Where to get the best gifts for the art lover on your list!

By Alissa Smith @AlissaS1701

Check out this cool video featuring Manitou Springs Skeleton Craze!
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A flinging good time: Manitou Springs Fruitcake Toss returns

2018 Skeleton craze winners

The Skeleton Craze 2018 Results are in! Congratulations to:
Juried Winners:
Green Horse Gallery – (Frida Kahlo)
Runner Up: Anna’s Apothecary (Gold Skeleton)
Good Karma -Funniest (Wizard of Oz)
Avenue Hotel Bed and Breakfast –Scariest (Graveyard)
People’s Choice: Captain Custard (Colorado Custard Company)

Published by Adam on September 16, 2018

Season five of Beyond the Gallery with
De Lane Bredvik from the
Manitou Springs Creative District.

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Plan manitou needs photos!

Plan Manitou webpage photos and graphic images

We are updating the Plan Manitou webpage for implementation. I am looking for some new images that are engaging and inspirational, and show community members at work, play and doing their thing. Sometimes it is nice to mix things up with a graphic image that is not a photo, too. Here is what I’m looking for:

Intro images for home page

Partnerships – people working together

Taking action – getting things done

Assessing progress – measuring, evaluating, assessing . . .

Kids page

Photos of students working on community projects (Karen or MS teachers)

Arts & Culture

Need an engaging, colorful image – image from dance event in WAAP corridor? An arts class or artist at work?

 Economic Development

New image to replace COG train (for now). Festival or event?


Current picture is MS stallion and view from school site. Zippier picture?

Health, Human services, food access, well being

Something vibrant – image from community market?

 Muni governance and community engagement

Folks at a community event? Any images from the DCI “top chef” sign event?


Native vegetation, rainwater harvesting, community garden, creek clean up, installing a solar or other initiative. . . other ideas?

Transportation, Parking and Mobility

Image of people getting on or off bus or other alternative mode. . .

An image of the illuminated construction equipment at Adam’s Mtn Café?





Karen Berchtold, AICP

Senior Planner, Long-range Planning and Sustainability

Planning Department

606 Manitou Avenue

Manitou Springs, CO 80829

Revolving Loan Fund for Manitou Springs businesses impacted by construction and repairs: click here for application

Application for Revolving Loan Fund for Manitou Springs businesses impacted by construction and repairs: Please drop off completed applications in a sealed envelope to the Manitou Springs Chamber. Loans range from $1,000-$10,000 and distribution will begin mid-March.

manitou's murals are listed on peakradar.com! click the image below!