Events

December 2022  


 

First Friday Printmaking Free for All -- POSTPONED!  

When: Dec 2, 2022 4pm - 8pm -- Stay tuned for rescheduled details!

 


  

Curated Closet Pop-up Shop with Gold Digger

Join us for a pop-up shop featuring the brand launch of Gold Digger, a new local apparel line, curated picks from Arley's Vintage Rack and some faves from Colorado brand Topo.  Small World Coffee will be joining us to keep you caffeinated while you shop.

Gold Digger is a new local civic pride apparel line that celebrates everything we love (and love to hate) about our fair city.  They're launching their first collection of "authentic apparel for non-jerks to rock your roots with style, substance -- and a little snark."

When: Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022  | 12pm - 4pm

Where: Ladyfingers Letterpress on Bijou

 


 

Holiday Stroll with Gold Star Pies

When:  Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022  |  5pm - 8pm

Where: Ladyfingers Letterpress on Bijou

The Holiday Stroll is a downtown tradition! We'll be open late and hosting our friends at Gold Star Pies and Small World Coffee Cart serving up treats so you can shop without dropping!  If you're feeling festive, go for a skate in the park across the street.

 


 

Character Stroll  

When: December 11th, 2022 from 11am - 1pm

Where: Downtown Colorado Springs 

Finishing up your holiday shopping? You may just bump into Elsa, Ana, Olaf, Santa or the Grinch!  

 


 

Solstice Party with Cultivating Luminescence

When:  Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2022  |  4pm - 8pm

Where: Ladyfingers Letterpress on Bijou

Winter Solstice is a celebration of light proceeded by the longest night of the year. We'll be open late to celebrate and reflect those bright days and snuggly nights with friends, reflection, and laughter.

Cultivating Luminescence will be joining for tarot readings -- be sure to sign-up here, they sell out quick! Each reading will be approximately 25 minutes. The lighting of their personal candle line will be available during the readings at your request. 

 


 

 

Pop-up Shop with The Universe Conspires

When:  Saturday, Dec.10, 2022  |  10am - 4pm

Where: Ladyfingers Letterpress on Bijou

Come out for this super special and rare in-person pop-up with The Universe Conspires. You’ll find one-of-a-kind jewelry, prints, and apparel ready to take home or gift this holiday season. 

Each piece of the Universe Conspires jewelry is designed handmade by artist, Bri McGrew in her solar-powered Pueblo, Colorado studio with a focus on sourcing old-stock and U.S. mined rough rock and recycling metals.

 


 

 Join us in the Ladyfingers shop at FAC for special events all December!

First Friday at the Fine Arts Center 

When: Dec 2, 2022 4pm - 8pm

 

FAC Members & Subscribers Night

When: December 8th, 2022 from 4pm - 6pm

Join us for a night of warm drinks, sweet treats, discounts, and friends.  Stay after for the theater show if the night persuades you to.  The Fine Arts Center is hosting a shopping night for members and subscribers to make use of their 10% discount store wide and a generous 25% off FAC apparel and merchandise as a special thank you. 

 

Free Museum Admission Days at the FAC

When: Saturday, Dec. 10th, 2022 & Friday, Dec. 16th from 10am - 4pm

 

 


 

November 2022

November is a month full of moments to appreciate family and friends, to see and support one another, and to hold close the depth and beauty of culture.

It is a month full of programming and holidays, from Día de Muertos in the beginning to Thanksgiving at the end, with Native American Heritage Month lasting everywhere in between.

It is also the month when we are debuting our new year-long project called Printmaking Free For All, made possible by an Arts Vision Grant of the Pikes Peak Fund for the Arts. 

