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.
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 ReconFIGURED: Persons and Personas of the Permanent Collection through Aug. 24 and Something New: Contemporary Regional Artists through Sept. 7.
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 through Aug.
Commonwheel Artists, 102 Cañon Ave., 685-1008. Mon.-Sun., 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Featuring Out of Hand, basketry by Linda Lugenbill and Junko Brackin, Aug. 15 Sept. 9. Opening reception, Aug. 15, 5 8 p.m.
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 Tim Davis, abstract photography, Patricia and Michael Kimak, fine art photography, and selected works by Richard Hoge
Eagle Fire Gallery, 444 E. Hwy. 24, Woodland Park, 687-5700. Open daily 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Featuring The Power of Purple, a multimedia celebration of the violet ray. through Oct. 17.
Gallery of the Southwest, 205 S. Main Street, Pueblo, 719/542-3917. Featuring Presents: Paintings by Joni Giarrantano and Jerry "Bucky" Dowdy.
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.
Phantom Canyon Brewery, 2 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 635-2800. Featuring works in oil by Kansas City artist C.J. Hendrickson through Aug. Reception Fri., Aug. 22, 6 9 p.m.
Pikes Peak Community College's Downtown Studio Campus, 100 W. Pikes Peak Ave., 527-6000. 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. Featuring Envisioning Images of Peace through Aug. 27. Free.
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 New Landscapes photographic explorations by Susan Moldenhauer through Aug. 23
Smokebrush Foundation & Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., Ste. 102, 444-1012. Featuring Smoke Signals, recent works by artists associated with the foundation since 1992.
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.
The Warehouse Gallery, 25 W. Cimarron St., 475-8880, Featuring Boston Impact by Jason Chase. Opening reception Thurs., Aug. 28, 5 6:30 p.m.
art announcements Auditions for Colorado Springs Chorale, at Packard Hall, Colorado College. By appointment only, Tues.-Wed., Sept. 2-3, 6:30 10:30 p.m. Season includes Beethoven's Ninth and Choral Fantasy, Christmas Pops concert and more. For appointment, call 634-3737.
Marigreen Pines Estate and Mansion Tour, starts at Ute Pass Elementary School, 9230 Chipita Park Road, Chipita Park. $6 - $14. Bus tour to 1920s mansion in Cascade, which is now home to the Holy Cross Novitiate. Sat. Sept 6, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (starting times) and Sun., Sept. 7, noon to 3 p.m. (starting times). For more, visit www.utepasshistoricalsociety.org or call 686-7512.
Auditions for Dante's Inferno, University Hall at UCCS (former Compassion International Building), 3955 Cragwood Drive , Fri., Aug. 22, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. and Sat., Aug. 23 1 - 3 p.m. Parts available for men and women; many demon and scary roles available. Rehearsals in September, performances in October. For more, call 719-262-3232.
Call for entries, photography show, Pueblo Art Guild, Mineral Palace Park, Pueblo. Entry fees $1 6 per entry. Entry dates Sept. 13-14. For more, call 543-2455.
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, Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum's Capture the Courthouse, Architectural Detail as Art, a competition celebrating the 100th birthday of the the Pioneers Museum building. Submit 2-dimensional artwork depicting the architectural details of the Pioneers Museum building. Jury dates Oct. 10 - 11. Call 385-5990.
Call for Entries, International Experimental Cinema Exposition seeks films that challenge popular and conventional modes of cinema. Preview copies must be submitted in VHS format; final screening in film print format. Deadline Sept. 1. Nominal fee. For more, visit www.experimentalcinema.com or call 277-6657.