Becca Howard

Becca Howard

Becca Howard would like to consider herself an honorary Colorado native since she has frolicked here since the age of 4. She enjoys rock climbing, hiking, camping, taking her dog on adventures, and really anything to do with the beautiful outdoors we are so blessed to have. "It is important to foster a sense of community," Becca feels, which is one of the many reason she loves being apart of COCO. "I want to be apart of something bigger than me. I want to help make the unseen, seen, and start showing people the amazing talent, creativity, and beauty just outside our front doors. Colorado Springs and the surrounding areas are not dull, they are vibrant and alive!"

Hobo Nickel Art

Q&A with Adam Leech: Hobo Nickel History & Artform Clad in a tie-dye Misfits T-shirt bearing the legend “Punks Not Dead,” Adam Leech doesn’t exactly fit the type for a historian or a practitioner of a centuries-old art form. He shows up to talk with COCO on a vintage scooter speckled with spray paint logos […]

Welcome Fellow

Good conversation isn’t hard to come by—it’s people that can be tricky. When you are fortunate enough to find someone of like mind, regardless of the situation, words will come with ease and abundance. We must be intentional about finding these relationships, as they don’t come by often, yet are essential to our growth. As […]

GOCA: Cultivating Colorado Springs’ Diverse Arts & Culture Legacy

Nudging its audience to lead more imaginative lives through sensory experiences, sparking dialogue and affecting positive change in communities through art – here lies the trifecta of the University of Colorado Colorado Springs’ Galleries of Contemporary Art. Commonly referred to as GOCA, the name populates two fully-realized, multi-media gallery spaces within the city: One on […]

Q&A with Adrian Whipp of Lumiere: Tintype Photography & Entrepreneurship

Adrian Whipp of Lumiere Tintype based out of Austin, has journeyed through Colorado Springs twice now to capture portraits of fellow Colorado Springsians. The tintype process is a science but the outcome is worth the wait. Colorado Collective had the privilage of chatting with Adrian to learn more about tintype photography and his traveling companion. Final tintype images of COS community will be released in upcoming print issue. 

Ground Up Speed Shop: A look Inside A Bike Builder’s Mind

Nestled quaintly in a mesa hillside on the West Side of Colorado Springs sits Ground Up Speed Shop. The owner, Eric Baar, is a gem in the local bike community and beyond. He’s known as a one-of-a-kind custom bike frame-builder. Whether they’re raced professionally or being used recreationally on local mountain biking trails, Baar’s frames take bicycle performance to a higher level of quality and versatility

Q&A with The Worley CO: Handcrafted Designs & High Quality Wares

 I guess it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise as Instagram is such a popular platform these days with makers and creatives, but I was excited when I discovered The Worley Co. The small design company is Jeremy Worley’s passion project and his lovely wife Koren stands by his side. The Worley Co. dreams up beautiful and thoughtful designs that not only inspire, but impact communities around the globe.