Mayor Steve Bach will lead the fourth and final Arts Walk of 2012 through downtown Colorado Springs on Wednesday.
“A vibrant arts and cultural city will drive Colorado Springs to be a successful city where people love to live, work and vacation,” Bach said in a statement.
The one-hour walk will begin at 5 p.m. outside the City Administration Building, 30 S. Nevada Ave.
The walk is being presented by the city, COPPeR, the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region, and the Pikes Peak Art Council.
Representatives from Concrete Couch will accompany the mayor.
The city described Concrete Couch as “a community-based organization that facilitates mural, sculpture, performance programs and other creative endeavors, by working collaboratively with schools, community centers, and government groups.”
“Concrete Couch’s goal is to have a fun experience, and celebrate our creative community, but ALSO to show Mr. Bach the value of these projects and his office of Sustainability and Innovation (which spearheaded this effort),” Stephen Wood, director of Concrete Couch, said in the email.
“Through these programs and other similar ones, we have saved the city $100,000 over the years (graffiti removal, maintenance of park structures, etc). Add to that the value of a stronger community, and increased commerce and investment (lots of studies to support this), then these are efforts to continue SUPPORTING!”