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Open Locations for First Friday, December 5th, 2014

KOTA Longboards | 3440 Walnut St. |
Board for a Reason | December 5th | 5:30-9pm
An all veteran organized event in support of the work of Citizen Soldier Connection. Enjoy a fun evening out while supporting those serving in the US Armed Forces. Every $5 donation to Citizen Soldier Connection offers a chance to win a handcrafted KOTA Longboard (retail value of over $300). Enjoy gourmet eats from Gusto’s Kitchen and beers from Red Leg Brewing Co.
We hope you’ll join us for a fun evening out while supporting a great cause!

Blake Street Glass Studio & Gallery
| 3433 Blake St | 303.296.1072

December 5th ~ First Friday Open House from 5:30pm-9pm
Come on down to the studio for First Friday and let us help you get in the holiday spirit, if you aren’t already. We will have lots of hand-blown glass ornaments that make the perfect holiday gift and live glass blowing demonstrations. Fun for the whole family!

William Matthews
 | 2540 Walnut |

Water in the West by William Matthews at William Matthews Studio.
Opens Friday, December 5, 2014
This show will feature watercolor paintings of the Grand Canyon as well other various western landscapes. The show will run through January 12, 2015.

aBuzz Gallery
| 3340 Walnut St. |

Open First Friday, December 5, 6-9pm. Featured Artist: Janet Rundquist
Janet's solo exhibit "Atmospheric Structures" showcases her colorful abstract oil paintings. Janet will be giving an artist talk on Saturday, December 6, from 3-4pm and the gallery will be open from noon to 4pm that day.

Pattern Shop Studio
| 3349 Blake Street | After a boffo November opening, Reed Weimer continues his colorful and dynamic exhibit of paintings and prints while adding some musical entertainment to keep visitors warm. Weimer will also be giving a talk about his creative process starting at 7PM so plan your gallery schedule accordingly. The Pattern Shop Studio is open when you want it to be, just call 303-297-9831 to schedule a visit.

Happy Leaf Kombucha
| 3319 Brighton Blvd | Join us Dec. 5th, 7-10pm
for a First Friday artists' reception at the Happy Leaf taproom. This month, come out for a night of casual electronic music, blending future sounds & groovy vibrations with local DJs Chris Torres, Coby Brown, Daytripper, & Spinson. We will be displaying a fresh batch of beautiful paintings from our featured artist, Jessica Wright, & serving tasty adult beverages.

As(H)e Atelier
 | 3377 Blake St #101 |

As(H)e Atelier, Salon & Gallery presents original works by artist Sharon Healy
Opening reception Friday December 5th, 6pm - 9pm​

Chocolate Crisis Center | 3370 Walnut St. |

Chocolate Crisis Center will be hosting a Chocolate Stockpile Party for December's 1st Friday! With the looming chocolate shortages, Chocolate is an even better holiday gift this year!
Chocolate Crisis Center Tasting Room 5pm-9pm

Jonathan Miller Design
| 3317 Blake Unit 101 |

First Friday and Jono’s show continues with paintings and prints
with a decidedly Sci-Fi edge. Friday December 5th, 6-9 P.M.

(Located across the courtyard from the Pattern Shop Studio)

Helikon Gallery & Studios
| 3675 Wynkoop | Join Helikon from 6-10pm as we celebrate our 1st anniversary with a simultaneous exhibition of two separate shows. Muses II is our definitive, year-end group exhibition of artists from across the US. Volume is a locals-only invitational show where artists created artwork in postcard size on the topic of music. Helikon is donating all gallery profits from Volume to support Colorado Public Radio.

Ironton Studios & Gallery
| 3636 Chestnut Place |

Open First Friday December 5th 6-9pm
Paint / Metal / Paint brings together the work of longtime Denver artists Patricia (Murph) Murphy, Craig Wright, and Dawn S. McFadden. Each of these artists has a strong, independent artistic voice, and each brings a sense of humanity, intimacy, and compassion to their work.

