Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, Pikes Peak Region

Art Museum · Hidden Gem · Performance
The story of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College (FAC) begins with the founding of the Broadmoor Art Academy by Julie and Spencer Penrose in 1919. During the Great Depression, three dedicated philanthropists – Julie Penrose, Alice Bemis Taylor, and Elizabeth Sage Hare – envisioned expanding the Broadmoor Art Academy into an entire arts district under one roof. The FAC changed its name, built a grand building, and opened as the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center in 1936. In August 2016, the FAC announced an historic alliance with Colorado College and on July 1, 2017, became the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College. The FAC is deeply rooted in the legacy of its founders, who possessed bold visions, a deep passion for the arts, and dedication to the Colorado Springs community. The FAC honors this legacy and spirit today by providing innovative, educational, and multidisciplinary arts experiences designed to elevate the individual spirit and inspire community vitality, building on its history as a unique cultural pillar of the Pikes Peak region. For more information, visit
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  • I love art. I am an engineer, and an artist. I believe in instilling culture and the arts in children. Unfortunately, this is not a consistently child-friendly place. They have a tactile gallery...  more »
  • I have attended theater in New York and London, but tonights performance of The Sound of Music at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center was one of the best shows I have ever seen. All of the performers.....  more »
  • We saw a performance of The Sound of Music here. Very well done. The talent was top notch. The theater is small which add a more intimate feel.  more »
  • I enjoyed WOW exhibition! As I understood it’s their temporary one. So hurry up! You don’t want to miss it.
  • I've enjoyed many plays in the past, but just went to Bad Dates with some girlfriends tonight and while the play was fun, the ushers made the entire experience a bit ridiculous. The play was open seating so we asked to move an unoccupied folding chair over to join a table with our group, and were told no. We asked three different ushers and each one ho-hummed about the chairs being for paying customers (which we were) so we finally resorted to taking turns SITTING ON THE FLOOR for the entire duration of the play while an unoccupied chair sat thirty feet away. Cool guys, thanks for that. We're able to laugh about it now, I guess.
  • Truly a fantastic art center! Definitely a COS must do! Plus, they offer free days each month...what’s not to love about more opportunities for everyone to experience art!
  • A fantastic place to see top notch theatre and art. There are always shows/events running, check the website for tickets. The museum is a must see in the Springs. There is a restaurant and bar inside the building too, great for pre show dining.
  • A lovely museum with fun exhibits: the Wearable Art feature was very fun! Each room was small enough to really absorb!

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