-          artistic abilities and world cultural aware-      Symphony
                                             colorado Springs, co 80901 304 -1                     rado College. The Space Program in New              ness of its students. Classes in painting,        For more information, see complete listing
                                             71 9.630.1 161                                                              4
                                                                                                   York City provides 1 free studio spaces to          pottery, fine craft and other art forms are       on page 25.
                                             friedatata@artwebsite.org                             visual artists 21 and over.                         offered to people of all ages and held at the
                                             www.artwebsite.org                                                                                        Colorado Springs Senior Center.                   Concrete Couch
                                             Established in 1948, the Colorado Springs             Pikes Peak Pastel Society                                                                                 1
                                                                                                                                                                                                          21 Illinios avenue
                                             Art Guild is dedicated to the advancement             po box 2443                                                                                            manitou Springs, co 80829
                                             of fine art through ongoing education,                colorado Springs, co 80901        -2443                                                                71 9.685.4422
                                             networking, and recognition of artists of all         71 9.963.8489                                                                 youtH & FamIly           public.art.wood@juno.com
                                             abilities. CSAG sponsors a variety of art             info@pikespeakpastel.org                                                                               www.concretecouch.org
                                                                                                   www.pikespeakpastel.org                            Ballet Society                                      Concrete Couch works with kids and groups
                                             exhibits and juried shows, and participates
                                                                                                   The Pikes Peak Pastel Society was founded          of Colorado Springs                                 to build community through creative projects.
                                             in community projects that support the arts.
                                                                                                   in January 2000 to promote excellence in           For more information, see complete listing          The orgainzation is always looking for good
                                                                                                   and public awareness of soft pastel paint-         on page 8.                                          souls to help with public art, performance,
                                            Cottonwood Artists’ School                                                                                                                                    social service and environmental programs.
                                             po box 579, colorado Springs, co 80901                ing. Its primary function is to facilitate the
                                                                                                   exhibition of members’ pastel art work, and        Bemis School of Art
                                             71 9.520.1 899
                                                                                                                                                       30 West Dale Street, colorado Springs,            Fountain Arts Center
                                             info@cottonwoodartistsSchool.com                      exhibits are regularly scheduled throughout                                                             1
                                                                                                                                                                                                          1 3 South main Street
                                                                                                   the year. Membership is juried. The Society         co 80903
                                             www.cottonwoodartistsSchool.com                                                                           71 9.475.2444                                      Fountain, co 8081     7
                                             Cottonwood Artists’ School offers classes in          is a member of the International Associa-                                                              71 9.205.7909
                                                                                                                                                       info@csfineartscenter.org
                                             the classical tradition, studio space for art-        tion of Pastel Societies and the Colorado                                                              info@Fountainartscenter.com
                                                                                                                                                       www.csfineartscenter.org/education.asp
                                             ists, and a space for its students, instructors,      Lawyers for the Arts.                                                                                  www.Fountainartscenter.com
                                                                                                                                                       Bemis School of Art is a year-round facility
                                             and local arts groups to exhibit. Opening re-                                                             at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center           Fountain Arts Center provides quality arts
                                             ceptions are held on the first Friday of each         Pikes Peak Plein Air Painters                       dedicated to arts education for all ages.          education in dance, music, drama, art and
                                             month. Cottonwood received the Governor’s             13775 crosby circle, Sedalia, co 801     35         Experienced artists and art instructors,           Karate Plus. A friendly, non-competitive en-
                                             Award for Downtown Excellence in 2005.                303.647.1   085                                     large studios and limited class size create a      vironment enables students of all ages and
                                                                                                   shanikastudio@aol.com                               motivational and supportive environment for        abilities to grow in their love of the arts.
                                            FutureSelf: Youth Discovering                          The Pikes Peak Plein Air Painters is a              exploring creative potential. New sessions
                                            Success through Art                                    group of regional artists dedicated to the          begin each January, June and September.           Fountain Creek Nature Center
                                            For more information, see complete listing on          advancement and promotion of the plein air                                                            For more information, see complete listing on
                                                                                                   painting experience. Regular group paint-out       Cheyenne Mountain Zoo                              page 29.
                                            page 37.
                                                                                                   activities are scheduled every Wednesday           For more information, see complete listing on
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Friends of the Fountain
                                            Glass Artists of the                                   throughout the year. Several showings of           page 29.
                                            Pikes Peak Region                                                                                                                                            For more information, see complete listing on
                                                                                                   members’ work are presented on a regional
                                             po box 7875                                                                                              Colorado’s Classical                               page 30.
                                                                                                   and national format. The group is open to
                                             colorado Springs, co 80933                            artists of all levels and experience.              Youth Ballet
                                                                                                                                                      For more information, see complete listing on
                                                                                                                                                      page 7.

