FIRST FRIDAY DOWNTOWN
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.
NEW THIS MONTH
New 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)
Glow, new works by Lorelei Beckstrom that "address the interply in human relationships and how we relate to our environment. Glowing lights and objects, flying machines, alien plants, and scientific instruments convey a sense of mystery while communicating something familiar."
Image Credit: Glow, Lorelei Beckstrom, image courtesy of S.P.Q.R.
New works by featured gallery members Lorraine Danzo and Julia Evans.
Image Credit: Poppies by Lorraine Danzo, image courtesy of Gallery 113.
Works in Progress, featuring artists Christian Medovich, Cymon Padilla, Jean Cuchiaro, Jess Preble, Brett Andrus, and Elizabeth Selby creating new works in the gallery during First Friday. Works will be available for purchase, with bids taken as the works are created.
Image Credit: Gallery logo courtesy of The Modbo.
The Bridge Gallery
Reflections, new works featuring gallery members’ interpretations of the theme in various media. Members are: Dave Armstrong, Devin Arnold, Betty Atherton, Deena Bennett, Michael Cellan, Claudia, Carmen Franco, Laura McCracken, Susan Risinger and Kim Sayers-Newlin.
Image Credit: Front Street by Michael Cellan, image courtesy of The Bridge Gallery.
FIRST FRIDAY RESOURCES
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.