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.
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, through 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.
Colorado Springs Art Guild exhibition at the Robert M. Isaac Municipal Building, Kiowa and Weber. All medias. Through July 26.
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, through Sept. 8. Natural Interests: The Photographs of Andrea Modica, through Sept. 8. Something New: Contemporary Regional Artists, through Aug. 25.
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 Descansos, Where the Soul Stops to Rest, works by Caron O'Neil and Larry Hampton.
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. On display: Series, featuring seven contemporary artists, through Aug. 2. Also at UCCS, in the University Center (open Mon.-Fri., 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sat., 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.), The Other End of Ground Zero, 33 color photographs by independent photojournalist Jeff Myers taken while working on assignment with Dan Rather in Afghanistan, through Aug. 26.
Eagle Fire Gallery, 444 E. Hwy 24, Woodland Park, 687-5700. Featuring Garden of the Gods, a Tribute, through Aug. 16.
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. Featuring 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.
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.
art events and programs
Garden Artisan Show & Sale in the private gardens at 3106 Templeton Gap Road. (Second block North of Fillmore on Templeton Gap, across the street from the Union Medical Campus). Several local potters and artisans will showcase their wares. Functional as well as ornamental pieces available. 719/635-1306. Sat., June 22, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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.
Dart for Art 5K Run/Walk to benefit the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., in Monument Valley Park just south of the center. $5-$18, 634-5581. Sat., June 29, 7 a.m.