We had the good fortune of connecting with Rebecca Baum, Erin Gillespie, Rhonda Conn-Parent N/A and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Rebecca Baum, Erin Gillespie, Rhonda Conn-Parent, how does your business help the community?
“PPAC provides a supportive environment for people of all ages to create, share and grow as individuals and as a community.” – Rebecca “To make is our DNA. PPAC provides a fun, healthy, innovative, and relevant platform on which to practice, nurture and refine this essential component of being human and for loving life!” – Rhonda “PPAC provides a safe, comfortable, and welcoming environment for the Colorado art community. Local artists and art students of all ages gather here to take classes, learn new techniques and skills, meet friends and exchange creative ideas and resources. It is truly a rare and wonderful place!” – Erin

Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
PPAC offers an intimate setting for art learning in Old Colorado City, Colorado Springs. With small class sizes and a warm and comfortable environment both children and adult students allow their creativity to flow freely. PPAC artists are able to grow by immersing themselves among art enthusiasts, conversation, friendships, and collaboration. Art offerings include; adult painting and drawing classes, adult clay memberships, teen clay class, childrens (5-12 yrs old) art classes, and a variety of local artists workshops.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I would highly recommend walking around Old Colorado City for shopping and tasty eats; Pizza Rustica has the most delicious pizza. Also a walk around Manitou Springs, grab a bite to eat and a tasty beer at Manitou Brewery. After a nice long hike in Red Rock Canyon Open Space I would suggest a tasty dinner or lunch at Crystal Park Cantina in Manitou Springs. It is a great place for Mexican food and the most delicious margaritas, plus a fun atmosphere. Hiking up Mt. Cutler in Cheyenne Canyon is a spectacular moderate hike with amazing views! After getting a hot cup of coffee from Carnelian Coffee Shop in Old Colorado City, drive through Garden of the Gods to soak up the spectacular views, feel free to park and walk around. If you like Vietnamese/Thai/Asian food I would highly recommend Sigon Cafe in Downtown Colorado Springs. Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Colorado Springs artists community and supportive parents! Our teachers Erin Gillespie, Rhonda Conn-Parent and Rebecca Baum.

Website: https://www.pikespeakartist.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ppacstudio/
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/pikes-peak-artist-collective
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PPACStudio
Yelp: https://www.yelp.com/biz/pikes-peak-artist-collective-colorado-springs-2

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