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GOCA Downtown Celebrates 10 Years


GOCA Downtown Celebrates 10 Years


GOCA - 10 YR Celebration from UCCS GOCA on Vimeo.

GOCA Downtown Celebrates 10 Years

December 1- January 7, 2021
A co-production of GOCA and ENT CENTER FOR THE ARTS

a logo for gocaThe Galleries of Contemporary Art are celebrating a few milestones. GOCA has reached 40 years of artful experiences with students and Colorado Springs community since first opening in 1980. GOCA’s vision to provide access to national and regional contemporary art, is activated through engagement, events and conversations sparked by art. GOCA Downtown opened in 2010, adding a satellite gallery location in the heart of downtown for UCCS and the community thanks to the generosity of Nor’wood Development Group who donate the lease of the space. It quickly became known as a premiere destination for arts lovers every First Friday, as well as the home to signature programs like Brilliant, Chit Chat mash—up talks, and collaborations with arts organizations across the Pikes Peak region. GOCA Downtown is a nexus for experiences that bring people together and challenge visitors to dig deep and take a chance on often experimental, always high-level art. Since its founding GOCA has been recognized by the community, university and greater Pikes Peak region audiences as a vital cultural and educational asset. In this past decade, GOCA Downtown tracked nearly 150,000 visitors to its spaces and programs and featured over 50 art exhibits. See what community members have shared regarding the impact and value of GOCA Downtown gallery, with the above video.