Downtown Ventures, the nonprofit arm of Downtown Partnership, enlivens Downtown Colorado Springs through the arts, historic preservation, special events and public benefit programs. If you’ve done the First Friday art walk, enjoyed Skate in the Park, found hidden gems on a walking tour, or fallen in love with Art on the Streets, you’re the reason Downtown Ventures is respected as a force for good in the city center.
Cities with thriving downtowns see better outcomes for every neighborhood’s economic vitality, cultural vibrancy and civic engagement. For 22 years Downtown Ventures has ensured that the historic core of Colorado Springs remains the beating heart of our city, leading to a better Pikes Peak Region for all. Our programs help people from all walks of life get active, connected and invested in the place they call home.
Volunteer docents (all ages) and treats/prizes for Public Art Scavenger Hunt; pro bono equipment loans: scaffolding, trailer, bucket truck, forklift; short-term housing for visiting artists.
Every holiday season, our Skate in the Park program brings 24,000+ people Downtown for ice skating at the region’s only outdoor rink – right in Acacia Park!
“Downtown Ventures offers incredible benefits to Springs residents and visitors. DV programs drive engagement in the heart of our city, bringing the community together through culture and play. I feel personally connected to our city because of DV.” — Andrea Slattery, Nunn Construction