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First Friday ArtWalk launching 6th year

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On April 1, First Friday ArtWalk begins in the historic shopping district in Old Colorado City. The Friday ArtWalk is a visual arts walking tour featuring art galleries and open artist studios along Colorado Avenue. ArtWalk runs monthly from April to December, from 5 to 8 p.m., on the first Friday of each month.  Local businesses and corporate sponsors… Continue Reading First Friday ArtWalk launching 6th year

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Michael Velez had been a downtown retailer for 20 years, but last month he relocated Velez Gallery to Old Colorado City. The move was necessitated by what he believes is a changing retail environment in the downtown area. “I think downtown is a great place for night life, but people aren’t looking for window shopping,”… Continue Reading Velez already benefiting from move to Old Colorado City

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There will be no charge for on-street parking in downtown Colorado Springs and Old Colorado City on Saturdays throughout December. The free parking is expected to cost the city $27,200 in uncollected meter money, but city officials reason that the free parking will bolster shopping traffic and in turn boost sales tax revenue.

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Old Colorado City dreaming of green Xmas

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This year Old Colorado City will replace incandescent holiday lights with LED lights like the ones pictured here. Christmas lights photo courtesy of HolidayLEDS.com Old Colorado City has traded in its old incandescent holiday lights for new LED lights. The new bulbs are more efficient and offer a different kind of glow. Planners of the… Continue Reading Old Colorado City dreaming of green Xmas

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