Historic Downtown Fort Collins is home to a vibrant art community! Each month during First Friday Art Walk, 25 of Old Town’s finest galleries, museums, and art-minded shops stay open late for new showcases, interactive displays, and artist talks during this self-guided walking tour. Art Walk takes place on the first Friday of each month, from 6pm-9pm.
bolt gallery @ EVERYDAY JOE’s COFFEE HOUSE
It Knows No Face presents an extensive series of large scale, intimate black and white portraits by Randy Bacon (Founder of 7 Billion ones, artist and photographer) of suicide survivors – individuals that lost a loved one to suicide or are personally dealing with suicidal thoughts, ideation, and/or attempts. This exhibit includes corresponding raw, heartfelt stories from each person talking candidly about suicide and the impact it has on their lives.
Bonnie Bladen’s [@beebladen] wildlife themed Cache La Poudre Poster is wrapped!
This poster and 6 others will be available Friday 6-9pm at the shop – we are teaming up with Funkwerks and NCDG to raise funds for Trees, Water & People and their mission across the world. We will be donating 85% of proceeds so come rep the Poudre!
vie et mort
Hello Beautiful People! We are officially members of the Art Walk and the Downtown Business Association! it’s so exciting to be a part of something that is so meaningful in this town! I have all kinds of amazing handmade art from 3 dimensional collage style to museum quality prints! Come check us out during our next Art Walk on Friday October the 4th from 6 – 9 pm!
mobb mountain distillers
The October Art Walk is upon us! This month our artist is Jordie Pfeifer. Jordie is a wildland firefighter and the face behind Take A Hike Art. She draws her inspiration from the natural world. Her job allots her to work (and hike) in national forests and parks across the country. Whether it’s the landscapes or or the creatures that fill them, she wants to bring a piece of that magic indoors with the art she creates.
Her art will be hanging for all to peruse and buy, on top of this, she will be selling a handcrafted sticker of firefighter boots and all proceeds will go to benefit the Wildland Firefighter Foundation! The Wildland Firefighter Foundation’s main focus is the help firefighters killed in the line of duty and to assist injured firefighters and their families.
Find her art at Mobb Mountain from 6-9 pm October 4th and come donate to a great cause!
illustrated light gallery
We welcome everyone to the First Friday Art Walk tonight from 6-9pm! Tonight is a special night at Illustrated Light Gallery as we introduce our new line of Willow Grove jewelry. Our featured guest at our special information station will be CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates). We hope you join us tonight!
trimble court artisans
Stop by Trimble Court Artisans in Trimble Court Alley to check out our featured October artist, Carol Baum @carolannmakintimeboulder
visit fort collins
Visit Fort Collins is very excited to be displaying the incredible work of Jake Provost in our visitor center for the First Friday Art Walk! Please stop by between 6-9 pm to get a glimpse of his breathtaking photography. We have a new space and are located off Mountain Ave. at 1 Old Town Square Suite 107. Jake can also be found on Instagram under his handle @jakencolorado.
Join Flingin’ Pots & Friends for an extraordinary event at Prost Brewing for the October First Friday. Our ”Smash Or Save” Wheel-Throwing experience provides a creative outlet for every budget.Choose your option:
- $5 Pottery SMASH – Channel all the bad mojo in your life into the clay during your wheel experience.. Let go and allow the Clay to quiet your mind.. at the end you’ll take your two hands and smash the pot! A very freeing and liberating experience!
- $15 Pottery SAVE – Go into this wheel-throwing experience with the intention of keeping your pot. Choose between making a cup or bowl. Channel all of your optimism for the summer ahead into your creation but keep an open mind to what unfolds on the wheel and in your future ️. These pots will be glazed and high-fired, food/dishwasher/microwave safe and returned 1 month later.Welcome to all ages! Reservations and tickets available thru Eventbrite.com for “Saved” pots. Event word search “Flingin Pots”. Each experience takes 15ish minutes.
Join us for First Friday for art, tarot, drinks, & dancing! Art opening & tarot fun from 6-8, Dance party with DJ Anna Claire from 8-11! See you soon Fort Collins!!
OtterBox Digital Dome Theater at FCMoD
In conjunction with First Friday Art Walk, the OtterBox Digital Dome Theater at FCMoD will present 360° artwork from artists around the world!
This October join Fort Collins electronic music producer and creative coder Audio Flora for a voyage through all-original down tempo beats, vamping synths, dark ambiance and deep bass that lead to a crescendo of uplifting, four-to-the-floor house music in the dome theater. Some of the immersive visuals on display will also be Audio Flora creations, with scenes ranging from randomly generated chaos to structured, geometric, 3D worlds.
Doors open at 6:00 pm, performances start at 6:30pm & 8:00pm
Cash bar will be available.
$10/$8 for members. Pre-registration is recommended.
the waffle lab
October is the beginning of The Waffle Lab First Friday Art Walk! We’re excited to participate in this staple event each month. Our debut event is a “Makers Make Night!” Bring your art supplies to our Olive St. location and enjoy Happy Hour food and drink specials while making artwork with our staff and friends. We’ll provide canvas, paint, and great music!
