PPLD Programming for Arts Month

Get Creative at your Local Library

This October, in celebration of Arts Month 2022, the Pikes Peak Library District (PPLD), has all kinds of great ways to get creative and enjoy the arts. All sessions are free and open to the public, but advance registration is requested. 

Bad Art Night

For Adults

All of the fun of making art with none of the pressure! Join us to create the most ridiculous pieces of art you can think of – from painting to collage to sculpture – while enjoying snacks and refreshments. At the end of the night, there will be awards for the most over-the-top bad artwork! All supplies will be provided. Come celebrate Arts Month with us in a judgment-free and glitter-heavy zone!

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Pikes Peak Live!

For Teens and Adults

 Pikes Peak Live! is an all-day event that consists of performing art workshops that will conclude with a talent show by the participants for the public. The day will start with a series of workshops where participants can choose to attend either poetry, music, or comedy workshops. Participants then will come together to present their works (panel style) where they’ll learn some tips and tricks on performing on stage. The day will conclude with a talent showcase where participants can take part and test the water by performing in front of an audience. The showcase is open to public viewing.

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Drop-In Clay

For ages 9 to Adult

Come to the Sand Creek Library makerspace to experiment with clay at this fun and informal drop-in session. All skill levels are welcome. We’ll supply the clay; just bring yourself! A volunteer will be on hand to help and inspire. Ages 9 and up. Ages 9-11 must be accompanied by an adult. No registration necessary – come drop in and play with clay!

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Drop-In Watercolor

For ages 9 to Adult

Come to East Library to experiment with watercolors at this fun and informal drop-in session! No registration necessary and all skill levels welcome. We’ll supply the brushes, paint, and paper; just bring yourself! A volunteer will be on hand to help and inspire. Ages 9 and up. Ages 9-11 must be accompanied by an adult.

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Creepy Doll Planters

For 18+

Plants aren’t just a summer thing! Get creative and creepy with this festive planter! Using an old toy doll, cut open a head, upcycle the body, or decorate a planter at home with hands. We’ll provide seeds to take home to grow for the winter months.

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Mini Pumpkin Decorating

For ages 9-12

Transform a mini pumpkin into a one-of-a-kind masterpiece! We will have everything you need to decorate a pumpkin for fall. Registration required.

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Rock Painting

For ages 5-12

Use your creativity to paint and decorate rocks to hide around outside or display at home!

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Kimmy Cantrell Inspired Relief Mask

For ages 7-13

Design and assemble a colorful relief mask with an expressive, asymmetrical face. Use a variety of art materials to create bold, exaggerated eyes and whimsical features to complete your one-of-a-kind decorative work of art! Registration required.

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Take and Make: Day of the Dead Masks

For Adults

Penny Spinners

For ages 5-12

Grab a penny and create a spinning STEM toy. Test out different designs to see which you like best. Friday, October 14 – all PPLD libraries while supplies last.

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