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 America, the Beautiful: Painting, Sculpture, Etchings.
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. Interiors, works in sculpture, paint, clay and mixed media. July 9 through August 1. Reception Fri., July 9, 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. Surface & Texture, featuring nationally known fiber artists, and Fertile Ground: 3rd Biennial Garden Exhibit.
CHAOS Studios, 802 N. Weber St., 634-5429, $5. Featuring Third Thursdays, an informal viewing of video art and time based media work. Featuring Manifest Destiny, July 15. Every 3rd Thurs., 8 p.m.
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. Realism & Illusion: Selections from the Taylor Museum Permanent Collection. Exhibition by Dale Chihuly. Emerson Woelffer: Life in the Abstract. Art for Art's Sake. Museum Discovery Days for ages 6-10, every Saturday.
Cottonwood Artists' School, 25 Cimino Drive, 520-1899. Mon., Wed., Fri., 9 a.m. to Noon. Tues., 1-6 p.m. Featuring instructors' work. Opening reception Fri., July 9, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd., 531-6333, x1202. Photographer Tony Gleaton will exhibit Africa's Legacy in Mexico. Meet the photographer Wed., July 28 at 7 p.m..
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 Low Altitude, High Altitude & Rebecca Blustone, Fiber Artist, through July 30.
Industrial Zen Design, 2822 N. Nevada Ave. Free. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Featuring Metal Sculpture. For more call 473-0004.
L.I.W. Cargo Gallery, 713 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-0452. Featufring Plein Air Painters through July 31.
Laura Reilly Gallery, 2626 W. Colorado Ave. #3. 650-1427. Tues.-Sat. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Grand opening Fri., July 16, 5-8 p.m., Sat. and Sun., July 17 and 18, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Monument Branch Library, 1706 Lake Woodmoor Dr., 531-6333 x1202. Bronze Sculptures by Donna Arndt, July 1-30. Photography exhibit by Anastasia White Wolf, July 1-30.
Orly's Art Gallery, 730 S. Tejon. 630-3371. Open Tues.- Fri., 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Featuring Figurative Works. Show runs through Tues., Aug. 3.
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 photographs by Hollywood celebrity photographer Gene Trindl July 9 through July 31. Reception Friday, July 9, 5-8 p.m.
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. re: Nowned--Mel and Bernice Strawn, re: Invented--Contemporary American Ceramics, re:Built, re:Joined, Orton Cone Box Exhibit, Springs 7. Also Fridays, Noon to 1 p.m. and 2-3 p.m. Art demonstrations with regional artists. Photographer Nancy Rica Schiff Booksigning and Talks, July 22-24 at Buell Children's Museum. Free-$12. Call 719/562-5604 to reserve space.
Smokebrush Foundation and Gallery, 2118 W. Colorado Ave., Suite 102. Open Fri.-Sat., noon to 5 p.m. or by appointment, 444-1012. Featuring E.T.A., an Exhibition of Art related to Flight, Light, and Sight. July 9-Aug. 21. Opening reception, Fri., July 9, 5-8 p.m.
art announcements Blissfest 3, Fast Frame, 5154 Centennial Blvd. Artwork donated by children. Proceeds for children of abuse. Reception Fri., July 9, 6-9 p.m. Runs through July 31. For more call 964-7156.
H+L Architecture Art Open House, 219 E. Colorado Ave. $10 donation. Benefit for a local school attendees choose. Fri., July 9, 4-7 p.m. For more call 303/623-3366 ext. 111.
ART SPLASH II, 32 Bleu, 32 S. Tejon St. $10. Featuring 15 artists and 3 bands. Wed., July 21, 6 p.m.-1 a.m., Reception 6-8 p.m. For more call 331-1438.
Fine Arts Festival, The Shops at Briargate, 1885 Briargate Pkwy. Free. Benefits FutureSelf. Take part in Giant Wall Painting, coloring and collage activities for kids and adults. Friday through Sunday, July 9-11, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. For more call 265-6264 or visit www.theshopsatbriargate.com.