Colorado Springs Art Galleries, Museums, Supplies & More

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We are all about to dive deep into everything about art in Colorado Springs and our opening section will fully cover the best art galleries and museums near you.

Up next we will discuss a variety of other topics like local art supply stores, events, festivals, dealers, appraisers, walking tours, sculptures and statues, art classes, studios for rent, and the top frame shops in your area.

If you are searching for any specific section you can jump straight to it by using the table of contents on the left and we will also be sharing a Colorado Springs art map with all of the various venues we mention throughout the post pinned on it.

Feel free to check out more of our posts about art around the Midwest by clicking here.

Best Art Galleries & Museums In Colorado Springs

If you want to check out the best art galleries and museums in Colorado Springs you can head to:

The Colorado Springs Fine Art Center is open from 10am to 4pm Wednesday through Sunday and has been one of the the main cultural attractions in town since the 1930’s. You can find over 20,000 objects in their vast collection and they have many different educational programs available along with their Museum Free Days that go down once a month where anyone can enter free of charge.

You will find a wide variety of unique styles at the Broadmoor Galleries which is open from 9:30am to 5:30pm daily. Visit them when you are trying to sell a piece or need a consultant and every weekend in July they have their major Broadmoor Art Experience event.

Those who like to enjoy art from numerous cultures around the world can do so at Galleries Extraordinaire from 11am to 5pm Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 4pm on Monday.

There are numerous lectures, public programs, and special events at the UCCS Galleries of Contemporary Art that are generally free to the public when they are open from 1pm to 7:30pm Friday through Sunday. One of their more popular programs is the Visiting Artists & Critics Series while they are also a major participant in the First Friday Downtown events.

Sculpture lovers can find hundreds of sculptures of famous people at the Michael Garman Gallery from 10am to 5:30pm daily.

Not only will you see fine art on display at the Anita Marie Fine Art Gallery from 10am to 6pm Tuesday through Saturday but they also provide studio workshops and offer small group classes.

Materials & Supplies Near You

The best places to buy art supplies and materials in your area are:

If you want to check out some cool glass works or learn how to blow glass yourself Full Spectrum is a great option and you can even order your own custom glass pieces from them.

Shows & Events

These shows and events can be a lot of fun:

We mentioned the Museum Free Days before and they go down on the second Saturday and third Friday of each month at the Fine Art Center.

We also mentioned the free Broadmoor Art Experience which is held each weekend in July when you will generally find around 20 groups showing off a wide variety of types of artworks in your area. You can even watch and learn as they create new works at the event.

Every first Friday of the month head downtown to see all kinds of unique pieces, listen to live music, and mingle with the crowd.

On the last Saturday of November visit the Cottonwood Center to see or buy new pieces from plenty of regional and local artists.

Art Dealers & Appraisers

Some of the best art dealers and appraisers near you to buy a new piece or find out the value of one you already own are:

You can find lots of art from up and coming local artists at the Kreuser Gallery.

There are over thirty artists from Colorado who provide works for the 45 Degree Gallery.

Walking Tours

Walking around outside on a beautiful day and seeing some cool art in your area can be done at:

When Art On The Streets is going on the downtown area can feel like a massive outdoor sculpture gallery. There are tours on the first Saturday of the month starting at 10am at the Wild Goose Meeting House.

First Friday Downtown takes place from 5pm to 9pm and is free for everyone.

Sculptures & Statues

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There are some really nice sculptures and statues around the city like:

  • Starr Kempf’s Kinetic Sculptures at 2057 Pine Grove Ave
  • Recycled Rainbow at Swan Law 501 N Cascade Ave
  • Rites of Spring at Cascade & Monument St
  • The Great Pumpkin at intersection of Pueblo Ave
  • General William Jackson Palmer at W Platte Ave and Nevada Ave
  • Continuum The Julie Penrose Fountain at 126 Cimino Dr

Starr Kempf’s Kinetic Sculptures are located in the yard of his home but are visible from the street.

The General William Jackson Palmer Statue was created in the late 1920’s by Nathan Dumont Potter.

Bill Burgess and David Barber created the Continuum Julie Penrose Fountain that you can find in America the Beautiful Park which is one of the largest sculpture fountains in the country.

Colorado Springs Art Classes

Whether you need lessons for kids or are an adult who wants to grow his skills you have a handful of good options. Some of the best Colorado Springs art schools and classes near you can be found at:

You can find art classes for kids and adults at Pikes Peak Artist Collective who provides lessons in painting and pottery and even has classes for children with special needs.

There are private lessons or drop in classes in art and pottery at Cottonwood Center for the Arts.

For oil painting or figure drawing lessons head to Alvarez Art School.

The Bemis School of Art is located at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center and they have big studios, experienced instructors, and generally small class sizes.

There are both day and night classes available at Kids Can Draw.

Some other places we have listed throughout the post that also have art classes in Colorado Springs are the Anita Marie Fine Art Gallery, Art111 Gallery and Art Supply, and Full Spectrum Art Glass Supply and Gallery.

Studios For Rent Near You

If you need to rent an art studio in your area try out The Glass Grind and as the name suggests it is mostly a glass blowing studios.


The best places to go for art framing in Colorado Springs are:

Budget Framer looks to get your piece into a good frame for a fair price while they also specialize in conservation matting and shadow boxing.

You can find a wide variety of wood and metal frames at Academy Art & Frame Company.

There are more than 3,000 varieties available at Art & Frame Approach who also does local custom framing, handles preservations, and repairs.

45 Degree Gallery, Michaels, and Hobby Lobby are more places to find framing near you.

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Have Fun Enjoying The Colorado Springs Art Scene

We wish we had more to share on the art scene near you but for now that is all we’ve got. We listed the best galleries, museums, events, shows, supply stores, dealers, appraisers, walking tours, sculptures, classes, studios, and framers in your area that you may want to check out.

Those who are still reading this probably love the local art as much as we do. If so go ahead and use the comments to share your own tips or to let us know if you think we got anything wrong.

We hope you enjoy your time at the best Colorado Springs art galleries, museums, supply stores, or doing whatever else you plan to do with the info.

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This post and all of the posts on our site are edited by Dan Soloman who has been a huge fan of art since he was a little kid. His mother was a good local artist, and she taught him the trade from a very early age. He studied art and its history in both high school and college, has worked at multiple galleries, and recently has begun creating and editing online content for this site and some other online media platforms.


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