ArtWalk Old Colorado City ~ First Friday

ArtWalk Old Colorado City

First Friday

There are three Labor Day Events that I am really excited about ~ the Balloon Glow (some of our fondest memories), the First Friday ArtWalk (because of the atmosphere), and the Vintage Baseball Game (because I’m gonna take my grandsons).  The others sound good, too, but those are the ones I’m most looking forward to.

The ArtWalk in Old Colorado City will be a relaxing and appealing evening.  There are numerous art galleries and studios that will host FREE RECEPTIONS this Friday, September 2, 2011 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM.  It is held two miles west of Downtown Colorado Springs in the heart of Old Colorado City along Colorado Avenue between 23rd and 27th Streets.

All of the shops are within walking distance of each other, and many galleries will have unique demonstrations throughout the evening.  The artistic styles are as diverse as the individual artists themselves.

Visitors will be treated to something special at each participating gallery, and you will have the opportunity to meet a beautiful blend of artists displaying such talents as photography, original paintings, prints, ceramics, glassworks, sculptures, and jewelry.  You will have the opportunity to not only speak with the artists, but you may also purchase their works if you so desire.

Art on the Avenue is a program to teach people of all ages about visual arts and culture in Old Colorado City and Colorado Springs.  It is coordinated by local galleries in Old Colorado City, and is instrumental in promoting this fete.

Come enjoy the charm of strolling the enchanting streets of Old Colorado City for this First Friday ArtWalk, and enjoy the hospitality of your hosts.

Galleries hosting receptions:

  • All that Glitters
  • Arati Artists Gallery
  • Cucuru Gallery Café
  • Hunter-Wolff Gallery
  • Michael Garman Museum
  • Pine Creek Art Gallery
  • Range Gallery
  • Karibu African Imports
  • Simpich Showcase
  • The Second Floor Studios
  • The Squash Blossom
  • Thunder Mountain Trading Company
  • Velez Galleries
  • A Call to Life
  • Colorado Copper
  • Yobel Market
  • Kathleen McFadden’s Range Gallery

The ArtWalk is made possible thru the generosity of the following sponsors:  Colorado Springs Style Magazine * Paravicini’s Italian Bistro * Front Rang Bar-B-Que * Fox 21 * Old Colorado City Associates * Dat’s Italian * Historic District Merchants * Motif Jazz Bistro * The Westside Pioneer

By Mimi Foster

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