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 recent works in water media and collage by Shirley E. Kircher. Reception Sat., Sept. 6, 1-4 p.m. Through Sept.
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.
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. For Sept. 4 Featuring The Space Within, artwork by Laura McCracken. Opening reception Fri., Sept. 5, 5-8 p.m. Through Sept. 28.
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. Through Sept. 20.
Clay People Working Artists Studio, 517 Manitou Ave, Manitou Springs, 685-1820, Open house Fri., Sept. 5, 5-8 p.m. Pottery and Jewelry in Raku, Stoneware and Kosai irridescent.
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 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. Augustus Saint-Gaudens: American Sculptor of the Gilded Age.
Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., 385-5990. Open Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. Featuring Quilts and Woodworking, juried exhibit in conjunction with Colorado Quilting Council and Woodworkers Guild of Colorado Springs.
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.
Cottonwood Art Academy, 102 W. Cucharras St., 520-1899. Featuring Running Buddies the art of Jill Starkey and Paul Barton, who run from Beulah to Colorado Springs for life-drawing sessions. Opening Reception Fri., Sept. 5, 6-9 p.m.
The Craftwood Inn, 404 El Paso Blvd., Manitou, 685-9000. Open 5:30-10 p.m. daily. Featuring Material Adventure, mixed media works by Kim Sayers-Newlin and Betty Atherton. Opening reception Thurs., Sept. 11 from 5-7 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.
La Baguette, 4440 N Chestnut, 599-0686. Featuring Portals Revisited the black and white photos of Nancy Moore.
Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. Featuring ColorFest, a Watermedia Exhibit showcasing the work of 16 artists and presented by Chromatic Edge. Opening reception, Sept. 11, 5 to 8 p.m. Viewing also Sept. 13 and 20, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more, call. 495-8153.
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 Real Indians, black-and white photographs by Andrea Modica. Opening reception and book signing Fri., September 5, 5 -8 pm. A portion of the proceeds will go to benefit the American Indian College Fund.
Poor Richards Restaurant, 324 N. Tejon, 632-7721. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Featuring fine art landscape photography of Casey Chinn through Sept. 5.
The Red Pueblo, 2212 W. Cucharras, 648-6036. Call for hours. Representing Native American culture. Featuring Maria Redmoon, Kara Sumchiwa, Zoe Silentsky, R.N. Catron, George Sugardrum, Jeff Manyponies, Sally Mac. Donations to th eSouthwest Indian Foundation always accepted.
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 I-25: Forty Artists from the Corridor, Gene Kloss: The Early Years through Nov. 29. Friday Concerts, sculpture garden, Aug. 8: Wallace Cotton & the Royals.
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.
Wayne Lambert Gallery, 2605A W. Colorado Ave., Suite 214. Gallery open Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. or by appointment. Call 266-6700. Featuring black-and-white photographs of the southwest U.S. and Mexico.
art announcements Art Auction, Pine Creek High School, 10750 Thunder Mountain Ave. $5. Fri., Sept. 12, 6:30 - 10 p.m. Admission includes complimentary expresso bar, desserts, and door prizes. For more, call 481-1174.
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.
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.
Life Drawing, Business of Arts Center, 515 Manitou Ave. $8. Drawing with a live model, 2nd Thurs. of month, 7 10 p.m. For more, call 685-1861.
First Thursday Happy Hour, Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale. $4 - $8. Great food, great company, great atmosphere, great music and cocktails.
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. Submit 2-dimensional artwork depicting the architectural details of the Pioneers Museum building. Jury dates Oct. 10 - 11. Call 385-5990.