ARTSpace Gallery, at Hillside Community Center, 925 S. Institute. 385-7900. Open 8 a.m. weekdays, Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun., Noon-6 p.m. Presenting Illusions: Unique Images in Painting & Sculpture. Reception Sun., May 2, 3-5 p.m. Show runs through June 20.
Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1861. Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tues. - Sat. Featuring Sacred Seed Fruitful Harvest, Whitney Forsyth's larger than life ceramic sculptures and installations. Artist talk and demonstration, Sat., May 1, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. $5.
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5581. $2-$5. Open Tues.-Sat., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun., 1-5 p.m. Daily docent tours at 10:30 a.m. The Press at Colorado College: The Pressroom as Classroom, 42nd Young People's Art Exhibition, Realism & Illusion: Selections from the Taylor Museum Permanent Collection. Museum Discovery Days for ages 6-10 every Saturday.
Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., 385-5990. Open Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. Featuring H. L. Standley Photographs. Imported Elegance: Kashmir and European Shawls of Paisley Design.
Commonwheel Artists, 102 Cañon Ave., 685-1008. Mon.-Sun., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Kid's Art Show, featuring art by Manitou Springs Elementary students. Runs through May 3.
Cottonwood Art Academy, 25 Cimino Drive, 520-1899. Mon., Wed., Fri., 9 a.m. to noon. Tues., 2-7 p.m. Featuring Southwest Expressions by Chris Alvarez and Dan Schultz. Runs through June 1.
Filthy Wilma's Art Gallery, 10 Ruxton Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-0636. Featuring A Celebration of Mothers through May. Opening reception Sat., May 1, noon to 4 p.m.
Florin Group, 26 S. Tejon, Suite 300, 471-8422. Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring The Keyhole Show, student work from the Colorado Springs School. Runs through July 2.
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 2004 Student Art Exhibition and the Salon des Refuses. Runs through May 21.
I.R.I.S. Gallery, 612 N. Tejon St., 635-3533. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tues.-Sat. Featuring "Esprit!" Gardens and Pathways, new paintings by Laura Reilly. Runs through June 5.
L.I.W. Cargo, 713 Manitou Ave., 685-0452. Open daily, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring landscapes from mixed media artist Lisa Lynch. Runs April 1-30. Also the wood turned art of Max Rupp and Dale Scott: Opening Sun., May 2, 6-8 p.m. Runs May 1-31.
Mountain Living Studio, 741 Manitou Avenue, Manitou Springs, 685-0225. Free. Featuring "All the other Arts Show." Open Sat., April 24 to Sun., May 2, 12 p.m.-5 p.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. Presenting book signing party honoring Andrea Modica and her new book Barbara, Fri., April 30, 5-8 p.m.
Raven's Nest Coffee, 330 N. Institute., 632-3433. Open Mon.-Fri., 5 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Sat., 6 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Sun., 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free. Featuring Kathie Cichon's hand colored photography through April 30.
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. Borderlands: special guest artist Luis Jimenez, Bill Amundson: Confessions of a Suburban Regionalist through May 1, John Rietfors: Enough is as Good as a Feast, Placement. Displacement. Replacement, Sarah McKenzie: Aerial Views , Mark Abrahamson: Watershed Investigations, Jim Wark: Discarded.
Shuga's, 702 S. Cascade Ave., 328-1412. Call for hours. Featuring William Moore April 23-May 6.
St. Michael's Episcopal Church, 7400 Tudor Rd. The 10th Annual Fine Arts Show Sale April 30-May 2. Call Carol at 598-1316 for more.
art announcements Art in the Garden, 1303 Hermosa Way. Fri., May 7, 5-8 p.m. and Sat., May 8, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Benefit for YoungLives, a program for teen moms. Meet the artists on Fri., May 7, at 5 p.m. For more, call Sarah Simpson, at 381-1812 or DiAne Fischer at 635-4888.
Champagne, Chocolate and Chagall, Temple Beit Torah, 527 N. Chelton Rd. $5-$7. Auction of classic, contemporary and Judaic art at affordable prices; presented by State of the Art. Sat., May 1, 7 p.m. preview, 8 p.m. auction. RSVP by April 19, 573-0841.
1st Thursday Tastings, Fine Arts Center, Caf Le Bistro, 30 E. Dale St. $8-$12. With six Belgian beers for tasting. May 6, 5-7 p.m. Call 634-5583 for more.
Call for entries, Pueblo Downtown Art Project. Looking for 3-D media for a year-long downtown exhibit. Slides and applications due June 15. To receive an entry form, send SASE to Pueblo Downtown Art Center, c/o Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave. Pueblo, CO 81003. Or visit www.artandsoul-pueblo.org.