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Denver County Fair! August 1st, 2nd & 3rd

August Events @ National Western Complex | 4655 Humboldt Street | Denver


including: First Friday Art & Wine Meet the Artists Reception 6-9 pm
• Wine Sampling in the Art Pavilion Gallery
• Meet the Artists Reception in Art Pavilion - sponsored by
• 6:45 @ Art/Geek Stage – Unveiling of new 2015 Denver County Fair poster by Mark Penner Howell
($10 Adult admission; $5 Kids, Seniors and Military)






AND coming up later in August at the National Western:
AUGUST 22nd, 23rd & 24th

Special 1960s Psychedelic Events & Special Guest CHARLES PHOENIX! FRIDAY ONLY!


Final FINAL FRIDAY for 2014: August 29th

MegaFauna presents FINAL FRIDAY 2014

Final Friday occurs on the last Friday of the month with participating businesses, community areas and venues opening their doors to Musicians, Bands, and Performers; emphasizing the real love of Denver – MUSIC. Each venue hosts a variety of music and performance entertainment for the evening.

Join in this locally programmed Music Walk & Urban Bazaar featuring 50+ bands and artisans displaying their wares stretching the length of North Larimer from 26th to 37th streets.

Purchase tickets here
Presale $15 / Door $25
Tickets include one free drink ticket for Deep Eddy Vodka & Dulce Vida Tequila - Austin
+ discounts at neighborhood establishments thru The IndiCard & Jake's Food & Spirits

Thank you for supporting local creativity

Event Link


“Lovers Collaborations”

Carmen Wiedenhoeft Gallery
3542 Walnut Street
Denver, CO 80205

Opening first friday, Aug. 1st, 6pm

The Heads of Hydra photographers collective opens an art show of “Lovers Collaborations” by 17 luminous couples.

Richard Alden Peterson is the Anti-Curator, and as such extends absolute freedom and no censorship to each artist. This allows him to break curatorial rules.

It is the first exhibition of the Emotionalism Art Movement representing "a something or other that has no name in any language," the unexplainable and undefinable world.

FEATURING WORK BY: Katie Taft and Anthony Camera, Gina Stone and Alden Peterson, Cornelia Peterson and Mickey Boyd, Kristen Sink and Mark Sink, Sydney Kovac-Peterson and Richard Alden Peterson, Andrea Carin Oliphant and Charlie Oliphant, Denise Bearden and Dave Seiler, Sabin Aell and Randy Rushton, John Babcock and Peter Strange Yumi, Katja Schmid and Moritz Reichelt, Terri Bell and Paul Fallet, Natascha Seideneck and Monica Ward, Wendi Scheider and Ed Lehrburger, Felicia Ashby and Tom Casey, Cecilia Gimenez-Zapiola and Pablo Gimenez Zapiola, Christina Kreps and Rupert Jenkins, Anne Tourney and Eric Havelock-Bailie


Jury Smith “white-out” @ Plinth Gallery

Plinth Gallery
3520 Brighton Blvd
Denver, CO 80216

white·out /’(h)wit,out/ noun - A condition of diffuse light when no shadows are cast, due to a continuous white cloud layer appearing to merge with the white surface. No surface irregularities are visible, but a dark object may be clearly seen. There is no visible horizon.

Jury Smith’s ceramic sculpture is quiet and unassuming; she works with volume and color constructing large forms finished with a subdued glaze color pallet. Her attention to surface is minimal, based on observations within the physical world. The pieces dominate the exhibition space with a reserved presence.

Smith uses her glazes as an image-making material, while still considering the glaze attributes of sheen and texture.  In her “Grey Series”, she uses perspective by way of horizon or water lines, to activate a point of departure. Her “Color Series” uses colors to explore the interaction between color and function. When placed on a ceramic form, she sees these colors as more clearly revealing function.

Jury Smith’s exhibition “white-out” will open at Plinth Gallery First Friday August 1st from 6-9pm. The event is free of charge, and the exhibition will be on display through September 26, 2014


Helikon’s Annual Tenant Exhibition

Helikon Gallery & Studios
3675 Wynkoop St.
Denver, CO 80216

Denizen II:
The Annual Tenant Exhibition

Opening August 1st, 6 - 10pm
Closing August 29th, 12 - 5pm

Helikon’s sixth exhibition, Denizen II, brings together our current community of studio artists for a showcase during the month of August. Helikon’s studios have attracted artists who work in paint, fiber, digital media, sculpture, photography, and jewelry. The broad range of style and media that Denizen presents is sure to please a wide audience. Plus, guests have the unique opportunity to not only speak with the artists, but to step into their spaces and see where they create and share their works.

