Fountain plans activities for Arts Month
Last updated 10/14/2020 at 9:26am
In celebration of Arts Month 2020, the city of Fountain will host a number of free BYOC (Bring Your Own Chair/Bring Your Own Chalk) cultural events and activities for the entire community during the week of Oct. 19-23. All events will take place on the green lawn of the City Hall Courtyard. Residents and visitors are encouraged to BYOC (bring your own chair) to set up in the lawn area where social distancing will be in effect. All event and activity details are listed below. For questions, please email Fountain Economic Development / Urban Renewal at [email protected]
Acoustic Guitar Performances
Monday-Wednesday, Oct. 19-21, 6-8 p.m.
Acoustic musician Robert Beard will provide a complementary performance in the courtyard during the dusk hours of 6-8 p.m. Robert is a local Fountain Valley musician with years of live performances under his wings. He is also being featured by "The Violin Shop" located within the Olde Town district of Fountain: http://www.fountainviolinshop.com. For more information about Robert Beard, please visit http://www.facebook.com/RobertBeardrawbert or http://www.rawbert.net.
Cynthia Lynn, violinist, with cello
Thursday, Oct. 22, 6-8 p.m.
Cynthia Lynn and her First-String musician friends will provide a free performance in the courtyard during the dusk hours between 6-8 p.m.
The violin and cello strings accompaniment love playing all types of favorite, well-known classical themes, classic rock, Celtic, Broadway show and movie soundtrack favorites and even some Indie and current popular tunes. Since 1980, Cynthia has played first violin with the Colorado Springs Symphony-Philharmonic and has enjoyed performing with well-known celebrities in Colorado Springs and Denver venues Cynthia and her First-String musician friends are being featured by the "Fountain Urban Renewal Authority" on behalf of the Olde Town district of Fountain (www.FURACO.org). For more information about Cynthia Lynn please visit http://www.fiddlinbiker.com as well as on Spotify and Pandora channels.
AM Yoga + Coffee
Wednesday, Oct. 21, 10:30 a.m.
Enjoy AM Yoga + Coffee class to celebrate Arts Month in Fountain by joining ZENner Yoga on the front green lawn of the City Hall courtyard on Wednesday, Oct. 21 starting at 10:30 a.m. This event is free to the community, ages 12-plus, and will be a gentle yoga class with soft music suitable for all levels of yoga experience.
Please bring your own mat or towel and plan to enjoy a hot beverage before or after class. The group will be practicing social distancing, so spaces will be limited. Email Jennifer at [email protected] to sign up or ask questions, and visit their website at http://www.zennermobileyoga.com to explore other offerings. Jennifer is also being featured by the "Last Drop Coffee Shop" located within the Olde Town district of Fountain. (www.facebook.com/TheLastDropCoffeeShop/).
Acoustic Folk Music
Friday, Oct. 23, 6-8 p.m.
Acoustic folk musician band "Spur" will provide a free performance in the courtyard during dusk hours of 6-8 p.m.
Spur (Travis Duncan and Jerry Cordova) have been playing their unique blend of Americana folk music around the Pikes Peak region since 2018. The duo plays original songs on many unique instruments including Cordova on piccolo guitar and Duncan on concertina. The artists are being featured by Peaks N Pines Brewing Company located in Fountain's Olde Town district (peaksnpinesbrewery.com/fountain). For more information about Spur, visit http://www.facebook.com/COSspurmusic @cosspurmusic.
Chalk Drawing Activity
Monday-Friday, Oct. 19-23, 6-8 p.m.
A fun "BYOC" Bring Your Own Chalk sidewalk activity will take place each evening from Oct. 19-23 at the intersection of Main Street and Ohio Avenue, westward to Race Street and Ohio Avenue.
This artistic movement is encouraging the community to express what Fountain means to them under the Ohio Avenue Placemaking Campaign that wraps up the week of Oct. 19.
Grid space availability will be on a first come, first served basis, with social distancing measures in effect.