First Friday Downtown

EXPLORE FIRST FRIDAY DOWNTOWN 

Free and open to the public, First Friday Downtown features new art, live music, and special events on the first Friday of every month from 5-9 p.m. at dozens of galleries, retailers and nonprofits throughout Downtown Colorado Springs.

Galleries offer in-person First Friday experiences compliant with current public health guidelines. Scroll down for a comprehensive of participating venues, updated monthly.

August 6, 2021 Featured Events

Rico’s Cafe and Wine Bar

Handmade goods from 22 local artists

  • Open 5-8 p.m.

The Carter Payne

The COS19 Century Project
New work by Dan Russell, Angela Crews and Don Jones

  • Open til 11 p.m.
  • Food & drink available for purchase

Cacao Chemistry

Art by Laurel Bahe and Lorraine Danzo

  • Open 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Live artist demos

Hin Salon

Recent works by
Tom Cross

  • Reception 5-8 p.m.

Wild Goose Meeting House

Nico Colucci Quintet

  • Live music 8:30-10:45 p.m.
  • $5 cover charge

Hooked On Books

Dive into local literary arts on First Friday

  • Open 10 a.m.-8 pm.
  • Complimentary refreshments

The Edge

Live bluegrass with HeartStrings

  • Free concert 6-8 p.m.
  • BYO beach chair or blanket

Escape Velocity

Celebrating graphic storytelling

  • Open 4-7:30
  • Free comic books for all ages
  • 25% off select graphic novels

The Vault
@ Mood Tapas

Portraits by Molly McClure

  • Open 4-10 p.m.

ECLECTIC CO.

Handmade goods from over 60 local artisans

  • Open 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Live demos by Centennial State Knot Works and Lucky Locks hair sparkles