Arts and Culture

The Manitou Chair Project: A town transformed

On Sunday morning in Manitou Springs, early risers were treated to a sight they're not likely to ever see again: The Manitou Chair Project went down as planned, featuring nearly 700 disparate chairs on loan from the tourist town's artsy community lined up, one after the other, in a front-to-back traveling line down the middle of Manitou Avenue at dawn. And although he'd originally been shooting for 1,000 seats, project organizer Sean O'Meallie says it went beyond his expectations.
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Susan Froyd started writing for Westword as the "Thrills" editor in 1992 and never quite left the fold. These days she still freelances for the paper in addition to walking her dogs, enjoying cheap ethnic food and reading voraciously. Sometimes she writes poetry.
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