Art Galleries and Gallery Events, Boulder County, Colorado

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Art Galleries, Boulder County, Colorado

Summer 2014

altSee 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.

15th Street Studio
1708 15th St. at Arapahoe, 303-447-2841; Specialty framing studio also exhibits museum-track contemporary art by living American artists, and work by regional artists of exceptional vision and talent.

Art + Soul Gallery
1615 Pearl St., one block east of Pearl Street Mall, 303-544-5803; Contemporary gallery shows national and international artists working in paint, sculpture, ceramics, art glass, wood and jewelry. First Friday opening receptions 6-9pm.

Art Center of Estes Park
517 Big Thompson Ave., lower Stanley Village, Estes Park, 970-586-5882; Nonprofit facility promotes local and regional artists. Adult and youth classes include yarn dyeing, oil painting and collage. Open 10am-5pm daily in the summer.

Art Mart
1326 Pearl St., on Pearl Street Mall, 303-443-8248; 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; 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; 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; The center’s two galleries feature rotating exhibits by national and Colorado artists.

Boulder Arts & Crafts Gallery
1421 Pearl St., on Pearl Street Mall, 303-443-3683; 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. Highlights:

Through June 15: Featured artists Judi Mitchell (ceramic sculptures) and Fi Rust (wildlife photography)

June 18-July 27: Featured artists Steve Helphant (hand-turned wood) and Victoria Eubanks (encaustic paintings)

Boulder County Arts Alliance
2590 Walnut St., 303-447-2422 ext. 3; 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 Map Gallery
607 S. Broadway Suite F, in Table Mesa Shopping Center, 303-444-1406; All kinds of maps, atlases, globes and gifts.

Boulder Public Library
1001 Arapahoe Ave., 303-441-4397; The Canyon Gallery and Corridors show national touring exhibits and changing works by Colorado artists; however, as the library undergoes extensive renovations, the gallery spaces are closed for most of 2014. Check for updates online. 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
1920 Arapahoe Ave., 303-449-9030; Primarily a commission studio. Gallery features leaded glass, vases, perfume bottles, ornaments and clocks.

Broomfield Auditorium Gallery
3 Community Park Road, Broomfield, 303-469-3301 ext. 7999; The gallery complements the auditorium’s varied events with work by local artists.

Christine Marguerite Designs
1721 Pearl St., 303-447-2344; Fine-art jewelry featuring custom wedding and engagement rings. Shop specializes in non-mined metals and conflict-free stones.

Creations Art and Gifts
See Local Art Creations.

Creative Framing Art Gallery
916 Main St., Louisville, 303-684-0043; 401 S. Public Road, Lafayette, 303-604-6454; 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; 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; 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.

      May 31-June 22: Long May They Run: A Tribute to the American Horse

      June 28-July 27: Art of the Parks 2014: Celebrating Our National Park System

      Aug. 2-21: Plein Air Rockies Prelude Show

The Dairy Center for the Arts
2590 Walnut St., 303-440-7826; The Dairy’s three galleries are devoted to photography, Colorado artists and shows offered through the Community Curator program.

Eagle Plume’s
9853 Highway 7, Allenspark, 303-747-2861; Historic 1917 trading post specializes in Native American arts and crafts.

Earthwood Gallery
1412 Pearl St., 303-444-3838,; also Earthwood Collections, 141 E. Elkhorn Ave., Estes Park, 970-577-8100, Art gallery showing 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.

      June 6-July 31: Solo Fine Art Show with Terri Sanchez (Boulder location)

      Aug. 1-31: Solo Fine Art Show with James Whartman (Boulder location)

Fastframe of Boulder
2327 30th St., 303-448-1000; 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.

Firehouse Art Center
667 Fourth Ave., Longmont, 303-651-2787; Old Firehouse offers art classes, lectures and workshops for aspiring artists and art appreciators of all ages.

      June 25-July 20: Street Art

Foothills Art Center
809 15th St., Golden, 303-279-3922; 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.

June 7-Aug. 17: Toulouse-Lautrec and la Vie Moderne: Paris 1880-1910

The Great Frame Up
430 Main St., Longmont, 303-772-7293; Artists’ Gallery hosts monthly receptions and rotating exhibits of new Colorado artists.

Indochine Home and Garden
7123 Arapahoe Ave., 303-444-7734; Large-scale importer of Asian antiques and artifacts sells furniture, textiles, baskets, architectural pieces, Oriental rugs and garden items.

Little Bird
112 Second Ave., Niwot, 303-652-0512; Botanically inspired boutique features local artists and unique gifts like jewelry, photography, pottery, glass, fiber arts, paper arts and organic body care.

