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The impact of COVID-19 has been felt across every facet of our lives, and the local arts scene is no different. Canceled events and performances, gallery and venue closures, and loss of income opportunities are just a few of the challenges facing the local creative sector. Find ways to help here.

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The impact of COVID-19 has been felt across every facet of our lives, and the local arts scene is no different. Canceled events and performances, gallery and venue closures, and loss of income opportunities are just a few of the challenges facing the local creative sector. Find ways to help here.

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As we find ourselves still confined under a stay-at-home order to limit the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, many have used their isolation to explore creative projects. At G44 Gallery, for instance, a new online exhibit called COVID Creationsshares the work o…

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Note: This article is part of a monthly column written by Jonathan Toman that explores cultural organizations in the Pikes Peak region and the personalities that power them. Jonathan serves as the Peak Radar Manager for the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region. PeakRadar.com connects you…

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Note: This article is part of a monthly column written by Jonathan Toman that explores cultural organizations in the Pikes Peak region and the personalities that power them. Jonathan serves as the Peak Radar Manager for the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region. PeakRadar.com connects you…

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Playing Bohnanza for the first time was akin to what I imagine it would feel like you if saw a Cadillac CTS-V get taken off the line by a Datsun B210. Bohnanza is a goofy-looking card game with dated graphics and the theme—growing and trading ostensibly comic varieties of beans—does not twea…

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Note: This article is part of a monthly column written by Jonathan Toman that explores cultural organizations in the Pikes Peak region and the personalities that power them. Jonathan serves as the Peak Radar Manager for the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region. PeakRadar.com connects you…

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The group of artists that make up the Knob Hill Urban Arts District (the stretch of Platte Avenue between Union and Circle) may be street artists, but could hardly be considered misfits. As they’ve worked to beautify this area of central Colorado Springs that seldom gets attention for its ar…

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Poet Jodie Hollander, author of The Humane Society and My Dark Horses, has made a mark everywhere she’s touched. From Australia, where she was included in multiple national poetry anthologies, to Italy, where she won a National Endowment for the Humanities grant, to South Africa, where she r…

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Attendees stream out the doors and into the Stargazers Theatre and Event Center's foyer, bustling from excitement after the evening's entertainment. One woman makes a bee-line to co-owner Cindy Hooton and her husband John as they greet their guests with flyers of the upcoming shows. "She sai…

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Food has never been quite so sexy as in artist Kelly Gilleran’s new exhibit for The Modbo. In Birthday Suit, Gilleran draws on her influences — vintage, mid-century advertisements, pin-up art and traditional media techniques — to create striking paintings of flirtatious food items that will …

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Near the end of 2018, the Converge Lecture Series hosted its last event at the Pinery at the Hill, where it has brought prominent and diverse authors and poets to speak on the subject of “moral beauty” since October of 2017. Now, they’ve moved to an ambitious new venue, the Ent Center for th…

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Back in the day, workers didn’t have the luxury of podcasts or custom Spotify playlists to make their days go by faster. Cuba, and the Cuban diaspora in Florida, solved the problem of workforce boredom by introducing lectors into their cigar factories in the early 1900s. A lector would read …

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If the title of this play alone isn’t enough to convince you to go, you’re not entirely a lost cause; there is so much more going on here than what’s on the tin. Granted, five self-described “widows” (sure, Jan) do get together to eat a few quiches, but consider: It’s Cold War 1956, and brea…

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Each year, GalaxyFest gathers the city’s geeks and hosts a jam-packed weekend of events. With authors, artists, celebrities, cosplay contests, mermaid demonstrations, panels, workshops and more, it’s well worth its ticket price and the inevitable emptiness you’re bound to feel once the conve…

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Almost eight years ago, local photographer Abigail Kreuser first opened the doors of her Colorado Avenue art gallery, drawing the Springs arts scene under the bridge to enjoy a diverse array of art by local creatives. She has provided a venue for art of all mediums, modes and meanings, and b…