The Smokebrush Foundation For The Arts produces and presents innovative arts experiences that foster creativity and collaboration inspiring positive change in the Southern Colorado community and beyond. Smokebrush came to life as a Community Arts Foundation in 1992. Involved in the local and professional theater scene, the foundation also spearheaded workshops, exhibitions, a Children’s Theater series, world-class concerts and numerous community art projects.
The Historic Downtown Manitou Springs is an artist’s enclave featuring time-honored art galleries, street performers, creek-side restaurants and boutique stores. Enjoy a free concert at the town’s central Soda Springs Park, or take the kids fishing at Schryver Park, a shady oasis with an indoor pool, picnic area and stocked pond. It's said the word Manitou means “great spirit,” and you'll certainly find that here. Besides healing waters, the cool mountain air was thought to be good for tuberculosis sufferers. Today, visitors still come for their mental health, as well as physical. Located at the base of Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, Manitou Springs is abundant with fun attractions and activities. Ride a zip line over a canyon, watch a hilarious show while enjoying a tasty dinner or shop in Colorado's largest art gallery.
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