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Events are back! And we are making up for lost time.  Check out the calendar and make sure you find some Colorado-grown shenanigans in which to participate!


Planet Walk 2021 Student Space Art Contest

Presented by Planet Walk Colorado Springs at UCCS - University Hall, Colorado Springs

September 01 - October 31

In partnership with Arts Month 2021, Planet Walk Colorado Springs is sponsoring a space-themed art contest for all students from the Colorado Springs region in grades K through 12. Electronic entries will be accepted for Visual Art beginning September 1st, 2021.  The original versions of each piece must be submitted by October 8, 2021.  Visit the Planet Walk Website for submittal details, at www.planetwalkcs.org.

$250 in total prizes will be awarded, including one $75 first place and one...

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In partnership with Arts Month 2021, Planet Walk Colorado Springs is sponsoring a space-themed art contest for all students from the Colorado Springs region in grades K through 12. Electronic entries will be accepted for Visual Art beginning September 1st, 2021.  The original versions of each piece must be submitted by October 8, 2021.  Visit the Planet Walk Website for submittal details, at www.planetwalkcs.org.

$250 in total prizes will be awarded, including one $75 first place and one $25 second place certificate in each category. A special $50 award for Best-of-Show will also be awarded by the judges. All contest entries will be displayed online in a virtual art exhibition.

The event will also include a self-guided inner solar system tour at the Cool Science Festival located on the UCCS campus on September 9 from 10 AM – 4 PM. The tour starts at the Planet Walk table (which will represent the Sun) near the Student Union on campus and extend as far as Mars, on the western edge of campus.  If you like the idea of seeing Mars, but not the idea of zero oxygen, food or Starbucks, visit Mars with us, not with Elon Musk!

In honor of Halloween, everyone is invited to come out (costumed or not) and walk the inner planets, experiencing the temporary planet markers that represent our amazing solar system--starting with the marker for the Sun at our display table. Selected art entries will be displayed at UCCS, near our event table (and on the Planet Walk website throughout the coming year) for all to appreciate our community creativity inspired by Space!

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Dates & times

Wed, Sep 22 @ 12:00 am Thu, Sep 23 @ 12:00 am Fri, Sep 24 @ 12:00 am + 15 more dates and times

Sat, Sep 25 @ 12:00 am Sun, Sep 26 @ 12:00 am Mon, Sep 27 @ 12:00 am Tue, Sep 28 @ 12:00 am Wed, Sep 29 @ 12:00 am Thu, Sep 30 @ 12:00 am Fri, Oct 01 @ 12:00 am Sat, Oct 02 @ 12:00 am Sun, Oct 03 @ 12:00 am Mon, Oct 04 @ 12:00 am Tue, Oct 05 @ 12:00 am Wed, Oct 06 @ 12:00 am Thu, Oct 07 @ 12:00 am Fri, Oct 08 @ 12:00 am Sun, Oct 31 @ 9:00 am - Less dates

Admission

Admission to this event is free so bring your imagination and your curiosity and we'll see you there!

(719) 660-3449

Location

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1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy, Colorado Springs, CO 80918

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Event FAQs & additional information

The event calendar is a live feed provided by Peak Radar – the source for events in the Colorado Springs and Pikes Peak Region. They update events throughout the day as they’re posted.

The calendar events are for Colorado Springs and the surrounding areas including Manitou Springs, Woodland Park, Cripple Creek and the wider Pikes Peak region.