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 director of the Manitou Art…

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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, Brooke Bower & Richard Nehring,…

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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 in the purchase of the…

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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 our consideration,” says Ben Kuckel,…

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Membership Has its Privileges

Join MSAC and support the arts! 100% of your donation goes directly to our programs and projects! Once you join you’ll receive an acknowledgement and a membership card. This card will entitle you to a 15% discount at Fast Frame (5154 Centennial Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO 80919), located next to FarmCrest at the corner of…

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