I Love Manitou Springs sunrise
Photo Courtesy of I Love Manitou Springs
The Manitou Springs Arts Council and Manitou Springs Creative District are now the CReative AlliaNcE Manitou Springs or CRANE, for short. If you are a Manitou Springs-based artist and need help covering the entry fee, please contact us for support. 
Beckers Ln Bridge site photo

Beckers Lane Bridge Art Installation

On behalf of the Manitou Springs Urban Renewal Authority, Creative Alliance Manitou Springs (CRANE) is seeking an artist or art team to create a permanent outdoor art installation at the Beckers Lane Bridge (on Beckers Lane between Manitou Avenue and El Paso Boulevard). Our goal is to engage residents and visitors with exceptional artwork that activates the streetscape and encourages exploration without obstructing sidewalk use.


BUDGET: $35,000-40,000 DEADLINE: April 22, 2022

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El Colorado: Spirit of Manitou Springs Sculpture Installation

On behalf of the Manitou Springs Urban Renewal Authority, Creative Alliance Manitou Springs (CRANE) is seeking proposals from artists or art teams to create permanent sculpture installations at the El Colorado Lodge (23 Manitou Avenue, 80829). A pedestal or appropriate support will be built at El Colorado Lodge based upon the needs of the artwork chosen. Our goal is to engage residents and visitors with exceptional artwork that activates the streetscape and encourages exploration. Chosen art will exemplify the “Spirit of Manitou” — preference will be given to art pieces that reference Manitou Springs’ history, natural environment, and character.


BUDGET: $40,000 DEADLINE: April 22, 2022

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Lulu's Downstairs: Spirit of Manitou Springs Sculpture Installation

On behalf of the Manitou Springs Urban Renewal Authority, Creative Alliance Manitou Springs (CRANE) is seeking proposals from artists or art teams to create permanent sculpture installations at Lulu’s Downstairs (107 Manitou Ave). The pedestal is a 6′ diameter concrete circle. Our goal is to engage residents and visitors with exceptional artwork that activates the streetscape and encourages exploration. Chosen art will exemplify the “Spirit of Manitou” — preference will be given to art pieces that reference Manitou Springs’ history, natural environment, and character.


BUDGET: $40,000 DEADLINE: April 22, 2022