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                   FutureSelf: Youth Discovering                         Performing Arts                                                                           orGanIZatIon InDex
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                   Success through Art                                   for Youth Organization
                    515 manitou avenue, Suite 250                         po box 2535
                    manitou Springs, co 80829                             colorado Springs, co 80901                      6 Women Playwriting Festival ........................... 32                                ...................................................................................... 11
                    71 9.475.1515                                         71 9.634.4300; 71  9.685.1 861 ext. 41          Abendmusik ............................................................ 22                 Colorado College New Music Symposium .... 24
                    wendy@futureself.org                                  payo@earthlink.net
                    www.futureself.org                                    www.payo.org                                    Aires de Panama .......................................................9                   Colorado College Summer Music Festival...... 11
                    FutureSelf serves disadvantaged youth ages            Performing Arts for Youth Organization
                    1 to 19 with art programs and workshops
                     2                                                    (PAYO) provides professional, auditioned,       Altarnet Film Society.............................................. 13                     Colorado College Vocal Arts Symposium....... 11
                    designed to further their individual self-            arts-in-education performing artists for
                    expression. This bolsters their sense of              school assemblies, classroom presenta-          Amateur Pianists International........................... 24                               Colorado Festival of World Theatre .................. 11
                    commitment and participation in community,            tions, community centers, festivals and other   America the Beautiful Chorus............................ 22                                Colorado Springs Art Guild ................................ 36
                    resulting in decreased delinquent behavior            events. Offering a broad range of program
                    and improved academic performance. In                 choices—from “A Cowboy’s Legacy” to             American Guild of English Handbell Ringers. 11                                             Colorado Springs Children’s Chorale .............. 22
                    this powerful, productive experience of the           “Taking a Bath in Math,” and everything in
                    present, the seeds of a successsful future            between—they can tailor any program to fit      American Guild of Organists .............................. 24                              Colorado Springs Chinese Cultural Institute . 10
                    are sown.                                             curriculum needs.
                                                                                                                          American Numismatic Association .................. 18                                      Colorado Springs Chorale................................... 22
                   Garden of the Gods Park                               Peterson Air & Space Museum                      American-Italian Cultural Club..............................9                              Colorado Springs Citywide
                   & Visitor Center                                      For more information, see complete listing on                                                                                               Kwanzaa Celebration ............................................. 12
                   For more information, see complete listing on         page 19.                                         Art Commission of the Pikes Peak Region .......4
                   page 29.                                                                                                                                                                                          Colorado Springs Conservatory ........................ 37
                                                                                                                          Art in the Park at Cordera ................................... 30
                                                                         Starsmore Discovery Center                                                                                                                  Colorado Springs Dance Theatre ........................7
                   Iron Springs                                          For more information, see complete listing on    Arts Business Education Consortium .................4
                   Chateau Melodrama                                     page 29.                                                                                                                                    Colorado Springs FAC MODERN...................... 18
                   For more information, see complete listing on                                                          Ballet Folklorico de La Raza ..................................9
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Colorado Springs Film Liaison Office .................4
                   page 32.                                              The Peak Ballet Theatre School/                  Ballet Society of Colorado Springs ......................8
                                                                         Peak Ballet Theatre                                                                                                                         Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center .................. 18
                   Kennedy Center Imagination                            For more information, see complete listing on    Barbara Ellis Studio of Dance ...............................8
                   Celebration                                                                                                                                                                                       Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
                                                                         page 9.                                          Bear Creek Nature Center .................................. 29                             Theatre Company .................................................. 32
                   For more information, see complete listing on
                   page 17.                                              Theatre a la Carte                               Bemis School of Art .............................................. 37                      Colorado Springs Guitar Society....................... 24
                                                                         For more information, see complete listing on
                   Manitou Art Theater                                                                                    Black Forest Arts & Crafts Guild ........................ 33                               Colorado Springs Indian Community ............... 12
                                                                         page 33.
                   For more information, see complete listing on                                                          Black Rose Acoustic Society .............................. 27                              Colorado Springs Philharmonic Orchestra .... 24
                   page 32.                                              Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts
                                                                         For more information, see complete listing on    Brazilian Capoeira ....................................................9                   Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum ............... 18
                                                                         page 17.                                         Broadmoor Academy of Music ......................... 21                                    Colorado Springs Recorder Society................. 25

