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Art Walks in Colorado Springs

Lace up your sneakers (or hop on the free shuttle) and hit the pavement for great local art and culture around the Colorado Springs area.

Art Walks

From museum exhibits to giant, outdoor art installations, Art Walks in Colorado Springs are sure to inspire and entertain. 

Avenue Creative Circuit: Colorado Springs / Old Colorado City / Manitou Springs

  • Art on the Streets - Enjoy the outdoor beauty and amazing installations of Art on the Streets. Pieces are located throughout Downtown to enjoy at your leisure year-round and guided tours are given in the summer.
  • First Friday in Downtown - Come downtown every first Friday of each month for a walking tour of downtown’s arts and cultural highlights. New routes each month feature stops at a variety of arts, history and cultural venues including gallery receptions, art openings, performances and more.
  • First Friday in Old Colorado City – From April to December, Old Colorado City’s ArtWalk happens the first Friday of each month from 5 pm-8 pm. Walkers can enjoy this free event due to the generosity of local artists and businesses. This self-guided tour features art galleries and open artist studios along Colorado Avenue between 23rd and 27th Streets. 
  • First Friday Art Walks in Manitou Springs takes place March-November from 5-9 p.m. The Art Walk features hundreds of local artists, food, drinks, and entertainment.


The free First Friday Shuttle Bus connects the Avenue Creative Circuit - Downtown Colorado Springs, Old Colorado City, and Manitou Springs - during Art Walks. NOTE: The First Friday Shuttle Bus will not run in 2021, the program is expected to return in April 2022.

In the meantime, stay up to date with First Friday events year-round here.

Downtown Colorado Springs & Old Colorado City Route
Stop 1: Cottonwood Center for the Arts
Stop 2: Downtown/Acacia Park
Stop 3: Boulder & Tejon
Stop 4: Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College
Stop 5: Art Depot Galleries
Stop 6: Old Colorado City

Old Colorado City & Manitou Springs Route
Stop A: Old Colorado City 
Stop B: Town Clock
Stop C: West Manitou
Stop D: Manitou Art Center

To travel between Manitou Springs and Downtown Colorado Springs, transfer buses in Old Colorado City. 

For more information on nearby galleries at each stop, click here

More Information & Route Maps


Enjoy Art Hop the third Thursday of each month, May through September. Galleries, restaurants and boutiques of historic downtown Monument stay open until 8 pm for a celebration featuring art openings, book signings, great food, live music and other special events.

Head over to our Arts and Events page for a listing of all the great art happenings in Colorado Springs. 

Monday, Apr 19, 2021
Heavy snow (2–5 in.) in the evening and overnight.
High 56°
Low 24°
Chance of Rain 63%
Wind NE at 8 MPH
Tuesday, Apr 20, 2021
Foggy in the morning.
High 37°
Low 19°
Chance of Rain 46%
Wind NE at 5 MPH
Wednesday, Apr 21, 2021
Foggy overnight.
High 40°
Low 22°
Chance of Rain 45%
Wind SE at 6 MPH
Thursday, Apr 22, 2021
Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
High 52°
Low 25°
Chance of Rain 37%
Wind S at 6 MPH
Friday, Apr 23, 2021
Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
High 60°
Low 28°
Chance of Rain 25%
Wind NW at 4 MPH
Saturday, Apr 24, 2021
Clear throughout the day.
High 65°
Low 29°
Chance of Rain 5%
Wind SW at 7 MPH
Sunday, Apr 25, 2021
Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
High 77°
Low 39°
Chance of Rain 1%
Wind SW at 7 MPH
Monday, Apr 26, 2021
Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
High 76°
Low 40°
Chance of Rain 1%
Wind SW at 9 MPH