Winter Downtown

Manitou Made Website Project Kicks Off

Led by the Manitou Springs Creative District (MSCD) in partnership with the Manitou Springs Chamber of Commerce, Visitors Bureau & Office of Economic Development, manitoumade.com will prominently feature locally-made items that are crafted, designed, prepared, source, brewed, or experienced only in the greater Manitou Springs region. Today, the organizations kick off the project by announcing the selection of their web development partner in Neon Pig Creative.

Everything about this project seeks to create maximum local economic impact. Our project team invited only local agencies to respond to the RFP, and the team at Neon Pig Creative presented the most cohesive, rapidly deployable, and comprehensive plan for capturing the spirit of Manitou Springs in an ecommerce package.

Manitou Paints plein air painter

Manitou Paints!

Join us for a socially distanced Saturday of outdoor art!
We’ve brought together accomplished artists from around the region to Manitou Springs for an art-filled day outdoors.
Come alone or bring the whole family to Manitou Springs, to take a leisurely stroll around our historic town, and watch
the artists create masterpieces!

Koyuk Sculpture

Gateway Guardian: Manitou Springs Arts Council Brings Beloved Bear Sculpture Back

Manitou Springs Arts Council (MSAC) and Manitou Springs Creative District (MSCD) announced today that “Koyuk,” a beloved stone sculpture by Lake George artist John Kessler, is returning to the community as part of the permanent public art collection.

“When the Arts Council installed ‘Koyuk’ as part of their ‘Art on the Avenue’ program, the public fell in love with this gentle presence,” said Creative District interim recovery director/executive director Becca Sickbert. “We’re delighted to welcome back the bear to Manitou Avenue this week!”