- UCCS Gallery of Contemporary Art, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. 262-3567. Open Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sat., 1-4 p.m. Featuring Cuba Oriente: Contemporary Paintings from Eastern Cuba through Aug. 4. Visit galleryuccs.org for more.
American Numismatic Association Money Museum, 818 N. Cascade Ave., 632-2646. Open Tues.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun., noon to 5 p.m. Free. The Faces of Money: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly through September. Visit money.org for more.
Bella Art & Frame, Beacon Lite and Front Street, Monument. Featuring works by Daniel Fraley through July 19. Call 487-7691 for more.
The Blue Star, 1645 S. Tejon St., 598-7565. Featuring works by local artists through Aug. 11. Opening reception, July 11, 6 p.m.
Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs. Open Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free. Featuring Contemporary Icons: Symbols & Signs of the Times through July 29. Call 685-1861 or visit thebac.org for more.
Candelight Coffee Lounge, 526 S. Tejon St. Open Mon.-Fri., 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sat.-Sun., 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Featuring Perceptions, works by Bill Magee, July 3-31. Opening reception, July 7, 5-7 p.m. Call 227-8639 for more.
Cedars Jazz Club, 3125 Sinton Road, 578-5744. Featuring Lemon Drop, works by Ben Gonzalez, through Aug. 3. Opening reception, July 7, 6 p.m. Call 598-7565 for more.
Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., 385-5990. Featuring Pike's World: Exploration and Empire in the Greater Southwest through Oct. 14. Looming Large: The Artistic Legacy of Pikes Peak through March 2007. Marketing the Mountain: Pikes Peak in the Popular Imagination through 2007. Also featuring Exploring Cowboy History, July 8. Exploring American Indian History, July 22. Exploring Local History Through Sculpture and Architecture, Aug. 12. Visit cspm.org for more.
Commonwheel Artists Gallery, 102 Cañon Ave., Manitou Springs. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring Alchemy of Fire and Ash, the works of 17 ceramic artists, through July 17. Presenting Clay, Color and Creative Curiosities, works by Coreen Abbott and Sharon Cupit, July 21 through Aug. 21. Opening reception, July 21, 5-8 p.m. Call 685-1008 for more.
Cottonwood Art Academy, 101 Conejos St.. Cottonwood Students Show, July 7. Call 520-1899 for more.
Elements Art Gallery, 2616 W. Colorado Ave., #1, 633-3899. Featuring Dust in the Wind, clay works by Jeremiah Houck, Jen and John Ellis, Lorraine Sheppard and Alicia Griggs through Aug. 23. Visit elementsartgallery.com for more.
El Pueblo History Museum, 301 N. Union Ave., Pueblo, 719/583-0453. Open Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. $3-$4 for non-members. Featuring Explorer or Spy: The Pike Legacy through Dec. 30.
FAC Modern, 121 S. Tejon St., Suite 100, 633-5583. Open Mon.-Thurs., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Fri.-Sat., 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sun., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $3-$5 for non-members. Featuring works by James McNeill Whistler through Aug. 20. Works by Dale Chihuly from Sept 8 through Jan. 7, 2007. Opening Gala, Sat., Sept. 9. Colorado Springs artists Dan Britton, Pard Morrison, Laurel Swab and Rita Zimmerman, Jan. 26 through March 4. Katrina: Catastrophe and Catharsis, March 9 through April 29, 2007. William Gottlieb's Portraits from the Golden Age of Jazz, May 5 through June 24, 2007. Visit csfineartscenter.org for more.
Full Spectrum Gallery, 828A E. Fillmore St., 630-7664. Open Wed.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sun., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Presenting Essential Design, works by Amy Branstetter, Linda Willard and Belinda Chambers, June 30 through Aug. 6. Opening reception, June 30, 5-8 p.m.
L.I.W. Cargo Gallery, 713 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-0452. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Featuring Plein Air Artists' Exhibit, July 1-31. Opening reception, July 2, 6-8 p.m. Marti Millington's Lions, Tigers and Bears, Aug. 1-31. Opening reception, Aug. 6, 6-8 p.m.
OpticalReverb Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 210-9799. Open noon to 5 p.m., Wed., Fri. and Sat. Free. Featuring The Works of Jason Kehl through Aug. 1. Opening reception, July 7, 5-8 p.m. Visit opticalreverb.com for more.
OpticalReverb at Phantom Canyon, 2 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 210-9799. Open daily, 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Featuring Relevant Locale, works by Douglas Rouse, Bob and Kat Tudor, Curt Layman and many more through Sept. 1.
OpticalReverb at the V-Bar, 19 E. Kiowa St., 210-9799. Featuring works by CJ Hendrickson through Aug. 1.
- Commonwheel Artists Gallery, 102 Caon Ave., Manitou Springs. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring Alchemy of Fire and Ash, the works of 17 ceramic artists, through July 17. Call 685-1008 for more.