                                                                         Ute Pass Family Theatre                          Broadmoor Community Church Concert Series                                                  The Colorado Springs School
                                                                         For more information, see complete listing on    ..................................................................................... 24   Gallery at Louisa .................................................... 35
                                                                         page 31.                                         Broadmoor Waltz Club ............................................6                         Colorado Springs School
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Thursday Night Recital Series ............................ 25
                                                                         Venetucci Farm                                   The Bridge Gallery ................................................ 35
                                                                         For more information, see complete listing on                                                                                               Colorado Springs Sister Cities International .....4
                                                                                                                          Buffalo Grass Acoustic Society.......................... 27
                                                                         page 30.                                                                                                                                    Colorado Springs Youth Symphony ................. 25
                                                                                                                          Business of Art Center ......................................... 34
                                                                         Young Concert Artists                                                                                                                       Colorado Vocal Arts Ensemble ......................... 22
                                                                         For more information, see complete listing on    Butte Theatre .......................................................... 32
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Colorado’s Classical Youth Ballet ........................7
                                                                         page 26.                                         Carriage Museum .................................................. 18
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Commonwheel Artists Coop .............................. 34
                                                                                                                          Celtic Steps School of Irish Dance ......................8
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Community Ventures ...............................................4
                                                                                                                          Chamber Orchestra of the Springs .................. 24
                                                              illips                                                                                                                                                 Concrete Couch ..................................................... 37
                                                     Gwen ph                                                              Cheyenne Mountain Heritage Center .............. 13
                                                           ompany
                                            ormao Dance c           r                                                                                                                                                COPPeR .......................................................................4
                                                        Steve Star
                                               photo by                                                                   Cheyenne Mountain Zoo .................................... 29
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Cottonwood Artists’ School ................................ 36
                                                                                                                          The Club of Arts ..................................................... 36
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Cripple Creek District Museum ......................... 18
                                                                                                                          Coburn Gallery/the I.D.E.A. Space ................... 34
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     The Dance Center of Colorado Springs ............9
                                                                                                                          Colorado College Extraordinary Dance Festival




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        Daza Arts/Colorado Jazz Company                                                            Lucretia Vaile Museum and Palmer Lake                                        Pikes Peak Scottish Country Dancers ................6                                      Victor Museum ....................................................... 20
        /Indigo Dance Theatre............................................8                         Historical Society ................................................... 19
                                                                                                                                                                                Pikes Peak Watercolor Society .......................... 36                                Western Museum of Mining & Industry .......... 20
        Derby Dance & Music Arts ....................................8                             Magic of the Pacific Islands ................................ 10
        Diversity Forum .........................................................4                 Manitou Art Theater.............................................. 32         Pikes Peak Writers ................................................. 16                    WeUsOur Artists’ Market..................................... 35

        The Downtown Studio Gallery ........................... 35                                 Manitou Springs Arts Council ...............................5                Pikes Peak Young Composers ........................... 21                                  Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun ............................ 20

        DragonsWing .......................................................... 16                  Manitou Springs Cliff Dwelling Museum ........ 19                            Poetry West ............................................................. 16               Windrider Film Forum............................................ 13

