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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


Talk about a real community event: the Community Creative Center, owned by the City of Fort Collins and operated by the Lincoln Center, will be hosting "The Real Draw: Colorado Artists Making Their Mark in Drawing," an invitational exhibition presented by the CSU Department of Art, as part of a drawing exchange between Colorado and Welsh artits. Opening this Friday and running through October 18th.

Downtown Artery

This month's exhibition at the Downtown Artery, "Here, but Not Here", features work by Alex Runge and Justin Camilli. We've also teamed up with SpokesBUZZ to bring you BandSwap featuring music in our gallery by k i d s and Ginger Whale during our opening reception for October's show. 

The Center for Fine Art Photography

We are featuring three exhibitions, "Alternative Processes" in the Main Gallery, "PORTRAITS" by Bear Kirkpatrick in the North Gallery, and "the evolution of ivanpah solar" by Jamey Stillings in the Gould Gallery.

We are also featuring our Friday at Five artist speaker series featuring Jamey Stillings, Bear Kirkpatrick, S. Gayle Stevens, and K.K. DePaul.

Gallery Bleu

Closing reception for 20 Wilderness artists from 5 to 7pm. 20 Wilderness Artists

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

Photos available on our website:

Old Town Art and Framery

Trio d' Artistes. Three women artists including painter Karen Barnett, ceramists Nancy Williams and Rochelle Sage. Karen uses a beautiful layered technique with cold wax for her abstract paintings. Nancy and Rochelle both do ceramic and raku for their pottery and ornaments using things from nature such as feathers, shells, sticks and stones.

The Center for Fine Art Photography

Help us welcome the exhibiting artists of Alternative Processes in the Main Gallery, Artist Bear Kirkpatrick will open his solo exhibition POTRAITS in the North Gallery and Jamey Stillings will attend his solo exhibition Evolution of Ivanpah Solar in the Gould Gallery. All at The Center for Fine Art Photography on Oct. 3, 2014! The Alternative Process works are by 73 artists from across the globe. Celebrate the unique quality of the one of a kind, handmade photographs in the Main Gallery. Also happening at C4FAP are

  • Friday at Five Artist Panel | Friday, Oct 3rd at 5:00 pm. A panel of Artists including Bear Kirkpatrick, Jamey Stillings, and K.K. DePaul will discuss the exhibitions and works hanging in the galleries.
  • Prepare for the Saturday the 4th 10th Anniversary Party for C4FAP.
  • Alternative Processes Artist and Public Reception from 6-8 in the Main Gallery
  • Alternative Processes will be exhibited at the Center from October 3 until November 1, 2014 .
  • Exhibitions and Receptions at C4FAP are always free and open to the public.

Global Village Museum

Fort Collins Gallery Walk
"Mexico: Objects for Living, Objects for Life" Opening
Oct 3 • 6 – 9 p Half-Priced Admission

Mexico is a country rich in history and traditions. This museum exhibit explores the artistic, religious, and everyday items created and used by the diverse population. Learn about our closest neighboring country and reflect on the colorful and creative expressions of its varied cultures.

Mexican music provided by Aquiles Quiroga

Fort Collins Museum of Art

The Museum of Art will be closed on the First Friday in October to prepare the exhibit Marilyn: Celebrating an American Icon launching on Nov. 1.

Illustrated Light Gallery

Come join us as we celebrate our 12th year

Friday December 5, 2014 6 - 9:00 pm

With live performance by guitarist Jerry Palmer
hors d’Oeuvres & beverage served

We also will have a drawing for a three Panel
Slate Pic. Your choice of image. Valued at $495
Register that evening.

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