Pikes Peak Arts Council



The Pikes Peak Arts Council is a non-profit organization founded in 1968 to honor, connect, and enrich local artists, working to ensure that artists are thriving in, and essential to, the Pikes Peak region.

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2018 PPAC Exhibition and Performance Opportunities

PPAC coordinates an Annual Member Show and offers members additional paid performance and exhibit opportunities including festivals, mixer events, ArtPOP, and more. PPAC Members of any discipline are invited to present, perform and exhibit artistic work through the following organizational opportunities in 2018. 

Looking for an exhibit or performance opportunity? Email PPAC@pikespeakartscouncil.org to learn more!


What If... Festival 2017

Saturday, September 9, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in downtown Colorado Springs


The Pikes Peak Arts Council teamed with Imagination Celebration to host a performance stage during 2017's What If... Festival. Learn more about the Festival here!

Applications closed August 10.

Please visit us at 2017's PPAC Performance Stage on Sun Lawn! 
Click here for details.

ArtPOP 2018

Taking place at various locations in the Pikes Peak region throughout October 2018


Specialty performances meet arts patrons and citizens where they are, bringing art to everyday life and showcasing the indelible talent of Pikes Peak regional artists. You are called on to help enhance Arts Month with a memorable, impactful arts experience!

The Pikes Peak Arts Council and the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region are partnering for ArtPOP 2018, wherein artists will develop and curate 20 performances in diverse locations across the Pikes Peak region. Artistic experiences and displays in out-of-the-ordinary, public, and everyday spaces are encouraged. Each event is free, open to the public, and is to last at least one hour. Artists are compensated for their work. Applications are accepted from all disciplines involving multi or single performances, a performance + Q&A, exhibits, demonstrations, installations, and more!

Stay tuned the next Call for Artists in summer 2018.

PPAC Member Shows

The 2017 Member Show took place through December at the Plaza of the Rockies Gallery in downtown Colorado Springs, featuring 30 PPAC member visual and 3D artists and performances by the Colorado Springs Children's Chorale, the Colorado Ballet Society, and an installation by JD Sell. 

The 2016 Member Show took place throughout December at Cottonwood Center for the Arts, featuring 23 PPAC member visual and 3D artists and performances by Ormao Dance Company.

The 2015 Member Show took place December 2015-January 2016 at Library 21c, featuring 18 PPAC member visual artists.

Stay tuned for our next PPAC Member Show call for artists in Fall 2018!


Think 360 Arts


PPAC is working with Denver-based Think 360 Arts, the leading statewide provider of arts education programs and services,to bring local, working artists into school and community teaching environments in the Pikes Peak region.

PPAC artists of any discipline are invited to apply to join the Think 360 artist roster on CAFÉ. 

As part of our partnership, PPAC Members are eligible for a half-price discount to apply to become a Think 360 Artist.

Please enter discount code: T360-half

Interested applicants are welcome to peruse the Think 360 website for more information, or reach out to Program Director Lares Feliciano at: lares@think360arts.org. 


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