• "Rusty, the Snowman" by Doyle Svenby

    Rusty The Snowman Fundraiser – January 21st @ 6:30P.M.

    Fundraiser 6:30-9p.m. – $10 if tickets purchased ahead, $15 at the door. More information here: Event Details Purchase event tickets here(paypal):

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    MSAC Helps Restore the School Desk Chair

    The bright red school desk chair outside of the Manitou Art Center was recently restored, thanks to a generous matching grant by MSAC. This chair is a popular photo spot for visitors to Manitou Springs. Adults, as well as children, take pleasure in sitting in the chair and being dwarfed

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    A Bit About MSAC

    Art on the Avenue Some of the sculptures MSAC has installed The Manitou Springs Arts Council was established in 2004 for the purpose of serving both artists and the community. MSAC is a Public Charity under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and serves as the umbrella organization for

  • Natalie Johnson, executive director of the Manito Art Center, was instrumental in obtaining a Creative District designation for the city.

    Colorado Creative Industries

    Natalie Johnson, executive director of the Manitou Art Center, was instrumental in obtaining a Creative District designation for the city. Manitou starts path toward becoming Creative District by Larry Ferguson Pikes Peak Bulletin, July 3, 2014 “Manitou has always been known as being crazy and creative,” said Natalie Johnson, executive


    “Shooting Star” Shines Once Again

    Thanks to a generous donation by Don’s Body Shop (202 South 21st Street, Colorado Springs) the sculpture “Shooting Star” by Doyle Svenby has been restored and given a new coat of paint. When the Canon Avenue Bridge project is completed, “Shooting Star” will once again arch over Fountain Creek as

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    MSAC Helps Sponsor Lantern Parade

    Each April, hundreds of school students light up the avenue with a Lantern Parade organized by Concrete Couch. The parade starts at Soda Springs Park at 7:30 pm and ends up at Mansions Park. MSAC has been an ongoing sponsor of this event, providing funding to Concrete Couch to enable

  • MSAC Adopt-A-Pedestal Program

    MSAC’s “Adopt-A-Pedestal” program helps support our “Art on the Avenue” project. Thus far, the following businesses and individuals have stepped up to the plate as “Adopt-A-Pedestal” sponsors. These generous sponsors have contributed $14,600. Ellen & Donald Anderson, Mike Barsotti, Bestway Disposal, Bill & 2 Chucks, LLP, Ellis & Bernadette Borders,

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    MSAC Acquires “Phoenix”

    The Manitou Springs Arts Council has added the bronze sculpture “Phoenix” to its permanent collection as part of its “Art on the Avenue” program. Pictured here are, from left to right, Ben Kuckel, MSAC president, artist Neil Fenton, and Mike Barsotti, owner of CK Comics and Collectibles, whose generosity helped

  • Manitou Chamber Music Festival

    MSAC helped sponsor the inaugural season of the Manitou Chamber Music Festival in 2014. During the 2-week festival, students studied under and were coached by professional musicians, then presented 8 classical music concerts in Manitou Springs. If you missed it, plan to attend next year’s summertime festival!

  • MSAC Increases Stipend to $500

    MSAC is pleased to announce that it has increased its stipend from $350 to $500 under its public art program, “Art on the Avenue.” “MSAC is interested in continuing to bring new artwork to town, and we hope that the increased stipend will encourage more artists to submit entries for