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.
JUly 1, 2022 Featured Events
NEW FIRST FRIDAY EVENt: Hoofin' it with the pigs
It’s a fact: pigs love art.
And our friends at Neon Pig Creative are professional First Friday-ers. They’ve curated a free First Friday tour with stops at the hottest Downtown venues and a complimentary adult beverage for the first fifteen to register. Click below for details and to reserve your spot. Registration required.
GETTING AROUND DOWNTOWN
BONUS: First Friday free rides! Use code FIREWORKS for TWO free 20-minute PikeRide rides valid July 1-4 or code 1fridayjul for a $6 credit (about 20 minutes) towards a VEO scooter ride.
Try the new Free Downtown Shuttle (still in soft-launch phase) to see more of Downtown! The new shuttle operates from Cache La Poudre to Rio Grande streets, seven days a week on 7-10 minute intervals. Learn more HERE.
cottonwood center for the arts
Cars and Stripes
- Open 5-8 p.m.
- Beer, wine and specialty cocktail by donation only
- On exhibit through July, an invitational exhibition of “kustom kulture” artists from across the nation.
- Eclectic collection of works ranging from pinstriping to portraiture, sign painting, illustration and beyond.
- Two floors of open studios + galleries
The Medal in America
- FREE Admission 4-7 p.m.
- Discover culture through numismatics with three main galleries including the newest exhibit, “The Medal in America” illustrating the history of the US from colonial times to present.
- Enjoy the Bass Jr. Gallery before it departs the museum later this summer.
- PLUS- Mini-Mint demonstrations
Three new exhibits for July!
- 5-9 p.m.
- TWO Stories: Construct to deconstruct by Su Kaiden Cho
- Still Alive by Nethery Wylie
- Intricacy- exhibit featuring works by Ashley Anderson, Margaret Kasahara, Karen Khoury, Michelle McMahan, Wendy Mike, and Deborah Schoen.
- Music by Curtis Boucher
- Exhibits on display through July 29