Commonwheel Artists 41st Annual Labor Day Art Festival is the perfect end-of-summer festival where you can “Celebrate the Arts” in all their diverse forms! We are excited to announce the Art Festival’s return to its traditional home park. The 2015 art festival will once again be held in Manitou Springs, Memorial Park.
Over 100 juried artists will be displaying at the oldest three-day art festival held in the Pikes Peak region.
We have high standards when jurying for this event. Prices for the artwork displayed in Manitou’s Memorial Park range from extremely affordable to high-end original art and include wearable items, pottery, jewelry and much more. Patrons are sure to find something that will suit their style.
We have potters presenting functional, decorative, and sculptural pottery and glass artists displaying panels, décor, and jewelry to brighten the eye and the home.
We have sculptors with work from small and whimsical to large and realistic forms and painters with canvases ranging from realistic to abstract.
Our jewelers work with silver, copper and gold to create jewelry in many styles. Some incorporate semi-precious stones and gemstones into their designs while others do intricate beading. Find the perfect gift for that special someone, even if that someone is you!
Don’t forget that the Holidays are just a few weeks away! There is so much art to explore and we have handmade gifts that are sure to be perfect for someone on your holiday gift list.
Engage your imagination by chatting with artists who have created each piece of art displayed in their booths. Learn about the processes and inspiration incorporated in many styles of art that we’ve juried into this year’s Commonwheel Art Festival.
Check out our web page to get a sneak peek the work represented by this year’s artists. A preview of artists who were juried into this art festival can be found on our web site at: www.commonwheel.com/festival.
This is a family friendly festival. Stimulate your child’s creativity as they join in the fun at the free Kids’ Art Activities Booth. MAT will have a place for them to create colorful giant bubbles that dance in the air. On Sunday and Monday, Dwayne Faux will be creating balloon creatures before their wondering eyes. Inspire your children to reach their artistic potential when you introduce them to the many forms of art when walking through the artists’ booths.
Put on your dancing shoes and spend a day, or three, dancing (or listening) to innovative local musicians playing free mini-concerts in Manitou Springs Memorial Park. All three days you can enjoy a variety of musical styles: Jazz, Reggae, Americana, Vintage Pop, Country, Rock, Folk, Bluegrass, Gypsy, Bossa Nova and much more. Whatever style is your favorite, you’ll find it here. Check out this year’s fabulous music line-up at: http://commonwheel.com/festival/
The food vendors lined up will offer both unique and standard festival fare. There will something to please every appetite from vegetarian to carnivores. If you like international foods, we will have Thai, Hawaiian, and Greek foods on offer.
There are many ways to quench your thirst. Past favorites, including strawberry lemonade and old-fashioned root beer, are joined this year with new offerings that include a few for adults only. Over 21 art patrons can enjoy a cold craft beer or glass of wine in the Pikes Brewery Beer Garden directly across from the Stage.
This Labor Day Weekend, bring the whole family to enjoy a day, or all three, in historic Manitou Springs where Memorial Park will be filled with beautiful art and original music created by over 100 artisans and many local musicians.
FREE admission and FREE Parking make this a very affordable way to spend your Labor Day Weekend. Get Your Art Here!
LABOR DAY WEEKEND IN MANITOU SPRINGS IS FILLED WITH FINE ART, CONTEMPORARY CRAFTS AND LOCAL ORIGINAL MUSIC
by Julia Wright, Festival Coordinator