National Arts Month




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This October, arts & culture take center stage throughout Colorado Springs and across the Pikes Peak region, as our creative community celebrates Arts Month 2021! Orchestrated annually by the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region, Arts Month elevates the visibility of arts & culture across El Paso and Teller Counties by showcasing local talent, providing opportunities for arts advocacy, supporting innovative cross-sector community collaborations, and creating new avenues for arts engagement and cultural enrichment.

We encourage you to get plugged into one of the below artistic events with Ent Center for the Arts and our partners!


Theatre Events with Theatreworks

"Witch" By Jen Silverman
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Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater
September 16, 2021 - October 10, 2021

Thursday-Sunday, 2pm, 4pm, 7:30pm

What would it take for you to sell your soul?

In this fiendishly funny dark comedy, Elizabeth Sawyer meets the devil. Scratch has come to haggle over souls with the residents of the tiny village of Edmonton. Elizabeth should be the easiest to convince — she’s an outcast, branded as a witch for years. So why is she the only one to resist Scratch’s deal? This subversive, inventive play adapts a Jacobean comedy with modern sensibilities and is “devilishly clever and deliciously laugh-packed” (StageSceneLA).

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Artistic Events with Galleries of Contemporary Art

Environmental Performance Agency
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Undesirable Plants Declare: A Participatory Public Review
On view in the Downtown Gallery | October 1-29, 2021
Thursday- Sunday 12pm-6pm

EPA, the collective’s primary goal is to shift thinking around the terms environment, performance, and agency – using artistic, social, and embodied / kinesthetic practices to advocate for the agency of all living performers co-creating our environment, specifically through the lens of spontaneous urban plants, native or migrant.

Fireside Dialogues
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Ent Center for the Arts lower lawn
October 7th with Nina Elder | 6:15pm
October, 21st with Erika Osborne | 6pm
October 27th with Dylan Harris | 5:45pm 

M12 Black Forest Institute and Artists will share knowledge, stories, and wisdom about our regional forests. The Black Forest Institute provides space for constructively addressing the complexities of forest fire and related subjects such as fire impact, rural futures, and global climate awareness.

High + Low: D. Dominick Lombardi

Art by D. Dominick Lombardi titled Whistling Bird

On view in the Marie Walsh Sharpe Gallery 
August -December 12, 2021
Thursday- Sunday 1pm-7:30pm

This exhibition showcases the creativity and innovation of blending qualities of highbrow and lowbrow art, and experimentation with various media including forays into sculpture and kinetic art.

Art Without Limits
Outdoor Sculpture entitled The Windmill Project

Ent Center for the Arts, Various Outdoor Locations
All Year Round, any day
All Times

Art WithOut Limits program currently features 12 outdoor sculptures, including the community favorite The Windmill Project.


Free Events

Mindful Movement Mondays
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Ent Center for the Arts upper lawn
October 11th, 18th, 25th
Monday 12pm-1pm

Join us for 1-hour yoga sessions led by Dr. Debby Patz, once again at the Ent Center for the Arts. This ongoing and free event is part of Mindful Movement Mondays, a nearly decade long partnership between the Wellness Center and Galleries of Contemporary Art (GOCA) at UCCS. The program will take place outdoors in fall, 2021, on the upper lawn of the Ent Center for the Arts.

Betty Ross Fundraiser to benefit GOCA
Hopi Mural by Betty Ross

GOCA Art Sale featuring artwork by Betty Ross
Sheppard Art Studio in Ent Center for the Arts
October 29th
Friday 12pm-6pm

Pop-Up Exhibition featuring the artist, Betty Ross
Proceeds benefit UCCS GOCA's Active Artists & Exhibition Fund
Limited Space preview catalog of art here

Mindful Movement Monday: Deep Listening Sound Walk
Jane Rigler on Flute

Ent Center for the Arts upper lawn
October  4th
Monday 12pm-1pm

As a Certified Deep Listening© Certificate facilitator, Jane Rigler, flautist and VAPA Associate Professor will gently engage participants to explore various multi-sensorial practices through the simple act of walking-while-listening. The free event is part of Walktober at UCCS, Arts Month October, and the Mindful Movement Mondays series at GOCA.

Prologue: Forums of American Theatre
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Chapman Foundations Recital Hall
October 25th
Monday 7pm-8:30pm

Dr. P. Carl is a scholar, theatre historian, dramaturg and author of the critically acclaimed book Becoming a Man, about his own journey through gender transition. Carl is the former head of the theatre forum Howl Round and is a professor of theatre at Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts. He will join us for a discussion about the book and his development of the text into a stage play. Dr. Carl will sign books in the lobby after the event.


Music and More...

The Campfire: A Gathering of Humanity
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Heller Center of Arts and Humanities
October 1st-3rd, October 8th-10th
Friday-Sunday 8:00pm

Bring family and friends to join us around our campfire. Share an evening outdoors, under the stars, among community with stories, songs, and fun! Students get free admission.

Peak Frequency Concert: Sending, Receiving, Becoming
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Shockley-Zalabak Theater
October 8th
Friday 7:30pm-8:30pm

Sending, Receiving, Becoming: a blending of relational graphic, video and other visual scores and sonic blueprints, each player sends sound signals to the players who then respond with regenerated sonic transformations, creating a hybridized culture of living sonic expression. With this interactive concept, the essence of the quartet is retained while collaboratively sound-designing a musical eco-system that lives within a flux of sending, receiving and becoming. 

Peak Frequency Concert: Composers-in-Residence

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Shockley-Zalabak Theater
October 9th
Saturday 7:30pm-8:30pm

The UCCS Music Program welcomes Visiting Composers-in-Residence Lukas Schulze and Derek Keller for masterclasses with students, composition presentations, and a concluding concert. Brobston featuring UCCS Music Faculty guitarist Colin McAllister, trumpeter Glen Whitehead, percussionist Randy Bowen and guest guitarist Russ Callison. World premieres include Schulze’s WorRacines for two guitarists and tenor voice [2019] and Brobston’s - Bardo [2018] for solo guitar performed by Callison


Come celebrate the entire Art Month with Ent Center for the Arts or various locations across the Pikes Peak region. Show your support by attending many free or ticketed events and help recharge innovative artists and our community with cultural enrichment. 

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