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First Friday Art Walk
September 7 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
TAKE A FIRST FRIDAY WALKING TOUR
Gain new insight into downtown Manitou Springs’ art scene visit galleries and enjoy art on the avenue.
TAKE THE FIRST FRIDAY SHUTTLE
Less driving; more art! From April through December, the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region is pleased to provide a free shuttle bus service that makes a continuous loop around the city from 5-8 p.m. on First Friday.
NEW ROUTES THIS YEAR! Shuttle stops every half-hour at key Art Walk destinations in the State-Certified Creative Districts of Downtown and Manitou Springs, as well as Old Colorado City. In addition, local artists and performers will be along for the ride to entertain you, and share stories and interesting facts about the area. Complete shuttle information here.
At Commonwheel Artist Co-op: Calligraphic Expressions
September 7, 5-8pm
“Calligraphic Expressions”, a show of current work by members of Summit Scribes Calligraphy Guild, will be exhibited at Commonwheel Artists Co-op from August 17 to September 17. The opening night reception is August 17, 5:30 – 8:30 and the show is included in First Friday Art Walks on September 7.
In this exhibit, Summit Scribes Calligraphy Guild members demonstrate the many faces of modern-day calligraphic expression. All types of work from traditional letter forms to abstract calligraphic marks on two- and three-dimensional surfaces will be represented.
Work will include all aspects of contemporary lettering arts, including book arts, as well as the traditional and non-traditional use of letterforms as an expression.
Summit Scribes Calligraphy Guild is a group of calligraphers, lettering artists, bookmakers, and hobbyists who gather monthly to study lettering, the book arts, and related topics. We host weekend workshops throughout the year where well-known calligraphers are brought in to teach. Members of our guild also teach workshops outside of guild meetings.