Our featured artists this month include:
- Shay Trettin – a CSU student in the Fibers Department
- Maranda Hutson – a CSU student in the Photo Image Making Department
- Saskia Becker – a CSU BFA graduate in the Painting Department
Join us for the First Friday in October! We’ll be showing TAROT ART featuring 34 local (and a few non-local) artists inspired by tarot. DIY reading stations, drinks, snacks, and a tarot-themed costume dance party with DJ Anna Claire! Come on out and start your October with all the Wolverine witches!
Art Opening 6-8pm
Costume Dance Party 8-11pm
Free and open to all, but please bring cash to tip the dj!
global village museum
Two grand openings and Brazilian music by Bole Bole will light up the Global Village Museum of Arts and Cultures on Friday, Oct. 4, for Fort Collins Art Walk. Day of the Dead ~ Día de los Muertos opens in the Museum’s Main Gallery with community altars to honor Mexico’s national holiday. In the Museum’s Hall Gallery, the Zonta Club of Fort Collins celebrates 100 years of Zonta International with Finding Strength: Journey of Women’s Rise from Adversity. Bole Bole will perform from 5-7 pm, and Museum visitors will enjoy free admission from 6-9 pm.
wagz pet market
Wagz will be hosting Nathan Schaffer https://www.schafferphoto.com/
Stop by this Friday for live pottery throwing!
First Friday Art Walk is a monthly self-guided walking tour that celebrates creativity, culture, and community in Downtown Fort Collins.
This month our featured artist is Varehya Pratt! Varehya Pratt a college student at Colorado State University, is a self taught visual artist (based in Fort Collins, Co) who until four years ago had no experience in painting at all. After being encouraged to join an AP Art class in high school, Varehya’s God given talent had finally been awoken!
Over the years growth, strength and prosperity continues to be the divine communicator of her work. Her art encompasses a brand that hopes to inspire to empower other artisté to pursue their own individuality. Artisé_byV is at its infancy, but the goal is to only give back the gift given to her and prosper while doing so.
Check out her website here —-> https://www.artisebyv.com/
Every First Friday we offer FREE custom printing all night, light snacks and refreshments will be served!
First Friday Pinot’s Palette Paint & Sip Studio offers free wine tasting and a studio tour from 6pm until 9pm. We also set up small canvas painting for drop ins for just $10.00! Check out our schedule at https://www.pinotspalette.com/fortcollins/events . See you painting! Check us out on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PinotsPaletteFortCollins/
elliot’s martini bar
Visit Elliot’s during Art Walk to make your own coaster! Turn in your completed coaster and receive $1 off your cocktail of choice!
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Amoeba Art Collective
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Bas Bleu Theatre Company
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Burt’s Logo Apparel
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142 Remington Street, Fort Collins, CO, USA
Carnegie Center for Creativity
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200 Mathews Street, Fort Collins, CO, USA
Elliot’s Martini Bar
Celebrating the art and enjoyment of the cocktail.
234 Linden Street, Fort Collins, CO, USA
BOLT Gallery @ Everyday Joe's
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200 West Mountain Avenue, Fort Collins, CO, USA
Global Village Museum of Arts & Cultures
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200 West Mountain Avenue, Fort Collins, CO, USA
Illustrated Light Gallery
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1 Old Town Square, Fort Collins, CO, USA
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119 West Oak Street, Fort Collins, CO, USA
Mobb Mountain Distillers
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400 Linden Street, Fort Collins, CO, USA
Museum of Art | Fort Collins
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201 South College Avenue, Fort Collins, CO, USA
Old Town Art & Framery
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173 North College Avenue, Fort Collins, CO, USA
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151 West Mountain Avenue, Fort Collins, CO, USA
Fort Collins Museum of Discovery
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408 Mason Court, Fort Collins, CO, USA
Pine Printshop is a screen print shop specializing in water-based inks and sustainable practices.
112 East Olive Street, Fort Collins, CO, USA
Pinot’s Palette Paint and Sip Studio
“PAINT. DRINK. HAVE FUN. Come to Pinot’s Palette for great fun, friends and fine art! Enjoy an evening of ...
159 West Mountain Avenue, Fort Collins, CO, USA
Prost Brewing Company
German style Microbrewery and beer-exclusive tap room. Core drafts include traditional Pils, Weissbier and Dunkel ...
321 Old Firehouse Alley, Fort Collins, CO, USA
Trimble Court Artisans
Trimble Court Artisans is a coop where over 50 Colorado artists sell art and fine craft of the highest quality. ...
118 Trimble Court, Fort Collins, CO, USA
Visit Fort Collins
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1 Old Town Square, Suite 107 Fort Collins, CO 80524
Wagz Pet Market & Grooming
Wagz is Fort Collins' Premier Dog and Cat Boutique. In our market we specialize in bringing our customers high ...
132 North College Avenue, Fort Collins, CO, USA
Walnut Creek is an eclectic mix of artisans, crafters and goods located in the historic P. Anderson Mercantile ...
222 Walnut Street, Fort Collins, CO, USA
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153 North College Avenue, Fort Collins, CO, USA
The Waffle Lab
Founded in April 2012 in Old Town Fort Collins, Colorado, The Waffle Lab specializes in gourmet Belgian-style Liège ...
130 West Olive Street, Fort Collins, CO, USA
Vie et Mort
111 West Olive Street, Fort Collins, CO, USA
Wolverine Farm Letterpress & Publick House
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316 Willow Street, Fort Collins, CO, USA