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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Upcoming events

    • 18 Jun 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Cottonwood Center for the Arts 427 E. Colorado Ave. Colorado Springs CO 80903

    Effective methods of professionally representing yourself, reaching a larger audience, and selling your art online. 


    $10 for non PPAC members.

    Free for PPAC members. There is a $5 registration fee, but that is refunded if you sign in the day of the course. Use the promo code PPACMEMBER to get the $5 initial discount for member registration.

Upcoming events


PPAC Membership allows for creative networking, exhibit and performance opportunities, free artist education courses, a MicroGrant application, and so much more! Join us today to connect with your community of Pikes Peak creatives!

In honor of the Pikes Peak Arts Council's 50th year (1968-2018), we're undertaking the digitization of records! Do you have any PPAC memorabilia or documents you'd like to contribute? Write us at:


Nominate arts educators for the 2019 ABE Awards. 


Fossil Craft Beer Company is the official sponsor of quarterly Pikes Peak Arts Council Member Mixers!


The 19th PPAC Awards will be held at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College on a date to be determined! 

Click here for photos, highlights, and a list of nominees and winners from the 2018 PPAC Awards.


The Arts Council hosts quarterly member mixers for members to engage alongside fellow creatives in a stimulating environment while enjoying performances and exhibits by local artists and learning more about upcoming PPAC programs and events. Non-members are always welcome to come learn more about the organization.

Submissions for ArtPOP 2019 will open soon! In October 2019, the Pikes Peak Arts Council and the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region will once again invite arts patrons to explore the incredible talent of regional artists from all disciplines. 

Last year, ArtPOP! presented 20 specialty pop-up installations, literary events, concerts, theatre performances, dance projects, film showings, visual art exhibits, sculptures, photography exhibits, printing workshops, and more -- all fascinating local work by local artists. Check out the Facebook listing here, and start thinking about what you could submit for ArtPOP! 2019! The deadline for applications is June 2nd, 2019. 


Artist marketing and branding, telling your unique artist's story, taxes, copyright, and more! PPAC hosts quarterly artist educational courses in conjunction with the Small Business Development Center with support from Colorado Creative Industries. 2019 classes coming soon! 


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