Art Galleries, Boulder County, Colorado
See also Boulder Art Events and Boulder County Museums
Monthly 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.
Downtown Boulder: First Fridays, 6-8pm on and around the Pearl Street Mall.
Lafayette: Third Fridays, 6-9:30pm at more than a dozen shops and restaurants along Public Road.
Longmont: Second Fridays, 6-9pm along Main Street between Third and Sixth avenues.
Niwot: First Fridays, 5-8pm; participating locations in Niwot change each month.
NoBo Nite Out: First Fridays, 6-9pm in the NoBo Art District, along North Broadway between Iris Avenue and Lee Hill Road.
Art & Soul
1615 Pearl St., one block east of Pearl Street Mall, 303-544-5803; www.artandsoulboulder.com
. Vibrant and contemporary gallery shows national and international artists working in paint, sculpture, ceramics, art glass, wood and jewelry. Opening receptions the first Friday of each month, 6-9pm. Art Center of Estes Park
517 Big Thompson Ave., lower Stanley Village, Estes Park, 970-586-5882; www.artcenterofestes.com.
Nonprofit facility promotes local and regional artists. Adult and youth classes include yarn dyeing, oil painting and collage.Art Mart
1326 Pearl St., on Pearl Street Mall, 303-443-8248; www.artmartgifts.com.
More than 6,500 square feet of jewelry, art and home-decorating items made by local, national and international vendors. 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.Art Work Space
2810 Wilderness Place, Suites A-E, 303-444-3839; www.artworkspaceboulder.com.
More than three dozen artists, working in many media, share this cooperative work space. Visitors are welcome by appointment.Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities
6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, 720-898-7200; www.arvadacenter.org
. The center’s two galleries feature rotating exhibits by national and Colorado artists. Bead Lounge
320 Main St., Longmont, 303-678-9966; www.beadlounge.com.
Staffed by experts, with workshops, classes and more than 2,000 square feet of beads.Boulder Arts & Crafts Gallery
1421 Pearl St., on Pearl Street Mall, 303-443-3683; www.boulderartsandcrafts.com.
Artist-owned cooperative is celebrating 40 years of offering pottery, jewelry, painting, photography, glass and other work by more than 200 artists from Boulder and beyond. First Friday receptions are 6-8pm.
Boulder County Arts Alliance
- Through Jan. 6: Judaica Show
- Through Jan. 7: Ruth Briggs, quilts
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. The Dec. 12 workshop is “Finances and Taxes for Artists and Arts Organizations.” 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.
Boulder Stained Glass Studios
- Through Dec. 26: The Night Before Christmas (Carnegie)
- Through Jan. 7: The Switzerland Trail and Engine 30 (Main)
1920 Arapahoe Ave., 303-449-9030; www.bldstglst.com.
Primarily a commission studio. Gallery features leaded glass, vases, perfume bottles, eggs, ornaments and clocks.Broomfield Auditorium Gallery
3 Community Park Road, Broomfield, 303-469-3301 ext. 7999; www.broomfieldauditorium.com
. The gallery complements the auditorium’s varied events with work by local artists.
Christine Marguerite Designs
- Through Dec. 27: Broomfield Art Guild
1721 Pearl St., 303-447-2344; www.christinemarguerite.com.
Fine-art jewelry featuring custom wedding bands and engagement rings, and specializing in nonmined metals and conflict-free stones.
Community Holistic Health Center
- Through Dec. 31: Albert Dreher oil washes
409 S. Public Road, Lafayette, 303-666-6192; www.communityhhc.org.
The nonprofit CHHC hosts a “Gallery of Empowerment” with works by 12 unique local artists, and also offers painting classes. Creations Art and Gifts
940 Main St., Louisville, 303-862-6866; www.creationsartandgifts.com. Housed in a historic cottage, this gallery exhibits the works of more than 50 Colorado photographers, sculptors, painters, potters and other fine artists.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. Dec. 8-Feb. 4, see the works of Kymberly Finkle, Jane Whittlesey, Virginia Wood and Chris Butler.Crystal Galleries
1302 Pearl St., on Pearl Street Mall, 303-444-2277; www.crystalgalleries.com.
Museum-quality fossils and shells, rare mineral specimens, and Boulder’s finest, most eclectic collection of glasswork by René Lalique.Cultural Arts Council of Estes Park
304 E. Elkhorn Ave., Estes Park, 970-586-9203; www.estesarts.com.
Information source on Estes Park galleries and studios. Fine art gallery features work by nationally recognized artists as well as exhibits on loan from museums and private collections.
