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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.  

Wonderful and diverse show with eight artists: Amy Hutto, Deborah Maguire, Kathleen. Brady, Leslie Spencer Prassas, Michele Desnoes, Rosemary Buettgenbach, Steve Grey Wilson, Victoria Kempf. Reception Friday from 5:00 to 9:00 pm.

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. 

"Elements" an art exhibit by 5 local artists - Shiela Caputo, Susan Dieterly, Susannah Franklin, Catherine Giglio, Jenny Kruckenberg 

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. 

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. 

Please join us for the opening of "Norman Rockwell's 323 Saturday Evening Post Covers" and visit our new hands-on creative Education Space.

Norman Rockwell, The Saturday Evening Post's most famous and prolific illustrator, is considered by many to be the greatest American artist of all time. He was a master storyteller via canvas and paint, and his works, capturing the triumphs and foibles of the common man, are as popular today as they were in decades past. 

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.

"Botanique Bleu", an exhibit of fine botanical art at the Bas Bleu Theater, 401 Pine Street, Fort Collins. Opening reception 5:00-7:00 pm Friday September 4th. Featuring acrylic painting, watercolor, pen and ink, colored pencil and graphite botanical art from artists Nels Broste, Jan Latona, Liz McCauley, Mary McCauley, and Linda Weaver.  


Galvanize is a network of urban campuses where students and entrepreneurs can access the skills, knowledge, and network they need to level up and make an impact. ​There is a gallery within it that will feature artists through exhibit shows.

September 4: Presents the paintings of Diane Findley and Robyn Goodman. Join them for their First Gallery Walk reception on 242 Linden Street. Meet the artists and enjoy refreshments. The show runs through October. For more information call (970) 221-1506.

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. 

Fort Collins Gallery Walk Featuring Musical style of Trio D’Accordion
September 4 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Half-priced Admission
Listen to the musical style of Trio D’Accordion play at 6 pm. Their eclectic array of songs from France, Germany, Italy, and America will have your toes tapping and you singing along. Have you ever explored the culture of Southeast Asia? Have you wondered how some women outside the US lived? Are you fascinated by the arts in villages around the world? Do you like to see how other cultures live, dress, and travel? Global Village Museum gives you a glimpse of these answers in our four galleries.

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.

"Earth Laughs in Flowers," the latest works by Shelly Hearne feature stylized flowers and smoothly blended landscapres in oil on textured canvas.

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!

Pinot's Palette will be sampling a selection of both white and red wines and guests will have an opportunity to paint 8x8 inch mini-canvases for only $10!

The Ace Gallery 

They are MUCH MORE than a beautiful, art gallery which displays paintings! They offer memberships with perks (not just boring monthly meetings), portrait sessions (AM & PM), Instruction in Oil, Pastel, Watercolor, Mixed Media and Graphite, an air-conditioned studio to create in with all supplies included, a retail store stocked with jewelry, Old Pawn, clothing , hats, boots, art supplies (yes, we have soft, mixing white and plein air supplies), AND Nespresso, Lemonade, Snow Cones, and Homemade pie each week!

Home-made pies, drinks, appetizers, desserts, beautiful ART, Jewelry, Purses, Boots, Hats and MORE! SNOW CONES and Balloon Animals for the kids!

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.

The Center will feature three new exhibitions that feature a variety of work from alternative process work to work based on agency and self determination. The Center Forward exhibition is an open themed show that features the work of over 40 artists. From her juror's statement Hamidah Glasgow states the following, "I am interested in images that are bold, courageous, and illuminate vanguard perspectives. The group of images that make up Center Forward 2015 are dynamic in all of these ways."

There will be "Friday at Five" artist talks with receptions to follow. 

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. 

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.

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.

  • 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
  • You finally have control over how many people will see your work at Art Country Emporium!

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    The Ace Gallery
    222 Pine Street
  • Come discover a space in Fort Collins that you never knew existed at The Merchant Room.

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    The Merchant Room
    222 Walnut Street

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