Arts Month in Green Mountain Falls
What is Green Box? A state of mind. An energized community. A place to quiet or expand the mind, often at the same time. Green Box provides exemplary visual and performing arts experiences through events anchored by our annual summer arts festival which started in 2009, along with a series of programming throughout the year, with something available every single day of the year.
Skyspace by James Turrell
Open Thursdays-Sundays during Arts Month
One of our most ambitious projects to date, we are thrilled to welcome the Green Mountain Falls Skyspace by James Turrell to the landscape of Green Mountain Falls, as part of the new Red Butte Recreational Area. The Skyspace is a naked-eye observatory, where visitors view a sky through an opening in the ceiling, called an oculus.
The hike from the center of town to the Skyspace is moderate for expeienced hikers and is between 15 and 30 minutes based on your speed. For those who are disabled and unable to hike to the Skyspace and back, a vehicle (ATV) driven by Green Box staff is available for transport. Reservations for vehicle access are limited and must be made at least 48 hours before your visit. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Sunrise Shows – start between 6:15 and 6:45AM, and last 40 minutes – $5
Closed Roof Shows – 2PM on Thursdays and Fridays, 11AM and 1PM on Saturdays and Sundays, last 20 minutes – 11AM and 2PM showings – $5; 1PM showings FREE
Sunset Shows – all Sunset Shows during Arts Month are currently sold out
Green Box Audio Walking Tour & Art Installations
Available daily, any time of day.
Created by Green Box Artist-in-Residence and Colorado Springs native, Jessica Kahkoska, the audio tour is a choose your own adventure with 33 stops that explores the history, architecture and art in Green Mountain Falls. Recent additions include the Keith Haring Outdoor Fitness Court and Communication X-9 by Yaacov Agam.
Green Box Artists-in-Residence Activities
Monica, Adam & The Nomadic Ark
Monica Frisell is a nomadic analog photographer. Their work blends elements of fine art with documentary and storytelling to bring stories to life that may otherwise be lost. Adam Scher is an audiovisual artist from Seattle, who is inspired by new landscapes, discovering the history of different places and exploring what has not yet been seen. Together, Monica & Adam will bring their Nomadic Photo Ark to Green Mountain Falls, a stop on their national project, creating profiles on various regions, communities and families. The full project, titled Portrait of US, is a growing collection of large format film portraits and interviews, showcasing the people of today.
Monica, Adam & The Nomadic Ark will be in Green Mountain Falls through October 15. An exhibit of their work will be displayed on First Friday.
Monica & Adam will also have a pop-up gallery show at the Green Box Workshop (6990 Lake Street, Green Mountain Falls) on Friday, October 14 from 5:30-7PM. Complimentary hot cider and donuts will be provided.
Green Box Artists-in-Residence Activities
Molly is a Midwestern writer and bookmaker whose work focuses on place, history, and belonging. Her current book-length project explores forgotten stories of rural America and their reverberations on contemporary life. Most recently, she was the 2021 writer-in-residence at The Mount: Edith Wharton’s Home & Gardens. During Molly’s residency in the Fall of 2022, she will explore the history of the Pikes Peak region for the creation of a new creative nonfiction essay in her ongoing book-length project focused on forgotten or unknown histories of rural America and their reverberations on contemporary life. The residency will conclude with an installation of “public writing” – a public art installation of original text installed at Lakeview Terrace in Green Mountain Falls.
Molly Rideout will be offering an open studio at the Green Box Workshop (6990 Lake Street, Green Mountain Falls) on Friday, October 14 from 5:30-7PM. Complimentary hot cider and donuts will be provided. Molly’s final installation will be available for viewing starting in early November.