Local artists gravitate here. There are art studios for rent, thus working artists who can be observed, or you may choose to be one of them. Community-oriented, as the name suggests, there are meetings, shows, and a bookstore "The Black Cat" making it a friendly place to be.
A challenging place to commune with nature, both flora and fauna abound. The hills are a bit tough now that I have a severe enough ankle injury. Concern for my ability to navigate the mountainous scenery and habitats make me nervous about going so far this year, but I WILL GO! SOON! I hope to get a season ticket. I can't wait to see all the beautiful and well-cared for beasties! And some of them are wearing clothes!! ;-P Great place for people watching as well as animal peeping.
The Museum is now open. tours are on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. go to www.worldwariiaviation.org/ for more information and to pre-order tickets
A gallery filled with the unique visions of talented local artists in a variety of media and the recommended Edge framing business; the boutique has beautiful one-of-a-kind jewely and gift items. The owner, Patrice, is a watercolor artist and instructor.
I have become addicted! Spending evenings with Paint the Town has become my therapy to break away from the craziness and stress of the week. Open, friendly, peaceful, accepting and fun atmosphere just melts the stress away. The instructor Bev always has a warm smile, encouraging word or crazy dance. I have brought children with me all accepted and encouraged. One child is special needs and Bev was a blessing. I totally APPRECIATE that is an alcohol free zone! I WILL be back.
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Loved every minute of Paint the Town! What an awesome night!!!
Our family recently joined a Paint-the-town painting party and had a blast! What a fun way to spend a cold, blustery evening with our kids. The new north-side Colorado Springs location is easy-access with plenty of free parking. The jivey music kept our creativity flowing while painters laughed with one another. Miss Bev, the owner/artist, led the class of all ages with her easy, happy style. By evenings end, we had met new friends and took home our own splashy sunflower canvases. We couldn't of had more fun as a family! And I will return soon with my office co-workers for a private team-building event to inspire some fresh ideas. Paint-the-Town is a new form of entertainment, safe for all ages, with lots of different classes, private parties and "fun"raising too! Go check it out! I bet you'll get hooked like we did and join-in more than once!
Carmen and family
The poster of this review has absolutely no proof whatsoever that his illness is related to his dining at my restaurant. We have served dozens of the same menu items as he had over the last few days, without any other concerns or complaints from any other guests. And during his phone call to me just minutes before this posting, he was saying he was too ill to get out of bed, yet now he can pull himself together enough to quickly fire off revenge posts? He just assumes that I should write him a check without any kind of medical procedures to link his illness to dining at my establishment! I am more than happy to address his concerns if they are valid, but to claim a supposed food illness without this being proven to be a food illness, or a food illness related to my facility is ignorant, irresponsible, intentionally harmful and reckless behavior.
Lawrence "Chip" Johnson - President of Exigence, Inc.
Proprietor, Executive Chef and Gallery Director
The Warehouse Restaurant and Gallery
The variety of media I saw used in the various pieces of work on display was quite diverse and interesting. The show was definitely atypical, if compared to the work usually seen in other Old Colorado City art galleries that have been around for a while. There were no works of art on dispaly at this gallery featuring the typically seen Aspen trees, pine trees, or mountain seens, which are usually aimed at tourists visiting the area who do not see these types of sceens on an everyday basis.
The show was a breath of fresh air for the Colorado Springs art enthusiast, such as myself! I saw non-representational three-dimensional sculptural forms made from metal, wood, paint, and/or fiber, hand dyed fiberart pieces, pastel drawings, charcoal drawings, charcoal combined with pastel drawings, colored pencil drawings, pen and ink drawings, paintings, pieces featuring non-traditional, recycled materials, and even a tryptych consisting of framed silk ribbon weavings. There were quite a few portraits, an interior sceen, some intriguing still lifes, and a few photographic pieces, as well.
Every art enthusiast should come see this show before it ends soon. The last show is on Friday, February 4th from 5-8. There will be a reception and the opportunity to speak with each of the 12 artists on display about their artwork, which always makes viewing art more interesting.
I've seen this variety of work and I highly recommend spending some time with each piece.
best coffee in Colorado Springs! and the friendliest staff!!!
Great coffee, and Great art.... A winning combonation made even better by sweet people behind the counter!!!
Tina, the owner of Colachi Arts, is a faithful supporter of art and artists in general; she really believes in the artists & their work she has on display. She is a very interesting person to talk with. Tina is an artist, too, and really understands the process of creativity. I guess we are all just numbers in a very busy world were it not for the peace and serenity you can derive just from taking a few moments and enjoying some artistic expressions in this wonderful gallery.
Lovley wine list, excellent service, devine food in a unique atmosphere.
I think this is the best frame shop in Colorado Springs. They actively support the local art community, including schools and their students. They have artwork from about 25 local artists on display. They offer a superbly large set of frame choices, easily the largest set of choices in Southern Colorado. They are both professional and small town friendly at the same time. Well worth visiting.
This is definitely worth checking out when you are interested in an upscale dining experience. Interesting menu, very nicely done. The gallery is also available for rent as a party/event room and makes for a great party.
The best coffee and espresso drinks in Colorado Springs.
The exhibit looks remarkable. Such a wide array of visual arts, it's incredible and well worth seeing!
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