        El Cinco de Mayo, Inc. .......................................... 12                       Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation................ 36                         ProRodeo Hall of Fame ........................................ 20                          Woodland Park Community Singers ................ 23
                                                                                                   McAllister House Museum .................................. 14
        Evergreen Cemetery Benevolent Society ....... 13                                                                                                                        Rampart Rock’n’Jazz, Inc. .................................... 28                          Young Concert Artists .......................................... 26
                                                                                                   Miramont Castle Museum.................................... 14
        First Christian Church Concert Series ............. 25                                                                                                                  Ride for the Brand Ranch Rodeo ....................... 12
                                                                                                   Mollie Kathleen Mine Tour .................................. 19
        First Strike Theatre ................................................ 32                                                                                                Robin’s Danceworks/Pikes Peak Performance
                                                                                                   Mountain Acoustic Music Association ............ 27                          Company .....................................................................8
        Fountain Arts Center ............................................ 37
                                                                                                   Mountain Arts Council ............................................5          Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site ........................ 15
        Fountain Creek Brass Band ................................ 25
                                                                                                   National League of American Pen Women,                                       Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center 20
        Fountain Creek Nature Center .......................... 29                                 Pikes Peak Branch ................................................. 16
                                                                                                                                                                                Rocky Mountain Elk Tour..................................... 30
        Friends of Historic City Auditorium .....................5                                 New Horizons Band .............................................. 27
                                                                                                                                                                                Rocky Mountain Music Alliance ........................ 26
        Friends of Monument Valley Park..................... 29                                    Old Colorado City Historical Society ............... 19
                                                                                                                                                                                Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival .......... 12
        Friends of the Fountain ........................................ 30                        Opera Theatre of the Rockies............................ 33
                                                                                                                                                                                Rubbish Gallery ...................................................... 35
        FutureSelf: Youth Discovering                                                              Optical Reverb Gallery ......................................... 35
        Success through Art ............................................. 38                                                                                                    Sacred Concert Series ......................................... 26
                                                                                                   Ormao Dance Company ........................................7
        Gallery of Contemporary Art ............................. 34                                                                                                            Sheppard Art Institute .......................................... 37
                                                                                                   Out Loud, The Colorado Springs
        Garden of the Gods Park & Visitor Center..... 29                                           Men’s Chorus .......................................................... 23   Shivers Fund at Pikes Peak Library District.... 10

        Glass Artists of the Pikes Peak Region............ 36                                      The Peak Ballet Theatre School                                               Smokebrush Foundation for the Arts ............... 17
                                                                                                   Peak Ballet Theatre ..................................................9
        Gospel Music Workshop of America,                                                                                                                                       Soli Deo Gloria Choir............................................ 23
        Colorado Springs Chapter .................................. 22                             Performing Arts for Youth Organization ......... 38
                                                                                                                                                                                Soul Mechanics .........................................................7
        Greek Festival .......................................................... 12               Peterson Air & Space Museum ......................... 19
                                                                                                                                                                                Springs City Ballet.....................................................7
        Hausmusik ............................................................... 25               Pikes Peak Area Theatre Organ Society .......... 14
                                                                                                                                                                                Star Bar Players ...................................................... 33
        Hayden Hayes Gallery ......................................... 34                          Pikes Peak Arts Council ..........................................5
                                                                                                                                                                                Starsmore Discovery Center .............................. 29
        Heller Center for Arts and Humanities ........... 34                                       Pikes Peak Blues Community ............................. 28
                                                                                                                                                                                Studio 802 ............................................................... 33
        Historic Preservation Alliance of Colorado                                                 Pikes Peak Flute Choir.......................................... 26
        Springs ....................................................................... 14                                                                                      TangoSprings..............................................................6
                                                                                                   Pikes Peak Heritage Center................................ 19
        International Dance Club .......................................6                                                                                                       Theatreworks .......................................................... 33
                                                                                                   Pikes Peak Jazz and Swing Society .................. 28
        Iron Springs Chateau Melodrama..................... 32                                                                                                                  Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts ............................... 17
                                                                                                   Pikes Peak Lavender Film Festival ..................... 15
        Jakes Theatre Company ...................................... 32                                                                                                         U.S. Air Force Academy Band ........................... 28
                                                                                                   Pikes Peak Library District .................................. 16
        Japan-America Society of Southern Colorado                                                                                                                              Upstart Performing Ensemble ........................... 32
        ..................................................................................... 10   Pikes Peak Pastel Society .................................... 36
                                                                                                                                                                                Ute Pass Cultural Center ...................................... 17
        KCME 88.7 FM ....................................................... 31                    Pikes Peak Philharmonic...................................... 26
                                                                                                                                                                                Ute Pass Family Theatre ...................................... 31
        Kennedy Center Imagination Celebration....... 17                                           Pikes Peak Plein Air Painters .............................. 36
                                                                                                                                                                                Ute Pass Historical Society & Pikes Peak Museum
        KEPC-89.7 FM ........................................................ 31                   Pikes Peak Ringers ................................................ 28       ..................................................................................... 20

        KRCC-91.5 FM ....................................................... 31                    Pikes Peak Romance Writers.............................. 16                  Velvet Hills Chorus ................................................ 23

        Little London Winds .............................................. 27                      Pikes Peak Sacred Harp Singers ....................... 28                    Venetucci Farm ...................................................... 29




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     COPPeR acknowledges these visionary investors
      in our mission who know that arts and culture
             are a vital part of our community:




          ms. Kathy loo                              the board of Directors of copper




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