Through Jan. 6: Celebrating the Season: 10th Annual Holiday Art Exhibition and SaleThe Dairy Center for the Arts
2590 Walnut St., 303-440-7826; www.thedairy.org.
The Dairy’s three galleries are devoted to photography, Colorado artists and shows offered through the Community Curator program.
- February: Juried Show: Land Through the Lens—Photography of Boulder County Parks & Open Space
9853 Highway 7, Allenspark, 303-747-2861; www.eagleplume.com.
Historic 1917 trading post specializes in Native American arts and crafts.Earthwood Gallery
1412 Pearl St., 303-444-3838; www.earthwoodgallery.com:
also Earthwood Collections, 141 E. Elkhorn Ave., Estes Park, 970-577-8100; www.earthwoodcollections.com.
Art gallery featuring a wide selection of original fine art, limited-edition photography, art glass, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics, woodworking and more. Featured artists often host meet-and-greets, and First Friday openings for exhibits are 6-9pm.
Fastframe of Boulder
- Opens Dec. 7: They Rocked the World, fine-art paintings of rock-and-roll legends by Mary Darracott (Pearl Street location)
2327 30th St., 303-448-1000; www.boulderfastframe.com.
Local framing store houses Art Den Gallery, featuring monthlong exhibits. Receptions are first Tuesdays of the month from 5-7pm. Check the store’s Facebook page for updates.
15th Street Studio
- December: Heidi Wagner, photography
1708 15th St. at Arapahoe, 303-447-2841; www.15thstreetstudio.com.
Specialty framing studio also features gallery exhibits of contemporary works, with a special emphasis on paintings and works on paper by American artists. Firehouse Art Center
667 Fourth Ave., Longmont, 303-651-2787; www.firehouseart.org.
Old Firehouse offers art classes, lectures and workshops for aspiring artists and art appreciators of all ages; Saturday Art Experience for children 3-12 every second and fourth Saturday.
Foothills Art Center
- Dec. 5-31: Phone-Ography: Affordable Small Works, photos taken on cell phones only
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.
Gifted Hands Gallery Co
- Through Dec. 30: Holiday Art Market
844 Main Street #103, Louisville, 303-725-3327; Facebook page: GiftedHandsCo. Local, Santa Fe and indigenous Pueblo art from New Mexico.
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.
Indochine Home and Garden
- Through Jan. 3: Holiday Art Show
- Jan. 11-26: Annual Employee Art Show, works from the staff and owners of the gallery
7123 Arapahoe Ave., 303-444-7734; www.homeimport.com. Large-scale importer of Asian antiques and artifacts sells furniture, textiles, baskets, architectural pieces, Oriental rugs and garden items. LA Coppersmith Studio & Gallery
915 Walnut St., Louisville, 720-340-0084; www.la-coppersmith.com.
Features the studio of the artist-owner, plus works from more than a dozen artists in jewelry, sculpture, ceramics, photography and copper wall sculpture.Little Bird
112 2nd Ave., Niwot, 303-652-0512; www.littlebirdniwot.com.
Botanically inspired boutique features local artists and unique gifts like jewelry, photography, pottery, glass, fiber arts, paper arts and organic body care.Longmont Council for the Arts/Muse Gallery
356 Main St., Longmont, 303-678-7869; www.artslongmont.org.
Cooperative gallery features shows by Longmont Council for the Arts, plus works by member artists: oil and watercolor painting, photography, pastels, wood and metal sculpture, fiber, mosaics, and clay. LCA also hosts monthly “Arts and Ales” events that pair artist demonstrations with beer tasting at Left Hand Brewing Company.Louisville Art Association
801 Grant Ave., Memory Square Park, Louisville, 303-666-8668; www.louisvilleart.org
. Renovated, circa-1904 brick schoolhouse displays works by local artists and offers art classes for all ages. LAA members also exhibit their works at businesses around town on two-month rotations; see schedule online.Marisol Imports
