Join COPPeR (Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region), GOCA, Cottonwood Center for the Arts, the Modbo, Pikes Peak Arts Council, and Pikes Peak Community College in the grand opening of this year's Art in Storefronts project! Meet the artists and curators, enjoy some tasty food truck treats and street performances, and enjoy this new take on public art.
2014 Art in Storefronts Locations:
10 E Bijou (Curated by the Pikes Peak Arts Council)
12 E Bijou (Curated by the Pikes Peak Community College Downtown Studio Art Gallery)
14 E Bijou (Curated by the Modbo)
125 E Bijou (Curated by Cottonwood Center for the Arts)
127 E Bijou (Curated by UCCS' Galleries of Contemporary Art)
Live music by Burn the Maps! Food provided by ZA Pizza (https://www.facebook.com/ZA.colorado) behind Acacia Park's bandshell.
Art in Storefronts is an urban revitalization project designed to reactivate vacant store windows by inserting non-commercial art installations, creative businesses or pop-up shops in order to brighten the downtown area, increase foot traffic, and showcase local artists. COPPeR seeks artists to develop installations for vacant storefronts in various neighborhoods in the Pikes Peak Region. Art in Storefronts is an ongoing project, conducting call for artists multiple times a year. The selected installations are temporary, and all properties remain for lease throughout the presence of the project.
Thank you to Sam Eppley and Kathleen Venezia for generously donating their property spaces. And thank you to our sponsor, Kirkpatrick Bank.