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Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center

30 West Dale Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719 634 5581
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Educational Sites, Historic Sites
Owner description: Housed in an award winning art-deco facility, the center has a museum, which features the work of regional, national, and international artists, an... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Winnipeg, Canada
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89 reviews 89 reviews
30 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

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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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Loved this place, especially when it's "hot" outside. You know, like over 80:). I heard they are doing some really cool stuff and adding an awesome exhibit next summer!

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Waterford, Connecticut
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We only visited the art museum, but it was definitely not worth the price of admission nor the time we spent. Most of the art work was amateurish. The were a few pieces by well known artists, but not their best works. There was one Georgia O'Keefe that was worth seeing. They had a limited amount of Native American art... More

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Denver, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Ever since Scott RC Levy took over as artistic director for the theatre program, the Fine Arts Center has been extraordinary. I knew I would enjoy working here as an actor (and as a frequent theatre patron) when he chose "Assassins" by Stephen Sondheim as his first production. The scenery by Chris Sheley is astounding, the live music with music... More

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Tahlequah, Oklahoma
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61 reviews 61 reviews
18 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We specifically went to the museum to see the Chihullay Glass Exhibit which was very interesting. The permanant collection is also interesting.

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Twin Cities, MN, USA
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46 reviews 46 reviews
33 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I have visited this museum several times, having grown up in a nearby city. I went back during a visit home, specifically to see the Chihuly exhibit. I was just in Seattle in March, where I saw Chihuly's complex - nothing really compares to that, I guess, as I find this CO exhibit too small and not truly showcasing his... More

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Denver, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We were attracted by the Chihuly exhibit, but the whole visit disappointed. Expensive for what was on display. Nice Indian artifacts exhibit, Chihuly was small and not very imaginatively installed. High point was the huge orange work hanging from the ceiling. The center has exactly one each of O'keefe, Remington, Chagall, Sargent, but only the Sargent is a first tier... More

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Milo, Maine
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Delightful musical comedy. Great acting and voices. Very entertaining. Audience involvement in second act a plus. High recommend the play. Very comfortable seating. Production was excellent.

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jacksonville
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48 reviews 48 reviews
16 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This was the 4th Chihuly exhibit we have seen and among the most expensive ($20 each for non-member adults), even though it was the smallest of the four. The other exhibits were made special by the care that was taken in the installations, such as expressive lighting, painting on wall, mirrors and/or knowledgeable docent comments. None of that was evident,... More

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Atlanta
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185 reviews 185 reviews
79 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Pleasant way to spend a couple of hours. This Colorado Springs museum is one of only a few that is open on Mondays. Besides their permanent collection, they are hosting a Chihuly blown glass exhibition (additional cost) through September. But what we enjoyed the most was the Native American clothing exhibit including incredible bead and shell work, baby bundle holders,... More

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