Learn more about our programs by visiting the MAC   |   513 Manitou Ave, Manitou Springs CO 80829  

Manitou Art Center

(719) 685-1861

The Manitou Art Center is dedicated to offering equitable space and resources to artists, tinkerers, collaborators and you, creating an environment where all can flourish in our community.  

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  • The 1st Amendment Show is the only non-juried show in the region
  • Your work will be exhibited in the Intemann Gallery for two months
  • It will also be for sale online at Manitou Made by the week after the Opening (see below). 
  • Artists of any age, using any medium may submit up to 2 pieces of art
  • There is no entry fee, and no barrier to participation
  • All 2d work must be ready to hang
  • By submitting this form, you are automatically accepted into the show
  • Use the intake form on this page to submit your art including a photo - one form for each piece of work.  If you need help, please bring your work to the MAC and we will help you to complete the form
  • Please complete and submit the intake form prior to bringing your work in unless you need technology support.  
  • End of show and collection of artwork always takes place on the next intake date

Questions: manager@manitouartcenter.org

Access the latest 1st Amendment Intake Form and more!

Intake and Opening Dates for 2023 *these dates may change

Intake & Pickup (Sat & Tues)

1 & 4 April, 2023

27 & 30 May, 2023

29 July & 1 August, 2023

23 & 26 September, 2023

25 & 28 November, 2023

Show Dates 2023

April 7 - May 27, 2023

June 2 - July 29, 2023

August 4 - September 16, 2023

October 6 - November 25, 2023

December 1, 2023 - January 27, 2024

Opening Reception (Fridays)

April 7, 2023

June 2, 2023

August 4, 2023

October 6, 2023

December 1, 2023

Your Neighborhood Art Center for 35 Years

Music, theatre, pottery, printmaking, and other loud, slightly dangerous, and intensely messy events happen here daily. Locals and tourists alike flock to our galleries, studios, exhibition space, and classrooms.  Our spacious facilities can also accommodate events, conferences and offices. experiences are unlimited - how will you enjoy the MAC?


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Hours of Operation

Tuesday to Thursday 10am to 6pm

Friday and Saturday 10am to 5pm

Sunday and Monday CLOSED

513/515 Manitou Ave, Manitou Springs, CO 80829 

(719) 685-1861 

513/515 Manitou Avenue, Manitou Springs, CO 80829  (719) 685-1861 Manitou Art Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

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