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.
SKATE IN THE PARK Add ice skating at Colorado Springs' only outdoor skating rink to your First Friday itinerary in December! Find more info here.
NEW THIS MONTH - TAKE A FIRST FRIDAY WALKING TOUR Gain new insight into downtown Colorado Springs’ arts scene, with a guided First Friday Downtown tour. The free one-hour tour will visit a selection of downtown galleries. In December, the tour will be led by Triple S Brewing Company (318 E. Colorado Avenue). The tour will meet at Triple S 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)
Triple S Brewing Company
New artworks by Cottonwood Center for the Arts artists Dennis Palgrove and Al B. Johnson. Plus live music by local guitarist.
Image Credit: Artwork by Dennis Palgrove and Al B. Johnson, image courtesy of Triple S Brewing
Life After Dusk, an invitational exhibit featuring new works by 10 local Photographers: Allison Daniell, Randal Barbera, Dennis Nejtek, Robin Schneider, Tommy Dykes, Bradley Flora, Anthony Graham, Larry Hulst, Jeff Cloutier and Abigail Kreuser.
Image Credit: Photography by Robin Schneider, courtesy of Kreuser Gallery.
*5 to 9pm*
BEYOND the BEYOND features five artists and artist collectives - Katie Caron, Carla Gannis, Evan Mann, Barry Whittaker, and SaBa (Sam Sheffield and Barry Whittaker) - melding new media with physical realms through video, sculpture, performance, and immersive participatory installation. Boundaries shimmer porously between the digital and material, waking life and dream, rendered and sculpted, and beyond.
Image Credit: Throwing Things at the Sky by Barry Whitaker, image courtesy of GOCA 121.
An exhibit of new works by artists Brett Morgan and Lucius Romero. December marks the annual Bill's Kids Show at AHA Gallery, including collection of coats, boots, backpacks, sleeping bags, blankets, hats, gloves, and new socks for transient teens through Urban Peak. Plus, live music.
Image Credit: Artwork by Lucius Romero (detail), courtesy of AHA Gallery.
Boulder Street Gallery
New works in watercolor, oil, pastel, and acrylic by 28 members of the Pikes Peak Watercolor Society (PPWS). The Featured Artists for December are Kathleen Murray and Jack Malloch, along with Guest Artist Teri Brown.
Kathleen, a Signature PPWS Member, has awards from shows and venues across Colorado. Always experimenting with new techniques, she tells stories with a loose and fluid style, emphasizing light and color.
Also a PPWS Member, Jack's acrylics on canvas focus on the effects of light - grey days, twilight, sunrise, sunset, and strong shadows, striving for feelings of mood and a little mystery.
Image Credit: A Quiet Place by Jack Malloch, image courtesy of Boulder Street Gallery.
*6 to 8pm*
Primary Colors, a group photography show featuring "glorious palettes of color".
Image Credit: Logo graphic courtesy of Metro Brokers.
Free live music performances at 9pm
In December: Rico Southee Latin Jazz Trio.
Image Credit: Wild Goose Meeting House Logo.
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.