Arts Month is wrapping up for 2019, but the positive energy across the region is still glowing. Here are a few of the highlights from this year's campaign, and ways that you can still engage!
Did YOU have one new arts & cultural experience with your family or friends this October? Tell us about your Arts Month and enter to win weekend passes to Rocky Mountain Women's Film Festival!

ArtPOP, a series of free, public, pop-up arts experiences presented by Pikes Peak Arts Council continues with several more events until October 29.

ArtPOP is supported by the Cultural Office and Gazette Charities.
Artini kicked off Arts Month on September 27 with a crowd of over 1,200 art fans at Mining Exchange Hotel and The Gold Room. Aerialists, musicians, dancers, poets, painters, cocktail mixologists and more, all entertained the crowd with their creativity.

The Business + Arts Lunch was a sell out at 400 attendees on October 10! Honorees were BornesPro Media, Cottonwood Center for the Arts, Penrose St. Francis Health Services, and Platte Furniture. Brett Andrus & Lauren Ciborowski received the Bee Vradenburg Foundation's "Bee an Arts Champion Award."

One of the goals of Arts Month is to earn press coverage for local arts & culture. So far this year, we have tracked 24 stories across print, television, podcasts, and more.

Each year, Cultural Office Executive Director Andy Vick crisscrosses El Paso and Teller Counties to meet with local elected officials about the value of the arts, and to secure Arts Month Proclamations.

Wait ... did we mention the ORANGUTAN? This Arts Month, we've partnered with the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo to give away an experience for up to 4 people to paint with an organgutan! You can even keep the painting.