Helikon’s studio community includes Justin Ankenbauer, Roxanne Rossi, Naomi Scheck, Janine and Michael Thornton, Emily Wilcox, Andrea Fast, Cayce Goldberg, Emily J. Moore, Anthony Benedetto, Keith Goble, Travis Jeffreys, Malia Shields, Donna Jordan, John Van Horn, Anthony Garcia,Robyn Huffman, and Courtney Speer.

Denizen II will include the most recent work of photographer and painter, Malia Shields. The Aura Series is a photographic interpretation of energy and light, its emphasis being solely color. People viewing the Aura Series report feeling calm and relaxed, drawn into the energy of the work.

For more information about Malia's work, please visit Studio Malia Fine Art and Photography or visit Studio 211 at Helikon Gallery.

Opening Celebration: August 1, 6-10pm at Helikon 
Normal hours: tue-fri 10am-4pm | sat 12pm - 4pm


Ironton features Marc Willhite

Ironton Studios & Gallery
3636 Chestnut
Denver CO 80216

Opening Reception First Friday August 1, 7-10 pm

Marc Willhite: Real Pictures

With his latest exhibition Real Pictures Marc Willhite questions the possibility of words as images. Through the use of wide-ranging techniques and the interaction of materials as diverse as wallpaper, paint, digital photography and found objects, Willhite plays with the notion (to quote David Levi Strauss) that "words want images to illustrate and illuminate them, while images want words to clarify and contextualize them." Show runs through Saturday September 6th, 2014
also open First Friday September 5th 7-9pm


Fused glass projects & last of the Kid's Summer Camps

Bella Glass Studios
3950 Wynkoop St.
Denver, CO 80216

Bella Glass is now doing walk-in glass fusing projects. You heard that right, walk-in! Have you ever wanted to make a cool fused glass project but your schedule didn't line up with one of our specific date classes? Fret no more, now's your chance! Just like our Paint Your Own Pottery ( we'll be doing tons of fun projects on a walk-in basis. Check out our website for further info! Please help us spread the word too. Plus during August we'll be having lots of fun specialty technique glass projects so check out our website and come play.

Ladies Night - EVERY Friday night! Pick a fun project to do with us and your first beer or wine is on us!

Kids Summer Camps - We've got those!! Our last camp is August 4-6 and will be Frozen (the movie) themed. Check out our website for further details under the classes tab.


Harmony Hammond @ RedLine

2350 Arapahoe St. 
Denver, CO 80205 

Harmony Hammond Exhibition:
Becoming/UnBecoming Monochrome

August 2 - September 28, 2014
7-9 pm

Harmony Hammond is one of today's boldest abstract painters. The exhibition includes weave paintings with striking examples of near monochrome works-- inviting viewers to understand Hammond's oeuvre in relation to histories of queer feminist practice as well as discourses of contemporary abstraction.


ICE Cube Gallery in August:

Ice Cube Gallery @ the DIF
3320 Walnut Street
Denver, CO 80205

OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, August 22, 6 – 9 PM
EXHIBITION DATES: August 21 – September 13, 2014
FIRST FRIDAY ARTWALK: September 5, 5 – 9 PM

Susan Donatucci Hopp – “Fragmentation: The faces we navigate” is an interrogation of family structure, coupling, displacement, identification, and the uncanny. It features drawing on Mylar and collage.

Jess Myers and Robert Sebree – “Thou Heaven in Art” is a collaboration, which features photographs reinterpreting biblical narratives with modern imagery



First Friday - August 1, 6 – 9 PM
Artists Talk - August 16, 1 PM

Jen Burdess – Phenomena
Jen delves deeper into the phenomena of physical memory in this mixed media show featuring textiles, drawings and text as she investigats memory and its decay.

Jane McMahan – Life Like a Loaded Gun
Jane continues to explore when change occurs in nature, social structures, and personal life by using the metaphor of a loaded gun.

Gallery Hours:
Thursday and Saturday noon – 5 PM; Friday noon – 9 PM



ArtHaus two-year anniversary exhibit

3343 Larimer Street
Denver, CO 80205

It is “What It Is” at the ArtHaus
two-year anniversary exhibit

Artists' interpretations -Creating outside of the box, August 1–27.

A bit of newspaper, a piece of leather, a rock, the box they came in. By themselves these components are relatively mundane. Put them in the hands of local artists with instructions to incorporate into a finished piece of art, and the ordinary becomes anything but. ArtHaus Gallery is celebrating their two-year anniversary by doing just that. Selected artists were invited to mold, shape, create and imbue new value and meaning into a simple box and the items within. Each artist was provided a box containing differing objects that served as a jumping off point for their unique creative process using a medium of their own choosing including photography, video installation, ceramics, mixed media collage and sculpture.