Plinth Gallery
| 3520 Brighton Blvd |

Sam Chung's “Skyscapes” open First Friday, December 5th, 6-9pm. His work is well anthologized both nationally and internationally, and is featured in many collections including the Taipei County Yingge Museum in Taiwan, the Incheon World Ceramic Center in Korea, and The Everson Museum of Art in New York.

Ice Cube Gallery
| 3320 Walnut Street |

Ashley Frazier - Here and There

Paul Sisson - Not So Far From Here

First Friday Reception: Friday, December 5

First Fridays @ Dry Ice Factory | 3300 Walnut Street
32 contemporary artists working in fiber, drawing, painting, ceramics, cast-paper, print-making, encaustic, jewelry, glass, installations, sculpture, and mixed media, have studios in this building (entrance through the Ice Cube Gallery). Free and open to the public.

Jean Smith | Dry Ice Factory Ceramic Studio

Jean Smith will be in her studio in the Ceramic Room, 124h, on First Friday, December 5, 5 - 9 PM
Stop by and see some new work!

Leona Lazar | Dry Ice Factory Ceramic Studio

Open studio First Friday from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

SL Van Dam | Dry Ice Factory #201

SLVan Dam , painter/drummer, open on First Friday from 6-9 pm
Mesa Verde series, Shadows and Thoughts on display.

Giuliana Direct Olive Oil | 3350 Walnut St. |

Open during RiNo First Friday from 5-8 pm. We will be sampling our 2013 harvest olive oils with Babette's bread. Stock up on holiday gifts and enjoy 20% off all night.

First Fridays @ Wazee Union | 3501 Wazee St |

Join the resident creatives of one of Colorado’s largest art collectives as we open our doors for First Friday in December. Art makes a fabulous gift & many of our artist’s will be on site with their studios open. We will be open from 6:00-9:00 with hot cocoa & handmade marshmallows from Lucille’s Artisan Confections!

Mile High Winery
| 2811 Walnut Street |

Live Music 7pm

The Infinite Monkey Theorem
| 3200 Larimer St.

Happy Holidays from The Infinite Monkey Theorem! Be sure to swing by on Dec 5th for TIMTs First Friday gathering. Our lineup includes live music from Lounge Mob, snacks a la Roaming Bull Brasserie, & new art courtesy our very own Kyle Duce.

RULE Gallery
| (inside Hinterland) 3254 Walnut St. |


Featuring the distinctive paintings and watercolors of Paul Gillis

| 3254 Walnut St. |

“Personal Perceptions” by Linda M. Graham
Moving light projected onto layered bent translucent plexiglass in a dark environment creates fascinating images, bringing to mind the nature of light and the mysteries of the cosmos. Come experience the explorations.

Bella Vie Kitchen & Bath
| 3353 Larimer St. |
Bella Vie Kitchen and Bath will be hosting an art exhibition for local artists on First Friday Art Walk, Dec. 5th. Come in from the cold and enjoy the holiday decorations, great food and drinks while you meet artists: Sharon A. Conner, Tamara Thomas Tool, Joan Realino Robinson and Vickie Brown. Each exhibit is unique to the artist’s style.

Fashion Design Center (FDC)
| 3301 Lawrence St Suite 3 | 720-328-0418

First Friday Holiday Market Dec. 5th 5:30-8pm
“Fashion is Wearable Art” This holiday market is the perfect destination for your holiday shopping! Meet and mingle with Colorado’s great local designers!


MAP: Open locations for First Friday are marked with the black bird.
(Standard First Friday opening hours are from 6-9pm unless otherwise noted.) 

Additional locations generally open during First Friday:
Eat & Drink locations (click here for more details and to check individual locations for hours)
DADA Art Bar | 2470 Broadway | features a new artist every month!
Mid-Mod Mall | 3434 Brighton Blvd | 720-291-0175
Yours Truly Cupcake | 3047 Larimer St. | 303-638-3528