MANITOU SPRINGS' CREATIVE DISTRICT DESIGNATIONColorado Creative Industries finally officially recognized something that was a long time coming — the colorful quirky creativeness of Manitou Springs. After three and a half years of trying, our little neighboring burg was finally deemed a Creative District through CCI's Colorado Creative Districts Program. The coveted designation comes with financial and marketing support, grant opportunities, leadership training and a sign on U.S. Highway 24 and Interstate 25 that alerts passersby this is a town not to be missed. But you already knew that.
— Jennifer Mulson