The Arc Pikes Peak Region, The Independence Center, and the Downtown Partnership are partnering to create a guided tour of the First Friday Art Walk in September, featuring art from people of all abilities.
Calling all artists and art lovers! The Independence Center and The Arc Pikes Peak Region have been invited to partner with the Colorado Springs Downtown Partnership’s First Friday Art Walk on September 1, for The Art of Accessibility.
This event is free and open to the public, and features new art, live music, and special events on the first Friday of every month from 5 to 8 p.m. at dozens of galleries, retailers, and nonprofits throughout Downtown Colorado Springs.
This special event will feature a guided tour, geared toward providing the Downtown Partnership with feedback from a variety of people with disabilities regarding the accessibility of the event. Those interested in participating in the tour should contact Jamie Muth at firstname.lastname@example.org or (719) 471-8181, ext. 167 by 5 p.m. on August 14 to RSVP. For more information on the tour, please click here.
The Art of Accessibility will also provide an opportunity for artists who are differently-abled to showcase their work in the “Art of Accessibility” Exhibit. Artists will receive:
Art submissions should be emailed to Courtney Stone at email@example.com by 5 p.m. on August 14. For more information about what to include in your artist application, as well as deadlines, please click here to view the artist invitation. If you have any questions, please call (719) 471-8181, ext 197.
2017/09/01 - 2017/09/01
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The Art of Accessibility event is an excellent opportunity to help create an inclusive atmosphere during the Downtown Partnership’s First Friday Art Walk. The guided tour will feature a facilitated focus group to provide feedback to the Downtown Partnership on the accessibility of the experience. All participants will enjoy a fun evening with delicious food and lots of desserts! For more information on the guided tour, please click here.
Artists of all abilities will also have the opportunity to display their artwork, while receiving guidance from experienced artists in designing and setting up their exhibits. There will also be an opportunity to participate in an artist Q&A. For more information on submitting your artwork, please click here.