Exhibits, Art and More

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The Pikes Peak Center
190 S. Cascade Ave.
Downtown Colorado Springs
www.pikespeakcenter.com

The center was built in 1982 and has been internationally recognized for its acoustics. Today concerts, comedians, and the Philharmonic perform there, as well as other acts and events. Pre-event dinners are served buffet style by talented Chef Roy Whatley and his Centerplate staff. A cash bar is available for most events.

Fine Arts Center (FAC)
30 W. Dale St.
Colorado Springs
www.csfineartscenter.org

Offering an array of arts through the museum, theatre, and arts school. In addition, there’s a monthly First Friday celebration featuring a local artist’s work in the Deco Lounge where you can sip wine and grab a bite to eat. There is also Taste, a restaurant offering brunch, lunch, and pre-theater dining. The museum hosts traveling shows as well as an ever-changing lineup of exhibitions from its extensive collections of modern and contemporary art. A recent merger with neighboring Colorado College is expected to strengthen and enlarge the FAC’s many contributions to the community.

Manitou Arts Center (MAC)
513 Manitou Ave.
Manitou Springs
www.manitouartcenter.org

Now open seven days a week and offering a plethora of opportunities ranging from co-working to a maker’s space, to artists exhibits. It’s called “a laboratory for the arts” where the collaborative space encourages you to turn your idea into a reality. If you’ve never dabbled in the arts before, classes are offered for beginners to advanced. The MAC has something for everyone.

The Iron Springs Chateau
444 Ruxton Ave.
Manitou Springs
www.ironspringschateau.com

Great interactive melodramas providing hilarious entertainment for the whole family. The cast performs an original melodrama complete with period costumes. Before the show enjoy a 3-course dinner in one of two dining rooms; The Goldmine Room or the Chateau Room. The Chateau, constructed in 1880, was originally a candy and cigar store. In 1964 a Vaudeville style show was performed, and it has been running in one form or another for more than 50 years.

Cottonwood Center
for the Arts
427 E. Colorado Ave.
Downtown Colorado Springs
www.cottonwoodcenterforthearts.com

Cottonwood invites the community to experience “The exploration of creative life.” Three galleries share the stories of artists and their artwork. The theater offers performances each season. Finally, the Center offers art classes ranging from ceramics to photography to painting, inviting children and adults to explore their creativity.

Sangre de Cristo Arts Center
210 N. Santa Fe Ave.
Pueblo
www.sdc-arts.org

They offer a Center Stage, a Regional Series, Children’s Playhouse Theatre, and a Ballet with performances changing each season. Festival Fridays is a wonderful social opportunity to enjoy music, dance, and cocktails in the Jackson Sculpture Garden featuring local musical talent. Sangre de Cristo Arts Center has served 17 surrounding counties since 1972. In addition to exhibitions and performing arts, they offer a comprehensive list of classes and educational opportunities for aspiring artists. The Regional Contemporary Collection focuses on the work of Orlin Helgoe of Southern Colorado.

Butte Theater Opera House
139 E. Bennett Ave.
Cripple Creek
www.buttetheater.com

A true gem among the casinos in Cripple Creek. This little opera house performs some exceptional plays each season. In addition to performing, the actors also seat guests upon entering and serve concessions during intermission. It’s no act; they keep busy!
Fun-filled, family- friendly
melodramas performed.