Learn more about our programs by visiting the MAC   |   513 Manitou Ave, Manitou Springs CO 80829  


Manitou Art Center

(719) 685-1861

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


Use your PPLD library card to get a free makerspace membership!

Makerspace  Join Now!

Sign up IN-PERSON at the Manitou Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave, Manitou Springs, CO 80829

If you would like to sign up for a membership using your PPLD Library card, please bring that card or number with you when you sign up.

We are open Tuesday to Thursday 10 am to 6 pm and Friday & Saturday 10 am to 5 pm

Call: 719-685-1861      manager@manitouartcenter.org


Makerspace FAQs

How old do I have to be to join the makerspace?

  • 18 and over to use the makerspace independently
  • Under 18s must he accompanied, trained and certified by a parent/guardian (with a few exceptions - see individual classes)

How do I learn to use the equipment?

  • In-person training for most tools
  • Trainer will certify that you are able to use the tool/machine
  • Parents/guardians are responsible for training and certifying their own children
  • The Makerspace Manager will maintain a record of certifications

I have a project in mind, how will the MAC Staff  help me make it?

  • We will recommend online and in-person training classes
  • We will provide you with access to the equipment you need to practice your skills and make your project
  • We will help you find answers to your questions using online resources or connecting you with experts
  • We will create unique classes based on demand e.g. beginner's ceramics classes.

Makerspace Membership Options

Monthly Fee  (join in-person)

Access to MAC equipment 22/7 using personal RFID access badge:

$30pm Student

$50pm Individual

$75pm Family


Library Card (join in-person)

Access to makerspace during opening hours only:

Tues-Thurs 10am-6pm

Fri & Sat 10am-5pm


Grant Funded 

available form Jan 1- Dec 31st, 2023

22hr daily access to the makerspace:

Must qualify, attend once a month, goal-setting, participate in free training to meet goal, free supplies & tools available.

2023 is currently full



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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