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Peak Arts Fund provides operating support to 18 nonprofit arts organizations in the Pikes Peak region.

BUSINESS OF ART  CENTER

The Business of Art Center is an award-winning nonprofit art center open to the public with ongoing art exhibitions in four separate galleries. The seven equipped art studios occupied by more than 20 artists, along with a gift gallery, help support area artists. Convention, meeting and event facilities are topped off by a tantalizing espresso bar.

CHAMBER ORCHESTRA OF THE SPRINGS

The Chamber Orchestra of the Springs provides a unique opportunity for people in the Pikes Peak region to hear and appreciate the wealth of music for small orchestra. The orchestra strives for quality performances, innovative and educational programming and diverse artistic collaborations, while maintaining fiscal sustainability.

COLORADO COLLEGE SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL

The Colorado College Summer Music Festival is an intensive three-week program for 49 advanced student musicians, including violin, viola, cello, bass, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba, timpani/percussion and piano.

All students participate in a concert series including formal and informal chamber music concerts, five orchestra performances, including a free children’s concert, and several off-campus outreach concerts.

COLORADO SPRINGS CHILDREN’S CHORALE

The Colorado Springs Children’s Chorale is a nationally and internationally recognized youth choir. More than 200 children, ages 7 to 18, are placed through auditions in one of five choirs. Each year the Children’s Chorale performs more than 100 concerts locally, statewide, nationally and internationally. The Children’s Chorale sponsors an extensive outreach program, including concerts and workshops in schools and across Colorado each year.

COLORADO SPRINGS CHORAL SOCIETY

The Colorado Springs Choral Society is an adult volunteer community chorus. Membership is determined through auditions, with approximately 120 voices participating. The Choral Society performs five concerts per season, usually at the Pikes Peak Center, either independently or with the Colorado Springs Philharmonic or U.S Air Force Academy Band. While singing a wide variety of music, its emphasis is on performing great choral works, in quality venues, with full orchestra.

COLORADO SPRINGS CONSERVATORY

The Colorado Springs Conservatory offers arts immersion studies to students ages 3 through 19. Workshops and performances are offered in music, theater, musical theater, jazz and opera. Age appropriate classes and lessons are offered in voice, instrumental, music theory, ear training, composition, art and music history, studio, dance, movement and keyboard studies.

COLORADO SPRINGS FINE ARTS CENTER

Home to Taylor Museum, Bemis School of Art and SaGaJi Theatre, the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center is dedicated to inspiring people through visual, performance and educational arts. The newly expanded building features traveling exhibitions, permanent collections including Dale Chihuly glass, tactile gallery, museum shops, a stunning courtyard, spacious education studios and the Deco Lounge.

COLORADO SPRINGS PHILHARMONIC

The Colorado Springs Philharmonic is the only professional orchestra in southern Colorado. We perform about 40 concerts each year including Classical Masterworks, Philharmonic Pops, a Vanguard Series featuring 20th century composers as well as past masters, “Philharmonic Kids,” (a Family series), and Holiday events including The Nutcracker, Christmas Classics and New Year’s Eve.

COLORADO SPRINGS YOUTH SYMPHONY

This comprehensive instrumental music education association serves approximately 450 young people ages 7 to 18 who audition for six orchestras/wind ensembles. The organization is nationally and internationally recognized, having placed first at the International Youth Music Festival in Salzburg, Austria.

COTTONWOOD CENTER FOR THE ARTS

The Cottonwood Center for the Arts offers classes in the classical tradition, studio space for artists and a space for its students, instructors and local arts groups to exhibit.

Opening receptions are held on the last Friday of each month.

IMAGINATION CELEBRATION

Imagination Celebration produces, presents and promotes creativity by partnering with outstanding organizations and artists to engage young people and adults in music, theater, dance, poetry, painting, sculpture and folk art. These experiences are provided in schools, community centers, parks and performance venues throughout the Pikes Peak region. Family theater performances run October through May at the Pikes Peak Center for the Performing Arts. Weekly programs are held at Celebration Place at The Citadel mall.

MILLIBO ART THEATRE

The Millibo Art Theatre is a 90-seat theatre dedicated to producing and presenting new performance art for children and adults. They present three series of professional theatre, the Kids First, MAT Premieres and MAT Encores. In addition they provide a full slate of theatre classes and workshops for children and adults.

OPERA THEATRE OF THE ROCKIES

Opera Theater of the Rockies presents memorable opera that spotlights Colorado’s top artists. Professional training and opportunities for performance also are provided for emerging artists. The Opera Theatre Goes to School program educates teachers on ways to integrate opera into the classroom curriculum.


 

ORMAO DANCE COMPANY

Ormao Dance Company is a nonprofit professional modern dance company. With a goal to bring premier, challenging modern dance performance and classes to Colorado Springs and Colorado as a whole.

ROCKY MOUNTAIN WOMEN’S FILM FESTIVAL

Dedicated to celebrating the drive, spirit and diversity of women, the Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival is a three-day celebration of women and film. The festival provides a unique opportunity to view the “best of the best” by exceptional women filmmakers.


TRI LAKES CENTER FOR THE ARTS

The Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts offers a variety of programs in the visual and performing arts. Art exhibits are for established, emerging and student artists at the local, regional and national levels. Performing artist events include concerts, lectures and readings designed to bring in both new and familiar artists who stimulate new interests and ideas. Educational programs are offered for adults and children with a range of abilities and include everything from sculpting and painting to pottery and photography.

VELVET HILLS CHORUS

Velvet Hills Show Chorus, a chapter of Sweet Adelines International, is a dynamic group of women singing a capella four-part barbershop harmony who enrich the community through education, performance and musical excellence. The group currently has over 100 members. Guests are welcome.


THEATREWORKS

Theatreworks is a professional, regional theater dedicated to creating challenging and innovative productions of classic and contemporary theater for the enjoyment, education and stimulation of its audience. Theatreworks has received numerous awards and accolades, including the Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts. Shakespeare Quarterly called the summer Shakespeare Festival “as good, in absolute, as the best in the world.”