Biz Buzz:
Farmers Market returns June 9

       In what has become an annual early-June tradition, two outdoor sales events will begin their summer-Saturday stints in Old Colorado City on the same morning.
       This year it will be June 9 for the Farmers Market, in the block of 24th Street next to Bancroft Park, which is closed off for the purpose; and the arts and crafts fair (a fundraiser for the Old Colorado City Historical Society) on the grassy strip outside the History Center at 24th and Pikes Peak Avenue. They will both continue to operate on Saturdays through the end of October, according to their respective schedules.
       Each Saturday, the market - offering about 25 food vendors from Colorado Springs, Pueblo and other parts of the state - will open for business around 7 a.m., while the fair, with about 10 crafter/artisan booths, will start at 9 a.m. Both will close for each Saturday around 1 p.m.
       Pyle at Secret Garden
       A performance by singer-songwriter Chuck Pyle Tuesday, June 5 at 7 p.m. will lead off the Secret Garden's fourth year of outdoor concerts by different area musicians/bands.
       The shows will be on Tuesdays through Sept. 25, according to the schedule recently announced by Secret Garden owner Steve Muzzipapa.
       Admission is $5.
       The lushly landscaped event facility is on 1˝ acres at 420 S. 19th St.
       ArtWalk update
       Update for the First Friday ArtWalk June 1 in Old Colorado City:
       Oil painter Janelle Cox will be present at the Hunter-Wolff Gallery, 2410 W. Colorado Ave., for a showing of 12 new pieces in her “Red Roof” series.
       The self-guided tour of Old Town shops with art displays will be from 5 to 8 p.m.
       Cox is a former Springs resident, now living in Austin, Texas.
       Colorado Improv Festival
       The Millibo Art Theatre (MAT) and RiP Improv Company will present the fourth annual Colorado Improv Festival Thursday through Saturday at MAT June 7-9.
       The event will feature 10 troupes from around the country, more than 30 guest performers and four shows. “This festival is growing into one of the largest in the country and is the only improv showcase festival in Colorado,” a Millibo press release states.
       The Millibo Art Theatre is at 1367 Pecan St.
       Show times are June 7 at 7 p.m., June 8 at 8 p.m., and June 9 at 5:30 and 8:30 p.m.
       Tickets are $15 except June 9 at 8:30 pm ($20) For tickets and reservations, call 465-6321 or go to

Editor's note: If you know any Westside locations not listed here, or you find that any of this information has changed, please let us know at 471-6776.

Westside Pioneer/press release