Commonwheel Artists 43rd Annual Labor Day Weekend Art Festival showcases over 100 juried artists and craftsmen in historic Manitou Springs.
The Commonwheel Labor Day Art Festival offers art patrons the perfect setting to come to discover and purchase art created by some of the best artists and craftsmen from the region and beyond!
Art patrons are invited to wander among booths filled with high quality, yet affordable artwork in Manitou Springs’ Memorial Park. The community will be delighted to find many past favorite artists mixed in with some exciting new artists. Painters, sculptors, potters, photographers, jewelers, weavers, glass artists, and more have come from the Pikes Peak region and neighboring states to share their creations with art appreciating visitors at this juried Art Festival.
The Commonwheel Labor Day Art Festival is a celebration of original fine art and contemporary crafts and has long been considered the premiere art festival in the Pikes Peak region! This family-friendly festival features something for everyone: great art shopping, original music by talented local musicians, a small beer garden, specialty food items, and creative activities where kids can try their hands at creating art!
Our music coordinator, Sarah Hope, enlists many talented local musicians who will perform a variety of styles of music. Each performer adds their own original touches to create fun and dance-able musical offerings all weekend long. Art patrons at the festival always find themselves stopping to listen to one or more performance that catches their attention as they shop the art-filled booths.
Eco-friendly food service and delicious treats make this a great place to meet friends for lunch before exploring the art booths. Art Patrons can enjoy a wide variety of exotic and familiar fun foods at the ten food booths found in a tree-shaded food court. The food booths are diverse and offer some tasty treats rarely found at other festivals.
Our food vendors, sponsors and many community volunteers are working with Commonwheel to create a sustainable Waste Wise Festival. At the 2016 Art Festival, 80% of the waste generated at the festival was diverted away from the landfill as compost or recyclable materials. Learn more at the Transition Town’s Booth.
Many local businesses donate art, entertainment or dining prizes for the free prize drawing at the Information Booth.