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.
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.
FREE SHUTTLE SERVICE
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.