 


 

Dia De Muertos

DÍA DE MUERTOS CELEBRATION

When: Tuesday and Wednesday, November, 1st and 2nd, 4–8 p.m
Where: Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College + Ladyfingers at FAC

A special community gathering for Día de Muertos, a celebration of life that demonstrates remembrance, love, and respect for those who have gone before us. 
This event is free and open to the public.
      • Community Ofrenda
      • Installation by artist Cal Duran
      • Performances
      • Hands-on art making activities with Bemis School of Art and local artists
      • Food & Drink available for purchase
Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a tradition that dates back around 3,000 years in Latin America. Pre-Colombian cultures such as the Aztec, Toltec, Quechua, and Mapuche, held a cyclical view of the universe in which death is an integral part of life. The dead were still members of the community, kept alive in memory and spirit, and were welcomed back to Earth during Día de Muertos. The revival of the observance of Día de Muertos in the United States is part of the Mexican American reclamation of Indigenous identity that began with the Chicano Movement, which spanned from the 1940s to the 1970s. This celebration has evolved over time and in different ways in various regions, illustrating the importance of reclaiming cultural heritage and tradition. Within the United States, it has evolved as a mix of Latin American Indigenous practices, Roman Catholic spiritual traditions, and diasporic Hispano/a, and Latinx American cultural expression. Like many holidays, it is celebrated in different ways by individuals, families, and communities. Ofrendas (offerings) are made to honor those who have passed and often make creative or socially engaged statements.  


 

Printmaking Free For All

Printmaking Free for All * / First Friday 

*Made possible by the Arts Vision Grant of the Pikes Peak Fund for the Arts

When:  Friday, November 4th, 2022 from 4pm - 8pm 
Where: Ladyfingers Letterpress

This is the kickoff to our new year-long project where we pay artists to create a print in support of a community project or program they have an affinity for or a relationship with. Everyone is invited to make their own print for FREE during First Friday and all donations support the project. Meet the artist or designer, learn about the project, and how to get involved or continue your support. Artists and programs walk away with a big stack of prints to use as they need. We call that a WIN-WIN-WIN, come join the Printmaking Free for All each month. 

 Join us in supporting the local street paper: The Springs Echo. This local paper addresses an issue that impacts many of our families, friends, and culture - homelessness. The Springs Echo provides many things for our community including but not limited to:

A Voice for the Voiceless: A platform for our friends living on the street to have a voice.

The Dignity of Honest Work: The Echo provides a source of income for those who wish to be vendors of the paper.

Educate the Public: The Echo works to educate the friends living in houses about the issues surrounding homelessness.

Advocate for the Poor: The Echo works to identify and provide solutions to living condition inequities.

Support Good Work: The Echo highlights the works of love, support, and encouragement provided by organizations and individuals.

Encourage Democratic Participation: We help people register to vote and report on the state, county, and city government activities that impact our communities.

During this event we invite everyone to crank out a letterpress print.  We’ll have the press set up to run a design created with The Springs Echo team.  They will be available to chat during the event and you can learn how to support, participate and get involved in their work. For more information on The Springs Echo please visit https://www.thespringsecho.com

 


Small World Coffee

SUNDAY SHOP with SMALL WORLD COFFEE

When: Sundays in November; November 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th from 12 - 3pm (coffee) 12-4pm (shop)
Where: Ladyfingers Letterpress

Shopping is so many things: a chore, a bore, a pleasure, a treasure, therapy and we realize that you might need more time for all of that this season so we are extending our hours and will be open on Sundays from 12pm - 4pm. To fuel these extra hours, Danie, creator and owner of Small World Coffee Cart, will be in store to offer in-store warmth in a cup from 12-3pm.  

 


 

Skate in the Park

SKATE IN THE PARK

When: Friday, November 11th, 4-9pm
Where: Acacia Park 

Our beloved ice rink opens for the season just across the street from our Bijou Street location, come downtown and kick off the magic that can only be found in the heart of Colorado Springs. Check out the schedule for the whole season here

 


 

Bijou Block Party

BIJOU BLOCK PARTY

When: Saturday, November 12, 10am-4pm (even later in some cases)
Where: Bijou Street from Nevada to Cascade Street

We have so much to celebrate this season! Have you been to the new playground at Acacia Park? Gone skating in the park? Shopped and supported all the independently owned and operated businesses on our bustling block? We are teaming up to offer family friendly fun, discounts & activities all day long.  Come make your own bouquet, maybe have a picture with an Alpaca, and here at Ladyfingers Letterpress enjoy a temporary tattoo and a craft!

