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Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center

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Address: 30 W Dale St, Colorado Springs, CO 80903-3249
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+1 719-634-5581
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10:00 - 17:00
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Hours:
Fri 10:00 - 19:30
Sat - Thu 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Housed in an award winning art-deco facility, the Colorado Springs Fine...

Housed in an award winning art-deco facility, the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center has been the cultural center of the Pikes Peak region for nearly a century. With roots reaching back to the Broadmoor Art Academy, the Fine Arts Center has striven to promote the importance of fine art from its inception in 1936. The FAC's museum boasts a large permanent collection of regional, national, and international artists and hosts an array of traveling exhibitions. In addition to the museum, the Fine Arts Center also houses a Broadway-caliber theater with its own theater company as well as an established art school.

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Great place to zone out and experience art

A nice size and truly an art museum not an artifact storage place. They have changing exhibits that are fun, with docents to answer your questions and give information. I also... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Clute
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A nice size and truly an art museum not an artifact storage place. They have changing exhibits that are fun, with docents to answer your questions and give information. I also like the permanent exhibits so I can revisit favorite works. This is nicely laid out to avoid crowds, sit on a bench and absorb. I have met the nicest... More 

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Colorado
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

The deco building beautiful. This small FAC has a wonderful permanent collection. The grounds are beautiful and back up to the Colorado College Campus. Take some time to explore the grounds!

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Thank American_Brit_11
Denver, Colorado
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Took 2 teens and 2 preteens for the special events day in the bitter cold snowstorm. To thier credit they did every event promised! Ice carving guys had been at it for hours in the cold- made a slide and face ring ice bodies for kids. Upstairs they had volunteers making hand carved dreadals, and downstairs was the children's chorale... More 

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Thank Kmermaid
Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

We have been to the Fine Arts Center for plays for many years. This year, we bought season tickets for 6 of us. We have been to the first 2 and enjoyed them both. It is a small theater so you can really see and enjoy the performances.

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Thank ColoradoTraveler55
fineartscenter2015, Public Relations Manager at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! We are so pleased that you are enjoying the performances this season. We will be announcing the upcoming season much earlier this year - on March 3 at 6:15p. It's free to attend and you will have the opportunity to keep your seats and purchase a subscription for the upcoming season! We hope to see you... More 

Cazenovia, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

I was visiting my elderly mother who is in assisted living in Colorado Springs and took her here for something different. Happy to see it was wheel chair accessible. We both enjoyed it but I was surprised that there was no senior discount. Thought it was pricey for the time spent there.

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Thank cazcindy
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Winter Lights has begun. Beautiful and creative trees line the front hallway. The Grinch exhibit is full of storyboards and cels from the making of the Grinch cartoon 50 years ago. So nice that newly local residents shared their collection for the first time with our town. A real and unique holiday find!!

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Thank cab6500
Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

We went to the museum to see the Grinch display. It was absolutely wonderful! The cels that were displayed were unreal! The detail of these drawings was so precise! There are other displays there also. I only wish there was more Grinch items sold in the Gift Shop.

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Thank Lizzy51_12
Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

REally enjoyed this little museum. The collection of art from New Mexico was wonderful……religious art and native American art. The collection is impressive but not overwhelming so one can take it in more easily. There was also a contemporary special exhibit that was awesome, husband and wife artists from Colorado. This is a small but interesting collection and definitely worth... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

So glad I popped in on a random night that happened to be free (third Friday of the month, maybe?) and was able to check out the gift shop, the lounge, and the AMAZING art on display. So glad I stopped to see what was happening here ... HIGHLY recommended.

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Thank Rhonda B
fineartscenter2015, Public Relations Manager at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, responded to this review

Thanks for your recent visit! You are correct, we offer Museum Free Day the 3rd Friday of each month. Make sure to also check out our First Friday Art Parties! These free events are the first Friday of each month (5-7:30p) and we feature music, artist demos and talks, a cash bar, giveaways and more! More 

Colorado Springs, CO
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We were so disappointed in this show. There were so many inappropriate songs and stories. I know it was taken from the book but just not appropriate material.

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Thank Rosemary S

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