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 paintings by Ray Buday and beaded jewelry by Joan Buday, through Aug.
Artazia Gallery & Frames, 2521 W. Colorado Ave., 477-0632. Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5 p.m. Featuring over 30 local artists including Bear, Marica Hefti, Rick Bainbridge, Lee Manning, Carol Ettinger, Irma Bracken, Janice E. Hill and Bill Crowley.
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 works by Ellen O'Brien, Aug. 2-25.
Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., 685-1861. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring Rocky Mountain Regional Juried Photography Exhibition, through Aug. 11, in the Community Gallery at 515 Manitou Ave. Featuring Clayprints in the main building through Sept. 6.
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 Pieces of the True Cross, through Dec. Also, Rifle of the West: the Murphey Winchester Collection, through Sept. 1.
Commonwheel Artists, 102 Cañon Ave., 685-1008. Mon.-Sun., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring Domestic Blitz III ... Midlife Crisis, works by Deb McMahan and Billie Kiernan, through Aug. 20.
Eagle Fire Gallery, 444 E. Hwy 24, Woodland Park, 687-5700. Featuring Garden of the Gods, a Tribute, through Aug. 16.
FastFrame Gallery, 5154 Centennial Blvd., 277-0161. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring Local Color: Art inspired by Colorado's people, landscapes, shapes and colors, through Aug. 16.
Filthy Wilma's, 10 Ruxton Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-0636. Open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Featuring works influenced by the Chinese Year of the Horse, by several local artists.
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.
Human Touch Gallery, 8 Canon Ave., Manitou Springs. Featuring impressionistic oil paintings by Bill Duryea, through Sept.
LIW Cargo, 713 Manitou Ave., 685-0452. Featuring oil paintings by Kazuko Stern, through Aug. Opening reception: Sun., Aug. 4, 6-8 p.m.
Phototroph Gallery, under the Colorado Ave. bridge. Open Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m., Sundays noon to 3 p.m. and weekdays by appointment. Featuring ####.
Rich Designs Gallery, 1731 Mt. Washington Ave. 475-1200 or
www.richdesignsgallery.com. Chuck Mardosz, one-man show, Aug. 3-17. Meet the artist: Sat., Aug. 3, 12-4 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 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.
Textures Gallery, 2501 W. Colorado Ave., 475-2104. Meet the designers trunk show featuring works by Dova. Tues., Aug. 6, noon to 7 p.m.
art events and programs
First Thursday, a hip, unique environment from 5 to 8 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. $4-$8, 634-5581. On Aug. 1: Ralph Sena presenting a slide presentation on The Art of the Ring. Food by Blue Star, live music by Malcolm Lucard and friends.
Photojournalist Jeff Myers discussing his experiences in Afghanistan while working for Dan Rather and CBS at UCCS University Center, Room 124, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy., Myers gallery show, The Other End of Ground Zero, hangs through Aug. 26. Free, 262-3567. Thurs., Aug. 1, 7 p.m.
Arts & Crafts Show in Bancroft Park, Colorado and 21st Street. Sundays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. August 18, Sept. 7-28, Oct. 5 and 12.
call for entries
Sangre de Cristo Arts Center accepting entries for PICTURE THIS: A United Response, a photography show in response to Sept. 11. Everyone is invited to submit. Digital not accepted. For details, call 719/295-7200. Photographs accepted Aug. 1-12.
Eagle Fire Gallery seeking entries for its and the Earth laughed ... with Flowers exhibit celebrating ... flowers. Send slides or photos to Eagle Fire, P.O. Box 4365, Woodland Park, 80866. Deadline: Aug. 10. Call 687-6824 for more.
Colorado State Fair Fine Art Show accepting applications. Prizes include $1,500 Best of Show. Call Debbie Wallace, 719/561-8484 Ext. 2080.
Colorado Springs Art Guild Regional 2002 accepting entries. Juried by Desmond O'Hagan, $1,000 top prize. For prospectus, send SASE to Regional, P.O. Box 1304, Colorado Springs, CO 80901-1304. Deadline: Aug. 27.
Eighth annual Gateway to the Rockies Art/Photo and National Miniature Competition accepting entries for a show and sale held at the Aurora History Museum. For prospectus, call 303/693-0226. Deadline: Sept. 13.