 


 

Small Business Saturday

SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY

When: Saturday, November 26, 10-4pm 
Where: Ladyfingers Letterpress and Ladyfingers at FAC

Intentional giving. That’s always our motivation and guiding principle. It isn’t about more stuff or crossing things off a list this time of year or ever.  A hand written card is just as meaningful as any item with wrap and bow. We are not a giant corporation hiking prices up and claiming it is inflation while we pocket profits and see others struggle. We started to rethink our approach to Small Business Saturday a few years ago, assessing what the needs of our community are.  Who needs what? How can we be a link or share what we have to lessen those needs? It looks different every year and here is what it looks like this year…The Pikes Peak Pantry is a mutual aid project we have been a part of for years. Continuity of support is something we value and work towards.  You can always purchase a tea towel or tote and those funds are given in full to purchase food and necessities for the pantry. This year we ask you to pause after Thanksgiving and join us in stocking the pantry. If you have the resources to share, we want to collect items on Small Business Saturday for @pikespeakpantry. If you are coming to see us and support our work, will you also support our neighbors? Bring what you can (we have shared a list of suggestions and requests). 

We have 15 gift bags to share with folks who bring in items for the pantry.  These bags are stocked with goods, gifts and surprises. Additionally, all customers on this day will receive a special top secret gift that we are designing and releasing just for this event! We’ll also be offering free gift bags, tissue paper and be on hand to help in any way we can to lessen the load you might be feeling this time of year. 

One last note - we, like many others, have felt the economic bumps this year.  You will be able to find a huge assortment of gifts under $20 for just about anyone.  We know that things continue to be hard for just about everyone (but jeff and elon) and we have adjusted our offerings while continuing to support other businesses we believe in. Thank you for your intentional support this day and all the other days. 

 


 

OCTOBER 2022

What: First Fridays

Where: Ladyfingers Letterpress

When: October 7th, 4 - 8pm Join Cultivating Luminescence and Ladyfingers Letterpress for the release of the newly created fall candle line. This event is to celebrate local artists in our community and at Ladyfingers Letterpress we set our focus on LGBTQ+ and BIPOC artisans, activist, artists, creators, makers.... the list goes on. Artisan Meet and Tarot Reading: Kristina Henderson, the owner and creator of Cultivating Luminescence, will be present for the release and be doing Tarot readings. If you are ready breathe, set intentions, reflect and connect we will see you there. Reserve your spot and pay here.   Custom Printmaking: The Vandercook 219 will be up and running to print Cultivating Luminescence's signature print design. It's a lovely way to start the season and celebrate Cultivating Luminescence.

 
   What: Design Week Where: Ladyfingers Letterpress When: October 8, 10am–4pm Join LadyFingers Letterpress and Colorado Springs Design Week! Get your hands dirty printing on a vintage Vandercook press & experimenting with lettering with pens from the epic pen bar. No experience necessary and everyone is welcome. Registration is required at https://cosdesignweek.com/tickets Space is limited
 
   What: Made Where: Ladyfingers Letterpress When: October 22, 10am-4pm

Join the Downtown Partnership of Colorado Springs and Ladyfingers Letter press in the Made event. Made is an event celebrating the creatives and makers of Downtown's creative district. This event will highlight local businesses featuring hand-crafted products, live demonstrations, and workshops. Artist Talk: Join Ladyfingers for a tour of their manufacturing and printing facilities at noon on October 22nd. Learn the history of how these makers started out and how they landed back in Colorado Springs after a decade of being away. See examples of past work and ask questions. Print your own Postcard: The Vandercook 219 letterpress will be set up for guests to print their own Downtown Postcard from 11am-4pm free of charge. This is a family-friendly event, bring the kids, bring a friend, and come and make some new friends! No need to register in advance. Accessibility details can be found here.

 


   What: Poetry719 5th Annual Poetry Festival Where: Ladyfingers Letterpress When: October 23,11am–4pm Join Poetry719 and Ladyfingers Letterpress with a Printmaking & Social Justice Open Mic Ft. Irina Amouzou w/ CC Mobile Arts. This a free event to celebrate 5 years of art activism and representation in the 719 region. Art is activism and our voice matters. Please come and share your voice with us! Custom Printmaking: Come print a custom Poetry719 print with us on the Vandercook 219! A hands-on event for all ages. Making something with our own hands and hearts is what we are all about and we are happy to share it with you. Poetry Open Mic: Share your talents in the open mic! A day filled with the opportunity to hear new talent, familiar talent, and to hear an incredible feature.   _______________________________________________________________________