Cottonwood is free to visit. Explore two floors of studios, galleries and art. Hold an event with us in one of our beautiful spaces.
Cottonwood Center for the Arts is a nonprofit arts complex located in downtown Colorado Springs. Cottonwood holds over 80 studio artists, gallery spaces, a theater and classrooms. Our diverse programming includes monthly First Friday events, arts education for youth and adults, open calls for entry and other exhibition opportunities, tours, educational panel discussions, workshops, live arts demonstrations, and more.
Cottonwood is more than just an arts organization. We promote the exploration of a creative life, whether you are an artist or an arts patron, a reader, collector or a listener. Cottonwood Center for the Arts strives to provide the highest quality arts and culture experience to our community and its guests.
Join us as we work to create a thriving arts district in downtown Colorado Springs and cultivate an expanding arts community, leaving a legacy of beauty and culture for future generations.
Whether you’re seeking space in which to create, a creative community with which to collaborate, a unique setting for your special event, or a quiet afternoon of taking in art - Cottonwood Center for the Arts has what you need.