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. Free. Featuring Annual Spring Show Reception, interpretations of spring. Runs May 1-30.
Art Gallery of the Rockies, 5051 N. Academy Blvd., 260-1873. Open Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring landscapes, wildlife, Americana, aeronautical, Civil War, and local scenes. Runs through May 31.
Bedford Gallery at Fountain Valley School, 6155 Fountain Valley School Road. Open Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Pikes Peak Watercolor Society presents Pandora's Soapbox 2004, interpreting political, social and environmental issues. Runs May 7-21. Opening reception Fri., May 7, 5:30 to 8 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 avail., 329-1574. Kim Sayers-Newlin exhibition opens Fri., May 7, 5-8 p.m.
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. Runs thorough June 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. Tandem Exhibit, featuring art by Mickey Baxter & Susan B. Demos. Reception Fri., May 7, 5-8 p.m. Show runs through June 21.
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. Reception Fri., May 7, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Show runs through June 1.
East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd., 531-6333, x1202. Paintings by T.D. Lucy May 3-30.
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.
L.I.W. Cargo, 713 Manitou Ave., 685-0452. Open daily, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring the wood turned art of Max Rupp and Dale Scott. Runs May 1-31.
Palmer Lake Art Group, Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, 304 Highway 105, Palmer Lake. 719/488-9685. Open Saturdays and Sundays. Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sun. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Presenting Fine Arts Show and Sale, May 7-27. Reception Fri., May 7, 5-8 p.m.
Penrose Public Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave., 531-6333 x1202. Featuring 2-D and 3-D artwork of Studio 101 artists, ages 6-10. May 1-30, Children's Area.
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 I'm With Her, with photographs by Carol and Steven Dass. Reception Fri., May 7, 5-8 p.m. Runs through May 22.
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, John Rietfors: Enough is as Good as a Feast through May 8. Placement. Displacement. Replacement, Sarah McKenzie: Aerial Views and Mark Abrahamson: Watershed Investigations and Jim Wark: Discarded through May 8. Call 719/295-7200 for more.
Smokebrush Foundation & Gallery, 2118 W. Colorado Ave., Suite 102. Open Fri.-Sat., noon to 5 p.m. or by appointment, 444-1012. Featuring City of Brass, Greg Kleinert's photographs and the written words of our community's homeless teens through May 15.
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.
A Celebration of Mothers Art Show, Filthy Wilma's, 10 Ruxton Ave., Manitou Springs. Free. Featuring local artists. Runs through May 31. For more call 685-0636.