Local Art Creations
920 Main St., Louisville, 303-604-6509; Formerly called Creations Art & Gifts, this gallery is now located within the By Chance Gift Shoppe. It specializes in works of art, by regional and Colorado artists, that make great gifts for special occasions.

Longmont Council for the Arts/Muse Gallery
356 Main St., Longmont, 303-678-7869; 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 & Ales” events that pair artist demonstrations with beer tasting.

       June 19, July 17 & Aug. 21: Arts & Ales, 5-8pm (Left Hand Brewing Company)

      Through June 28: Language of the Forest, printmaking by Linda Everson (Muse; Second Friday Reception June 13)

      July 11-Aug. 30: Raw Emotion, by Kari Knapp (Muse; Second Friday Reception July 11)

Longmont Museum Gallery
400 Quail Road, Longmont; The work of local and national artists is often on display in the museum’s Portal Gallery. Through June 11, stop by to cast your votes for your favorite “Shock Art” designs. Winners will be given the chance to paint their work on some of the city’s electrical boxes this summer.

      Through Sept. 14: Shane Evans in the Portal Gallery, large-scale works using gears, chains and other machine elements

Louisville Art Association
801 Grant Ave., Memory Square Park, Louisville, 303-666-8668;  Renovated circa-1904 brick schoolhouse displays works by local artists and offers art classes for all ages. LAA members exhibit their works at businesses around town on two-month rotations; see schedule online.

Loveland Museum Gallery
503 N. Lincoln Ave, Loveland, 970-962-2410; Three roomy art galleries switch out exhibits every two or three months. There are also special events like artists’ talks and demonstrations.

      Through June 15: 2014 Colorado Governor’s Art Show and Sale

      June 28-Sept. 14: Foundations: A Journey Through American Sculpture

       Opens Aug. 9: History as Art, In Three Parts; Part one: The Colorado Flood of 2013

Loveland Sculpture Parks
Benson Sculpture Garden, 1125 W. 29th St.; Chapungu Sculpture Park at Centerra, off Centerra Parkway and Highway 34; Benson Sculpture Garden in the middle of Loveland has nearly 150 sculptures on permanent display. The 16-acre Chapungu site features 82 African stone sculptures carved by artists from Zimbabwe. Both sites have walking trails and picnic benches.

Marisol Imports
New temporary location: 1715 28th St., 303-442-3142; 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; 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.

      June 13-July 13: Art of the National Parks Show and Sale, featuring artists from all over the U.S. who were featured in the new book “Art of the National Parks”

Muse Gallery
See listing for Longmont Council for the Arts.

Naropa University Galleries
Lincoln Gallery, 2130 Arapahoe Ave.; Nalanda Gallery, 6287 Arapahoe Ave; Naropa’s two distinctive galleries exhibit rotating works by student, faculty and guest artists.

      June 2-28: Reminiscence {mutterings of a soft-spoken body}, works by Li Montalvo

National Center for Atmospheric Re­search (NCAR)
1850 Table Mesa Drive, 303-497-2408; 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. The galleries showcase works that illustrate the connections between art and science.

      July-September: James Balog ICE Exhibiton

Nature’s Own
5 E. First St., Nederland, 303-258-3557; 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; Paintings and prints, African art and rare books.

Nomad Bead Merchants
1909 Ninth St., 303-786-9746; Unusual beads, gold and silver jewelry, and folk art from Asia, Africa and the Americas. Check the schedule online for classes, events and sales.

Osmosis Gallery
290 Second Ave., Niwot, 303-652-2668; Gallery housed in a charming Niwot landmark features an eclectic collection of Colorado contemporary fine art, including paintings, sculpture and jewelry, plus an outdoor sculpture garden. First Friday receptions are 5-8pm.

Particulars: The Lafayette Art Market
401 S. Public Road, Lafayette, 720-890-7888; 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; The gallery is open Tuesday-Sunday 10am-5pm; don’t miss the sculpture garden in the summer.

Red Canyon Art Co.
400 Main St., Lyons, 303-823-5900; Open daily, this gallery features fine art, jewelry, stained and blown glass, pottery, weaving, and home accessories by more than 100 Colorado artists.

SmithKlein Gallery
1116 Pearl St., on Pearl Street Mall, 303-444-7200; Gallery of traditional and contemporary paintings, sculpture, hand-blown art glass, jewelry, and a collection of old and new fetishes. Now under the new ownership of Ann and Nathan Klein, it hosts monthly First Friday receptions, 6-9pm, for featured artists listed:

      June: Mark Lague

      July: Sergey Cherep

      August: Linda Israel

95th Street and Arapahoe Road, Lafayette, 303-666-4220; Features handmade crafts by local and national artists, plus gifts, jewelry, accessories and fine stationery.