Dozens of people gathered outside of the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum for the Mayor’s Second Art Walk. Greeted by Mayor Bach, his wife Suzi and Economic Vitality Specialist Donna Nelson, the group was led on a tour to see the artwork on display in downtown Colorado Springs.
Sponsored by the City of Colorado Springs, the Pikes Peak Art Council (PPAC) and the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region (COPPeR), these events take people on a walking tour through downtown with Mayor Bach to see the art, learn its history and comment upon it. Wall murals, sculptures and even architecture were all on display for appraisal and discussion.
Mayor Bach talked about the importance of art in any community, not just to stimulate creativity but also to improve economic vitality. “As we go on these walks I am pleased to see how much we have in the way of public art – but the best part is meeting new people,” he said. The Mayor enjoyed listening as the other people commented about art’s place in society, and how much they loved the various art projects scattered throughout downtown.
Two other Arts Walks with Mayor Bach will be held on August 29 and September 19.