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Museums, arenas shine if done right

For a good chunk of February, a driving vacation took me back to my roots, visiting Arkansas and coming back through Texas, seeing family and friends at various stops. But though this trip wasn’t about work, I couldn’t avoid noticing some tourist attractions along the way, especially how they might relate to what’s going on… Continue Reading Museums, arenas shine if done right

Ads influence the world of media consumers

Can you have newspapers or magazines without advertising? Every editor longs for such a perfect world, one shielded from the clamorous demands of commerce. Imagine: no powerful advertisers who might pull their ads if displeased by an editorial, no imperious publishers who drive revenue by cutting newsroom staff, no fighting to get your great investigative… Continue Reading Ads influence the world of media consumers

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Downtown Colorado Springs launches INTERSECTION

Downtown Colorado Springs announced a new program “that will add to the visual vibrancy and character of downtown’s urban streetscape,” according to a news release from the Downtown Partnership. INTERSECTION will feature original designs on 12 downtown traffic signal cabinets, located at intersections throughout downtown. “INTERSECTION is part of a larger initiative to improve the… Continue Reading Downtown Colorado Springs launches INTERSECTION

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Commonwheel celebrates 40 years

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Commonwheel celebrates 40 years

The Commonwheel Artists Co-op celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2014 and, for almost all of that time, the gallery has been nestled on the corner of Cañon Avenue and Lafayette Road in downtown Manitou Springs. “It’s served us very well,” Juanita Canzoneri, the co-op’s current president, said of the location. Commonwheel was started in the… Continue Reading Commonwheel celebrates 40 years

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Award-winning architect David Tryba to lead jury for 17th annual art exhibit

David Tryba, FAIA, has been selected as the lead juror for the 2015-2016 Art on the Streets exhibit in Colorado Springs. Art on the Streets celebrates the power of art in public places, while turning the streets of downtown Colorado Springs into a yearlong outdoor sculpture gallery. The Founder of Tryba Architects, a firm with… Continue Reading Award-winning architect David Tryba to lead jury for 17th annual art exhibit

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Area’s best work: Choices by the decades

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Area’s best work: Choices by the decades

Colorado Springs was founded in 1871, 12 years after its western neighbor, Colorado City. The first buildings here were log cabins and thrown-together structures described in a contemporary account as “miserable shacks.” They soon were replaced by substantial creations in wood, brick and stone as cities arose on the once-pristine lands at the base of… Continue Reading Area’s best work: Choices by the decades

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Pop Up Shops fill storefront vacancies

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Pop Up Shops fill storefront vacancies

Shoppers familiar with downtown may come across some unfamiliar businesses this holiday season. Pop Up Shops, a program facilitated by the Downtown Development Authority and Downtown Partnership, provides an opportunity for budding small business owners to test the water without daunting commitments. “It provides an option for potential new retailers to test the market,” said… Continue Reading Pop Up Shops fill storefront vacancies

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All Things Catholic more than a store

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All Things Catholic more than a store

Prior to Brian and Rachelle LeMay’s purchase of All Things Catholic in the spring, Rachelle worked in the shop for the previous owner for several months. She and her family also frequented the retailer in its numerous locations throughout Chapel Hills Mall. “The store has moved five times in the seven years it’s been at… Continue Reading All Things Catholic more than a store

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Museum leaders aim high for design

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Museum leaders aim high for design

When the City for Champions project first was announced more than a year ago, the proposed U.S. Olympic Museum and Hall of Fame was front and center. Headed by the formidable Dick Celeste, it seemed obvious the museum would have the largest impact of any of the four projects. Celeste envisioned an “iconic” structure that… Continue Reading Museum leaders aim high for design

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County retrieves set of 1930s murals

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County retrieves set of 1930s murals

Thanks to a remarkable partnership between El Paso County and the Denver Public School System, nine 1930s murals are being installed in Centennial Hall. The murals depict familiar characters from fairy tales and nursery rhymes such as Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Goldilocks and the Three Bears and Little Boy Blue. They were executed by… Continue Reading County retrieves set of 1930s murals

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