Local Relic at the Carter Payne

Local Relic at the Carter Payne is proud to host the kick-off of a new arts and entertainment consortium, The ARTx Consortium of Colorado Springs, on First Friday from 5-8 p.m. Admission is free; all are welcome to attend and learn more about ARTx, its initiatives, and its distinguished member organizations.

ARTx is a collaborative effort between five spectacular performing arts organizations to provide quality theatrical experiences and artistic offerings to the Colorado Springs community. These companies will produce several plays, shadowcast events, improv comedy nights, workshops, and other artistically-focused events throughout the year. The First Friday kickoff event will include season announcements from the ARTx member organizations:

  • Star Bar Players
  • Counterweight Theatre Lab
  • Improv Colorado
  • The Antici-pations Cast
  • Unsupervised Improv


Explore the ‘consumable art’ of craft beer at Local Relic from 4-10 p.m. every First Friday. The tasting room in the historic Carter-Payne Chapel offers a convivial atmosphere for great music, a rotating cast of pop-up restaurants, and intentionally esoteric beers that knock your socks off every time.


Built in 1897, the Carter-Payne Chapel was originally an African Methodist Episcopal church. Always intended to be a community gathering place, today it is a multi-concept space shared by Local Relic, a brewery producing 200 unique beers per year; Sao Paulo Springs, by Chef Jady Agard, serving authentic Brazilian street food; and Immerse Cuisine, by Chef Brent Beavers, serving innovative Colorado cuisine.

Pictured: Local Relic beer label featuring Project Angel Heart. Image courtesy Project Angel Heart.