MADE - Downtown Partnership
Downtown Partnership Colorado Springs


October 21, 2023,

Join us for Made, a day celebrating the Downtown creative district and its makers. Bring home local creations, connect with artists, or check out a creative workshop!

Made will highlight local businesses that feature regionally made products. Explore Downtown’s vibrant boutique retail scene and meet the people behind the hand-crafted goods that make our region unique.

Scroll down to view the current list of participating artists and businesses. Check back as we are adding more locations and events regularly.


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Participating artists & businesses

  • Novis Mortem Collective
    • NOON: Glass Coffin Diorama Workshop ($165)
      • Learn more and register here.
  • Ladyfingers Letterpress
    • NOON: History of Ladyfingers talk
    • 12:30-3:30 p.m.: Print your own Downtown CS postcard (free) and make your own candle with Kristina of Cultivating Luminescence ($15)
  • G44 Gallery & Kreuser Gallery
    • NOON-2 p.m.: Encaustic artist Lori DiPasquale will be available for a meet and greet
    • 3-5 p.m.: Kit Hays of Vagabond Jewelry will be making jewelry
    • 3-5 p.m.: Photography artist Marisa White will be available for a meet and greet. She will have videos and gifs showing behind the scenes images of how she makes her work.
  • Cottonwood Center for the Arts:
    •  Hand Embroidery Workshop: Ghosted
      • Learn more and register here
    • Artist Café: Teaching Your Art
      • Learn more and register here
  • Painting with a Twist
    • 12:30-2:30 p.m.: 
    • FREE mini pumpkin painting
    • Mini Canvas Painting ($5)
    • Reserve your spot here
  • Sparrow Hawk Cookware
    • 11 a.m.-4 p.m.: free cooking demonstrations
  • Meininger Art Supply
    • 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.: Origami make-and-take with Jon Nishimoto from Horike Jewelers
    • 10 a.m.-1 p.m.: Turner Black demonstrating polymer clay techniques
    • NOON-5 p.m.: Ceramicist Jacob Scott demonstrating Speedball Underglaze application
    • NOON-5 p.m.: Resin casting Q&A with Christopher Beasley from Blackmancraftman
    • NOON-5 p.m.: Anastasia Senik from Arsenik Press will have a casual bookbinding stitch demo
    • PLUS! Visit at least 3 artists and be entered to win a raffle prize in the stamp rally! 
    • All artists will have art/wares available for sale
  • Eclectic Co.
    • 11 a.m.-5 p.m.: Live art demonstrations and custom jewelry creations
  • Anita Marie Fine Art
    • 1-3 p.m.: Artist Richard Dahlquist will lead an “Introduction to Oil Painting” session. Attendees are welcome to ask questions or bring a small painting and ask for critique. Limited to 15 spots. Reserve by emailing or texting (719) 493-5623.
  • Escape Velocity Comics & Graphic Novels
    •  NOON-4 p.m.: Meet the makers! The Hallway of Doom: Two nerdy besties bringing you art and design in the world of pop culture and fandom!  Resin art, dice trays, stickers, bookmarks and more; designed and crafted by these 2 local artists. Learn more
  • Oskar Blues Colorado Springs Mountain Market
    • Noon-5 p.m.: Featuring local artists and vendors specializing in nature art, cabin setting decor and other mountain vibe products and services.