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Historic Downtown Fort Collins is home to a vibrant and active arts community!

Each month, these fine and “folk” art galleries display new showings and open their doors for this self-guided walking tour. The Gallery Walk takes place the first Friday of each month, from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm.



Artists Association of Northern Colorado

AANC is the longest existing Visual Arts organization in Fort Collins. They offer gallery space, studio space and classes and workshops to the community. As an organization of artists and supporters of the arts, they represent artists working in all media within the visual arts.  

July 3: Featuring the acrylic and mixed media work of local artist, Amy Hutto, whose subject matter ranges from Agave to Aspen and Bison to Bighorn Sheep, and whatever strikes her fancy in between. Color and Texture are the primary elements of Hutto's work, with accents of gold metallic paint and gold leaf to catch the eye. Also on display will be Digital Drawings by local artist Megan Hutto, which feature striking black and white drawings of a variety of animals with bold colored backgrounds. 

Coco Artist Studio

Coco Artist Studio is a unique art destination featuring the working studio of award-winning local artist Coleen Cosner who specializes in transforming your photos into a work of art. Portrait, landscapes, or the family pet!

Community Creative Center

The center recognizes and promotes the synergistic and complementary aspects of a space that is shared by artists from various disciplines. There's always something new to see as visual and performing artists rent the space by the week or the hour to showcase their talents. 

Downtown Artery

The Downtown Artery provides a venue for artists of all genres to create, showcase, and celebrate their work. It is a community of talented individuals which promotes innovative collaboration and fosters artistic expression. 

July 3: Bike Fort Collins is hosting a celebration of all things Bike & Art on Fire Friday from 6-10pm. Stop by for a display of local bicycle art and to vote on your favorite helmet entered in the Helmet Design Contest!

Fort Collins Museum of Art

The mission of the Fort Collins Museum of Art is to engage our community in cultural experiences. This museum presents a diverse set of exhibitions, publications and educational programs. 

July 3: Exhibition: The World of Jan Brett which will run from June 5- August 23, 2015. 

Gallery Bleu

Gallery Bleu, located in the historic Giddings Building, hosts six exhibits per year, featuring local and regional artists. Each art show has an opening reception beginning at 5pm and runs for two months concurrent with the Theatre Company's productions. 

Global Village Museum

They foster and celebrate the international connections between Northern Colorado and the world through exhibits of folk art, fine art and artifacts from around the globe. A small admission fee is charged at First Friday Gallery Walk. 

July 3: “Destination Southeast Asia” opens at Global Village Museum. FREE Admission on July 3 from 6-9pm. Selected Southeast Asia collections reflect the interplay of cultures, religions, arts, and lifestyles from this region. The exhibit showcases artifacts that focus on the wealth of culture and history from Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam, Indonesia, Philippines, and Malaysia. Exhibit curator, John Roberts, stated, "The importance of understanding other cultures helps us understand our own." Let yourself be transported to Southeast Asia through the stories of intriguing artifacts that 18 community members share with their collections.

Illustrated Light Gallery

The Illustrated Light Gallery is a Northern Colorado gallery dedicated to fine art photography featuring award-winning nature photographer, David Clack. They also have a collection of finely crafted gift items including jewelry, pottery, slate art, blown glass and wood turning. 

Lincoln Center

The Lincoln Center will not be open during Gallery Walk, please visit on Tuesdays-Fridays 10am-6pm, Saturdays 12pm-6pm. Their galleries present exhibitions of contemporary art in diverse media by local, regional and national artists. Exhibits rotate throughout the year with 8-12 shows annually.

Old Town Art and Framery

Old Town Art & Framery has an array of art featuring local artists. They offer friendly professional framing consultation and design and have a "Picture It First" program allowing you to visualize your project completed.

Pinot's Palette

Pinot's Palette is the upscale "Paint. Drink. Have fun." destination in Fort Collins where anyone can be Picasso. No art experience required! In two or three hours you can create any number of paintings while enjoying wine or beer from their bar! For First Friday Gallery Walk, their private studio (Garden Room) is open for gallery viewing, they have open studio painting for just $10, and wine samples!

July 3: Their art show will be from 7-10pm and they will be painting the "Van Gogh Style Flag"!

The Center for Fine Art Photography

The Center has three galleries, classrooms, and a digital and traditional dark room. The Center currently has more than 900 members representing 33 countries worldwide. Galleries feature international juried group exhibitions and individual photographers with solo and group exhibitions.

July 3: Will be closed for July Gallery Walk, please be sure to visit them for the August Gallery Walk on August 7th. 

The Fine Art & Frame Company

The Fine Art & Frame company features a gallery of local, regional and international artists, with an emphasis in elite and affordable custom framing, all crafted in house. They proudly offer retail, corporate and wholesale services to Northern Colorado and beyond. 

July 3: They will be featuring the artist Sibyl Stork and their Summer Sale, which is up to 75% off. 

The Merchant Room (inside Walnut Creek)

Located above Walnut Creek vintage and boutique goods market at 222 Walnut St., The Merchant Room continues the long standing tradition of purveying local goods and trade within the walls of the building by transforming the space into an art gallery and events space that feels authentic and rustic.

July 3: A new show at The Merchant Room featuring new & even better collections!

Trimble Court Artisans

Since 1971, Trimble Court Artisans Cooperative has offered exceptional arts and crafts in a turn-of-the century building in Old Town. They are proud to support 50+ local artisans and their works including painting, jewelry, glass, pottery, woodwork, metal, and more.

July 3: Fort Collins ceramic artist, Donna Inscho-Hynes, presents "Black on White", a collection of  stoneware featuring whimsical black and white floral designs. These elaborately decorative pieces are hand-carved and one-of-a kind, as well as completely functional for food service. The graphic carvings and "pops" of summery color will bring vibrancy to any table setting.


  • The only stand alone gallery in Northern Colorado that's been in existence since 1955.

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    148 W. Oak Street
  • Bas Bleu presents award-winning theater that inspires artist and audience alike in an intimate salon

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    Bas Bleu Theatre Company & Gallery Bleu
    401 Pine Street
  • Promoting the art of photography by supporting the growth of creative artists through exhibitions an

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    The Center for Fine Art Photography
    400 N College Ave
  • Unique working studio of award-winning local artist Coleen Cosner

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    Coco Artist Studio
    11 Old Town Square
  • We are your creative hub.

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    Downtown Artery
    252 Linden Street
  • The Fine Art & Frame Company excels in meeting your art and framing needs.

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    The Fine Art and Frame Company
    119 West Oak
  • The mission of the Fort Collins Museum of Art is to engage our community in cultural experiences tha

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    Fort Collins Museum of Art
    201 S College
  • Dedicated to showcasing international folk art.

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    Global Village Museum of Arts and Cultures
    200 W Mountain Ave
  • Landscape and nature photography

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    Illustrated Light Gallery
    1 Old Town Square #103
  • Lincoln Center Gallery presents exhibitions of contemporary art

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    The Lincoln Center
    417 West Magnolia Street
  • A high quality full service art gallery and custom framery.

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    Old Town Art and Framery
    173 N. College Avenue
  • Featuring art and fine craft from over 50 local artists. We're right up your alley since 1971.

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    Trimble Court Artisans
    118 Trimble Court
  • Community Creative Center

    Something new every week - a gallery and performance space presented by local artists

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    Community Creative Center
    200 Mathews Street
  • Enjoy an unforgettable evening of fun, friends, and fine art!

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    Pinot’s Palette
    159 W. Mountain Avenue
  • Vintage and boutique goods

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    Walnut Creek
    222 Walnut Street

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