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Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center

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Address: 30 W Dale St, Colorado Springs, CO 80903-3249
Phone Number: +1 719-634-5581
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10:00 - 17:00
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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 Christmas destination this year!

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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24 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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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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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Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

I live in Colorado Springs and have visited the FAC several times. I finally went back for a visit last week after not visiting the museum for at least 5 years! On the 3rd Friday of every month the museum is free to all! I decided to take advantage of this free day and was very glad I did. The... More 

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

Thank you for your recent visit during Museum Free Day! We are so please to offer this amazing opportunity to the community. I have forwarded your note about the dust issue and they are on it! We appreciate your thoughtful eye and hope you visit us again soon. More 

Denver
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Definitely worth a visit. The FAC is an attractive space with an interesting and eclectic collection.

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Tioga, North Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

The rotating and static exhibits here are wonderfully done. The architecture of the building and the design of the grounds add to the experience. If you are looking for a peaceful, relaxing, eye and soul pleasing excursion, this is the place to go.

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Herriman, UT
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

The attractive Fine Arts Center building was constructed during the Great Depression and opened in 1936, with somewhat eclectic architecture reflecting a strong influence by the Art Deco movement. An addition opened in 2006. The FAC is located in a lovely area that is not intuitive to find—GPS will help. It is just south of Colorado College and is a... More 

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

Thank you for your recent visit! The Frank Mechau mural is quite spectacular. We recently featured a solo exhibition of Mechau's work (make sure to check out the book for sale in our museum shop) which was breathtaking. Right now, the cafe is only open for pre-theatre dining, however you don't have to go to the show to eat there.... More 

Rural Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

We attended the performance of Shear Madness while visiting Colorado Springs for a wedding. The performance was awesome. The actors are truly talented. The staff at the Theatre was helpful and courteous. Beverages were offered before and during intermission in which you could take into the Theatre. I don't think there really is a bad a seat in there. We... More 

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

Thank you for your recent visit! We are please you had a great time at the show and hope to see you again soon. More 

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