Focusing on Old Colorado City, the Westside of Colorado Springs
Farmers Market In Old Colorado City Is Back!

  We love having fresh local produce on our doorstep every Saturday. Now the Farmers Market is starting again in Old Colorado City, we get to wander down and browse all the produce, products and arts and crafts for sale. The market is Saturday mornings on 24th Street, right next to Bancroft Park. Starts early [...]

Chris Alvarez – Professional Artist and Instructor

I met Chris Alvarez, a professional artist and instructor, by chance in Bancroft Park in Old Colorado City. He was running an outdoor oil painting workshop with several student artists…

A Call to Life  – Women’s Clothing Boutique and Art on West Colorado Avenue

UPDATE A Call To Life has closed it’s doors. This location is now occupied by The Vinery and The Sweet Elephant   When shopping for clothing, do you focus on locally made items, community and sustainability? At A Call to Life, on West Colorado Avenue in Old Colorado City, you can. You can do all three [...]

Old Colorado City 26th Street Mural

On the wall of the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, on the south side of Colorado Avenue. The OCC Mural on 26th street celebrates some of the industry and legend of this Historic area. I don’t know what the guy jumping out of the window did (but I think we can guess), but that might be [...]

Territory Days 2012 In Old Colorado City

  Great weather for the 2012 Territory Days. The wind was strong at times but the crowds just kept coming. A little breeze wasn’t going to stand in the way of a visitor to Old Colorado City and a Turkey leg! I would have liked to take more pictures, but I spent the 3 days [...]

Tibetan Art and Crafts, Asia on the Westside

  Bam isn’t the usual person you’ll see behind the counter at Tibetan Arts and Crafts on Colorado Avenue in  Old Colorado City. Right now he’s filling in for his wife Loma, who has just had their second child, only 3 weeks old when we chatted recently. Tibetan Arts and crafts opened it’s doors on [...]

Velez Galleries – Old Colorado City Indigenous Art

  Old Colorado City is home to a number of places to buy indigenous art, but if you want to see the largest variety of Indigenous Art in the world head to Valez Galleries at 2506 W.Colorado Ave. Hand made art from 80 Nations are on show and available for purchase.  Mike Velez, the owner of [...]

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Hi, I’m Simon a local business owner and resident of Old Colorado City on the west side of Colorado Springs. In the 5 years I’ve lived in Old Colorado City, I’ve seen many businesses come and go, so I began this site to help promote the great businesses on the west side. This website will showcase a business a week that is [...]