Explore Arts & Culture in Colorado Springs

Would you and your family love to add a little more culture into your life in 2018? What many don’t know about Colorado Springs is that it has a thriving arts & culture scene, and it’s definitely something to explore.

When General Palmer first founded the city in 1871, his intention was that this area would be a hub for culture and art in the Wild West. In fact, Colorado Springs was a popular place to live for artists for many years after its founding, and it has a rich history of developing highly qualified artistic groups here that not many mid-sized cities could offer.

The Colorado Springs Philharmonic

The Colorado Springs Philharmonic has been around since 1927, when 27 local musicians formed a group called the Colorado Springs Symphony Ensemble. Today, the philharmonic hosts a multitude of amazing musical performances—from classical to Broadway/Hollywood music to educational performances. There’s something for everyone, and they always have a wide variety of options every single season.

For more info: www.csphilharmonic.org

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center 

The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center was founded in 1936 during the Great Depression. It has several art galleries that bring in different exhibitions, as well as a performing arts department that offers comedies, dramas, and musicals each year. The Fine Arts Center also holds the Bemis School of Art, which offers top-notch art classes to children and adults. There are monthly free days where the public can access the art galleries for free, so look into that if you’re interested.

For more info: www.csfineartscenter.org

Cottonwood Center for the Arts

Another amazing arts hub is the Cottonwood Center for the Arts. They offer a multitude of adult and children’s art classes and truly want to inspire the creative life inside of everyone. Their headquarters has many art studios that people can rent out or go look at and meet artists, and they create an eclectic, warm community of artists and those who appreciate art in the Colorado Spring region.

For more info: www.cottonwoodcenterforthearts.com

There are so many more things to highlight—but you can also check out the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region and their website, PeakRadar.com to keep you updated about current events and opportunities in the arts.