Manitou Art Center

Art that makes you think

Current Shows at the MAC

Current Shows: in the Slam Gallery: Christina Curry Solo Show (September 19-October 11). In the Grand Hallway: Stacy Sprewer "Sisters" (Ends October 11). In Spencer Hall: Peak Digital Imaging Society's Second Annual Black and White Exhibit (Ends October 18).

September at the MAC

More current shows: in the Hagnauer Gallery: Nard Claar and Sheary Clough Suiter “Emergent” (September 19- October 11). In the Intemann Gallery: Studio Artist Show: “Nondescript” (Ends October 11). In the 513 Entrance: Hidden Gems of Colorado Springs (September 19- October 11).

Latest Articles

Call For Art: Gods & Monsters The Manitou Art Center is participating in this year’s Second Biennial Cross-Creations city wide collaboration. We are playing host to an open submission juried show with a theme matching that of the collaboration: Gods & Monsters. From Monsanto and bio-engineering to spiritual enlightenment whatever you consider to fit the theme. We want to explore a broad range of gods and monsters through the eyes of [...]

We wanted to give a big shout out to the CorePower instructors who helped us repaint all of our pedestals! This is welcome news to those of you who were as sick and tired of the drab dirty looking grey color as I (Patrick) was. Check it out! Before After The wonderful volunteers who made it happen!   Thank You!

Call For Art: The 12 Principles UPDATE: With our sudden change in operating hours and being closed on Tuesdays we have extended to deadline to noon on Wednesday the 4th. Additionally the opening has been shifted to September 20th from 5-8pm. “The 12 Principles” is an open submission juried exhibition exploring permaculture and sustainability through the perspective of the artist. It is happening in conjunction with “The Season of Common [...]

All upcoming shows are opening on August 9th from 6:00-8:30. In the Hagnauer: “LUKE Haynes: Too Legit to Quilt”: Nationally known for his quilts, LA based artist LUKE Haynes strives to change the preconceptions his medium is known for. Challenging the view of quilts as traditionally functional items, LUKE utilizes his mastery of material as a means to play with image and concept. [The American Context #6] Dolla dolla bill Ya’ll! [...]

Cache Your Fears Project by Meghan Bosch The project Cache Your Fears is about conquering your fears through conversation, exposure, and time. The project will use photography, geocaching, and public engagement to help participants conquer their fears. Photos will be taken of participants while in conversation, they will write their fears on the photograph, and then the photographs will be displayed near something that represents that fear (If the fear is drowning, the photo [...]

Blissfest333  The One and Only Film and Cultural Arts Festival In Historic Manitou Springs Where: Business Of Art Center 515 Manitou Ave. Manitou Springs, Co. 80829 When: August 16-18, 2013 Deadline for submission: July 15th, 2013 How to Submit: Blissfest333 is proud to announce a call for all media! This is a multimedia event where all artists are welcome. Art, photography, music, film, poetry, magic, fashion, make-up artists, improv, dance, etc. [...]

Our next group of shows opens Friday, June 21,during Manitou’s 3rd Friday Art Walk. They are: “Out to the Inside,” paintings by Corina Garcia and Kaelyn Tischer. This opens 5-9 p.m. and runs through Aug. 3 in Venue 515′s Grand Hallway. The artists’ statements: Corina Garcia: ”My work portrays human emotions and identity issues. I use my insecurities as the fuel for inspiration to dig deeply into myself. I put my flaws and vulnerability on display in order to show my audience who I [...]

Call for artists for “a fit of fluxus” 8-11 p.m. July 19 Business of Art Center’s Venue 515, 515 Manitou Ave. Manitou Springs This is a freewill event that you create. We are looking for intermedia artists to perform live, who want to experiment with any combination of sound, image, object, text, and audience to create events that allow for chance, spontaneity, and humor. This is a free event and [...]

The Green Box Arts Festival has put out a call for volunteers for June 23 – July 13, 2013 in Green Mountain Falls. The Green Box Arts Festival, launched in 2009 to provide artists and visitors an opportunity to nurture the creative process and explore new artistic directions in the natural beauty its surroundings, will highlight an impressive lineup of artistic exhibits, performances and classes. As an essential component to the [...]

The eighth grade class from Manitou Springs Middle School has just finished a book, It’s Manitou’s Business, that showcases local businesses. Each student researched a local business and interviewed them about what makes their firm unique. They used their research to tell the history of each company and business owner while creating a profile of Manitou itself.   The students have emulated the business community that they studied in the way they [...]