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.
Artazia Gallery & Frames, 2521 W. Colorado Ave., 477-0632. Open Mon.-Sat., 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.
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.
Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., 685-1861. Open Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring Artists of the San Luis Valley, fine art and contemporary craft and Shamans: Spiritual Equilibrium, by Pat Orban, and Rocky Mountain Regional Juried Photography Exhibition.
Coffee Warehouse, 526 S Tejon St., 227-8639. Featuring Brickworks ... and Moore, black and white photos by Nancy Moore. Mid-show opening Friday, Sept 12, 5-8 pm.
Colorado Springs Airport, 7770 E Drennan Rd. Featuring pastels by Jeff Hunter, 3-D leather by Bob Husband, youth art by Fountain Fort Carson students, machine embroidery by Loose Threads and paintings by The Mothers. Through Sept. 30.
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 International Watermedia XIII, presented by the Pikes Peak Watercolor Society; and Something New: Contemporary Regional Artists through Sept. 7. Augustus Saint-Gaudens: American Sculptor of the Gilded Age. Opening reception Fri., Aug. 29, 5-7 p.m.
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 Out of Hand, basketry by Linda Lugenbill and Junko Brackin,
Cottonwood Art Academy, 102 W. Cucharras St., 520-1899. Featuring A One Woman Show by Terri Sanchez.
The Craftwood Inn, 404 El Paso Blvd., Manitou, 685-9000. Open 5:30-10 p.m. daily. Featuring A Moveable Feast, abstract paintings about food and travel by Barbara Resch.
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.
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 Neo-Geo Revisited, An Invitational Exhibition.
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.
Phantom Canyon Brewery, 2 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 635-2800. Featuring works in oil by Kansas City artist C.J. Hendrickson.
Poor Richards Restaurant, 324 N. Tejon, 632-7721. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Featuring fine art landscape photography of Casey Chinn.
Sencha, 331 N. Nevada, 632-8287. Open Mon. Fri, 11 a.m. 3 p.m., Tue. Thurs., 5 10 p.m. and Fri. Sat., 5 11 p.m. Featuring photography by Megan Retka and metal sculptures by Michael Gores through September.
Smokebrush Foundation & Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., STE. 102, 444-1012. Featuring Smoke Signals, recent works by artists associated with the foundation since 1992.
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 Downtown Art Walk, south downtown. Free. Every first Fri. of the month. Phototroph Gallery, Bridge Gallery, Smokebrush Foundation, Pikes Peak Downtown Studio, Cottonwood Art Academy, The Warehouse and Colorado Iron Works. For more, call 520-1899.
Artist contracts workshop, Swallow Hill Music Association, 71 E. Yale, Denver. Free. John Carver, Esq. will focus on contracts for commission work and gallery representation. Sponsored by The Art Guild. Sat., Sept. 6, 2003, 10-11 a.m. For more, call 303/832-4566 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call for entries, Working Cowboy Artists Gear and Fine Art Show, Gallery in the Park, La Veta, Fee $25.Three entires per person for 2-D art, 3-D art and handcrafted cowboy gear. Entries due Sept. 13; show from Sept. 20-Oct. 18. For fore, call 719/742-3074.
College Preparatory scholarship available to eligible high school students for music and theater studies at the Colorado Springs Conservatory. Fall semester begins Sept. 15. Call 577-4556 for interview appointment and application.
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.
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 El Paso County Courthouse, now the home of the Pioneers Museum. Categories, 5 to 16 years and 17 & up. 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.