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.

May 6

TAKE A FIRST FRIDAY WALKING TOUR Gain new insight into downtown Colorado Springs’ arts scene, with a Curator/Artist-Led First Friday Downtown walking tour. The free one-hour tour will visit a selection of downtown galleries. In May, the tour will be led by artist and community member commissioners of the City of Colorado Springs Public Art Commission. The tour will meet at 6pm in the Citizen Art Gallery at City Hall (107 N. Nevada Avenue, entrances along Nevada and Kiowa) and then continue to a selection of First Friday venues. Tours continue monthly, featuring a different local artist/curator tour guide each month.

NEW PUBLIC ARTWORK Enjoy the unveiling of several new outdoor artworks downtown during this month's First Friday, including a new work created for Blue Dot Place apartments (412 S. Nevada Avenue). A First Friday reception includes a chance to meet the artist involved in the project, including local artist Jana L. Bussanich. Plus, several new steel and rebar works by local artist and PPCC student Dennis Cunningham installed at the offices of The Independent Newspaper and Concrete Couch (235 S. Nevada Avenue and 224 E. Vermijo Street) will be celebrated with an award exhibit held during First Friday.

MURDER BY CHOCOLATE A series of two separate mystery performances by Red Herring Productions will take place during First Friday at Cacao Chemistry (109 N. Tejon). First, a live version from 7 to 8pm, with four actors in 1920's attire. Seating is limited, and pre-registration is recommended and available at the store. Then, a second note card version from 7 to 9pm, will scatter note cards with clues throughout the store. Prizes (up to $10 value) will be given to crime solvers.

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



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.