Crescent StevenDurow PhotoBryanOllerDowntown Colorado Springs Achieves Creative District Designation

Colorado Creative Industries (CCI), a division of the Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade, and the Boettcher Foundation announced that Downtown Colorado Springs is one of four newly certified Creative Districts. Included in the district are cultural landmarks, award-winning outdoor sculpture, independent galleries, creative industries, and other one-of-a-kind cultural and entertainment opportunities.

Creative areas are appealing places to live, visit, and conduct business, which in turn enhances the economic and civic capital of a community. Attracting artists and creative entrepreneurs to a community infuses energy and innovation, which is good for downtown and the community at large. Downtown Colorado Springs was one of 45 applicants two years ago, became a prospective district, then was an official candidate in 2013. The new Creative District designation was awarded in June 2014.  Click to read the full press release. For information on the Creative District program, click here.

Pictured: Cultural landmark Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum is seen through Crescent, a sculpture by Steven Durow. Photo by Bryan Oller. 


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We're excited to bring a new farmer's and artisan market to downtown this summer! Starting July 6, you'll be able to enjoy fresh, local produce, farm products, artisanal goods, music, entertainment, and more! Currently seeking vendors. For details, click here.

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Locally owned shops and restaurants, art galleries, historic architecture, and a strong workforce give Downtown Colorado Springs a one-of-a-kind pulse you simply won’t find anywhere else in the city. Innovative new businesses are choosing downtown, and longtime businesses are expanding and renovating. From financial institutions and tech firms to museums, festivals and events, downtown offers business and cultural opportunities as well as and entertainment for young and old.  Click here to read a copy of our 2013 Report to the Community.


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