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ArtPOP 2017 | Tripping the Light Fantastic: Tesla returns to Manitou! 

Tripping the Light Fantastic: Tesla Returns to Manitou
A film and musicasurreal. 
Performances by Kat & Bob Tudor, Crystal Bliss, Georgiy Dmitriev and Ella Goodine Richardson. Explore a mixed-media piece of live music, projections, and dance. 

Date: Sunday, October 22, 2017
Time: 6:00-7:00PM

Part of ArtPOP2017! and October Arts Month

Price: Free
Location:  Performed on the upper decks of SunWater Spa, viewed from Manitou Springs Memorial Park – across the street. 

Bring your own seating, blankets, chairs, jackets!

Facebook Event:


ArtPOP 2017! is an eclectic collection of 20 all-ages, free, pop-up arts events across diverse locations throughout the Pikes Peak region! This Arts Month, the Pikes Peak Arts Council and the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region invite you to explore the incredible talent of over 70 regional artists of all disciplines in geographically diverse locations across six ZIP codes. Enjoy specialty performance, workshops, literature, music, theatre, dance, film, installations, visual art exhibits, sculpture, photography, printing, and SO MUCH more — all fascinating local work.

Art is everywhere, and engrained in the fabric of our lives. This October, art meets you where you are, bringing vibrancy to everyday life and showcasing the indelible talent of the Pikes Peak artistic community. Enhance your life with a memorable, impactful arts experience — then learn about new ways to connect to other local arts performances and exhibitions!

Details on all 20 performances at:

Seventh Annual
Noche de los Muertos
(Night of the Dead)Saturday, November 4th, 2017
Doors open at 7, Performances from 8-11pmTaking place at Marmalade
219 W. Colorado Avenue * Colorado Springs, CO
Under the Colorado Street bridge.

Take the South Conejos street road (it has a traffic light, and the street sign says 200 W. Colorado Ave) to loop under Colorado Ave.

The Trestle Building is on the left after you pass under Colorado Ave.

Musical Performances by:
The New Depressionists 

House Band will include members of
Roma Ransom
and La Noche

Concessions provided by:
High Grade Food Truck and Create Cafe

Costume Contest • Psychic Haiku • Live Painting
Dance Performances • Skeleton Ceremony

Bring photos or offerings of your dearly departed for our Ofrenda altar

KRCC • Bristol Brewing Company • Zeezo’s

$20 Pre-sale tickets
$25 Day of Event

purchase your tickets at:

Honey in the Heart
Friday, August 18th from 5 to 8 pm
at SunMountain Center
328 El Paso Blvd, Manitou Springs, CO
Free to the public
Please consider alternative transportation as there is very limited parking available. Bicycling, walking, or public transportation recommended.
Come to SunMountain Center for August 2017’s Third Friday Art Walk.
Meet and greet the artists, tour the historic homes and biodynamic farm.
Please join us for music, art, and farm-to-table hors d’ouevres as Smokebrush Foundation welcomes the community to our newest project, ‘Living Arts at SunMountain Center’, providing opportunities for Artists-in-Residence, Cultural Arts, Community Youth and Adult Arts workshops, and more.
Featuring hors d’oeuvres from the SunMountain Center biodynamic farm by chef Jeff Jepsen
Live music provided by Crystal & The Curious featuring Bob Tudor and his one-man band, Ryan Flores and Benjamin Pratt
The evening’s artists: Missye Bonds, Lance Green, Kat & Bob Tudor, Jana Kaiser, Ken & Tina Riesterer, Maggie Quinn, and Holly Parker
Some of the proceeds from the night’s art sales will be used to support 
Strawberry Fields, Save Cheyenne and Smokebrush Foundation for the Arts. 
For more information, contact our Living Arts Coordinator at SunMountain Center, 719-205-8516 or email at

The land swap involves 25 Cimino Drive, a property at the center of an ongoing lawsuit between Smokebrush and the City of Colorado Springs.

More information about the lawsuit:


MAY 20,  2017

9:30 to 12 p.m. 

$30 if registered by May 10

(Register online at: )

$40 at the door.

