The MAC is open by appointment only (719) 685-1861 

Please contact us to schedule a tour, become a member, 

schedule a meeting or enjoy our galleriesWe appreciate 

your willingness to work with us during this time of transition.

The MAC’s 2020 Big Loud Silent Auction (the Virtual Edition) call for art is open! With a 50/50 split, this signature event is a favorite MAC fundraiser. It’s a win-win: get two pieces of your work out there and support the MAC! Bring 1 piece of work to the MAC on September 16, 17, 18 and 19 between 9am and 12pm to be entered in the auction. See the digital intake form below! 

This year we are partnering with the Manitou Springs Chamber of Commerce to include works from the Manitou Paints! Plein Air event on Saturday 12 September (see below for details).  Works painted on the streets of Manitou will be part of the Big Loud Silent Auction on October 2nd.

Works included in the auction will be on show from September 22nd on Bidding Owl and in our 1st Amendment Gallery.

Manitou Paints! 
A Plein Air Event

Fine Art in Fresh Mountain Air

En plein air is the act of painting outside. Join us for live painting on the streets and in the parks in downtown Manitou Springs followed by an online auction during arts month in October. Proceeds from the auction benefit the Manitou Chamber of Commerce and the artist.

This invitation-only event brings artists from around the region to Manitou Springs for an art-filled day outdoors. Stroll around our historic town and watch artists at work.

If you are an artist and would like to participate, please email your bio and 5 examples of your art to or submit an application 

through the Chamber website here.

Finished pieces will be on display and auctioned at the MAC during October Arts Month.  

Information for Participating Artists


Big Loud Silent Auction

inc. Manitou Paints plein air art

Intake Date

Weds 16 Sept

Thurs 17 Sept

Fri 18 Sept

Sat 19 Sept

Intake Time

9am to 12pm

Show Date

Oct 2 to 31

1st Amendment Show

non-juried art show - any medium from artists of any age and ability

Weds 16 Sept

Thurs 17 Sept

Fri 18 Sept

Sat 19 Sept

9am to 12pm

Nov 6 to Jan 8

Big Loud Silent Auction

Oct 2-31

Artists please Email the curator if you would like to arrange an intake appointment on Saturday 19 Sept between 9am and 12pm.

Submit one (1) piece of art (2 or 3d), 2d must be wired and ready to hang. 

Art will be exhibited in the Big Loud Silent

Auction in the Intemann Gallery and bidding will take place online. 

MAC will retain 50% commission on all work and the Chamber of Commerce will retain 50% commission on all Manitou Paints work.

Checks will be disbursed to artists on the 15th of November, 2020. 

Prior to intake, please complete the eIntake Form (left) and accept the terms and conditions.

1st Amendment Show

Nov 6-Jan 8, 2021

Submit two (2) pieces of art (2 or 3d), 2d must be wired and ready to hang. 

Art will be exhibited in the Intemann Gallery and on the micro-store.

MAC will retain 30% commission on all work 

Prior to your appointment complete the eIntake Form (right) and accept the terms and conditions.

Big Loud Silent Auction & 1st Amendment Show Intake Dates for 2020: 

 9/16, 17, 18, 19

Upcoming Openings for 2020:  

 10/2, 12/4

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