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Address: 30 West Dale Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Phone Number: +1 719-634-5581
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Description: Housed in an award winning art-deco facility, the Colorado Springs Fine...
Housed in an award winning art-deco facility, the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center has been the cultural center of the Pikes Peak region for nearly a century. With roots reaching back to the Broadmoor Art Academy, the Fine Arts Center has striven to promote the importance of fine art from its inception in 1936. The FAC's museum boasts a large permanent collection of regional, national, and international artists and hosts an array of traveling exhibitions. In addition to the museum, the Fine Arts Center also houses a Broadway-caliber theater with its own theater company as well as an established art school.
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Fine Arts Center is Fine!

Unique collections with a variety of experiences- Charles Russell works, southwest artifacts, permanent Chihuly, a tactile gallery, an original building of Art Deco design and a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Unique collections with a variety of experiences- Charles Russell works, southwest artifacts, permanent Chihuly, a tactile gallery, an original building of Art Deco design and a fabulous addition that shows the city's dedication to the arts. A theatre with regular performances, a cafe' and a bar make it a perfect venue for small gatherings or community celebrations. Don't forget to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I had not been to this museum since the 90's--was delighted with the exhibits currently on show there. In particular I enjoyed the Kevin Sloan show juxtaposed with Audubon prints. The works are shown in tandem as Mr. Sloan's work relates to the prints. Also enjoyed Collin Parson sculptures which were in the hallway adjacent. I felt that the 12.00... More 

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WarrenEpstein, Public Relations Manager at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, responded to this review

Thank you so much for that kind review. We couldn't be more proud of our Special Exhibition, "A Naturalist & an Artist - John James Audubon & Kevin Sloan" and our permanent collection galleries, which have just been completely changed over. Make sure you come back this summer (June 27-Sept. 13) for "Eloquent Objects: Georgia O'Keeffe and Still-Life Art in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

I have lived in Colorado Springs for over 20 years, and I haven't been to the museum in a while. I walked around the museum recently in conjunction with attending a show here. They really have done nice things with it, and the temporary exhibits are very nice and well done. Also, I have often attended shows here. They often... More 

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WarrenEpstein, Public Relations Manager at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, responded to this review

Little? OK, it's all relative. We're the biggest art museum in the Pikes Peak region, but put us up against the Louvre or the Met and ... Anyway, we're so glad you enjoyed your visits and that you find out shows of Broadway caliber. (In fact, we've had several Broadway veterans involved in our shows!) You might consider a return... More 

Colorado Springs, Colorado
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We came for the Chihuly exhibit, which was a bit of a let down. After having seen the exhibits at the Denver and Phoenix Botanic Gardens this year, the small indoor collection seemed quite a let down. Sometimes their exhibits are quite good. Warhol was excellent. The Chihuly chandeliers are gorgeous. Great venue for plays and musicals, they are consistently... More 

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WarrenEpstein, Public Relations Manager at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, responded to this review

We're so glad you've found our plays and musicals to be consistently wonderful. Sorry you found Chihuly Rediscovered a let down. We hope you'll give us another shot or two, particularly as we roll out some ambitious exhibitions (featuring O'Keeffe and Audubon) and spectacular shows (Reefer Madness - the Musical, Guys & Dolls). We want your arts experiences in Colorado... More 

Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Great venue, lots of variety, Good food and drink. The plays are great. Music, art, etc. all kinds of fine arts. Small town feel in a big town

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

$20.00! Went to see dale chilhuly exhibit, all 5 pieces, or maybe a few more. His work is excellent too bad there wasnt enough to warrant the admission price! Go to the.denver notanical and.see the real exhibit, cheaper too!

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I used to take 2-3 developmentally disabled young adults to see at least one of the exhibits several times a year because there used to be Free Admission the third Tuesday of every month. It was a wonderful experience and we discussed topics and materials chosen by artists, techniques, style, color, symbolism and our differing personal favorites. The last time... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

A little jewel of an art museum. Currently there is a wonderful exhibit of Chihuly called Chihuly Rediscovered. This dazzling exhibition builds on the state’s largest permanent collection of Chihuly artwork. The exhibition features more than 50 works of art, including Chandeliers, Macchia Forest, Baskets, Seaforms, Persians, Drawings and more. Included are works from their permanent collection as well as... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

I've lived in Colorado Springs since 1979 and have visited the FAC on many occasions. While the interior of the building has been modernized, I find there to be much less interesting art there than in the past. For example, I love Chihuly and have seen his previous exhibit at the FAC as well as one in Denver and Phoenix.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I was surprised by some of the negative reviews from others..but then I am a huge art fan and spend time really looking at all sorts of things. The regular museum entrance fee is $10 and the Chihuly glass exhibit is another $10. We had first thought of skipping it, but the ticket lady explained that we could use our... More 

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