Downtown Ventures (formerly Community Ventures) is a charitable nonprofit dedicated to the arts, historic preservation, economic development and other public benefit programs of Downtown Colorado Springs.

Formed by Downtown Partnership in 1997, Downtown Ventures is most known for its flagship program, Art on the Streets, which launched with its first exhibit of outdoor art in 1999 and has continued every year since.

Community Ventures also administers other public benefit programs of downtown, including First Friday Downtown, INTERSection, and Skate in the Park at Acacia Park.

To Support

Donations to Downtown Ventures for Art on the Streets and its other programs are tax deductible.

  • To donate by check: Make your check payable to Community Ventures and mail to Downtown Partnership, 111 S. Tejon St. Ste. 404, Colorado Springs, CO 80903.
  • To donate by credit card: Call Downtown Partnership to process your payment by card. We are available 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays at 719-886-0088.
  • For gifts of $500 or more, consider the El Paso County Enterprise Zone. Community Ventures is designated as a project of El Paso County Enterprise Zone, which seeks to promote economic development in the community. Donors who make gifts of $500 or more through the El Paso County Enterprise Zone are eligible to receive a Colorado State tax credit equal to 25 percent of their donation amount, in addition to regular federal and state tax benefits. Gifts to Community Ventures through the Enterprise Zone must be made by check. Enterprise Zone forms may be downloaded here; call our office at 719-886-0088 for more information.