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Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center

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Address: 30 West Dale Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Phone Number: 719 634 5581
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Fri 10:00 am - 7:30 pm
Sat - Thu 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Housed in an award winning art-deco facility, the center has a museum...
Housed in an award winning art-deco facility, the center has a museum, which features the work of regional, national, and international artists, an art school and a theater.
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Great little museum. Great shows

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 29, 2014
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235 reviews 235 reviews
53 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
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
26 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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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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12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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Los Osos, California
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62 reviews 62 reviews
19 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
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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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Use to live in the Northwest so was interested in seeing Chihuly exhibit. Exhibit was very small for price of $20 per person. Rest of museum wasn't too exciting. Took about 20 minutes to go through entire museum. Sad that there is no gift shop now. Asked about membership and upcoming exhibits. Decided to pass. Way too expensive for a... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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95 reviews 95 reviews
30 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We found the price to be a bit steep for the size of the museum. When we went there was a Chihuly exhibit that was an extra fee. We're glad that we didn't pay for that! It was only one room, and you could see quite a bit of it from the doorway. If you want to see Chihuly I... More 

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