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 5-8 p.m. at dozens of galleries, retailers and nonprofits throughout Downtown Colorado Springs.


Gain new insight into downtown Colorado Springs’ arts scene and hear from exhibiting artists on the Curator/Artist-Led First Friday Downtown walking tour. The free one-hour tour will visit a selection of downtown galleries. August’s First Friday Walking Tour leader and starting location are TBD — please check back again soon! The tour will begin at 6 p.m. and then will continue to a selection of First Friday venues. Tours continue monthly, featuring a different local artist/curator tour guide each month.


Less driving; more art! Now through December, the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region is pleased to provide a free shuttle bus service that makes a continuous loop around the city from 5-8 p.m. on First Friday. New in 2018, the shuttle now includes Art Walk destinations in the State-Certified Creative Districts of Downtown and Manitou Springs, as well as Old Colorado City.

TAKE A PIke ride

Try the brand new PikeRide bike share program at a special First Friday rate: Use promo code 1STFRIDAY5 for a $5 PikeRide day pass. Can be used at any time on First Friday, July 6. Before you head Downtown, visit the PikeRide website or download the BCycle app on your smartphone, create a member profile, and discover where bike share stations are located.

Please follow this link to see a list of First Friday events by corresponding shuttle bus stop.


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Wild Goose Meeting House

401 N. Tejon St.

Live music from local reggae band Mo Mungus beginning at 9 p.m. No cover.

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Lawrence Dryhurst Gallery

122 E. Kiowa St.

For First Friday in July, extend your Independence Day celebration with a series of twenty-one paintings honoring our nation's flag. Paintings by Lawrence Dryhurst Gallery Artist in Residence,  Betz Smisek.

Pictured: Work by Betz Smisek.

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Poor Richard’s

322 N. Tejon St.

First Friday at Rico's will feature the colorful polymer mosaics of Tracey Eastland, photographs by Raymond "Woody" Wood, watercolors by Joan Judge & Mary Piche, and paintings by Susan Tormoen.

Pictured: Work by Mary Piche. Image courtesy Poor Richard’s.


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