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 sculptured silk paintings by Marilyn Kirkman through Aug. 31. Artist demonstration Sun., Aug. 3 and Sun., Aug. 17 at 1 p.m.
Bear Creek Fine Art Gallery at the Bear Creek Veterinary Care Clinic, 960 Pico Point, 685-1177. Featuring works by oil painters Kathryn A. McMahon and Kazuko Stern through November; proceeds donated to Old Friends charity. Opening reception Fri., Aug. 8, 6 9 p.m.
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 Reflections. Opening reception Fri., Aug 1, 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 through Aug. 10 and Previously Owned Overcoats through Aug. 16.
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; Red White Blue and God Bless You: A Portrait of Northern New Mexico, Photographs by Alex Harris; International Watermedia XIII,; and Something New: Contemporary Regional Artists.
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 8 p.m. Featuring Misappropriations: Minds at Play, Hands at Work by Sean O'Meallie and Louis Cicotello, through Aug. 12
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 through Aug. 15.
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 through Aug. 2.
L.I.W. Cargo, 713 Manitou Ave., 685-0452. Open daily, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring Roger Carlson, mixed-media artist specializing in western landscapes through August. Reception Sun., Aug. 4, 6 8 p.m..
Manitou Center for Photography, 103 Ruxton Ave., Manitou Springs, 963-8501. Open Sat. and Sun., noon to 3 p.m., weekdays by appointment. Featuring The Fences and Beyond, panoramic photography by Quang Pham. Through Aug. 6.
Phantom Canyon Brewery, 2 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 635-2800. Featuring works in oil by Kansas City artist C.J. Hendrickson through Aug. 2.
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.
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, Fab Four Visit the King, Human Being, Steel City: Contemporary American in Metal, I-25: Forty Artists from the Corridor.
Smokebrush Foundation & Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., STE. 102, 444-1012. Featuring Smoke Signals, recent works by artists associated with the foundation since 1992. Opening reception Fri., Aug. 1, 5 9 p.m.
Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, Palmer Lake, 481-0475,
www.trilakesarts.com . Featuring Wet & Dry, juried pastels and signature/associate watercolors through Aug. 22.
art announcements Navajo Rug Auction, Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale. Fri., Aug. 8, 7 p.m. (preview 5 7 p.m.) and Sat., Aug. 9, 10 a.m. (preview 9 10 a.m.).
Fall dance registration and auditions, Fusion Point Studios, 2228 W. Pikes Peak Ave. Classes are offered to all ages and levels. Ashtanga yoga also offered. For more, call 632-7511.
Artistic Outdoor Photography with Pat McMahan, Catamount Institute, 3168 Country Road 28, Woodland Park. $60. Bring your 35 mm camera; film, a notebook; cool weather gear and walking shoes. For more, call 471.0910.
First Thursday Happy Hour, Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale. $4 - $8. Thurs., Aug 7, 6 p.m.
Old Colorado City Gallery Walk, Colorado Ave. from 24th to 27th streets. Free. Eleven participating galleries have refreshments, discounts, artist demonstrations. Every 2nd and 4th Thurs. through Sept., 4 at 8 p.m.
Call for Entries, International Experimental Cinema Exposition seeks films that challenge popular and conventional modes of cinema. Deadline Sept. 1. For more, visit www.experimentalcinema.com or call 277-6657.