October is Arts Month
Each October, the Pikes Peak region celebrates Arts Month as a way to elevate the visibility and value of arts & culture in our community. Orchestrated annually by COPPeR, our local Arts Month initiative coincides with National Arts & Humanities Month. Each week of October has a different theme - and countless ways to explore and engage in the arts. As a Colorado Certified Creative District, Downtown Colorado Springs invites you to join us in an online "Selfie with Downtown Public Art" contest, or share in the "I Buy Local Art" campaign. Learm more about Arts Month and all the activities here.
Annual Downtown Partnership Breakfast wows with catalytic project updates
Our signature event of the year kicked off with remarks from Mayor John Suthers and presentations of Downtown Star awards to Allen Beauchamp, Karen Palus, and RTA Architects. Most exciting were the guest speakers who gave brief but informative updates on several catalytic downtown projects scheduled to start - or even be finished - by 2018. Click here for highlights and more info. Pictured: Olympian Michelle Dusserre-Farrell and Paralympian Matt Simpson present renderings and updates on the U.S. Olympic Museum.
Downtown: Focus on Innovation
The more Downtown Colorado Springs provides an environment attractive to innovative businesses, the more those new businesses will support a variety of jobs in a variety of skill sets that benefit our entire community. With innovative companies like BombBomb, innovative schools like Colorado College, innovative developments like Blue Dot Place and innovative events like Startup Week, more and more we're seeing how innovation thrives downtown. We're even seeing some innovative updates at long-time favorites like Poor Richard's and McCabe's Tavern. Check out the Downtown: Focus on Innovation insert in the Sunday, August 30 issue of the Gazette, or click here to read it online.
Shown: Solar panels on the roof of Blue Dot Place. Photo by Jana L. Bussanich ©2015.
Welcome to Downtown Colorado Springs
Watch below to catch a glimpse into the people, places, and businesses of every day downtown Colorado Springs!
From financial institutions to tech firms, innovative new businesses are choosing downtown, and longtime businesses are expanding and renovating. A Certified Creative District by the State of Colorado is reflected in the creative industries, museums, festivals, events, cultural opportunities and entertainment for young and old. To learn more about the work of Downtown Partnership take a look at the 2014 Annual Report to the Community.