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.


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