The exhibit entitled, “What It Is” runs August 1–27, 2014. The public is invited to view and purchase their favorite creations during regular business hours, Monday through Friday 10 am to 4 pm and at the following special events:
Opening Reception: Friday, August 1st, 6-9pm
Two Year Anniversary Celebration: August 16th, 5-9pm


Beer & Wine in RiNo:

Black Shirt Brewing Co
3719 Walnut St.

Join Black Shirt Brewing Co
on August 16th for the release
of the coveted "Red Evelyn",
an Imperial Red Rye IPA brewed
in honor of their amazing grandmother.

Music. Food. Great Beer.
See event details on Facebook.


The Infinite Monkey Theorem
3200 Larimer

Life with the Pros:
TIMT is once again a proud partner of the USA Pro Challenge, which kicks off August 18th, so be on the look out for some very bike-friendly events, deals, and giveaways this month! We’ve got a lot planned and the entire month to celebrate. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to be in the know! Also, we’re hitting the road & following the cyclists along the way – look for us Aug 18th- 24th.

August 1st: First Friday…80s Style!
Back by popular demand, 80s night is back at the winery.

August 7th & 21st: It’s our final month with The Yoga Mat. As summer draws to an end, so does yoga at the winery. Only 2 sessions are left. $20 gets you a class and a glass, plus the lovely Kassia Pasta will be here and ready to fill you up after all that hard work.

August 13th: Not only is her art on display, but Ashley Joon will be hosting another one of her famous guided painting classes. $30, includes all supplies.

August 24th-30th: The offer still stands: book a tour and get a free glass of tap


Mile High Winery
2811 Walnut


All Music Starts at 7pm
1 Odessa Rose — Swing
2 SoSu Jaba – Jazz
9 John Wirtiz – Piano
16 SoSu Jaba – Jazz
23 John Wirtiz – Piano


August at EXDO Event Center:

SummerToast 2014

EXDO Event Center
1399 35th St

Thurs. August 21st










And check out RiNo Beach Club!

Sundays at 1pm through August 31

The RiNo beach club is an urban beach venue located in the heart of the River North Art District. With over 10,000 square feet of sand and a giant pool, the beach club is open during the summer for outdoor events.


RiNos @ Large in August

RiNo artist Malia Shieldsat the Gallery @ Studio J | 742 Santa Fe Drive | photography show August 2014
Opening on First Friday, August 1st, 5:30pm to 9:00pm. Artists Reception on the third Friday, August 15th, 5:30pm to 9:00pm.  Food and Drink will be served at both events. (Image: The Traveler)


RiNo artist Leona Lazar
in Associate Members Spark Gallery Show | 900 Santa Fe Drive
August 14 - 31, 2014 | Opening Reception August 15 from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Gallery Hours: Thursday - Saturday, 12:00 - 5:00 pm; Sundays, 1:00 - 4:00 pm


Recent works by RiNo artist Milt Denny
at Vita | 1575 Boulder Street Suite A | Denver, CO 80211 | 303.477.4600 | Through August 31, 2014
Denver Restaurant Week August 23-29
also showing in RiNo at Mid-Mod Mall | 3434 Brighton Blvd | Denver , CO

Milt Denny’s newest large scale, contemporary, abstract paintings expand on his ties to New Mexico and the colors and light that make his art unique and unforgettable. The paintings are done with acrylic and metal leaf applied to large Lucite sheets creating an infusion of color, depth, and reflective light to produce memorable works of art. (Image: "Divide" – Acrylic, Lucite, Metal Leaf, Canvas, 36” X 24”)


RiNo artist Elizabeth Anne Pottsat Grace Gallery | 877 Santa Fe Drive | on First Friday August 4, 6pm-9pm
Abstract photography and mixed media fine Art | | 720 560 9848


Joseph Coniff @ RULE Gallery

RULE Gallery
(inside Hinterland)
3254 Walnut St
Denver, CO 80216

Joseph Coniff 
(in parentheses)

On view July 24 - September 6, 2014

Pulled from the artistʼs current series, Delineation, the exhibition features painting, sculpture and works on paper utilizing a wide spectrum of materials and techniques from traditional to digital. With Delineation, Coniff explores his interest in the metaphysical nature of objects and the role and significance material things have within day-to-day life. These abridged and abstracted works act as didactic timelines, concentrating on the understanding and relationship one has with the creation and existence of objects.

Open Tuesday - Saturday 12p - 6p or by appointment




RiNo Art District is one of 4 New CERTIFIED DISTRICTS in Colorado!

