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Summer Arts

Select museums and galleries

Motorcycle will be part of the Coburn Gallerys Mary - Chenoweth exhibition.
  • Motorcycle will be part of the Coburn Gallerys Mary Chenoweth exhibition.

First Friday Artwalks Old Colorado City and Downtown

monthly, in OCC from 4-8 p.m. at 10 galleries, and downtown from 5-8 p.m. at several galleries. An "artride" shuttle, on which students from the Colorado Springs Conservatory play live music, links the two events and participating galleries. Contact Gunter-Wolff Gallery at 520-9494 for more on the OCC artwalk, and contact the Smokebrush Gallery at 444-1012 for more on the downtown artwalk.

American Numismatic Association Money Museum,

818 N. Cascade Ave. The Die is Cast: Money of the Ancient World, showing through September. 632-2646, money.org.

Business of Art Center

513 Manitou Ave. Hagnauer Gallery: Earthbound Ceramics Invitational, June 15-July 28; Avenue Gallery: Linocuts by Sherrie York, May 30-June 26; ceramics by Audrey Blackburn and Frank Gray, June 27-July 24; paintings by Marjorie House, July 25-Aug. 28; paintings by Kay Beaubien, Aug. 29-Sept. 25; Spencer Hall: digital photography by Michele Ledoux, May 31-June 26; paintings by Jillian Arnold, June 27-Aug. 14; photography by Dianne Kittle and Brenda Biondo, Aug. 15-Oct. 2. 685-1861, thebac.org.

Colorado College Coburn Gallery

902 N. Cascade Ave. Passages: The Art of Mary Chenoweth, June 1-22. Summer Seminar Student Exhibitions on June 15, June 29 and July 13. Fiber Arts and Weaving/Photography Exhibit featuring student works, Aug. 3. 389-6797, coloradocollege.edu/coburn.

Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum

215 S. Tejon St. Showing two new exhibits: Maravillas de los Tejjedores/Wonders of the Weavers, beginning May 26, and the 22nd Annual Quilts and Fine Woodworking Exhibition, from Sept. 1-Oct. 27. 385-5990.

Denver Art Museum

Denver. The DAM's four current exhibitions will continue on through much of the summer: Japanese Art (through July 8), Radar (through July 15), Breaking the Mold (through Aug. 19) and Debut (through Nov. 25). 720/865-5000, denverartmuseum.org.

FAC Modern

121 S. Tejon St., Suite 100. Frida Kahlo: Through the Lens of Nickolas Muray, July 1-Sept. 30. 634-5583, csfineartscenter.org.

Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center

201 S. Fairview St., Woodland Park. Hosting the center's third anniversary on June 9 and 10 and Critter Fest on Aug. 4 and 5. 719/686-1820, rmdrc.com.

Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center

210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo. Featuring Tokonoma: A Place of Simple, Elegant Beauty and Jump to Japan through August 11. Traditional prints, contemporary works and more. 719/295-7200, sdc-arts.org.

Smokebrush Gallery and Foundation for the Arts

218 W. Colorado Ave. Featuring: the works of poster artist Jermaine Rogers, June 1-23; Songs of the Cowboys, a collection of ink illustrations, June 1-July 14; Roll, the Springs' third annual bicycle art show, July 6-Aug. 18; An Experiment in Space and Sound, an interactive sound-triggering installation comprised of deconstructed piano parts, Aug. 3-Sept. 15. 444-1012, smokebrush.org.

Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts

304 Highway 105, Palmer Lake. Through the Looking Glass, a juried competition with cash awards. July 13-Aug. 18. 481-0475, trilakesarts.org.

UCCS Gallery of Contemporary Art

1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. 2007 Senior Exhibition through May 25. Water Media International XV, June 15-Aug. 3. 262-3567, galleryuccs.org.

Western Museum of Mining & Industry

225 N. Gate Blvd. "Outside Machinery Operations" tours throughout the summer. 800/752-6558, wmmi.org. May

Downtown Denver Arts Festival

500 16th St., Suite 10, Denver. Held at the Denver Pavilions and featuring the works of 125 Colorado artists, this ninth annual Memorial Day weekend event boasts a collection of fine art and fine craft and expects a crowd of over 100,000 this year. May 25-28. 303/330-8237, downtowndenverartsfestival.com.


15th annual Salida Artwalk, downtown Salida. Showcasing the visual art and performance art of more than 40 art galleries, this weekend-long event is a celebration of Salida's artists and self-proclaimed reputation as the "biggest little Art Town in the West." June 21-24. 877/772-5432, 719/539-2068, salidaartwalk.org.


24th annual Breckenridge July Art Festival

Breckenridge. This annual event promises to host the works of more than 100 artists and works of all mediums. July 6-8. 970/547-9326, mountainartfestivals.com.

Dillon Art Festival

downtown Dillon. Hosted downtown, next to Lake Dillon, this festival will feature over 100 juried artists whose works span across all mediums. July 20-22. 970/547-9326, mountainartfestivals.com.

Sixth annual Breckenridge Main Street Art Festival

Breckenridge. Like the town's festival from earlier in the month, this event, too, boasts over 100 artists of all mediums. July 27-29. 970/547-9326, mountainartfestivals.com.


32nd annual Gathering at the Great Divide

Breckenridge. This Labor Day Weekend event hosts more than 140 artists of all mediums. September 1-3. 970/547-9326, mountainartfestivals.com.


Colorado College Summer Festival of the Arts

various venues at Colorado College. A summer arts festival made up of many individual events as well as several specialized festivals, celebrating music, dance, art, theatre, literature, voice and film. June-August. 389-6098, artsfestival.coloradocollege.edu.

Woodland Park Fine Arts Fair

downtown Woodland Park. Presenting fine arts, entertainment and more. Saturdays, June 24-Sept. 2. 687-3731.

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