Planning a visit to Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region? You’ve come to the right place!

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PeakRadar.com is the region’s most comprehensive online calendar, spotlighting a wide range of arts & cultural events, sporting and outdoor recreational activities, and much more!

The Pikes Peak region is the gateway to southern Colorado and includes Colorado Springs, Manitou Springs, Old Colorado City, Tri-Lakes, Fountain, Cripple Creek, Woodland Park, Victor and Green Mountain Falls. Lured by more than 300 days of annual sunshine, millions of visitors come to enjoy our community each year. Colorado Springs was originally founded as a resort colony, and to this day tourism remains the city’s third largest industry.

Evidence of the Pikes Peak region’s first artists, the Ute Indians, remains etched on the rocks at Garden of the Gods Park. Since then, the area has continued to attract artists and outdoor enthusiasts lured by the region’s unparalleled natural beauty. At the turn of the century, inspired by a trip to the summit of the Peak, Katherine Lee Bates penned what has become our country’s most famous poem and song, “America the Beautiful.” Today, from the world-class Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center to the annual Labor Day Liftoff balloon festival, the region overflows with cultural offerings. In the summertime alone, there are countless opportunities to hear free, live music in our parks and open spaces. Whatever leisure-time experience you are seeking, you’ll find it here at PeakRadar.

For more information on accommodations, group travel, attractions and more, visit the Colorado Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau.

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Artist of the Week

Nancy Bonig

Bonig designs and creates most of her kilnworked pieces with the hope that they will bring as much pleasure to the person who buys them, as they did to her when she created them. The design process starts with the finished piece in mind - its final size, shape, bend and function. Then she draws on the influences of the Art Deco period, with it’s sleek, geometric forms and stylized imagery in decoration and design, while she experiment with line, color, texture and balance to achieve a pleasing whole.

 

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Public Art of the Week

Sprocket Power

The inspiration for this sculpture came from Alexandrozicz riding his mountain bike around Colorado Springs. Sprocket Power is a component of the bicycle culture that represents the transfer of human energy to mechanical propulsion.

 

Artist: Ian Alexandrozicz  

Date Created: 2016

Location: University Village Colorado

 

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