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First Friday Shuttle Bus Stop-by-Stop Information

Gallery Openings * Live Demonstrations * Meet the Artists Shopping and Dining * Special Performances *Note: To get from one route to the other, riders must transfer buses at the Old Colorado City bus stop.…

Gallery Openings * Live Demonstrations * Meet the Artists

Shopping and Dining * Special Performances


*Note: To get from one route to the other, riders must transfer buses at the
Old Colorado City bus stop.

*Events are free to attend unless noted with a ($)

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Downtown Colorado Springs to

Old Colorado City Route

This loop takes 40-50 minutes. Shuttle buses pick up at each stop
approximately every 20-30 minutes.

The shuttle runs from 4:30 to 9:00 p.m. to allow riders to
enjoy local dining options.

Cottonwood Center for the Arts is a community impact organization located in downtown Colorado Springs. Their mission is to engage the Pikes Peak Region in art through learning, exhibits, and performances, hosting a diverse and creative community of work spaces for artists.

Pick-Up / Drop Off Point: Front Entrance of Cottonwood Center for the Arts

Participating Locations

‘A Tale of Two Sisters’ | Cottonwood Center for the Arts
427 E. Colorado Avenue

‘Hauntedwood: Things That Go Bump In the Night’ | Cottonwood Center for the Arts
427 E. Colorado Avenue

Retrospective: 5 Years of Studio Residencies | The Machine Shop
4 S. Wahsatch Avenue, #120

The Farmer & Adele | Western Jubilee Recording Company
433 E. Cucharras Street

 

 

 

The first park donated to the City of Colorado Springs in 1891, Acacia Park serves as a central hub of activity in the downtown Colorado Springs area. Located within easy walking distance of most of downtown, the park hosts events of all kinds and is especially vibrant during the summer months.

Pick-Up / Drop Off Point: Story Coffee (south side of park)

Participating Locations

“blu” romanodaniel | The Modbo
17 C. East Bijou

Guided Chocolate Tasting | Cacao Chemistry
109 N. Tejon Street

Photography and Mixed Media Paintings by Brian W. Tryon | Red Gravy Restaurant
23 S. Tejon Street

The Art of Lelia Davis | Vectra Bank
111 S. Tejon, Suite 103

The Springs Signature Cocktail Tour | Throughout Downtown ($)
Downtown Colorado Springs

Pikes Peak Restaurant Week | Various Locations
Throughout the Pikes Peak Region

Silent Disco | Knights of Columbus Hall
25 W. Kiowa Street

Menopause the Musical | Pikes Peak Center for the Performing Arts
190 S. Cascade Avenue

Jazz Nite and the Late Night Conservatory All Stars | The Gold Room
18 S. Nevada Avenue

 

 

 

Boulder Street and the surrounding area is home to many great downtown businesses, including art galleries, restaurants, and bars.

Pick-Up / Drop Off Point: Outside the Wild Goose Meeting House

Participating Locations

‘Dimension’ | Kreuser Gallery
125 E. Boulder Street

‘There’s Music Between Spaces, Stepped Leader, and Return Stroke’ | Kreuser Gallery
125 E. Boulder Street

Pageant Answers | Coralun Vintage
330 N. Nevada Avenue

 

 

The Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, built in 1936, grew out of and expanded on the mission of the esteemed Broadmoor Art Academy to become one of the only multi-discipline arts institutions in the nation. Today it remains an amazing rarity — a museum, theater, and art school, essentially an entire arts district, under one roof.

Pick Up / Drop Off Point: Front Entrance of the Fine Arts Center

Location Information

‘Notes from the Musick Collection’

Melanie Yazzie: ‘Finding Oneself Again and Again’

‘Utopia: A New Society for All’

O Beautiful! Shifting Landscapes of the Pikes Peak Region

Christine Howard Sandoval: Channel

 

 

 

 

The Arts Depot District Galleries are located in an early 20th-century granary near the railroad tracks, in the original part of downtown Colorado Springs. The district features three separate gallery spaces.

Pick-Up / Drop Off Point: Southwest Staircase

Participating Locations

UV: UltraVision Art Experience | Marmalade at Smokebrush
219 W. Colorado Avenue, Suite 210

 

 

Colorado City (now Old Colorado City) was established in 1859 during the Pikes Peak Gold Rush as a supply town and commercial staging area. Though now part of Colorado Springs and no longer a town of its own, Old Colorado City continues as a charming and historic center of galleries, retail, restaurants, and commerce.

Pick-Up / Drop Off Point: Colorado Avenue bus stop between 25th & 26th streets

Participating Locations

‘The Aspen Show’ | Laura Reilly Studio Gallery
2522 W. Colorado Avenue

14 Year Anniversary Show | Hunter-Wolff Gallery
2510 W. Colorado Avenue

 

 

 

 

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Old Colorado City to

Manitou Springs Route

This loop takes 30 minutes. Shuttle buses pick up at each stop
approximately every 30 minutes.

The shuttle runs from 4:30 to 9:00 p.m. to allow riders to
enjoy local dining options.

Colorado City (now Old Colorado City) was established in 1859 during the Pikes Peak Gold Rush as a supply town and commercial staging area. Though now part of Colorado Springs and no longer a town of its own, Old Colorado City continues as a charming and historic center of galleries, retail, restaurants, and commerce.

Pick-Up / Drop Off Point: Colorado Avenue bus stop between 25th & 26th streets

Participating Locations

‘The Aspen Show’ | Laura Reilly Studio Gallery
2522 W. Colorado Avenue

14 Year Anniversary Show | Hunter-Wolff Gallery
2510 W. Colorado Avenue

 

 

 

To commemorate the opening of the Manitou Mineral Water Company, Jerome B. Wheeler, had the Wheeler Clock built in 1890. The goddess Hebe represents the purported youth-giving properties of Manitou Springs water, which used to flow from the sculpture.

Pick-Up / Drop Off Point: Manitou Avenue bus stop on south side of clock tower 

Participating Locations

Waste Not, Want Not | Commonwheel Artists Co-op
102 Canon Avenue

 

 

 

The western part of downtown Manitou Springs offers various gallery, retail, and restaurant spaces within a short walk.

Pick-Up / Drop Off Point: Manitou Avenue bus stop 

Participating Locations

‘Prairied Treasure…or…Are You Sirius?’ | Iron Springs Chateau ($)
444 Ruxton Avenue

 

Music, theatre, pottery, printmaking, and other loud, slightly dangerous and intensely messy events happen here daily. Locals and tourists alike flock to our galleries, studios, exhibition space, classrooms and delicious café. Our spacious facilities can also accommodate events, conferences and offices. Experiences are unlimited – how will you enjoy the MAC?

Pick-Up / Drop Off Point: In front of Manitou Art Center

Participating Locations

‘Wrong Side of Da Tracks’ by Jantzen Peake | Manitou Art Center
513 Manitou Avenue

Bhakti Flow with Madhu Dasa | SunWater Spa ($)
514 El Paso Boulevard

 

 

 

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