4715 N. Broadway, #4B, 303-442-3142; www.marisolimports.com.
Features handcrafted furniture, folk-art pieces, hand-loomed Indian rugs, and home and garden accessories. Mary Williams Fine Arts
5311 Western Ave., Suite 112, 303-938-1588; www.marywilliamsfinearts.com.
Gallery specializes in antique prints and maps that focus on the American West, as well as botanicals, animals and other topics. Also provides custom framing and houses a superior collection of Russell Chatham original lithographs. Mercury Framing
4692 N. Broadway, 303-938-0123; www.mercuryframing.com.
Framing shop also hosts gallery exhibits and opening receptions. Muse Gallery
See listing for Longmont Council for the Arts. Naropa University Galleries
Lincoln Gallery, 2130 Arapahoe Ave.; Nalanda Gallery, 6287 Arapahoe Road; www.naropa.edu.
Naropa’s two distinctive galleries exhibit rotating works by student, faculty and guest artists. National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)
1850 Table Mesa Drive, 303-497-2408; http://spark.ucar.edu.
Community Art Program in NCAR’s Mesa Laboratory has two galleries with rotating exhibits open to the public 8am-5pm weekdays, and 9am-4pm weekends and holidays. Nature’s Own
5 E. First St., Nederland, 303-258-3557; www.naturesown.com/nederland.htm.
This rock shop and gallery is crammed with fossils, geodes, all kinds of stones, curios, household items made of stone, and old-fashioned toys. Nicholas Angelo Fine Art
4089 Highway 66, Lyons, 303-823-0607; www.nicholasangelo.com.
Paintings and prints, African art and rare books.Nomad Bead Merchants
1909 Ninth St., 303-786-9746; www.nomadbeads.com.
Unusual beads, gold and silver jewelry, and folk art from Asia, Africa and the Americas. Check the schedule online for classes, events and sales. Old Tibet/Potala Imports
Old Tibet, 948 Pearl St., two blocks west of Pearl Street Mall, 303-440-0323; www.oldtibet.com.
Spiritual items from Nepal, India and Tibet: thangkas, singing bowls, prayer beads, and Hindu and Buddhist statuary.Osmosis Gallery
290 Second Ave., Niwot, 303-652-2668; www.osmosisartgallery.com.
Unique gallery housed in a charming Niwot landmark features an eclectic collection of Colorado contemporary fine art, including paintings, sculpture, jewelry and one-of-a-kind gifts, plus an outdoor sculpture garden. First Friday receptions are 5-8pm.Particulars: The Lafayette Art Market
401 S. Public Road, Lafayette, 720-890-7888; www.particularsart.com.
pARTiculars: The Lafayette Art Market is an artist-owned gallery and teaching studio in the heart of old town Lafayette. Classes for adults and children include painting, photography, crafts, book binding and jewelry.Rabbit Brush Gallery
7504 Hygiene Road, Hygiene, 303-651-1106; www.rabbitbrushgallery.com.
The gallery is open Tuesday-Sunday 10am-5pm; don’t miss the sculpture garden. Rabbit Mountain Cottage Furnishings
7161 Valtec Court, 303-443-8229; www.rabbitmountainfurniture.com.
Features handcrafted and refinished furniture and unique home accessories.Red Canyon Art Co.
400 Main St., Lyons, 303-823-5900; www.redcanyonart.com.
Open daily, this gallery features fine art, jewelry, stained and blown glass, pottery, weaving, and home accessories by more than 100 Colorado artists.Rembrandt Yard
1301 Spruce St., 303-301-2970; www.rembrandtyard.com.
Gallery and working studio houses the work of resident studio artists and OpenArts artists; exhibits rotate every two to four months. Workshops and classes are also offered.SmithKlein Gallery
1116 Pearl St., on Pearl Street Mall, 303-444-7200; www.smithklein.com.
Gallery of traditional and contemporary paintings, sculpture, hand-blown art glass, jewelry, and a collection of old and new fetishes. Gallery hosts monthly First Friday receptions, 6-9pm, for featured artists.Tibet Gallery
1916 13th St., between Pearl and Walnut streets, 303-402-0140; www.tibetgallery.net.
Tibetan items including rugs, arts, music, jewelry, statues, pashmina items, thangkas, clothing and spiritual gifts. Timbalier
95th Street and Arapahoe Road, Lafayette, 303-666-4220; www.timbalier.net.
Features a gallery of handmade crafts by local and national artists, plus gifts, jewelry, accessories and fine stationery.