Finding Freedom in Your Asana Practice

 Octavia Morgan

Octavia is the Co-Director of Yoga Shala in Boulder, CO. She has been a devoted student of lyengar Yoga since 1995 and a full time teacher since 2003. She has in-depth experience using yoga to address her neck pain and lower back injuries. Octavia has a special interest in working with students to address injuries and health conditions. A Boulder native, she holds an Iyengar teaching certification at the Junior Intermediate III level. Octavia is deeply grateful to Senior Iyengar Teachers Patricia Walden and Manouso Manos,  who guide, challenge, and inspire her. She was an assistant to Manouso from 2004 to 2010. She travels regularly to Pune, India to study with the Iyengar family, and has attended numerous conferences, workshops, and intensives with Senior lyengar Teachers. She has twice completed Stephanie Quirk’s three-year course on Asana and Therapeutics. 

 Tamarie Spielman

Tamarie is a Certified Iyengar Yoga teacher at the Junior Intermediate III Level, and the Co-Director of Yoga Shala in Boulder, CO. She is a dedicated student of Senior Teachers Manouso Manos, who she assisted for 5 years, and Patricia Walden. She travels regularly to Pune, India for extended periods of study with the Iyengar family. In addition to yoga, Tamarie maintains a daily meditation practice. Her teaching reflects compassion, humor, and her commitment to developing awareness and applying practice in daily life.

Special afternoon session with Octavia!! This will be a free, one hour session with Octavia doing a “mock assessment” for her senior certification.  If you are interested in being in this group, please contact me directly. You must have studied Iyengar Yoga for one year in order to participate in this session.

 Marmalade is located at 218 West Colorado Ave. in Colorado Springs (under the Colorado Avenue bridge).

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO – On Thursday March 2, 2017, 5:30pm

 at Bristol Brewery, 1604 S Cascade Avenue, the Smokebrush Foundation for the Arts will be celebrating the 10 years of collaboration with Bristol Brewery with the Smokebrush Porter release party.

This event is to commemorate ten years of Smokebrush Porter brewed by Bristol Brewing Company and their Community Ales program. Bristol Brewery believes in giving back and creating a strong community: not only do they give non-profits in-kind, and monetary donations, but also each year they brew a new beer for four local non-profits donating 100% of the proceeds to the organizations. Over the last couple of years there has been hundreds of thousands of dollars raised for local non-profits by Bristol through their ‘creative community efforts’.
Since 1992 the Smokebrush Foundation for the Arts has produced and presented innovative arts experiences that foster creativity and collaboration in Southern Colorado and beyond. Beginning with the theatrical arts, Smokebrush has now grown to incorporate public/community projects like the Uncle Wilber Fountain, and the healing arts such as yoga and meditation. This non-profit gives back and helps the community in so many ways which makes this collaboration with Bristol all the more special.
Every year Smokebrush selects a different artist to design the label for this special brew. This year Smokebrush’s founder Kat Tudor will be unveiling her illustration for the tenth porter label, and we will be celebrating with live music from Crystal and the Curious, Bob Tudor’s one-man band, and The Kinnikinniks. There will be local art, beer of course and more!
Bristol believes in local breweries and their ability to build community, Smokebrush Foundation produces and presents innovative arts experiences that foster creativity and collaboration. Come celebrate the amazing partnership of arts, beer and community!

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From the Colorado Springs Independent:

On March 4, 2013, Kat Tudor stood in a parking lot in downtown Colorado Springs and got slapped in the face with dust from the lot next door. “I was covered with dirt and choking,” she recalled a few weeks later.

Crews were busy tearing down a brick utilities office building next door to the Trestle Building, where Tudor owns two suites. That dirt, she suspected, held cancer-causing contamination from a city gasification plant that stood there a century ago. She felt sick for days. So later that month, she and her business partner, Don Goede, along with her Smokebrush Foundation, filed suit against the city and the demolition firm it hired to raze the utilities building. They alleged they were harmed when the city and contractor “allowed asbestos, heavy metals and other toxic substances to migrate offsite.”

Click here to read more from the Colorado Springs Independent: 

Lawsuit over contaminated downtown site heads to Colorado Supreme Court