On Tuesday, five nominees were announced as candidates for a $10,000 prize awarded by the Bee Vradenburg Foundation and the Gay & Lesbian Fund for Colorado. The Art Creates Community contest will award the prize to the foundation that receives the most community votes.
The finalists are:
•The Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum
•Chamber Orchestra of Colorado Springs
•Rocky Mountain Film Festival
Each party pitched a specific project to bring more art into the city. Concrete Couch and the Pioneers Museum have plans for kid and family activities throughout the year. The RMFF, along with the Rocky Mountain Women's Film Festival, the Lavender Film Festival and the Indie Spirit Film Festival seek to hold a brand new film fest under the theme of community itself, called Zoom In!.
Cast your vote here (the project is co-sponsored by our friends at the Gazette, so try to ignore the teeth whitening and diet ads).