Arati Artists Gallery, 2425 W. Colorado Ave. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun., noon to 4 p.m. 636-1901. www.aratiartists.com. Featuring the hand pulled prints of Marian Busey and pottery and sculpture of Fran Bower, through Oct.
Artazia Gallery & Frames, 2521 W. Colorado Ave., 477-0632. Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; 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 Mixed Up, a show of mixed media by Betty Atherton, through Sun., Oct. 13.
Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., 685-1861. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring Portraits and Illusions, paintings by Gina Dupre in the Avenue Gallery, through Oct. 14. Revelations, works by regional artists whose pieces are inspired by "internal and perhaps prophetic vision" in the main gallery through Oct. 19.
Colorado College Coburn Gallery in the Worner Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave., 389-6607. Hours: Tues.-Sat., 12:30-7:30 p.m. Featuring Sah Weh: One Thousand Years of Pueblo Pottery, a senior thesis by Tracey Clark, through Nov. 15. Reception and gallery talk on Fri., Oct. 11, 3 p.m.
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5581. $2-$5. Free to members and free to all on Saturdays. Tues.-Sat., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun., 1-5 p.m. Daily docent tours at 10:30 a.m. Featuring Lateral Thinking: Art of the 1990s, Oct. 4 through Jan. 5. Art of the Gift: Recent Acquisitions, Oct. 4 through Nov. 24. Lew Tilley Highlights: A Survey, Oct. 4 through Nov. 24. Sat., Oct. 19, 2 p.m. Coffee with Lew, hear Lew Tilley speak about his career, free. Selections from the Fine Art Collection, Oct. 4 through Feb. 2. Opening reception on Friday, Oct. 4, 6-7:30 p.m. Members-only from 4-6 p.m. with a gallery talk at 5:30.
Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., 385-5990. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. Featuring 18th annual Quilts and Woodworking juried exhibition running through Oct. 27. Featuring Pieces of the True Cross, through Dec. Fire on the Mountain: The Catastrophic Wildfires of the Pikes Peak Region, photographs by Sean Cayton through Oct.
Commonwheel Artists, 102 Cañon Ave., 685-1008. Mon.-Sun., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring Woodfire Invitational, curated by Vickey Hansen, through Oct. 15.
John Deaux Art Gallery, 221 S. Union, Pueblo, 719/545-8407. Hours: Tues.- Sat., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring the work of the Pikes Peak Pastel Society. Opening reception on Fri., Oct 4, 5-9 p.m. Through Oct.
Filthy Wilma's, 10 Ruxton Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-0636. Open daily, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featuring works by several local artists influenced by the Chinese Year of the Horse.
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 Caf II: The Journeys of Cuban Artists, with an opening reception Fri., Oct. 11, 5-8 p.m. Through Nov. 22.
L.I.W. Cargo, 713 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-0452. Featuring recent oil paintings by Rita Cirillo. Through Oct. Opening reception: Fri., Oct. 4, 6-8 p.m.
Pikes Peak Community College's Downtown Studio Campus, 100 W. Pikes Peak Ave., holding the Annual Faculty Art Show in the Gallery, through Oct. 25. Hours: Mon-Thurs., 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Fri., 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Free. Call 527-6000 for more.
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. In the White Gallery: Conceptual Clothing, through Nov. 2. In the third-floor Foyer Gallery, Surface Treatments through Nov. 9. In the Regional Gallery, Extending the Body: Fashion Accessories through Nov. 9. In the King Gallery, Cowboy Culture through Oct. 26. On the second-floor Foyer Gallery, Soc Trang -- A Vietnamese Odyssey, through Nov. 9.
Velez Gallery Ltd., 220 N. Tejon, 630-3710, presents Fine Native American Art of the Americas. Mon.-Sat., 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Sun., noon to 4 p.m. Through Oct. 31.
art events and programs
Festival of Fine Art at Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. A special exhibition and sale of Springs Seven Fine Artists of Colorado and local artists. Through Oct. 30. Opening reception: Thurs., Oct. 3, 5-8 p.m. 520-7453.
The Chartreuse Tie Extravaganza, a benefit and art auction for the Manitou Art Theater at the Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., 685-1861. Featuring performers Thomas Kubinek, Al Simmons and Jim Jackson as well as food, drink and dancing to Mango Fan Django. $25-$30. Fri., Oct. 4; art opening at 6:30 p.m., performance at 8 p.m.
Christmas Crafts Festival presented by the Palmer Lake Art Group, at the Palmer Lake Town Hall. Free. Proceeds to art scholarships for Tri Lakes students. Sat., Oct. 5, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sun., Oct. 6, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 719/488-3543.
The Manitou Center For Photography, 103 Ruxton Ave., presents Carol Dass's The Flowing of Honey. Opening reception on Fri., Oct. 11, 5-8 p.m. Through Nov. 3.
Ballroom Dance Classes at the Downtown YMCA. Learn swing, salsa, tango, waltz, fox trot and rumba. Ongoing, register anytime. Wednesdays, 7:30-9 p.m., Fridays, 7-9 p.m. Call 634-3029 or 473-9622.