Best Of 2013 • IndyPick: Art Center That's Much More

The BAC (where, as a disclosure, I used to work and volunteer) is far from the Manitou Springs flood zone, but the Aug. 9 deluge completely rewrote its mission for a few weeks. The 25-year-old organization quickly turned its headquarters into the DAC — the Disaster Assistance Center — so residents and business owners could find help and volunteers could check in, grab tools and food, and head out. Executive director Natalie Johnson says it was a no-brainer for the BAC's leadership; that includes board president Kelly Cummings Snyder, who is married to Manitou's mayor, Marc Snyder. Says Johnson: "We just said, 'We'll open our doors and do whatever we need to do for the town.'" — Rhonda Van Pelt

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Upcoming Events

  • "Get Dirty With Clay Tiles" (Art Events)

    • Sat., Oct. 29, 7-9:30 p.m. $45
  • Refractions with Souls Church (Spirituality)

    • First and Third Thursday of every month, 7 p.m. and Sundays, 10 a.m.
  • Best Of Members' Gallery (Art Exhibits)

    • Through Nov. 13
  • Best Of Members' Gallery Show (Art Exhibits)

    • Through Nov. 13
  • Studio Artists' and Members' Shows (Art Exhibits)

    • Through Dec. 11

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