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.

SECOND Friday in July!

If you missed First Friday due to the July 4th holiday, don't worry...SECOND Friday this month has plenty of art for you to enjoy:

COPPeR
Suz Stovall: Color. Passion. Intent.
Meet the artist, refreshments plus live music by Eros and the Eschaton.

City Administration Building
Reception 4 to 6pm. Meet the artist, plus refreshments. Click for more info.


GOCA 121
36 Views of Pikes Peak
5 to 9pm. Opening reception, plus live music by Eros and the Eschaton.

The Mezzanine
The Last Five Years
Written by Jason Robert Brown, The Last Five Years premiered at Chicago's Northlight Theatre in 2001 and was then produced Off-Broadway in March 2002. Since then it has had numerous productions both in the United States and internationally.
Opens Thursday July 10, running through July 16
Show at 6:30pm
RSVP required 

 

Art by Bike

Have you explored First Friday Downtown by bike? A partnership between Downtown Colorado Springs and UpADowna, monthly guided bike tours highlight a variety of downtown arts and cultural spots, including stops at several of downtown’s First Friday Downtown gallery openings. Space is limited on these tours, advance registration is required. More info and registration through Downtown Partnership at 719 886.0088 or www.downtowncs.com/tours.

July gallery highlights 

The Mural Project Aha Gallery 2014  AHA Gallery
218 W. Colorado

Free reception monthly, 5 to 8pm
A Sneak Peakster of the Mural Project of Colorado Springs, featuring the Tyvek Liber’ez L’Art community murals and a “sneak peakster” of the Boots on the Ground project wounded warrior murals. Plus, an opportunity to “leave your own personal mark on a Tyvek mural designed in support of our wounded warriors.”Live music by Dave Patrick.
  The Bridge Gallery
218 W. Colorado

Free reception monthly, 5 to 8pm
"Monochromatic," a group exhibit that takes on the one-color theme in various media. Featured artists include: Dave Armstrong, Betty Atherton, Cole Bennett, Deena Bennett, Deb Brewster, Michael Cellan, Laura McCracken, Susan Risinger, Kim Sayers-Newlin, Karen Simkiss and Claudia Tucker.
  Boulder Street Gallery
206 N. Tejon

Free reception monthly, 5 to 8pm
New works by the Pikes Peak Watercolor Society.
 Allison Daniell The Commons 2014

The Commons
218 W. Colorado

Free reception monthly, 5 to 8pm

New works pairing art and poetry, by Allison Daniell and Daniel Cruz.
 ArtInStorefronts COPPeR
121 S. Tejon, Plaza of the Rockies (outside entrance on south side of building)
Check out the Art in Storefronts on Bijou, including a new installation at 127 E. Bijou by artist Aaron Graves.  The storefronts are located at 10 E. Bijou, 12 E. Bijou, 14 E. Bijou, 125 E. Bijou, 127 E. Bijou.

Open SECOND Friday this month, July 11
 Pikes Peak Art and Music Festival image courtesy of the festival 2014 Dream Catchers
103 S. Wahsatch, Suite 106 (downtstairs in The Alibi Room)
Gallery closed July 4, but visit the Dream Catchers booth at the Pikes Peak Art & Music Festival!  Friday, Saturday, and Sunday July 4-6, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
 Pikes Peak Art and Music Festival image courtesy of the festival 2014 Gallery 113
113 N. Tejon

Free reception monthly, 5 to 8pm
Visit the Gallery 113 booth at the Pikes Peak Art & Music Festival!
  GOCA 121
121 S. Tejon, Suite 100

Closed July 4, OPEN July 11
Visit GOCA 121 on Friday, July 11.
 Cynthia Wood Davies Kreuser Gallery 2014 Kreuser Gallery
218 W. Colorado

Free reception monthly, 5 to 8pm
Figures of the True, new work by Cynthia Wood-Davies.
 Nina Peterson The Modbo July 2014 The Modbo
17B & C E. Bijou

Free reception monthly, 5 to 8pm

New works by Nina Peterson and Korri Oxford.

 Brett Andrus SPQR July 2014 S.P.Q.R.
17B & C E. Bijou

Free reception monthly, 5 to 8pm
Hypothesis, a solo exhibit featuring works in oil and mixed media by Brett Andrus.
 Roland Hawkins Phantom Canyon014 Phantom Canyon Brewing Company
2 E. Pikes Peak Avenue

Open until 11 p.m. with late night menu options
A local brewpub and billiard hall in a two-story historic building. A rotating exhibit of artwork by local artists changes every two months. Continuing in July: new works by local artist Roland Hawkins.
  The Perk Downtown
14 S. Tejon Street

Open until 11 p.m.
Local coffee, late at night. A rotating exhibit of artwork by local artists changes every two months. Continuing in July: new works by photographer Andy Mangrum.

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.