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."
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.