Major Sponsors for the 2018 Commonwheel Art Festival
It takes many community volunteers and sponsors to make this Festival successful. Commonwheel applauds their sense of community and support for the Arts. Their donations of time, advertising, labor, prizes and/or materials make this festival exciting & fun.
Special Thanks to the following businesses and individuals who have donated their time or discounted services to make this year’s Art Festival a huge success.
Zebulon Pike Youth Services Center
Once again, the boys from Zebulon Pike Youth Services Center (ZPYSC) will be helping all weekend long by setting up and taking down festival tents and equipment. As part of their community service program, each day will work to keep the park clean and assist Pikes Peak Permaculture by replacing the various types of waste bins with empty ones to help with the sustainable side of the festival. ZPYSC is a long term treatment center for at-risk youth located on the west side of Colorado Springs. The facility and its youth have been helping with the festival for 10 years and are in line with one of the facility’s core values of giving back to the community through restorative justice. Stop by their booth where they will be selling water and home-baked cookies and let them know
they are appreciated helping out Commonwheel.
New for 2018 Commonwheel recruits UCCS students to help with sustainability:
Students at UCCS taking a Geography Department course, "Introduction to Environmental Studies and Sustainability" taught by David Havlick, Professor, will get “hands-on” experience at the Art Festival. They will help sort the waste and interact with visitors to understand how human-environment interactions can work to create a more sustainable world.
FESTIVAL COORDINATOR : JULIA L. WRIGHT
Julia has coordinated the Commonwheel Art Festival from 1976-2001 and returned to this position for the 2005 Festival. She began her art career in theatre in 1973 and soon began creating artwork in various fiber media. Her feather masks, jewelry and decorative wall pieces can be seen at www.FantaFaces.com and the Commonwheel Gallery. She has authored and published twelve books and helped other authors publish. Find her books at: HieroGraphicsBooksLLC.com. She will be showing her abstract transformational nature photography at this year’s festival. As a member of the Manitou Springs Art Council and an artist she has been an active participant in bringing fine art and crafts to the Pikes Peak Region since 1976.
2018 Festival Committee
Julia Wright (Coordinator), Ray Jordan, Valerie Bartron, Sam Kaffine, and Evelina Stoyanova.
Each one of these members will be displaying at the Festival this year!