Cultural Office News
Arts & Economic Prosperity 5
Study Results Announced

In 2016, we partnered with Americans for the Arts to lead an in depth study of the economic impact of our local arts community as part of the national Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 (AEP5) study. It was the third time we had lead the study on behalf of the Pikes Peak region,  which is conducted every 5 yearsThe Cultural Office succeeded in gathering organizational data from 87 nonprofit arts organizations (an increase of 70% from the previous study in 2011) and 867 audience surveys at 15 local arts & cultural events (an increase of 33%). Thank you to everyone who participated!

The results are now in, and they are impressive! 

Join us at Coffee with COPPeR on Wednesday, July 12 at 8 a.m. 
for a local summit on the results, featuring special guest  Randy Cohen, VP of Research & Policy at Americans for the Arts!

NEW Free Art Walk Shuttle Bus
July 7, August 4, September 1, and October 6

To help make your First Friday experience more enjoyable, the Cultural Office is pleased to debut a new, free shuttle bus service that makes a continuous loop around the city, making stops at key Art Walk destinations and several area hotels. The shuttle bus service is intended to serve local residents as well as visitors. In addition, local personalities will be along for the ride to entertain you, and share stories and interesting facts about the City of Colorado Springs! Learn more. 

Bernstein Festival Seeks Collaborators

The Colorado Springs Philharmonic invites local organizations to participate in The Best of All Possible Worlds: Leonard Bernstein at 100. Happening January - March 2018, the festival will be a community-wide celebration of Leonard Bernstein's artistic and humanitarian legacy. Learn more.

July 1 Deadline for  Arts & Cultural Group Profile Updates on

Each year, we produce the only comprehensive directory of arts and cultural groups in the region, the Peak Radar Pages! We pull from the online  Peak Radar Organization Directory. Check to see if your group's listing is accurate and make changes by July 1.  To make edits anytime, log in to Peak Radar and click your dashboard's Organization button, then the Manage button. Need help? Email to or call our helpline at 719-634-5155. 

Affordable print ads are available in this year's Pages through The Gazette, our partner in producing and distributing 70,000 copies of the 2018 edition during Arts Month this October! Reserve ad space by August 1.

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