• 7560 N Academy Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO


October is Arts Month in the Pikes Peak Region and in coordination with the many events, Academy Art & Frame Company (AAFC) is hosting their 4 th fundraising art exhibition. This year’s fundraiser will benefit local non-profit Imagination Celebration , whose mission is to “connect people of all ages to the brain-stimulating, life-enriching power of creativity.” AAFC and contributing artists will each donate 10% of their profits to Imagination Celebration. The theme of the exhibit is “ Imagination! All That’s October!” and will hang from October 4th -28th , 2016 at 7560 N. Academy Blvd. Colorado Springs, CO 80920. AAFC and Imagination Celebration would like to invite the community to join the artists for a reception on October 21, 2016 from 4-8pm. Refreshments will be available.
In 2013, artist Lindsay Nadeau-Laxton came to Kim Costello asking to have a fundraising art show in October that year in honor of Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD), a disorder that affects the nervous system and of which Laxton has suffered for many years. In that moment, it was decided that October would be a fundraising month at AAFC and that each exhibit would contribute to a local not for profit organization. In 2014, a solo exhibit from Michael de Palma benefited TESSA, an organization working with those affected by domestic and sexual violence; and in 2015, a solo exhibit from Bill Young benefited Mental Health America of the Pikes Peak Region with an emphasis on Suicide Prevention and Awareness.
“This year, we wanted to do something a little more light-hearted and encouraging, “says AAFC curator Cas Foste. “I love seeing the Dio de los Muertos art exhibits around town every fall and we wanted to do a fundraiser that could incorporate this fun idea and others. But with such a fun exhibit we needed an organization with the same atmosphere of fun surrounding it. So, we contacted Deborah Thorton at Imagination Celebration.”