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. 

Creative Corridor: 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 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 Old Colorado City – From April to December, Old Colorado City’s ArtWalk happens the first Friday of each month from 5pm-8pm. 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. 
  • 1st Friday Art Walks in Manitou Springs take place March-November from 5-9 p.m. The Art Walk features hundreds of local artists, food, drinks, and entertainment.


Ride the First Friday Shuttle Bus April through December 2019. It's free! Two routes take you to galleries, boutiques and restaurants throughout the Creative Corridor: Downtown Colorado Springs, Old Colorado City and Manitou Springs.

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, May 20, 2019
Rain until afternoon, starting again in the evening.
High 54°
Low 43°
Chance of Rain 73%
Wind E at 7 MPH
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Light rain in the morning.
High 57°
Low 38°
Chance of Rain 65%
Wind NW at 8 MPH
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Mostly cloudy starting in the afternoon.
High 65°
Low 33°
Chance of Rain 17%
Wind S at 6 MPH
Thursday, May 23, 2019
Partly cloudy until evening and windy starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.
High 66°
Low 40°
Chance of Rain 28%
Wind W at 1 MPH
Friday, May 24, 2019
Partly cloudy starting in the evening.
High 76°
Low 41°
Chance of Rain 2%
Wind SW at 8 MPH
Saturday, May 25, 2019
Partly cloudy in the morning.
High 79°
Low 41°
Chance of Rain 0%
Wind SW at 3 MPH
Sunday, May 26, 2019
Partly cloudy starting in the evening.
High 79°
Low 44°
Chance of Rain 0%
Wind S at 5 MPH
Monday, May 27, 2019
Mostly cloudy starting in the afternoon.
High 73°
Low 46°
Chance of Rain 22%
Wind SW at 4 MPH