Meeting Time: Paint outs on Thursdays, 9 am.
Contact: Deb Bartos
PAAC locations 2018 Colorado Springs
March 15- Giuseppe’s Restaurant (closed) at the old Railroad Depot downtown at 10 South Sierra Madre. Plenty of parking, Victorian historical train station and old boxcars.
March 22- Mary Welty’s ranch in Elbert (Mary is a new PAAC member) Historical Centennial ranch with expansive vistas and working cattle ranch. 11875 County Line Road, Elbert, CO
March 29- Miramont Castle in Manitou. 9 Capitol Hill Avenue, parking in lot above castle if you drive around the far left side and walk down the stairs. Historical residence and museum, gift and tea shop. Beautiful gardens, there may be some early blooms.
April 5 Explore the art at the Broadmoor, park just past St. Paul’s church at 9 El Pomar, walk across street to the West Wing entrance of the hotel and meet there in the foyer. Original works by Fechin, Blumenschein, Russell, Remington, and John Carlson are some of the jewels in the extensive collection on public display in the hallways. Bring a sketchpad if you wish, and have breakfast at the bakery/coffee shop.
April 12- Fox Run Park-parking is on the west side of Roller Coaster Road, just south of Baptist Road. Culturally modified trees (Ute Prayer Trees) in the forest, and miles of hiking.
April 19 - Nancy Lewis Park-parking on Melissa Drive, just off of Templeton Gap Road in central Colorado Springs. Fountain, pond, geese, and views of the peak.
April 26 - Old North End 1300-1500 Wood Avenue. Private gardens, stay on public sidewalk and out of trafficJ but worth the views, and there should be some nice blooming trees, shrubs, flowers, possibly even early lilacs.