Arati Artists Gallery, 2425 W. Colorado Ave. Open Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun., noon to 4 p.m. 636-1901. Featuring sculptures by Peggy Cook. For more, visit
Bridge Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 329-1574. Open Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays, noon to 3 p.m. Appointments available, 329-1574. Featuring Landscapes of the Pikes Peak Region paintings and photos by Spica Stolfus and Tim Carpenter. Opening reception Fri., July 4, 5 8 p.m.
Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., 685-1861. Open Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring H20: Essential for Life, Roadside Color and The Role of Nature in the Human Spirit.
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5581. $2-$5. Free to members and free to all on Saturdays. Open Tues.-Sat., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun., 1-5 p.m. Daily docent tours at 10:30 a.m. Featuring Edward Borein: Paintings and Prints; ReconFIGURED: Persons and Personas of the Permanent Collection; Something New: Contemporary Regional Artists, William Cummins, Daniel Raffin and Rita Zimmerman; Red White Blue and God Bless You: A Portrait of Northern New Mexico, Photographs by Alex Harris; International Watermedia XIII, presented by the Pikes Peak Watercolor Society.
Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., 385-5990. Open Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. Featuring It's Only Fun and Games, toys for all ages.
Commonwheel Artists, 102 Cañon Ave., 685-1008. Mon.-Sun., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring Head in the Clouds, Feet on the Ground, an exhibit of environment and habitat paintings by Mary Helsaple.
Dale Street Caf and Gallery, 115 E. Dale, 578-9898. Open Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Featuring fine art photography by Patricia and Michael Kimak, oils by Richard Hoge. Photogravure and Intaglio by Nikos Pulos.
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 35 pieces of watercolor art. The Light is the Thing, a juried show with 2- and 3-dimensional media.
The Gallery at Woodmen Valley Chapel, 350 Chapel Lane, 599-8652. Viewing hours Sat., Noon to 9 p.m. Sun., 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Featuring Canaan Gallery works. =
The Human Touch Galleries, 8 Canon Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1241. Open daily 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Featuring Angels with Attitudes, sterling silver angel pins and pennants by Susan Helmich.
John Deaux Art Gallery, 221 S. Union, Pueblo, featuring paintings by Edward Sajbel and Lew Tilly. Open Tues.- Sat., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 719/545-8407.
La Baguette, 4440 N Chestnut, 599-0686. Featuring Portals Revisited the black and white photos of Nancy Moore.
L.I.W. Cargo, 713 Manitou Ave., 685-0452. Open daily , 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring new oil paintings, pastels and charcoals by Judith Michael Myers. Opening reception Sun., July 6, 6 8 p.m.
Manitou Center for Photography, 103 Ruxton Ave., Manitou Springs. Open Sat.and Sun., noon to 3 p.m.; weekdays by appointment. 963-8501. Featuring Alt_Proc, new experimental work from the students at UCCS.
Organic Earth Caf, 1124 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-0986 Featuring art by Peter Teekamp and others. Open Mon. Thurs. 9 a.m. -midnight and Fri. Sun. 9 a.m. to 2 a.m.
Phototroph Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., Suite 111, under the Colorado Avenue bridge, 442-6995. Open Sat., noon to 5 p.m.; Weekdays by appointment. Featuring The World War II photographs of Jim Bates, the late Army combat photographer.
Plantera Group Inc., 517 S. Cascade, 886-0456. Open Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring works by John Odlin, Pat Orban, Michael Baum and The Art Bank. Call 391-5244.
Poor Richards Restaurant, 324 N. Tejon, 632-7721. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Featuring fine art landscape photography of Casey Chinn. Opening reception Sun., July 6, 1 5 p.m.
Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo, 719/295-7200. Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. $3-$4, free to members. Featuring The Quiet Landscape by Pat Dagnon, Fab Four Visit the King, the work of four top Pueblo painters; Human Being by Andrea Modica, Bonnie Waugh's early mixed-media pieces; Steel City: Contemporary American in Metal; I-25: Forty Artists from the Corridor, Smilin' Island, Art Goes on a Road Trip (includes interactive exhibits). Friday Concerts, sculpture garden, Fri., July 18, Martini Shot Band.
Textures Gallery, 2501 W. Colorado Ave., 475-2104. Open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.daily. Featuring Mermaid Mania, 3-dimensional mermaid dolls and sculptures.
art announcements Fairplay Bead Swap and Show seeking bead artists for show Aug. 16 17. For booth applications, competition forms or more information, call 836-2698.
Thursday Happy Hour, Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale. $4 - $8. Presentation by Something New exhibit artists, music by Malcolm Lucard. Thurs., July 10, 6 p.m.
Mail art call for entries, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art is requesting submissions with the theme "a sense of place." For more, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call for entries, Old Colorado City Founders' Day Celebration, Bancroft Park, Colorado and 24th St., Sat., Aug. 9 and Sun., Aug. 10. Food and art/craft space available. Applications due by Aug. 5. For more, call 636-1225 or pick up an application at the History Center, 1 S. 24th St.
Call for entries: 2nd Annual Rocky Mountain Regional Juried Photography Exhibition. Sponsored by the Business of Art Center. Entry Deadline Fri., July 11. Show begins Aug. 23. .Open to photographers 18 and older. Applications available at www.workingwithartists.org, or call Heather at 578-9226.
The Colorado State Fair is currently accepting applications for the 2003 Fine Art Exhibit. Download an application at coloradostatefair.com To receive an application by mail contact: Debbie Wallace, Colorado State Fair, 1001 Beulah Ave. Pueblo, CO 81004 719/561-8484 ext. 2080. Prizes include $1,500 Best of Show. Slides due June 13; artwork due in July.