The final rankings were determined by a popular vote, which placed Manitou Springs as the 5th Best Small Town Arts Scene, up from 9th place last year.
“It is an honor to be recognized alongside these other creative communities. The City of Manitou Springs flourishes because we continue to prioritize the arts in all that we do. We work hard to make creativity inclusive and accessible to everyone. Art transcends barriers and is a catalyst for unity. Join us in building a better world.,” said Manitou Springs city councilor and Manitou Art Center executive director Natalie Johnson.