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Art galleries and museums flourish in Downtown Fort Collins! And on the first Friday of every month, many of them extend their hours of operation and fling wide their doors during the evening hours, so you have time to wander and let your heart grow fonder of the local, regional, national, and international art on display downtown. Experience paintings, sculptures, exhibits, photos, and more, with many of the gallery owners on hand to share their expertise (and sometimes, a snack!) with the crowds that stroll the city streets on self-guided gallery tours.

Lincoln Center

The Lincoln Center galleries will be closed on Friday, September 5th to prepare for our new exhibit. September 12 - November 1 the Lincoln Center Art Gallery will present "Surface Tension," photographs by Terri Warpinski and poetry by Laura Winter. Join us for the Opening Reception on Friday, September 12, 5-8 p.m. "Surface Tension" is a new series of photographs by Terri Warpinski exploring the political borderlands along the US/Mexico border and the Occupied Palestinian Territories juxtaposed against images of present-day Berlin. The addition of Winter’s poetry reminds us of the social and psychological impact these borders have on the people who live in their shadows. Together the words and images present a contemplative experience of these imposing physical, political and psychological divides. Visit for more information.

Trimble Court Artisans

September Gallery Walk: Trimble Court Artisans will feature an All Members "Bike Art" Show. Enjoy an array of pottery, jewelry, sculpture, paintings, prints and more all inspired by an appreciation of bicycles.

Opening Reception: Friday, 9/5/2014, 6-9 PM.
Store Hours: Mon-Thurs, and Sat 10-6; Fri 10-8; Sunday 11-5

The Center for Fine Art Photography

5:00-6:00 | Artist Speaker Series with Still Life Juror Rebecca Senf, speaking about the images in the Still Life Exhibition. Free, Public welcome

6:00-8:00 | Still Life International Juried Exhibition-Opening Reception in the Main Gallery. Free, Public Welcome
6:00-8:00 | Mark Dorf Solo Exhibition-Axiom & Simulation in the Gould Gallery, Free, Public Welcome

Trimble Court Artisans Coop

September heralds bike month at Trimble Court Artisans Coop. A First Friday opening night reception is planned for the All Members Bicycle Exhibition. Visit for a taste of what you have in store. We are right up your alley in Old Town!

Gallery Bleu

20 Wilderness Artists

September 3, 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Wilderness Act by President Johnson in 1964. Gallery Bleu will showcase a juried exhibition of diverse works by local artists
that commemorate wilderness themes and demonstrate power of art to enhance awareness about wilderness use and preservation. 

The Fine Art & Frame Company

We would like to invite you to our gallery for First Friday Gallery Walk. We have special guests joining us!

We will have musical guests, Fall River Road. Don't miss this lovely acoustic performance by a very talented couple.

Additionally, Laura Guese will be gracing us with her presence. Her large-scale atmospheric paintings are emotion evoking, therapeutic, and highly admirable. She received numerous awards, locally and globally.

The Center for Fine Art Photography

The Center is hosting two receptions on Friday September 5th. In the main gallery we will be hosting "Still Life" an international juried exhibition. The juror, Rebecca Senf, will be here for the reception as will 10 artists from around the country. There will be a talk at 5pm by Rebecca Senf and Mark Dorf.

The Gould Gallery is hosting a reception for Mark Dorf's solo exhibition, Axiom and Simulation. This work explores the way that humans make sense of nature through graphing and coding. Dorf overlay's the graphing with the natural world.

Both receptions are located at the Center (400 N. College Ave)

Global Village Museum

Live Dixieland Jazz & Half-Price Admission to Four Galleries
Sept. 5, 6 – 9 pm
Half-priced Admission

CHILL OUT FRIDAY--Stop by the Global Village Museum to enjoy cool jazz and free, icy snow cones. The blissful winter scenario at our Alaska exhibit is sure to intrigue and enlighten. Admission is half price. Is there a better way to spend the last, hot days of summer?

Fort Collins Museum of Art

From July 25th through September 28th, 2014 the Fort Collins Museum of Art will present an exhibition in honor of its Banner Health-Kaiser Permanente 2014 Masks Honorary Chair, Paula Edwards. Paula chose as her Honorary Chair project an exhibition that celebrates Fort Collins’ 150th anniversary and showcases the many outstanding artists who live and work in the Fort Collins Area. The exhibition will feature works of art that illustrate, comment upon or artistically re-envision historic events, important cultural or economic developments and important historic figures in the history of Fort Collins. The exhibition coincides with FC150 exhibition that opens in the fall of 2014 at the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery.


“This exhibit is a unique opportunity to look into the minds of several local artists and see what they see as they ponder the last century and a half of Fort Collins’ history,” said David Prosser, the museum’s Interim Executive Director.

Artists include:

Amelia Caruso, Bob Coonts, Louise Cutler, Jennifer Davey, Monica Deming, Clint Eccher,

Diane Edwards, Diane Findley, Wendy Franzen, Jennifer Ivanovic, Mary McCauley, Dolores Rowland,

Ajean Ryan, Two Sisters Mosaic (Jane Sullivan and Jean McBride), Eldon Ward, Laurie Beth Zuckerman

The museum is open Wednesday through Friday from 10 am to 5 pm; Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 pm.

Admission is $4.00 for adults; $2.00 for students with ID and seniors (over 65) and $1.00 for youth 7-18. Children 6 and under and museum members are free.

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