Culture in the Core of the City: Gallery Receptions. Art Openings. Performances. Food & Drink. First Friday of every month, from 5 to 8 p.m. throughout Downtown Colorado Springs.

August 7


Taiko Society CroppedNew this month: Gallery receptions and openings at venues throughout downtown.  Plus, street performances by Taiko Society (Tejon and Pikes Peak)  and Crystal and the Curious (at Tejon and Bijou).

Explore First Friday Downtown by bike. Join UpaDowna's outdoor adventure expert guides the First Friday of each month this summer for a bike tour of downtown's arts and cultural highlights. New routes each month feature stops at a variety of galleries. Details and registration here

Take a First Friday walking tour. Gain new insight into downtown Colorado Springs’ arts scene, with an Artist/Curator-Led First Friday Downtown tour. The free one-hour tour will visit a selection of downtown galleries. In August, the tour will be led by GOCA curators and staff Daisy McGowan and Nicole Anthony. Tour will begin from GOCA 121 (121 S. Tejon Street) at 6pm and then visit a selection of other First Friday venues. Tours continue monthly, featuring a different local artist/curator tour guide each month.

HIGHLIGHTS THIS MONTH (scroll to page bottom to download a map)


PeakRadar Guide to Art Galleries of the Pikes Peak Region

First Friday Map of Venues

All downtown street parking is free after 6pm, and many downtown parking garages offer parking for just $1 in the evening, and all day on weekends.