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October First Friday Art Walk


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.

Check out october 4th’s art Walk specials below!


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.

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pine printshop

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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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trimble court artisans

Stop by Trimble Court Artisans in Trimble Court Alley to check out our featured October artist, Carol Baum @carolannmakintimeboulder

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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.

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prost brewing
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.

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wolverine farm

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!!

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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.

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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

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walnut creek

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!

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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.

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wagz pet market

Wagz will be hosting Nathan Schaffer https://www.schafferphoto.com/

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watchdog automotive

Stop by this Friday for live pottery throwing!

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otter shop

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!

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pinot’s palette

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/

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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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Akinz

We take pride in adding handcrafted elements to everything we make.  Our shirts are designed and hand printed ...

17 Walnut St, Fort Collins, CO 80524, USA

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Amoeba Art Collective

Welcome to the Amoeba Art Collective! Located in The Fine Art & Frame Company showroom in downtown Fort Collins, ...

148 West Oak Street, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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Bas Bleu Theatre Company

Our goal is to enrich the cultural life of the region and, in so doing, add to the common experience that bonds ...

401 Pine Street, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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Burt’s Logo Apparel

Burt’s Logo Apparel, based in Fort Collins, Colorado, has been a family owned screen printing and embroidery ...

142 Remington Street, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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Carnegie Center for Creativity

The Carnegie Center for Creativity (CCC) at the Historic Carnegie Building is owned and operated by the City of Fort ...

200 Mathews Street, Fort Collins, CO, USA

Website

Elliot’s Martini Bar

Celebrating the art and enjoyment of the cocktail.

234 Linden Street, Fort Collins, CO, USA

Website

BOLT Gallery @ Everyday Joe's

As the community outreach of timberline old town in Fort Collins, CO, Everyday Joe’s Coffee House seeks to benefit ...

200 West Mountain Avenue, Fort Collins, CO, USA

Website

Global Village Museum of Arts & Cultures

The Global Village Museum of Arts and Cultures strives to become an internationally renowned center for the ...

200 West Mountain Avenue, Fort Collins, CO, USA

Website

Illustrated Light Gallery

Illustrated Light Gallery has been in Old Town 16 years, and currently in 46 states as well as in Canada, ...

1 Old Town Square, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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Joy Organics

Joy’s family run business started with a need. After searching for natural and organic methods to relieve pain ...

119 West Oak Street, Fort Collins, CO, USA

Website

Mobb Mountain Distillers

A few hundred feet from the wild and scenic Cache la Poudre river, our newly renovated distillery awaits you! The ...

400 Linden Street, Fort Collins, CO, USA

Website

Museum of Art | Fort Collins

MoAFC is a nationally recognized leader inspiring others to experience the world differently through arts and ...

201 South College Avenue, Fort Collins, CO, USA

Website

Old Town Art & Framery

Old Town Art & Framery is the longest operating gallery in Fort Collins. Local artists are featured with a variety of ...

173 North College Avenue, Fort Collins, CO, USA

Website

Otter Shop

At Otter Products, we grow to give. From our founder’s garage in 1998 to the global technology leader we are today, ...

151 West Mountain Avenue, Fort Collins, CO, USA

Website

Fort Collins Museum of Discovery

Fort Collins Museum of Discovery provides hands-on and collections-based experiences in science and culture for ...

408 Mason Court, Fort Collins, CO, USA

Website

Pine Printshop

Pine Printshop is a screen print shop specializing in water-based inks and sustainable practices.

112 East Olive Street, Fort Collins, CO, USA

Website

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

Website

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

Website

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

Website

Visit Fort Collins

 Visit Fort Collins is the official destination marketing organization for Fort Collins, CO. We promote ...

1 Old Town Square, Suite 107 Fort Collins, CO 80524

Website

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

Website

Walnut Creek

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

Website

Watchdog Automotive

At Watchdog Automotive, we work to get you the best deal on the car you’re looking for. We strive to save you ...

153 North College Avenue, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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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

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Vie et Mort

111 West Olive Street, Fort Collins, CO, USA

Website

Wolverine Farm Letterpress & Publick House

Wolverine Farm Publishing is a 501(c)3 non-profit literary and arts organization based in Fort Collins, ...

316 Willow Street, Fort Collins, CO, USA

Website

Akinz
We take pride in adding handcrafted elements to everything we make.  Our shirts are designed and hand printed right in our flagship store in Fort Collins, Colorado and we make the majority of our beanies by hand. Stop by and you ...
17 Walnut St, Fort Collins, CO 80524, USA

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Amoeba Art Collective
Welcome to the Amoeba Art Collective! Located in The Fine Art & Frame Company showroom in downtown Fort Collins, the Amoeba provides a wide array of creative classes and workshops with local artists and entrepreneurs of all kinds. ...
148 West Oak Street, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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Bas Bleu Theatre Company
Our goal is to enrich the cultural life of the region and, in so doing, add to the common experience that bonds us all to our community and the world around us. We explore various cultures and common values in the hope of ...
401 Pine Street, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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Burt’s Logo Apparel
Burt’s Logo Apparel, based in Fort Collins, Colorado, has been a family owned screen printing and embroidery garment decorating business since 1983. Burt’s, along with custom apparel such as t-shirts, also sells a variety of ...
142 Remington Street, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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Carnegie Center for Creativity
The Carnegie Center for Creativity (CCC) at the Historic Carnegie Building is owned and operated by the City of Fort Collins. The CCC is home to public gallery, performance and studio spaces that are available to rent for exhibition, ...
200 Mathews Street, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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Elliot’s Martini Bar
Celebrating the art and enjoyment of the cocktail.
234 Linden Street, Fort Collins, CO, USA

