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Supporting the Arts

Councilmembers Herpin and MartinOn Wednesday, Oct. 17, Council President Pro-Tem Jan Martin and Councilmember Bernie Herpin attended the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce and the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region (COPPeR) Business & Arts Luncheon at the Antlers Hilton Hotel.

COPPeR ArtThis annual luncheon honors businesses that are involved in the arts through philanthropy, leadership, and the integration of creativity into the workplace and showcases local artists on four stages in addition to the awards presentations.

COPPeR is a nonprofit organization, governed by a diverse board of community leaders from the arts, nonprofit, public and business sectors, and strives to ensure that cultural services reach all people and that the arts are used to positively address issues of economic development, education, tourism, regional branding and civic life.

They believe that the arts are an ecosystem – and works to ensure that all parts of that ecosystem are healthy and thriving through the following goals:

  • Build cultural participation in the region
  • Foster sustainability of the region’s cultural arts industry
  • Advocate for the region’s cultural vitality
  • Leverage cultural assets to promote a positive regional brand and image
  • Foster authenticity

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