Manitou Paints!
A Plein Air Event

Fine Art in Fresh Mountain Air

En plein air is the act of painting outside. Join us for live painting on the streets and in the parks in downtown Manitou Springs followed by an online auction during arts month in October. Proceeds from the auction benefit the Manitou Chamber of Commerce and the artist.

This invitation-only event brings artists from around the region to Manitou Springs for an art-filled day outdoors. Stroll around our historic town and watch artists at work.

If you are an artist and would like to participate, please email your bio and 5 examples of your art to or submit an application through our website here.

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