Green Box Arts encourages artists, residents, and visitors to participate in the creative arts in the natural beauty of Green Mountain Falls, Colorado. We engage the community through performances, exhibitions, conversations, and events—but one of our main ways to reach our audience is through arts education. We provide a wide range of visual and culinary art classes during each festival that are always a huge hit. We also partner with Arts14, an initiative of the Manitou Springs School District 14 (MSSD14) to offer camps for elementary, middle, and high school students. Our new Artist in Residence program offers artists of national and international stature, from any discipline and at any stage in their career, the opportunity to create new works while living in and engaging with the community of Green Mountain Falls.
The Green Box Arts Artist in Residence program offers artists of national and international stature, from any discipline, and at any stage in their career the opportunity to create new works while living in and engaging with the community of Green Mountain Falls.
Arts14 is an initiative of Manitou Springs School District 14 (MSSD14) which participates in the vibrant arts community of Manitou Springs and surrounding areas like Green Mountain Falls. Arts14 is the school district’s after school arts program. It serves children and adults both in the district and outside the district.
The school district values its partnerships with local arts organizations such as Green Box Arts, the Colorado Springs Children’s Chorale, FAIM, the MSAA, Pikes Peak Studio, Concrete Couch and others, and provides quality, well priced, opportunities beyond the school day in theatre, music, choir, visual art, film, dance and design.
During the summer of 2019, Arts14 partnered with the Green Box Arts Festival to offer a two-week Green Box Arts Camp and Music Camp during the festival. More than 100 children attended and enjoyed learning and creating alongside festival dancers, musicians, and artists. The two camps are also planned for the 2020 festival. Registration information for these camps is available at connect14.org.
Green Box Arts also partners with the Mountain Academy for Arts and Sciences – a full-day, sixth-grade experience at Ute Pass Elementary School located in Chipita Park, Colorado. The program’s unique size and setting allow classes to learn and experience a variety of topics throughout the school year and develop skills and techniques in leadership, STEAM, and music in a multidisciplinary way. The program attracts children from Colorado Springs, Manitou Springs, and Teller County. More information on the Mountain Academy for Arts and Sciences can be found here.