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First Friday: September 4

Tune into the next episode of Peak Radar Live from 6:00PM to 6:30PM this Friday, for coverage of the September 4th First Friday. The show will highlight gallery openings in Downtown Colorado Springs, Old Colorado…

Tune into the next episode of Peak Radar Live from 6:00PM to 6:30PM this Friday, for coverage of the September 4th First Friday. The show will highlight gallery openings in Downtown Colorado Springs, Old Colorado City, and Manitou Springs, including live on-the-street segments and performances! Watch here:



A * besides the name indicates that the gallery will be
open for an in-person First Friday as well as a virtual one. The following galleries/venues are strictly in-person events.

Art 111 Gallery and Art Supply

Cacao Chemistry

Commonwheel Artists Co-op

Cottonwood Center for the Arts

G44 Gallery

The Lincoln Rose Gallery

The Modbo

The Vault at Mood Tapas Bar


* 45° Gallery

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45 Degree Gallery is featuring a new original collection by local painter Lorraine Danzo. Lorraine will be demonstrating her new technique during the September 4 ArtWalk from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. In this collection, she hand colors and textures paper then cuts and assembles the bits and pieces into impressionistic landscape collages. Find a variety of sizes with prices starting at just $37.

Academy Art and Frame Company

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Join us starting at 5 p.m. on Friday Sept. 4 for a virtual tour of our September shows. Shawn Ho is an artist residing here in Colorado Springs, originally from Taiwan. The collection of images on display are memories of his grandmother’s village…now gone. Come see the beauty of his memories and hear his story. Also on display is the Annual Miniature and Small Works show. Showcasing 17 artists, this is a judged exhibit with cash prizes. Awards will be announced at the 3rd Friday Reception on Sept. 18 at about 6 p.m.

The Bridge Gallery

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The Bridge Gallery is the oldest contemporary fine artist’s cooperative in Colorado Springs; begun in 1994. The members are professional artists who also teach art or work in art-related jobs. Join the gallery for an exhibit of new sculptures by Liz McCombs, featuring birds, beasts, spirits, and deities of nature.

Chavez Gallery

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Join Chavez Gallery for a virtual event live on Facebook starting 5 p.m. for the unveiling of Kris Chavez’s new storybook, ‘Message in a Bottle.’ He will be signing copies live, so be sure to reserve a copy by emailing us!

Colorado Creative Co-op

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We invite the public to view our Virtual First Friday video. If you would like more information about our art or would like to set up a private shopping appointment, contact us at (719) 822-1474.

The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College

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The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College is home to a nationally-renowned collection of Hispanic and Native American art, including a collection of santos (religious representations of saints) from New Mexico and southern Colorado. Join FAC staff and the creative team behind a recent project focused on the history of the collection as they reassess the preservation, curation, and the display (or non-display of) sacred objects. Together they will explore possibilities for re-contextualizing the past and re-imagining future care for the collection of santos, centering its creators and their descendants as makers and negotiators of its meaning. Panelists include 3×3 Project team: Miguel Gandert, Jessica Kahkoska and Anita Rodriguez with Fine Arts Center museum staff.


* Commonwheel Artists Co-op

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The artists are busy filling their online stores. For nine days in September you’ll be able to shop their beautiful, handmade art from the comfort of your home.  Potters, jewelers, painters, photographers, glass artists, fabric artists. . . they’ll all be there and will greatly appreciate your continued support. Please note that the festival takes place from September 5-13.

* Gallery 113

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First Friday on September 4, Gallery 113 will be featuring new work by member artists Wendy Iaconis and Denise Nelson.  The gallery will be open with limited capacity from 5 – 8 p.m. and visitors wearing masks are welcome.

* Kreuser Gallery

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Kreuser Gallery is proud to present both an in-person and virtual First Friday for September featuring three separate exhibits. Kreuser Gallery is proud to present ‘Safe Houses,’ new works by Judith Marie, ‘Weltschmerz,’ new works by Ramon Aguirre, and Splash of Color,’ new works by Deb Prewitt!

* Laura Reilly Fine Art Gallery and Studio

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New works capture the vivid light and shadows of Fall’s trembling golden leaves, illuminating Laura Reilly’s canvases with texture and energy. Shimmering with a kaleidoscope of color, her paintings tell joyful stories of the changing seasons in Colorado’s hidden mountain valleys and meadows.

The Manitou Art Center

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Find a new show by artist John Odlin, who states that he creates art “through the successful interaction of elements such as composition, color, line,shape, etc. My current work is non-objective.” Odlin currently works with three interrelated media: screen paintings, monoprints and irregular print paintings.

The Money Museum

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Support The Money Museum here.

The Money Museum’s virtual exhibits takes popular displays and makes them available online to enthusiasts around the country and world. Learn about the museum’s spectacular rarities, explore a wide range of historical subjects, and expand your collecting knowledge and interests. These virtual exhibits allow you to view high resolution images and detailed information about fascinating numismatic objects.

Novis Mortem Collective

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Presenting a collective of artists including jewelrymakers, illustrators and painters, ento-taxidermists and curiosity-seekers. From beetles under glass to jewelry made from bones, crystals and shells, the collective seeks to add a little “weird” to Downtown Colorado Springs.

The SOLA Gallery

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The SOLA Gallery is an online gallery featuring over 30 local artists and adding new artists and works weekly. A portion of all sales is put into a fund where local artists will soon be able to apply for micro grants!

* Squash Blossom

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View our collection of work online and shop for a gift for you or a loved one! Squash Blossom has maintained its reputation for fine art, jewelry, bronze sculpture, and home accessories. From traditional to contemporary, Squash Blossom has something for everyone.

UCCS Downtown

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Join UCCS Faculty to engage in a conversation at the “Intersection of Race and Religion” to feature four panelists discussing the complex relationship between two of our most polarizing, yet important aspects of societies. From the ways in which religion has been used to perpetuate racial superiority to the ways in which religion has been used to fight for racial equality, it is clear that the two intersect with each other in dynamic, if not often troubling ways. Our panelists will comment on these and other more nuanced facets of the association between race and religion with special attention paid to our current moment of racial reckoning occurring in the United States.

Under the Bridge Galleries

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Please contact specific galleries to purchase art.

The galleries under the Colorado Ave. bridge are collectively the studio of Jana Bussanich, The Bridge Gallery, and the Alvarez Gallery and Art School. During First Friday there will be contemporary fine art, watercolor, oil, mixed media, photography, and sculpture.