Manitou Art Center

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One Small Step for Man

Taylor Weiland's "One small step for man, one giant leap into history." Experience history reborn once again as famous astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin land on the moon right before your eyes all from the comfort of the American home living room on July 20, 1969. Sit back and take in this monumental moment for humankind once again and perhaps even discover what it means for you.


Ali Watkins' "Metamorphosis" runs through August 10 in the Slam Gallery. Watkins is a Manitou Springs graduate of 2014 who is pursuing an art degree at Metropolitan State University. She found her love of art through the mediums of sculpture, painting, printmaking, and photography.

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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 [...]

read 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 [...]

Update: We have had multiple people ask if they could turn in their submissions late. As such we are extending the deadline to the 19th. If you thought about donating but ran out of time now is your chance! In case you haven’t heard, Art Squared promises to be the squarest fundraiser in town! Help us make it a success.

Stop by 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, May 11 for tons o’ fun: The Spring Cleaning Art Sale, with a huge variety of original art in all media (including piece below) from our collection, priced to sell! Manitou Springs Garden Club Plant Sale and Home Show, with vegetables, annuals, perennials, herbs, fruit bushes, flowering and grape vines, and grasses. The grand opening of the Avenue Shop at Mabel’s Café, with live music and art demos; you’ll get a free cookie with [...]