1. Grant Sabin and the Juke Joint Highball
Prepare to be taken on a journey through the blues, roots, and folk as Grant captivates you from the first note to the last. Grant Sabin and the Juke Joint Highball brings together several talented musicians for an eclectic form of an older style of music.
2. Commonwheel Artists
Commonwheel Artist Co-op serves as a local art hub in Manitou Springs, so it is natural that artist members of the co-op showcase their work at the 2018 Artini. Expect to see magnificent works that encompass glass, fiber, jewelry, painting, pottery, sculpture, and painting.
3. GalaxyFest Fashion Show
GalaxyFest, the multi-genre pop culture festival in the springs, promotes and encourages artistic expression in all forms. Their past fashion shows have included black lights, wildlife costumes, and anything but the ordinary.
4. Colorado Springs Jazz Party Ensemble
Colorado Springs has an incredible jazz community and we are always amazed at the way in which the various musicians jam together, each feeding off one another to create incredible music!
5. Diverse Souls Hip Hop Dance
Music, dace, speed painting, drag, and hair styling…can you think of a more creative mash up for a performance? This vibrant and experimental collaboration will showcase various artists’ talents!
6. Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Institute & Youth Documentary Academy
Enjoy short films created by the Youth Documentary Academy and curated by the Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Institute. These two pillars of the Colorado Springs film industry create and inspire compelling and thought-provoking films.
7. Peaks & Pasties Burlesque
Let the dancers of Peaks & Pasties Burlesque (and boylesque) wow you with their treasure trove of sequins, rhinestones, and tassels. From traditional burlesque to modern dance and vaudevillian, you will be enthralled by the troupe’s celebration of women and men of all varieties.
8. Halau Ilima Polynesian Dance
Live music will accompany dancers as they take the audience on a journey through different Polynesian islands with samples of diverse dance styles and costume.
9. Aerialists (Dragonfly Aerial Company)
Dragonly Aerial Company’s performers wow audiences with their fearless, hanging acrobatics. These artists beautifully tumble, twirl, fly, and spin while only supported by hanging bands of fabric!
10. Tarot Card readings by Katie Sloan
Discover something new about yourself with Katie Sloan in a down to earth and enlightening tarot card reading. Connect with a new part of yourself and gain new insights in your fun and meaningful reading.
Bonus! Tejon Street Corner Thieves
Colorado locals and Artini veterans, Tejon Street Corner Thieves bring their whiskey infused blues and trash-grass to the streets to welcome all to the party! Expect to stomp your feet and dance in the street with your new favorite band.