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.

June 5


MapThumbnailNew Venues. Download this month's First Friday Downtown map of venues to plan your route. This month features a number of new venues, including artist Lucius Romero's Paper Dragons at Colorado Square (126 E. Pikes Peak, Opening Reception from 5 to 8pm); works by Cathy Walters at Dream Catchers new Blank Canvas Cafe (103 S. Wahsatch, 6 to 9pm); opening reception for contemporary glass exhibit Chromatica at IDEA Space (825 N. Cascade, 5 to 8pm); and various demonstrations at Entwine (327 N. Tejon Street).

Street Performances. Live music on sidewalks and street corners, including performances by Pikes Peak Highlanders bagpipers and Summer Creek.

Explore First Friday Downtown by bike. Join UpaDowna's outdoor adventure expert guides the First Friday of each month this summer for a bike tour of downtown's arts and cultural highlights. New routes each month feature stops at a variety of galleries. Details and registration here

Take a First Friday walking 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 June, the tour will be led by artists Jack Malloch and Eric Fetsch. Tour will begin from Boulder Street Gallery (206 N. Tejon) 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)


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.