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.

April 3

NEW THIS MONTH

Go-See Art Venue at Godec’s Photo Supply hosts Art Aloud 2015, a juried show offering an opportunity for writers, poets and artists to share their work together in appreciation of National Poetry Month. Reception will feature a live poetry reading by the artists, as well as a chance for visitors to share their work or favorite poet.

The return of the Art Officials in Empty Space, a video/performance installation by Atomic Elroy as part of the 2014-2015 Art on the Streets exhibit. A wandering"Art Official" will travel between First Friday venues, interacting with passersby about art, empty space, and the juxtaposition between the two.

Downtown 20, featuring $20 deals for the first 20 days of April, including restaurant deals and $20 artwork deals at Boulder Street Gallery and Gallery 113.

TAKE A FIRST FRIDAY DOWNTOWN TOUR

Gain new insight into downtown Colorado Springs’ arts scene, with an Artist-Led First Friday Downtown tour. The free one-hour tour will begin at 6 p.m. and visit a selection of downtown galleries. In April, the tour will be led by artists Neil Fenton and Nikki Fetterhoff. Tour will begin from the Colorado Creators Guild We Us Our Artist's Market (111 E. Bijou) and then visit a selection of other First Friday venues. Tours will continue monthly, featuring a different local artist/curator tour guide each month.

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

FIRST FRIDAY RESOURCES

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.