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Councilwoman Martin to Speak at Arts Reception

On Friday, June 21, Councilwoman Jan Martin will speak at the 15th Annual Arts on the Streets (AOTS) Opening Reception held at 5:30 p.m. at the Pikes Peak Center.

Martin will address the importance of arts and culture in downtown Colorado Springs. Additional speakers include AOTS President/CEO Susan Edmondson and founding AOTS sponsor Tom Naughton of U.S. Bank.

This year, AOTS selected 11 entries—out of more than 130—to be showcased throughout downtown.

The installation across from City Hall is titled, “Red Springs Garden,” by Tim Upham and is described as “Complexity and beauty precede our recognition of this installation as Upham's response to the bark beetles currently affecting Colorado's mountain forests. In the pieces, there is renewal as blight is replaced by bright colors and tall pines become outsized pick-up sticks.”

Winners will be announced on Friday evening during the reception.