CORE CULTURE: Cultural Walking Tours

Walking Tour Guided walking tours are available for the Art on the Streets and Public Art exhibits, and the new Core Culture tours described below. 

Core Culture cultural walking tours explore the art and history of downtown Colorado Springs. All tours are open to the public. Private tours for groups of 10 or more may also be reserved.

SPACES//FACES//PLACES series

Three separate hour-long guided tours introducing the historic buildings, significant founders, and contemporary artwork of downtown. A rotating schedule of tours are held on a monthly basis on the second Saturday of each month. You may choose to attend one, two, or all three of the series, in any order. Take all three tours for a reduced rate of $25 for the series!

Tours are held the second Saturday of each month. Tours meet at 9 am on the 2nd floor level of The Perk Downtown, 14 S. Tejon Street. Participants are invited to arrive at 8:30am, in order to have time to enjoy a medium beverage of your choice (included in ticket price).

Ticket Price: $10, free for 17 and under. Ticket price includes one free tall beverage for each paid reservation. Space is limited, so register now by calling 719-886-0088 to reserve you spot!

Creative SPACES: Art on the Streets

Public art has a proven track record for its ability to create a sense of place, tell unique stories, and engage our community. For 15 years, the annual Art on the Streets program has transformed our downtown streets into an outdoor sculpture gallery. Come learn about this year’s new works, with stops that sample the currently installed pieces, and insight into the artists behind them.

Notable FACES: Downtown Bronzes

With a collection of realistic bronze sculptures memorializing famous historical names and faces, downtown is an ideal “classroom” for learning the heritage of our region. Hear the stories of these legendary civic founders, and visit the places that helped to shape their lives and our modern-day downtown.

Historic PLACES: Tejon Street

Colorado Springs’ 21st century downtown is filled with 19th and early 20th century architectural treasures. Take a tour of the historic gems along Tejon Street, learning about the architectural styles, the people who built them, and their uses throughout the decades. Register here.

2014 SPACES // FACES // PLACES Schedule:

    • Creative SPACES tour will be held:
      Jan 11, April 12, July 12, Oct 11
    • Notable FACES tour will be held:
      Feb 8, May 10, Aug 9, Nov 8
    • Historic PLACES tour will be held:
      Mar 8, June 14, Sept 13, Dec 13

HAPPY HOUR TOURS

The Happy Hour Tour offers monthly hour-long guided walking tours introducing the art and history of downtown Colorado Springs. Topics vary monthly, contact Downtown partnership for current month's tour topic.

Tours are held on the third Thursday of each month. Tours meet at 5:30pm in the Sunroom at Phantom Canyon Brewing Company, 2 E. Pikes Peak Avenue. Participants are invited to arrive at 5pm, in order to have time to enjoy a happy hour beer or wine beverage (included in ticket price).

Ticket Price: $10, free for 17 and under. Ticket price includes one free happy hour beer or wine beverage for each paid reservation. Space is limited, so register now by calling 719-886-0088 to reserve your spot!

2014 HAPPY HOUR TOUR Schedule:

April 17, May 15, June 19, July 17, August 21, September 18, October 16

Call 719-886-0088 to schedule!

 

Pictured: Tour group with Stranger Reduction Zone by Timothy Flood (inset).