Green Box Arts Festival Brings Weeks of Music, Dance, Art & Movies to Mountain Colorado Town | Culture & Leisure


Imagine: you and your favorite people are exploring a gentle, shady little mountain town while being immersed in arts and culture.

You only have a short 15 mile drive to make this vision a reality.

The Green Box Arts Festival is back in Green Mountain Falls, after the pandemic wiped out most of its annual events last summer. And this year’s event takes place over three weeks, far longer than its 10-day schedule. There are dozens of activities to choose from, including arts camps for kids, concerts by The Reminders and Collective Groove, Sunday carols with the Colorado Springs Conservatory, ArtDesk conversations, nature hikes and movie nights. from Friday. Many events are free and most require registration.

For the first time in the history of the festival, the professional company of the American Ballet Theater will present three paid shows. These performances are sold out.

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“Being able to participate in artistic experiences in an outdoor environment is very exciting,” said Deputy Festival Director Scott Levy. “Green Mountain Falls is a special place. It’s an easy day trip – 20 minutes from downtown and you feel like you’re in a mountain paradise.

The Green Box Arts Festival is a three-week celebration of the arts in Green Mountain Falls. Activities include dance performances, movies, songs, arts camps, arts conversations and a July 4th block party. This year, Collective Groove will perform.

One of the highlights of the festival is often an installation by a world-famous artist. This year’s highly anticipated work, a Skyspace by light and space artist James Turrell, has been delayed until October due to a snowy spring and building materials delayed by a pandemic. However, on July 10, festival organizers will walk with attendees to the Skyspace site from the Green Box Farm booth, 6990 Lake St., and dedicate the space from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Skyspace visitors will be seated inside the 8-by-8-foot room, with a ceiling that opens to the sky, and witness a 40-minute light show at sunrise and sunset. As the colors of the sky change, so do the LED lights inside the space. Levy calls this a “meditative spiritual experience”. And because the roof is retractable, the show will also be offered during the day.

There are only a hundred Skyspaces in the world. The Green Mountain Falls site will be Turrell’s first permanent facility in Colorado, and also the first to be built on a mountainside.

“Because these Skyspaces are so renowned around the world, we believe it will change the artistic and cultural landscape of Pikes Peak,” said Levy. “We will find visitors who will come specifically to visit the Skyspace and experience the rest of what we have to offer. “

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