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Manitou Art Center

(719) 685-1861

We cultivate an inclusive and resilient creative economy of people and resources through active participation and outreach.


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Join us for An Evening with Mark Twain!

It seems not even death could keep Mark Twain quiet and now he’s back, reading his stories and speaking his mind. Make sure not to miss this unique opportunity to listen to and interact with the paragon of American wit and wisdom (if he does say so himself). This evening will be filled with laughter and no small amount of what passes for good thinkin’ these days.

Join award-winning Colorado actor Seth Palmer Harris at the Manitou Art Center as he breathes new life into the famed writer and humorist.

Seating will be limited!

Get your tickets HERE!


  • The 1st Amendment Show is the only non-juried show in the region
  • Your work will be exhibited in the Intemann Gallery for two months
  • It will also be for sale online at Manitou Made by the week after the Opening (see below). 
  • Artists of any age, using any medium may submit up to 2 pieces of art
  • There is no entry fee, and no barrier to participation
  • All 2d work must be ready to hang
  • By submitting this form, you are automatically accepted into the show
  • Use the intake form on this page to submit your art including a photo - one form for each piece of work.  If you need help, please bring your work to the MAC and we will help you to complete the form
  • Please complete and submit the intake form prior to bringing your work in unless you need technology support.  
  • End of show and collection of artwork always takes place on the next intake date

Questions: manager@manitouartcenter.org




Intake and Opening Dates for 2024 *these dates may change

Intake & Pickup (Sat & Tues)


27 & 30 January, 2024

30 March & 2 April, 2024

25 & 28 May, 2024

27 & 30 July, 2024

28 Sept & 1 October, 2024

28 Sept & Oct 1, 2024 Big Loud Silent Auction

30 Nov & Dec 3, 2024

Show Dates 2024

February 2 - March 30, 2024

April 5 - June 1, 2024

June 7 - July 27, 2024

August 2 - September 28, 2024

October 4 - November 30, 2024

October 4 - October 11, 2024

December 6 - February 1, 2025

Opening Reception (Fridays)

February 2, 2024

April 5, 2024

June 7, 2024

August 2, 2024

October 4, 2024

October 4, 2024

(Closing Reception Oct 11, 2024)

December 6, 2024



Your Neighborhood Art Center for 35 Years

Music, theatre, pottery, printmaking, and other loud, slightly dangerous, and intensely messy events happen here daily. Locals and tourists alike flock to our galleries, studios, exhibition space, and classrooms.  Our spacious facilities can also accommodate events, conferences and offices. experiences are unlimited - how will you enjoy the MAC?

Hours of Operation

Tuesday to Thursday 10am to 6pm

Friday and Saturday 10am to 5pm

Sunday and Monday CLOSED


513/515 Manitou Ave, Manitou Springs, CO 80829 

(719) 685-1861 






513/515 Manitou Avenue, Manitou Springs, CO 80829  (719) 685-1861 Manitou Art Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.


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