Volunteer to Help Paint the Transit Hub Mural

Dance of TAVA

Register to help paint 10/17-10/1911am – 1pm Register here! What’s the Goal? The purpose of this mural is to activate an otherwise empty, unfinished wall temporarily while the community determines what comes next for the building. We can’t tell the entire history of Manitou Springs in one mural, but we can we celebrate an aspect […]

Turtle Crossing II – Crosswalk Art Installation

Revsied Dates Turtle Crossing II

STREET CLOSURE DATES: 10/17 – 10/19  If you remember last year, artists painted 52 turtles on the street to test two different epoxy sealants and neither one of them withstood the amount of traffic and weather that this congested area of town sees in the course of a few fall months. The pilot taught us […]

Spirit of Manitou Sculpture by Jodie Bliss

Spirit of Manitou Sculpture

This new piece is funded by the Manitou Springs Urban Renewal Authority’s $250,000 commitment to public art within the Urban Overlay Zone, which stretches from the gateway entrance to Manitou Springs to the intersection of Manitou Avenue and US Highway 24.

This represents a small piece of the MSURA’s million dollar plus investment in the  Avenue Action project, which has recently completed flood mitigation, road improvements and expansions to multimodal access to the area.

Back to School Baby Dino Naming Contest

Baby Dino

 In honor of the first full week back to school, Manitou Springs Arts Council (MSAC) and Manitou Springs Creative District (MSCD) announced a Baby Dino Naming Contest for the latest art installation in the community. The winner will receive a $250 prize package comprised of a $50 gift card to Theo’s Toys and $200 in Manitou Money.