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.

May 7, 2021 Featured Events

THE MODBO

New Works by Lisa Deen

  • Reception 5-9 p.m.
  • Beer and wine available

cottonwood center for the arts

Vessels

The Stations of the Cross

Two new shows featuring ceramics & paintings

  • Reception 5-8 p.m.
  • Beer and wine available

Money Museum

Money of Empire: Elizabeth to Elizabeth

  • Free admission 4-7 p.m.
  • Mini-mint demos
  • Virtual exhibit tour

CC MObile Arts

Live painting, spoken word and salsa dance workshops

  • Pop-up event 4-8 p.m.

ECLECTIC CO.

Handmade goods from over 60 local artisans

  • Open 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
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Rico’s Café and Wine Bar

Pop-Up Art Gallery

  • Reception 5-8 p.m.

ArT 111

May Flowers

New works by 20 local artists

  • Reception 5-8 p.m.
  • Live music
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Colorado Springs Dance Theatre

The Movement Gallery

Latin fusion ballroom with Antonina Skobina & Denys Drozdyuk

  • Reception 5-9 p.m.
  • Live performances
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kreuser gallery

Motherhood is Forever

Alvarez Squared

Uprooting a Mountain: Norse Mythology Reimagined

Three new exhibits from local artists

  • Reception 5-9 p.m.
  • Live music
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GaLLERY 113

Featured artists
Mary Gorman
& Irv Middlemist

  • Reception 5-8 p.m.

STUDIO WEST AT PIKES PEAK COMMUNITY COLLEGE

2021 Spring Art Student Exhibit and Award Ceremony

  • Reception 5-8 p.m.

Lawrence Dryhurst Gallery

New works from Betz, Artist in Residence

  • Reception 5-8 p.m.
  • Live music from Colorado Springs Conservatory

UCCS DOWNTOWN

Sanctuary Cities: Managing Immigrant Wildlife in the Urban Ecosystem

Philosophy in the City

  • Live virtual event 5:30 p.m.
    Pre-registration required

YOBEL

Share the Love
Poetry Slam

Featuring local spoken-word artists

  • Reception 6-8 p.m.

The Machine Shop

Inside a Hidden City

Abstract Reflections on a City in Self-Discovery by Diane Reeves

  • Reception 6-9 p.m.
  • Drinks by donation
  • Food truck

KINSHIP LANDING

Connect to Culture: First Friday at Kinship Landing

Featured artist
Jeremy Grant

  • Reception 5-10 p.m.
  • Live music 8-10 p.m.
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The Space

Living Color

Lisa Fabiano, Adam Williams, Marisa Madge, Josh Kennard, Madison Busi, Sydni Griffin, Amanda Compton & Brian Crooks

  • Reception 5-8 p.m.
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Inherent Clothier

Brother Ryan

In-store reception
with live music

  • Reception 5-9 p.m.
  • Live music 6-7:30 p.m.

Bar-K

Back to Life

Celebrating Society Reopening with Art

  • Reception 5-8 p.m.
  • Live music
  • Live painting

THe Bridge Gallery

Reboot
Works from 12 old & new friends of the gallery

  • Reception 5-8 p.m.

Cacao Chemistry

Owl Art Show
Avian works from local artists

  • Reception 5-8 p.m.
  • Chocolate tasting
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FINE ARTS CENTER
At Colorado College

Papel Chicano Dos
Works on paper from the collection of Cheech Marin

  • In-person reception
    by appointment only