WEEK 1

VISUAL & CULINARY ARTS

OCT. 3-9

WEEK 2

THEATER & FILM

OCT. 10–16

WEEK 3

POETRY, PROSE & COMEDY

OCT. 17–23

WEEK 4

MUSIC & DANCE

OCT. 24–30

WELCOME!

This October, arts & culture takes center stage throughout Colorado Springs and across the Pikes Peak region, as our creative community celebrates Arts Month 2021!

Orchestrated annually by the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region, Arts Month elevates the visibility of arts & culture across El Paso and Teller Counties by showcasing local talent, providing opportunities for arts advocacy, supporting innovative cross-sector community collaborations, and creating new avenues for arts engagement and cultural enrichment.

Everything that’s happening this October can be found from the HIGHLIGHTS and EVENTS tabs, above. There are more Arts Month opportunities to discover from the GIVEAWAYS and MERCH tabs. And, you’ll find additional information ABOUT Arts Month as you continue to explore this website.

Despite the challenges and uncertainties caused by the pandemic, our 8th annual Arts Month celebration is shaping-up to be one of our biggest and best ever! Throughout the entire month, we invite you to enjoy the amazing talent and diversity of our creative community, and encourage you to use the information and opportunities on this website to “have one new cultural experience with family or friends this October!”

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    ARTIST-OF-THE-DAY PROFILE

    Pete Schuermann

    Date Featured: October 17, 2021

    Pete Schuermann is an established motion picture writer/director/producer, born on Long Island and currently a resident of Monument, Colorado. His experience in the visual field includes on the job training in almost every aspect of motion picture production, including but not limited to: photography, lighting, editing, directing, scripting, graphics and his most favorite directing. Pete maintains an eye for what he calls “a cinematic style of storytelling”, which he feels adds a special dynamic and compelling content to any visual project. Numerous advertising, production and corporate entities have tapped him for creative vision on many projects, both long format and short. But his first love is making movies, best known for his cult film The Creep Behind the Camera and the award-winning documentary HAZE (with Robin Wright). Mr. Schuermann has written and directed over 5 feature films and many short films, featuring celebrities like Julie Andrews, George Lucas, Tony Todd and many others.

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    Periodic email communications from the Cultural Office, and weekly event highlights from PeakRadar.com (the region's online community calendar), will help keep you connected to the local art scene throughout the year!

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