Best Of 2010: Place to Buy Art
Want a unique piece of original art by a Colorado artist? Seek out Commonwheel Artists Co-op, a fun shop that features some of its co-operative members' best works. Since 1974, this collaborative has been promoting art in the Pikes Peak region. The store is the main avenue, along with gallery events and a Labor Day art festival. A wide array of sculpture, mixed media, fibers and fabrics, jewelry, pottery, paintings, photography and other creations makes Commonwheel a must-visit on a Manitou afternoon. Artists take turns manning the counter and are on hand to chat about selections. — Debbie Kelley
Commonwheel pervades all seasons and creeds as a source for quintessentially Manitou Springs fine arts and crafts. With more than 30 years under its belt, the co-op offers pottery, ceramics, wall art and jewelry crafted by locals. Like the arcade up the street and the stream behind the building, this outlet is a cornerstone of the community.