2022 Business + Arts Lunch

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Name: 2022 Business + Arts Lunch
Date: August 19, 2022
Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM MDT
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:

The Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region and Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC are pleased to present one of the most colorful professional events of the year, celebrating the intersection of business + arts in our community.

Please join us on Friday, August 19 for the annual Business + Arts Lunch, which will feature live performances and local art for sale, plus new program elements that will inspire you to think about the many ways that business + arts are helping our community to innovate and thrive! The event will be held at the Antlers Hotel in downtown Colorado Springs from noon to 1 p.m. Check-in and live performances will start at 11:30 a.m.

Featured Artists and Performers

On The Front Driveway

CC Mobile Arts is a robust program that seeks to provide recurring and diverse high quality multi-disciplinary arts experiences at no cost to the public. Community members can share ideas for programming of interest, local artists can book the truck for shows and workshops, and local institutions can request visits from the truck to their sites. CC Mobile Arts aims to reach all corners of the city, represent the diversity of stories held here, and create spaces for the exchange of ideas, creativity, and joy!

In The Hallway Near The Check-In Table

Jaguart @diegojaguart is a husband/wife artistic team who produces immersive art experiences in collaboration with other artists, and blacklight performances branded as UV: Art Experience in Colorado Springs. Diego?s artwork is also the inspiration for the visual branding of this year?s Lunch.

E.P.I.C. is a performance organization that believes that excellent music and arts are essential to the health and growth of communities. They create classical musical concerts with a fresh approach, and strive for the highest level of musical excellence in every program, while getting audiences to feel included in the creative process.

Award-winning Ladyfingers Letterpress is an LGBTQ+ owned-and-operated stationery and gift brand based in Colorado Springs founded by designer+printmaker couple, Arley Torsone and Morgan Calderini.

Classical KCME/Jazz 93.5 wants your voice to be heard! A team from the radio station will be on-site during the Lunch to record short testimonials from attendees about the importance of arts & culture in our community. Testimonials will be shared on-air and via social media to help with ongoing advocacy on behalf of our local creative sector.

On Stage In The Ballroom

Ashley Cornelius is the 2021-2023 Pikes Peak Poet Laureate. She is a nationally recognized and award-winning spoken word poet in Colorado. Her poetry has been featured at TEDx Colorado Springs, Pikes Peak Community College, the Colorado Springs Women?s March, Denver Public Library, Colorado Nonprofit Association, as well as on many stages. Additionally, she was the 2018 Women of the World Poetry Slam Colorado Springs representative and competed nationally. A winner of multiple poetry Slams in Colorado Springs, Cornelius was also the Colorado Springs Independent Best of Artist in 2019 and was recognized by the Colorado Springs Business Journal as a Rising Star in 2021. She is sought after across the nation for speaking engagements and workshop facilitation utilizing poetry.

The Colorado Springs Conservatory is a rare and nurturing setting that brings together world-class training in performing arts to our community youth. It is the only performing arts conservatory of its kind in the Pikes Peak region. There mission is to inspire, motivate and challenge students to aspire to their highest potential as human beings and artists through arts immersion studies and community arts advocacy.

The mission of Ballet Folklorico de Barajas is to share the art of traditional Mexican Dance with individuals in the community. Ballet Folklorico de Barajas accepts students ages 5 years and older, and students and instructors perform various dances from regions throughout Mexico such as Jalisco, Polkas, Veracruz, Taumalipas, Chiapas, and Michoacan.


Event Sponsors:
  • ABC Bank
Event Sponsors:
  • Tiemens Foundation
  • El Pomar Foundation
  • Beauty Bar Inc
  • Fine Arts Center
  • Pikes Peak Community Foundation
  • Colorado Creative Industries
  • The Gazette
  • First Interstate Bank
  • Kum & go
  • Pikes Peak Library District
  • La Casita Grill
  • Bee Vradenburg Foundation
  • Community Cultural Collectivce
  • Green Box
  • UCCS ENT Center of the Arts
  • Colorado Springs Black Chamber of Commerce
  • Colorado Springs Philharmonic Orchestra
  • KCME-FM Radio/Classical 88.7 FM/Jazz 93.5
  • Ent Credit Union
  • T. Rowe Price
  • Downtown Partnership of Colorado Springs
  • Pikes Peak Association of Realtors, Inc.
  • LH Holdings
  • HB&A Architecture and Planning
  • Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center
The Antlers
​Heritage Ballroom
​4 S. Cascade Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Contact Information:
Individual Tickets:
  • $70 for Chamber & EDC members
  • $90for Chamber & EDC non-members
  • $50 for local artists, performers & creatives with promo code (discount applied at checkout)
  • $1,500 Supporting Level (8 seats for sponsor, and 2 seats for local artists/performers)
  • $1,000 Associate Level (8 seats for sponsor, and 2 seats for local artists/performers)
  • $500 Contributing Level (5 seats for sponsor)
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