Locally Good: Gifts for the Art Lover

    Finding that perfect gift can be an art form. But buying local can make your offering all the more unique and meaningful. Just in time for the holidays, here’s how to surprise and satisfy the art lovers on your list.

    The Center Mix

    This exciting new package from the Colorado Springs Philharmonic scores concert tickets, special seating, admission to rehearsals, drinks with musicians, BOGO tickets and more.

    $180 for one, $300 for two, csphilharmonic.org

    The Small Works Show

    Deck the halls with original artwork—at least those no larger than 24 x 24 inches. This award-winning annual show at the Modbo and S.P.Q.R. gathers more than 400 pieces of original art from 100-plus local artists, beginning Dec. 4.

    $25 to $5,000, themodbo.wordpress.com

    Colorado Originals

    This program at the Fine Arts Center’s Museum Shop showcases ready-to-frame works by six regional artists. Pick up a Lance Green and bundle in a class with the expressionist painter at the Bemis School of Art.

    $50 to $225 for art, class $95 for members, $105 for nonmembers, csfineartscenter.org 

    DIY Theater

    Curate a season of theater for your favorite fan. Just pick up tickets for local shows to make a one-of-a-kind year of entertainment. Need suggestions? Here are our recommended lineups of DIY Theater Seasons:
    For the Traditionalist
    For the Adventurous
    For the Kids (and Sophisticated Adults)

    by T.D. Mobley-Martinez