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.
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 January, the tour will be led by Karen Standridge, painter and President of Gallery 113. Tour will begin from Gallery 113 (113 N. Tejon Street). Tours will continue monthly, featuring a different local artist/curator tour guide each month.
SKATE IN THE PARK
Skate in the Park continues at downtown’s Acacia Park through the holiday season, bringing eight full weeks of skating fun at the only outdoor ice rink in Colorado Springs! The rink is open seven days a week through January 11, 2015. January 2nd is Neon Night at the rink.
HIGHLIGHTS THIS MONTH (scroll to page bottom to download a map)
Presenting works by two new Gallery 113 cooperative members, Lori Boess and Terri Ayers. Boess is a Native American artist, singer and drummer, "making ceremonial art objects from leather, feathers, beads and other natural materials." Ayers, a potter, "specializes in usable pottery for everyday use as well as Raku and other decorative pieces."
Plus, live performance of Cherokee singing and drumming by Lori Boess.
The Modbo and S.P.Q.R.
The Seventh Annual Small Works Show, featuring over 400 pieces of art by more than 100 artists hung floor to ceiling in both The Modbo and S.P.Q.R. All pieces are under 24".
IMPROVISATIONS, paintings created from sketches of local musicians by Neil Fenton.
Image Credit: Artwork by Neil Fenton, image courtesy of Kreuser Gallery.
Hyacinth's Boutique and Spa
24 E. Bijou Street
Extended shopping hours with refreshments and chair massage from 6 to 8 p.m. Plus, 75% off clearance items!
Image Credit: courtesy of Hyacinth Boutique.
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.