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 galleries. We appreciate
your willingness to work with us during this time of transition.
Children & Family Programs
Please check back here as circumstances change and we are able to offer children's programs in-person.
CLOSED until Spring 2020
Children ages 3 to 5 have the opportunity to freely explore the many learning opportunities presented through mini-making, guided by our highly qualified teachers. Our day begins with morning meeting to present the learning opportunities available. Children may choose which center they want to explore often related to an emergent project.This first hour of learner directed explorations is followed by family style snack time, listening to stories, learning fingerplays and our daily singing and dancing. Outside time follows with creative explorations in Memorial Park (opposite) and Fountain Creek - our very own mini-forest. We do get wet and very muddy!
We're Concrete Couch and we help communities come together to do amazing things. The people we bring together for our projects and programs create murals, bridges, towers, mosaics, park benches, friendships, wacky experiences, grow spinach (and other delectables), and yes, make the occasional concrete couch.They also grow confidence, connection, hope, self-esteem, skills and optimism.
The MAC also works with the following agencies:
MSSD14 • PPLD • the City of Manitou Springs • the Manitou Springs Chamber of Commerce • Manitou Springs Arts Council • the ManitouSprings Creative District Manitou Springs Collaborative • the Kiwanis • the Women’s Club • the Manitou Springs Garden Club • Souls Church • the Culture Office of the Pikes Peak region the Pikes Peak Bulletin • Spring Creek Youth Services Center • the Manitou Springs Fire Department • Manitou Yoga • Manifest • Manitou Springs ArtS Academy • Fine Art Institute Manitou • the Manitou Springs Heritage Center • Miramont Castle • Adam’s Mountain Cafe • the galleries in Manitou Springs • ClayFest Imagination Space • Partners for Healthy Choices • the Glass Artists of the Pikes Peak region • the Colorado Springs Artists Guild • Pikes Peak Community Foundation • e11 • Concrete Couch • Pikes Peak Arts Council • Historic Manitou Springs • FRUITCAKE TOSS • Bee Vradenburg Foundation • Colorado Springs Gazette • Pikes Peak Bulletin • Colorado Springs Independent • KRCC • Cottonwood Center for the Arts • Pikes Peak Makerspace • SunWater Spa • the Story Project • Hear Here • the Manitou Community Market • Happy Cats Haven • Safe Place for Pets • Concrete Couch • Manitou Springs Chamber Music Festival • Historic Manitou Springs • Manitou Springs Mineral Foundation • Manitou Emergency Recovery Fund Murphy Constructors of Colorado Springs, Inc. • Colorado Creative Industries • HILLSDALE FUND • The Cultural office of the pikes peak region • Edmondson Foundation • 3rd Friday Art Walk Manitou Springs • Indy Give! and so many more............