Congratulations to 40West, Greeley, Colorado Springs and RiNo on their certification by Colorado Creative Industries!


New project at 2400 Curtis by RiNo artists

Day to Day

The exhibit reflects artists' daily art practice through material alterations, repeated actions, and random encounters.
It introduces the Temple as a new art destination in RiNo.

Opening reception:
Thursday July 17th, 6-9 pm
at The Temple, 2400 Curtis, Denver

Exhibition curated by Viviane Le Courtois- for more information contact

(Photo from the series Lost in Denver by Christopher R. Perez)



Created by RiNo artists Viviane Le Courtois and Christopher R. Perez, Processus will be a shared place for artists to think and make. A multi-use shop, darkroom, clean space and cafe/pop up space.

Hard Hat Tours:
Thursday July 17th, 7 pm and 8 p
The Temple, 2400 Curtis (enter on 24th St.)

Expected opening date: September 1st, 2014.

Sign up for a membership now starting at $100/month. For more information call 303 653-4091 or 303 526 8064 or find us on Facebook at

(Photo: Viviane Le Courtois' hands)


Pattern Shop Studio hosts Art Students League of Denver

Pattern Shop Studio
3349 Blake Street

Unfinished, An Art Students League of Denver Invitational Exhibition

Join us as the Pattern Shop Studio plays host to the Faculty and Students of the Art Students League of Denver. The result is an interesting mix of art, in subject matter, type and type of media. Entitled "Unfinished" the invitational presents artists with the challenge to show work in process. Unfinished work can offer insight into an artist's creative process and having such work on display can lead to many questions, such as “What does it mean for a work of art to be finished?” and “Why is it considered unfinished?”

"Unfinished" will be up until August 18. 
Viewing hours will be Thursdays from 12 to 5 PM and by appointment.


Plus Gallery presents SUPER HUMAN

Plus Gallery
2501 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80205

A group exhibition defining the diverse scope of portraiture in contemporary art today

Plus Gallery presents one of their most significant group efforts to-date with the invitational exhibition Super Human. The survey brings together a wide-ranging field of artists from around the world that collectively depict diverse directions in portraiture or a strong focus on the human condition, anchored by an array of Plus Gallery's most acclaimed artists. A massing of small-scale 2-d works are intermixed with a trio of highly entertaining motionbased artworks, all anchored by a riveting sculpture by artist Roger Reutimann.

Featuring: Bill Amundson, Jeremy Bailey, Megan Burns, Craig Cleveland, David Cook, Adan De La Garza, Juan Pablo Echeverri, Donald Fodness, Matthew Gardiner, Matthew Harris, Jules Julien, Liza Lacroix, Gabriel Liston, Wes Magyar, Jenny Morgan, Keita Morimoto, David Mramor, John Harlan Norris, Austin Parkhill, Lauren Pelc-McArthur, Christopher R. Perez, Roger Reutimann, Jon Rietfors, Michael Ryan, Aimee Santos, Gregg Segal, Xi Zhang and Mario Zoots. Curated by Ivar Zeile, Nicki Maggiori and Camille Shortridge

July 10 - August 15, 2014

Opening Reception and Gallery 13-year anniversary celebration Thursday, July 10th from 6 - 9pm

Hours: Wednesday to Saturday, Noon - 5pm
Or by appointment



3254 Walnut St.
Denver CO 80205

HINTERLAND is pleased to present ENTITY
a show of of work by Denver artists Dawn Witter and Leah Swenson

Opening artist reception will be on Friday July 11, 6-11p

Closing reception 1st Friday August 1, 6-10p.

Entity explores psychological, physical, and emotional landscapes using the body as a point of focus.
The artists describe the conscious experience of occupying a body through work that deals with obsession, catharsis, and introspection. Both Witter and Swenson see art practices as a way of documenting the ineffable and impossible to document. Entity features photo-based works in wax by Leah Swenson, and sculptural and ceramic works by Dawn Witter.


RiNos! Show your support for Urban Improvement 

Pedestrian Advocacy on the Move in Denver

Denver’s pedestrian advocacy movement gained momentum recently, reaching two important milestones. In April, Denver was nationally recognized with a “Gold” Walk Friendly Community designation, and in May Kaiser Permanente awarded a substantial grant to the grassroots advocacy organization, WalkDenver.

WalkDenver has launched a petition calling upon City officials to take two actions: form a pedestrian advisory committee and adopt a strategic plan for improving pedestrian infrastructure. In addition to collecting signatures from individuals, WalkDenver is also gathering letters of support from partner organizations, as well as seeking individual and corporate sponsors for both its advocacy work and additional Better Block events.