Manitou Art Center

Art that makes you think

Next up in our Venue 515 Local Music Series is Braithwaite, Uveges and Sokol with special guests Jason Bennett and Rich Currier. These wonderfully talented musicians play original acoustic music with nods to Crosby, Stills, & Nash, Kristofferson, and Dylan. Don’t miss this chance to enjoy live local music, have a drink or two (optional), and make a night of it. On the evening of February 8th doors will open at 7:00 [...]

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Brendan Hannigan will be playing in Venue 515 this Thursday, January 24th. Doors open at 7:00pm and the show starts at 7:30pm. Tickets are $5 and are available online at Brendan is the second act in the Venue 515 Music Series. Be sure to come out and show your support for local music!

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    Here are two more ways you can support the BAC if you feel so inclined. Voting has started for The Gazette’s 19th annual Best of the Springs and runs through Feb. 10. This is a great opportunity to show your support for the BAC with minimal effort, and you may even win prizes just for voting. Please consider the BAC as best gallery and Venue 515 as best [...]

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Come out this Friday night and enjoy some family-friendly live improv from Improv Colorado! It’s fresh and fun and made up right in front of you, so every show is different. 7:37 p.m. Jan. 18 at The Business of Art Center’s Venue 515, 515 Manitou Ave. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for kids under 12 and students. Use the password “Snow Flake” and save $2 off each ticket. Information: 445-9510 [...]

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Hey all, on January 25th from 6:00 to 8:30pm we will be having a number of new shows opening in our galleries.   In the Hagnauer: “Generations,” an exhibit in various media by four generations of women in one family: Erika Walter, Holly Wrangell, LuDel Deal Walter, Joanne Cloyd Deal and Mabel Zimmerman Cloyd. Through March 4. This exhibit is a testament to the creative spirit carried from one generation to the [...]

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The Business of Art Center is seeking high school student artists to participate in WUNDERKIND 2013, an acclaimed juried exhibition and educational program showcasing extraordinary work by 12 to 15 artists from the Pikes Peak region. Completed applications are due at the Business of Art Center (513 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, CO 80829) on or before Friday, Feb. 1. For hand delivery, the BAC is open 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and [...]

At 5pm on Tuesday February 5th we are holding a community potluck to celebrate the first intake of 2013 for the Member’s Gallery (formerly the Atrium Gallery). This link will take you to a flier with all the information: members intake potluck flier Edit: You can RSVP via email to in addition to the phone number listed on the flier.

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Now that the end of the year hustle and bustle is through we are making some slight changes to our hours of operation. Starting immediately Venue 515 and Mabel’s Cafe will now be open from 11am-5pm on Sundays. Be sure to stop by some Sunday afternoon for a bowl of amazing (and cheap) soup. I’m eating a bowl as I write this and I can’t even begin to describe how [...]

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Popular indie/folk band Edith Makes a Paperchain will kick off a collaboration between the Business of Art Center and A Music Company Inc. Come out and support local talent while having a good time to boot. The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11 in Venue 515, 515 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs. Tickets are $5 in advance and $10 at the door.

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 THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED  Unfortunately due to illness this event has been canceled. Stay tuned, however, for news about a closing event as we get it. From 11 a.m.-2p.m. on Sunday, January 13th, Erik Hyle will be speaking about innovation and new movements in fine art at  Venue 515, 515 Manitou Ave. The free discussion forum is part of “The Artist’s Studio” events series being held in conjunction with [...]

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