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 Patriotic Birds and Friends, works by woodcarver Georgia Dayhoff, through June. Reception: Sat., June 22, 3-6 p.m.
Art Gallery of the Rockies, 5051 N. Academy Blvd. in the Union Square Shopping Center. 260-1873. Featuring works by Braldt Bralds in conjunction with the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region. Opening reception featuring animals needing adoption: Sat., June 8, noon to 4 p.m.
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 Eye Test, colored pencil drawings by John Venezia, June 7-June 30.
Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., 685-1861. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring Carbon-Based Life Forms, an open-entry exhibition featuring human and animal life forms, using carbon-based media including pencil, chalk, charcoal or ink. Opening Fri., June 7, 5-8 p.m.
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, through Sept. 1. The Art of the Ring, a survey of rings from antiquity to the present. Natural Interests: The Photographs of Andrea Modica. Something New: Contemporary Regional Artists. Opening reception: Fri., June 7, 5 p.m.
Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., 385-5990. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. Featuring 100 Years of Van Briggle Pottery, through July 6.
Commonwheel Artists, 102 Cañon Ave., 685-1008. Mon.-Sun., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring Light and Earth Structures, works by Blair Meerfield and Marty Mitchell through June 25.
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. Series, featuring seven established contemporary artists, June 7-Aug. 2. Opening reception: Fri., June 7, 5-7 p.m.
The Human Touch Galleries, 8 Cañon Ave., 685-1241. Wed.-Mon., 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sun., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring Extreme Kaleidoscopes!, June 7-30. Opening reception: Fri., June 7, 2-7:30 p.m.
LIW Cargo, 713 Manitou Ave., 685-0452. Featuring Cottonwood Art Academy, works by Sparky LeBold, Chris Alvarez, Daniel Breckenridge, Roger Carlson, Rita Cirillo, Richard Hoge, Dan Schultz and Kazuko Stern, through June.
Pikes Peak Community College, Downtown Campus, 100 W. Pikes Peak Ave., 527-6000. Gallery open: Mon.-Thurs., 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Fri., 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Sat., 8 a.m. to noon. Faces Along the Bar, portraits by Deborah Serby and pottery by Jeremiah Houck, through June 28.
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 Steel City: Contemporary American in Metal, in the White Gallery, through Aug. 25. Sean O'Meallie, in the Hoag Gallery, through Aug. 10. Francis King, in the King Gallery, through Aug. 3. Ira Sherman: Panaceas to Persistent Problems, through Aug. 17. Patricia Nix, in the Regional Gallery, through Aug. 17.
Stagecoach Inn, 702 Manitou Ave. Open Daily, 5-9 p.m. 685-4900. Featuring original acrylic works by Sara Ware Howsam, through June 4. The Colors of Nature, works by Sherry Rogers and Nancy Moeglein, June 6-Sept. 2. Opening reception: Thurs., June 6, 5-7 p.m.
Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, Palmer Lake, 481-0475. Featuring the 37th annual Palmer Lake Art Group's Fine Arts Show and Sale, through June 27. Hours: Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Watercolor Company of Casper, Wyo. through June 30.
Wayne Lambert Gallery, 2522A W. Colorado Ave. 635-1212. Featuring black-and-white works by Lambert, who studied with Ansel Adams using a 19th century technique.
art events and programs
North Weber Street Summer Art & Crafts Sale at 76 N. Weber. Featuring works by Marsah Sterling, Cathy Statton, Linda Sabo, Kelley Grimes and Susan Bernstein. Fri., June 7, 2-5 p.m. Sat., June 8, 9-5 p.m.
Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center 30th Anniversary Celebration featuring live music with the Dwight Shaw Big Band, gourment dinner and cocktails. Optional black tie. $95 per person, RSVP to 719/295-7200. Fri., June 7, 6 p.m.
Arts & Crafts Show in Bancroft Park, Colorado and 21st Street. Sundays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 9 and 23.
37th Annual Palmer Lake Art Group Fine Arts Show and Sale at the Tri-Lakes Art Center, 304 Highway 105, Palmer Lake. Free, 488-3543. Weekdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat.-Sun., 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Through June 27.