Galleries and Gallery Events, Boulder County, Colorado
Art WalksMonthly Friday-night receptions and artwalks are a tradition at galleries and in art districts throughout Boulder County. In addition to opening receptions at galleries, you’ll often find live entertainment, food and drink, and other businesses with extended hours. NoBo Nite Out: 1st Fridays, 6-9pm in the NoBo Art District, along north Broadway in Boulder; www.noboartdistrict.org Lafayette Art Night Out: 2nd Fridays May-Sept., 5-9pm, at Festival Plaza and at businesses along Public Road; www.cityoflafayette.com Longmont: 2nd Fridays, 6-9pm along Main Street between Third and Sixth avenues; www.downtownlongmont.com Louisville: 1st Fridays, in historic downtown; www.louisvilleartsdistrict.com Niwot: 1st Fridays, 5-8:30pm; participating locations in Niwot change each month; www.niwot.com
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Art + Soul Gallery 1615 Pearl St., one block east of Pearl Street Mall, 303-544-5803; www.artandsoulboulder.com. Contemporary gallery shows national and international artists working in paint, sculpture, ceramics, art glass, wood and jewelry. Art Mart 1326 Pearl St., on Pearl Street Mall, 303-443-8248; Facebook: Artmart Gifts. Jewelry, art and home-decorating items made by local, national and international vendors. Art Movement Colorado 2490 Junction Place, 303-594-6594; www.artmovementcolorado.com. Contemporary art and sculpture for private collectors and public corporations. Gallery open to the public weekdays, 10am-5pm.Art Source International 1237 Pearl St., on Pearl Street Mall, 303-444-4079; www.rare-maps.com. Antique and rare maps, globes, classic posters and prints including botanicals and vintage Colorado photographs. Arts Longmont Gallery Arts Longmont artist-members exhibit their work in a variety of Longmont locations, including Longmont United Hospital, High Plains Bank and Burlington Medical Center. Check www.artslongmont.org for updates, exhibit announcements and special events. top of page Boulder Arts & Crafts Gallery 1421 Pearl St., on Pearl Street Mall, 303-443-3683; www.boulderartsandcrafts.com. Artist-owned cooperative offers pottery, jewelry, painting, photography, glass and other work by more than 200 artists from Boulder and beyond. Boulder County Arts Alliance 2590 Walnut St., 303-447-2422 ext. 3; www.bouldercountyarts.org. For more than 30 years, BCAA has supported artists and arts organizations through grants, Business of Arts workshops and exhibit opportunities, and the website maintains an extensive calendar of arts events around the county. Boulder Creative Collective: Warehouse 2500 47th St., #10; www.bouldercreativecollective.com. BCC’s Warehouse is an event space and gallery where Boulder-area residents can “connect with art through exciting and unexpected events.” It offers art exhibits, classes, social hours for artists, and a Community Critique (every other month) where artists can share their work and get constructive feedback. Boulder Public Library 1001 Arapahoe Ave., 303-441-4397; www.boulderlibrary.org. The Canyon Gallery and Corridors show national touring exhibits and changing works by Colorado artists. Meadows Branch Library, 4800 Baseline Road, hosts local artists, and Carnegie Branch Library for Local History, 1125 Pine St., features historic Boulder photographs. www.boulderlibrary.org. Dec. 7-Feb. 3: Art of Data (Main Library) Bricolage Gallery at Art Parts Creative Reuse Center 2870 Bluff St., 720-379-5328; www.artpartsboulder.org. Besides offering donated, reusable arts and crafts supplies for very low fees, Art Parts also hosts the Bricolage Gallery, featuring changing exhibits with art made with reclaimed materials. top of page The Collective—Community Arts Center 201 N. Public Road, Lafayette, 303-661-1261; www.cityoflafayette.com/collective. The Collective is the city of Lafayette’s clearinghouse for arts and culture, with rotating exhibits, historical displays, networking opportunities for artists, lectures and special events. Open daily except Monday; check hours online. Through Dec. 17: Elemental Journeys Dec. 18-Feb. 17: Wandering Through Words Creative Framing Art Gallery 916 Main St., Louisville, 303-684-0043; and 401 S. Public Road, Lafayette, 303-604-6454; www.creativeframingartgallery.com. This frame shop’s Louisville location showcases the rotating works of local and national artists, with an opening reception on first Fridays. Crystal Galleries 1302 Pearl St., on Pearl Street Mall, 303-444-2277; www.crystalgalleries.com. Mother Nature’s most exquisite artworks in a gallery-like setting. Dazzling crystals, polished minerals of all sizes and colors, museum-quality fossils and shells, and Boulder’s finest, most eclectic collection of René Lalique glass. top of page Dairy Arts Center 2590 Walnut St., 303-440-7826; www.thedairy.org. The Dairy recently renovated its four art spaces and hosts a total of more than two dozen exhibits per year. Through Jan. 13: Penumbra, Diane Martonis; Where the Body Sits and Learns, Benjamin Rogers; Type/Cast, featuring typography students from CU The Darkroom Photography Gallery 600 Longs Peak Ave. (inside Bin 46 Wine Bar and Restaurant), 303-485-7191; www.thedarkroomlongmont.com. Dedicated to fine-art photography, the Darkroom features the work of artists with national and international reputations as well as those just making their mark. top of page Eagle Plume’s 9853 Highway 7, Allenspark, 303-747-2861; www.eagleplume.com. Historic 1917 trading post specializes in the arts and crafts of the American Indian. Emilia Ceramics 311 Mapleton Ave. (by appointment only), 303-442-0180; www.emiliaceramics.com. Original, functional ceramic artworks from the Mediterranean and Mexico. top of page Fastframe of Boulder 2327 30th St., 303-448-1000; www.boulderfastframe.com. Local framing store houses Art Den Gallery, featuring rotating exhibits. Receptions are first Tuesdays of the month from 5-7pm. 15th street Gallery 1708 15th St. at Arapahoe, 303-447-2841; https://15thstreetgalleryboulder.com. Specialty framing studio also features gallery exhibits of contemporary works, with an emphasis on paintings and works on paper by American artists. Firehouse Art Center 667 Fourth Ave., Longmont, 303-651-2787; www.firehouseart.org. FAC offers art classes, lectures and workshops for aspiring artists and art appreciators of all ages. The galleries host rotating exhibitions; openings are second Fridays. Through Dec. 8: Making Headlines Foothills Art Center 809 15th St., Golden, 303-279-3922; www.foothillsartcenter.org. Forty-year-old arts resource housed in historic buildings features a sculpture garden, exhibitions, programs and art classes. Exhibits mingle Colorado artists with their regional and national peers. top of page The Great Frame Up 430 Main St., Longmont, 303-772-7293; www.longmont.thegreatframeup.com. Artists’ Gallery hosts monthly receptions and rotating exhibits of new Colorado artists. Through Jan. 2: Holiday Art Show/Bazaar The HUB Gallery at The Arts Hub 420 Courtney Way, Lafayette, 303-229-1127; www.artunder.org. The new HUB Gallery at the nonprofit Arts Hub in Lafayette features an 80-foot-long hall for displaying a variety of gallery showings throughout the year. top of page Impasto Art Gallery 2015 Ionosphere St. #104, Longmont, 303-523-7228; https://squareup.com/store/ImpastoArtGallery. New gallery in Prospect New Town is open Mon-Fri 10am-2pm. Indochine Home and Garden 7123 Arapahoe Road, 303-444-7734; www.homeimport.com. Large-scale importer of Asian antiques and artifacts offers furniture, textiles, baskets, architectural pieces, Oriental rugs and a sculpture garden.