MAY 11 - Participate in one of Colorado Springs’ most impactful community events!

Flight is a community service initiative led by The Rotary Club of Colorado Springs to raise awareness and funding to ensure that children receive essential arts programs with the educational benefits that promote brain development, social skills, improved communication and effective learning.

Flight Lite 2018 is a little bit different than the regular Flight Events of years’ past. This year, we will feature mostly the “petite” butterflies that measure approximately 9” X 9” by 7” tall and will be sold at Silent Auction. We will also have ONE Large Butterfly, ONE Small butterfly and a cluster of petites up for Raffle.

Participating artists will contribute to making dreams real by transforming blank, aluminum alloy (large) or steel (petite) butterfly “templates” into original works of art. Each transformed butterfly sculpture will be displayed at the COPPeR Gallery on Tejon Street in Colorado Springs during the month of August and then become part of a silent auction on September 7 at the Flight Lite Social and Butterfly Silent Auction at the Antler’s Hotel with proceeds benefiting creative arts education for children in School District 11 and for the Rotary Club’s Community Service Fund.

The Cause

This colorful event demonstrates the creativity of regional artists and raises awareness about the critical importance of childhood participation in art ~ a significant stimulus for later success in other disciplines including math, science, language, literature, and critical thinking skills.

Flight provides a positive image and metaphor for children while simultaneously raising funds for their arts and science programs. As a creative artist, your participation can help promote a healthy cocoon for every child and encourage a creative metamorphosis into all each can be! Rotary Community Service Programs benefit children and families throughout the entire city.

Important Dates

  • Application and Design Concept due: May 11, 2018
  • Notification of juror selections: May 16, 2018
  • Artists’ Workshop – Pick up Butterflies: May 31 and June 1, 2018
  • Completed butterfly art piece due: July 19, 2018

Artists' Application Form


Please submit applications and concept designs to

Contact: 719-321-0050



  • May 11, 2018 at 05:00 pm (Fri)

* Event duration (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.