Palmer Lake, Colorado


OUR LOCAL art scene

Jean Kowalski, Artist

Located 23 miles northwest of Colorado Springs and 50 miles south of Denver, Palmer Lake has always been a serene destination for city dwellers.

Drawn here for many reasons, culture and the arts have been an essential part of the town’s eccentric history.

Palmer Lake has always been known for its handmade, one-of-a-kind, regional original work in all forms of creative expression. Because of the rapid growth along the Colorado Front Range, and its proximity to the two largest cities in Colorado, Palmer Lake is set to become an essential creative district along the Front Range and a future destination spot for art lovers and cultural seekers.


The Palmer Lake Art Trail

Palmer Lake is a living canvas of local and regional art displayed in our businesses and restaurants and through our town.

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Start your Palmer Lake Art Trail tour at our Town Green, just in front of our Town Hall, where you can enjoy our memorial statute of Dizzy, the dog that helped to build our hillside star.

Dizzy by Donna Arndt

Just off the Town Green is the Lucretia Vaile Museum, where you can view and purchase historical photographs, films, and books.

Take a short walk to The Rock House, where the back of the restaurant is filled with handcrafted art in multiple media. Walk up the street to Bella Panini, where art and amazing photography is on display. Just across the street at La Rosa Southwestern Dining you can next view the work of area artists.

Carefully cross the street again to Speedtrap Coffee Bar where you can enjoy and even purchase more paintings, photographs, sculpture, and more before walking just to the north to Finders Keepers, where you will have your choice of art, prints, locally authored books, and Palmer Lake memorabilia.

As you leave Finders Keepers, you will face O’Malley’s Steak Pub, where a large collection of historical photos can also be viewed. End your tour at Perfectly Elevated Coffee, where more handcrafted wares and local art can also become yours!

The Palmer Lake Art Trail is always growing.  Check back and visit us often!

Palmer Lake Arts Council

The Palmer Lake Arts Council’s specific mission, and as a non-profit, is to enrich our community by supporting events that preserve the region’s history and showcase the arts.

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