OpticalReverb at Park East, 720 Goodnight St., Pueblo, 210-9799. Featuring Pueblication, works by Marc Huebert, Jeff Jagunich, Adam Conard and many more through Aug. 1.
Pankratz Gallery, 366 Second St., Monument. Open Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Sat., 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Featuring Dance of the Soul: The Creative Spirit of Gwen Fox through July 15. Call 719/481-3108 for more.
The Paragon Culinary School and Cedars Cigars and Jazz Club, 3125 Sinton Road, 578-5741. Featuring A Cross the Land Photography and Friends, works by Judson Crossland, Donna Chope, Jorge Estrada, Andrea Ziegert and Nathan Goldstein through July.
Pikes Peak Community College, 100 W. Pikes Peak Ave., 527-6001. Open Mon.-Thurs., 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Fri.-Sat., 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Featuring The Narrative Absurdist and the Absurd Narrative, works by Tony Moffeit, Jina Pierce, Judith Marie, Rian Kerrane and Mark Guilbeau through Aug. 2.
Plantera Group Gallery, Plantera Group, 731 N. Weber St. Featuring artworks by Jo Gaston, Susan Hinton and Julie Kirkland through Sept. 1.
Rainy Days Silkscreen Studio & Gallery, The Art Mill, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 471-2546. Free. Featuring works by Erica Reyna, Jason Herzog, Tylan Troyer, Martin McCormack and more through July. Opening reception, July 7, 5-8 p.m.
Rico's Caf & Wine Bar, 320 N. Tejon St., 630-7723. Open Mon.-Wed, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., Thurs.-Sat., 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., Sun., 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Featuring Jean Gumpper's Woodcuts through September.
Rubbish, 17B Bijou St. Open Fri. and Sat., 5-10 p.m. Featuring works by Sean Dunston and Martin McCormack through July 8. Call 440-5638 for more.
Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference 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 Zero Gravity, cosmic works by James Wolnick, Doug Chiang, Therin Berrett and more through Aug. 19. Festival Fridays concert series, July 7 through Aug. 4, 6-10 p.m. $4-$5. Visit sdc-arts.org for more.
Smokebrush Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 444-1012. Open Wed., Fri. and Sat., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring Revealing Character and Other Cowboy Tintypes, portraits by Robb Kendrick, June 30 through July 29. Opening reception, June 30, 2-7 p.m. Also featuring Impacted Nations, a Native American collection, July 7-29. Opening reception, July 7, 5-8 p.m. Call 444-1012 or visit smokebrush.org for more.
The Squash Blossom, 2531 W. Colorado Ave., 632-1899. Open Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sun., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring Life on the Road in July; opening reception Thurs., July 13. Higher Ground in August; opening reception, Thurs., August 10.
UCCS Gallery of Contemporary Art, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. 262-3567. Open Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sat., 1-4 p.m. Featuring Cuba Oriente: Contemporary Paintings from Eastern Cuba through Aug. 4. Visit galleryuccs.org for more.
Western Museum of Mining & Industry, 225 N. Gate Blvd. Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mon.-Sat. Cool Science exhibit through July 1. Outside Machinery Operations Tours through July 21. Colorado Rockhounding Exhibit, Aug. 17-30. Call 800/752-6558 or visit wmmi.org for more.
art events & openings Cucuru Gallery, 2332 W. Colorado Ave., 520-9900. Open Tues.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featuring new works, live music and coffee. Thurs., June 29, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Art Hop Summer Celebration, Beaconlite and Front Street, downtown Monument. Enjoy live art demonstrations, music, food and more on the third Thursday of each month through Oct. 19, 5-8 p.m. Call 719/481-3108 for more.
41st Annual Fine Arts Show and Sale, Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, 304 Hwy. 105, Palmer Lake. Open noon to 4 p.m., Wed.-Sun. Featuring more than 50 Palmer Lake Art Group members through July 15. Call 488-3543 for more.
Fine Arts & Crafts Fair, Memorial Park, Woodland Park. Shop and enjoy all types of artworks on Fridays, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Running through Sept. 15. Call 687-3731 for vending or general information.
10th Annual Once Upon a Time in the West Art Show, The Gold King Mountain Inn, 601 Galena Ave., Cripple Creek. Featuring a variety of artworks showcased in a natural environment. July 1-3, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., June 30, 4-10 p.m. and July 4, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 689-2600 for more.
2006 Briargate Fine Art Show, The Shops at Briargate, 1885 Briargate Pkwy. Featuring a wide variety of works on Sat., July 8, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sun., July 9, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 303/816-0965 for more information.
Salons 2006, various venues. $40-$135 Showcasing eclectic collections of American art. Mary Lou and Chuck Murphy, July 20. Bill Burgess and Kat Jorstad, August 10. Robert and Sara Howsam, September 14. Call the BAC at 685-1861 for more.