Website

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BOLT Gallery @ Everyday Joe's
As the community outreach of timberline old town in Fort Collins, CO, Everyday Joe’s Coffee House seeks to benefit and serve the neighborhood where we find ourselves. Making the best cup of coffee we can for anyone who comes through the doors is where we start. We proudly brew beans roasted by color coffee roasters and oddly correct coffee. We host concerts, community events, & art installations because we believe in good creativity, good causes, and good work. Everyday joe’s is powered by 30+ volunteers who love you to bits. We are a community space, gathering place, event venue, art gallery, and sanctuary with coffee in our blood and service in our hearts.
200 West Mountain Avenue, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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Global Village Museum of Arts & Cultures
The Global Village Museum of Arts and Cultures strives to become an internationally renowned center for the celebration and preservation of world arts and cultures.  Guided by this vision, the Museums mission is to foster and ...
200 West Mountain Avenue, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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Illustrated Light Gallery
Illustrated Light Gallery has been in Old Town 16 years, and currently in 46 states as well as in Canada, Scotland and Japan. We ship anywhere and can make custom orders with most any of the Dave Clack photography. You can also visit ...
1 Old Town Square, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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Joy Organics
Joy’s family run business started with a need. After searching for natural and organic methods to relieve pain and help her sleep, Joy learned about the benefits of CBD oils. To her disappointment, however, she found that only one ...
119 West Oak Street, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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Mobb Mountain Distillers
A few hundred feet from the wild and scenic Cache la Poudre river, our newly renovated distillery awaits you! The Mobb Mountain Distillery isn't just a place where we serve our spirits. It's a place to meet new friends, to feel ...
400 Linden Street, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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Museum of Art | Fort Collins
MoAFC is a nationally recognized leader inspiring others to experience the world differently through arts and culture.
201 South College Avenue, Fort Collins, CO, USA

Website

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Old Town Art & Framery
Old Town Art & Framery is the longest operating gallery in Fort Collins. Local artists are featured with a variety of colorful art in mediums such as: glass, ceramics, jewelry, paintings and prints. We do custom picture framing with ...
173 North College Avenue, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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Otter Shop
At Otter Products, we grow to give. From our founder’s garage in 1998 to the global technology leader we are today, Otter Products continues to drive growth through innovation. Through our industry-leading brands — OtterBox, ...
151 West Mountain Avenue, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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Fort Collins Museum of Discovery
Fort Collins Museum of Discovery provides hands-on and collections-based experiences in science and culture for all ages. A public-private partnership between the City of Fort Collins and Discovery Center, this unique experience is ...
408 Mason Court, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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Pine Printshop
Pine Printshop is a screen print shop specializing in water-based inks and sustainable practices.
112 East Olive Street, Fort Collins, CO, USA

Website

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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 painting, sipping and entertainment. Let us open a bottle of wine or enjoy a locally brewed beer while you paint your ...
159 West Mountain Avenue, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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Prost Brewing Company
German style Microbrewery and beer-exclusive tap room. Core drafts include traditional Pils, Weissbier and Dunkel along with other mainstay styles. Seasonal and small batch brews offered throughout the year. Any outside food/catering ...
321 Old Firehouse Alley, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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Trimble Court Artisans
Trimble Court Artisans is a coop where over 50 Colorado artists sell art and fine craft of the highest quality. Visit our historic setting that is relaxing as well as delightful, while conversing with artists who share ...
118 Trimble Court, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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Visit Fort Collins
 Visit Fort Collins is the official destination marketing organization for Fort Collins, CO. We promote all that there is to do in Fort Collins to those looking to vacation in beautiful Fort Collins, CO. We are your one stop ...
1 Old Town Square, Suite 107 Fort Collins, CO 80524

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Wagz Pet Market & Grooming
Wagz is Fort Collins' Premier Dog and Cat Boutique. In our market we specialize in bringing our customers high quality foods, treats, toys and accessories. We seek out unique local products and suppliers who strive to be sustainable ...
132 North College Avenue, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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Walnut Creek
Walnut Creek is an eclectic mix of artisans, crafters and goods located in the historic P. Anderson Mercantile Co. building, nestled in the heart of Old Town Fort Collins. Our market style shopping is a great place to buy and sell ...
222 Walnut Street, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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Watchdog Automotive
At Watchdog Automotive, we work to get you the best deal on the car you’re looking for. We strive to save you time, money and hassle - all while putting you in the vehicle you want.
153 North College Avenue, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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The Waffle Lab
Founded in April 2012 in Old Town Fort Collins, Colorado, The Waffle Lab specializes in gourmet Belgian-style Liège waffles. Using our signature "classic" waffle as the base, we create amazing sweet and savory waffle combinations. ...
130 West Olive Street, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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Wolverine Farm Letterpress & Publick House
Wolverine Farm Publishing is a 501(c)3 non-profit literary and arts organization based in Fort Collins, Colorado. We publish books and newspapers, operate a Letterpress & Publick House, and host or coordinate community events ...
316 Willow Street, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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