Acoustic Coffee Lounge, 5152 Centennial Blvd., 268-9951. Featuring Make A Difference, photography by Debbie Yarra and her students, through May 5. Debut art showing by Keith Stewart, through May 19. Opening reception: Sat., May 4, 5-7:30 p.m.
All Souls Unitarian Church, 730 N. Tejon St., 633-7717. Featuring A Retrospective, watercolors by Ellen O'Brien. Through May 19.
Arati Artists Gallery, 2425 W. Colorado Ave. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sun., 12-4 p.m. 636-1901. www.aratiartists.com. Featuring Cultural Visions, mixed media by Magdalina (Marline Milhelich), through May. Opening reception: Sat., May 4, 3-6 p.m.
Art Gallery of the Rockies, 5051 N. Academy Blvd. in the Union Square Shopping Center. 260-1873. Featuring watercolors by Colorado artist Arleta Pech. Opening reception: Fri., May 3, 4-7 p.m. Watercolor workshop, May 4-7.
Bridge Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 329-1574. Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays, noon to 3 p.m. Appointments available. Featuring The Rubber Stamp Show, through May 19.
Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., 685-1861. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring Zion, works on paper by Betty Ross, through May 6. Also featuring Mosaic, a diaspora of work by black artists on the Front Range and Fruits of the Imagination, a collaboration between the Pikes Peak Watercolor Society and Canon Elementary Students: Opening reception: Fri., May 3, 5-8 p.m. Runs through June 1.
Colorado College's Coburn Gallery, Worner Campus Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave., 389-6797. Open 12:30-7:30 p.m. Featuring The annual senior art majors exhibition, through May 19.
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5581. $2-$4. Free to members and free to all on Saturdays. Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun., 1-5 p.m. Daily docent tours at 10:30 a.m. Featuring An American Story: The Wyeth Family Tradition of Painting.
Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., 385-5990. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. Featuring Painting the Landscape 1859-1952, selections from the permanent collection. Also, The Rush to the Rockies exhibit, through May 12. 100 Years of Van Briggle Pottery, May 18-July 6.
Commonwheel Artists, 102 Cañon Ave., 685-1008. Mon.-Sun., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring The Ancient Parade and the Infernal Flying Horse Machine, recent fantasy paintings and sundry others by Santiago Perez. Opening reception: Fri., May 3, 6-8 p.m.
Craftwood Inn, 404 El Paso Blvd., Manitou Springs, 685-9000. Featuring works by Margaret Kasahara, through May 14.
Eagle Fire Gallery, 219 E. Caramillo St., Woodland Park. Featuring About Face... Human and Animal Portraits. Call 442-0103. Through May 17.
Gallery of Contemporary Art at UCCS, 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, 262-3567. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat., 1-4 p.m. Featuring The Annual Student Exhibitions and The Salon des Refuss, through May 24.
Hearthstone Inn, 506 N. Cascade Ave. Open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., everyday, 473-4413. Featuring the Great Impressions ArtWorks retail gallery, showcasing hand-painted oil reproductions of the Great Masters. Wine tasting and opening reception: Thurs., May 16, 4-6 p.m.
Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo, 719/543-0130. Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. $3-$4, free to members. Featuring Say What You Like: Word, Text and Story, in the White Gallery, through May 12. Calligraffitti, through May 4.
Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, Palmer Lake, 481-0475. Tues.-Thurs., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring B/Found for Art, an exhibition of three-dimensional constructions, ready-mades and assemblage. Through May 31.
Art Week Events open to the public at UCCS, 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, on "The Business of Being An Artist, or What To Do with an Art Degree." All take place from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. On Wed., May 1: Lisa Chicoyne on productively looking at, learning from, and being inspired by works of art, in the Gallery of Contemporary Art. On Thurs., May 2: Jerry Dowdy on marketing yourself and your artwork in the business world. Call 262-3567 for more.
First Thursdays at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. A hip place to enjoy the arts with other young professionals. Features live music, hors d'oeuvres, a cash bar and more on the first Thursday of each month, 5-8 p.m. On May 2: A discussion with Steve Morath in relation to the Wyeth exhibit, plus music by Malcolm Lucard.
Sangre de Cristo Pots and Planters Sale at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe, Pueblo. 719/295-7200. Sat., May 4, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Pikes Peak Traditional Dance, hosting contra dances with live music and callers on the first and third Saturday of each month at Hillside Community Center, 925 S. Institute (unless otherwise noted). Dances may also include square, circle, couple and mixers. No experience or partner needed; wear comfortable shoes. Smoke and alcohol free environment. $3-$6, 520-9377. On May 4: Mel, Nick and Neal with Larry Edelman and friends. On May 18: Chris Kermiet with Balance and Swing.
Bemis Art Academy at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., announcing enrollment for adult and youth spring classes in sculpture, painting, pottery, drawing, beadwork, papermaking and many more subjects. Call 475-2444 for information or to receive class schedule.
Sangre de Cristo Arts Center School of Arts now enrolling for the Spring 2002 sessions. Featuring 33 new classes. Call 719/295-7200 for a complete schedule.
Sunday Night Swing Nights at the VFW Hall, 430 E. Pikes Peak. $5, 266-6453. All-ages welcome, no partner required. Intermediate lessons from 6:15 to 7:15, beginners 7:15 to 8 p.m. Dancing, 8-10 p.m. www.swinginthesprings.com.
Ballroom Dance Classes at YMCA downtown, Nevada and Kiowa. Learn swing, salsa, tango, waltz, cha cha, fox trot and rumba. Ongoing, register anytime. For members and non-members. Reasonable fees includes four sessions. First session free. For details, call 634-3029 or 473-9622. Wednesdays, 7:30-9 p.m. Fridays, 7-9 p.m.
call for entries
Colorado Springs Jazz Festival seeking entries for its juried art show at the events, July 4 at the Air Force Academy. For guidelines and registration, visit www.coloradospringsjazzfestival.com or call Frameworks, 636-2427. Deadline: May 11.
Downtown Art Project accepting entries for outdoor, three-dimensional media for year-long downtown exhibit. Call 719/295-7216 for information. Awards include: $1500 Award of Excellence and $500 People's Choice Award. Deadline: May 15.
27th Annual Commonwheel Labor Day Arts and Crafts Fair in Manitou Springs seeking artisans, crafters, musicians, performers and vendors. For entry form, call 577-7700. Deadline: May 25.
Kid's Art Stage at the Commonwheel Labor Day festival seeking young performers of all ages. Call Marica Hefti at 577-7700 or email MaricaHefti@cs.com. Deadline: May 31.
Colorado Springs WESTFEST seeking applications for artists and art exhibitor as well as vendors for the 2002 festival. Artists should contact Jon Schultz at 685-9348. Vendors should call Jim Wilson, 970/668-0861. Deadline: June 15.
Springspree 2002 accepting entries for vendors, performers and event sponsors. The event happens June 15. Call David Jenkins at 533-1216.