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Open Locations for First Friday, August 1st, 2014

Denver County Fair
| National Western Complex | 4655 Humboldt Street

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

(Denver County Fair: $10 Adult admission; $5 Kids, Seniors and Military)

Plinth Gallery
| 3520 Brighton Blvd |

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 26th. More here >

Converge Denver
| 3327 Brighton Blvd. |
Free Concert by: Taylor Maxwell
Edibles by: Lori's Wraps
Visual Art by: Converge Denver Creators
Join us for an evening of music, visual art, and other creative endeavors.
Launch Pad Studios presents, Taylor Maxwell, who'll play selections from his sophomore album GOOD GRIEF. Fresh work from Converge's Artists in Residence will bring visual stimulation to the event and to the space.
First Friday – August 1 | Doors @ 6:00 | Program @ 7:00

Helikon Gallery & Studios
| 3675 Wynkoop |

Denizen II: The Annual Tenant Exhibition | Opening Aug. 1st, 6-10pm 
Helikon’s sixth exhibition, Denizen II, brings together our current community of studio artists for a showcase during the month of August. More here >

First Fridays @ Helikon Gallery & Studios | 3675 Wynkoop |

Roxanne Rossi & Debbie Brady | Helikon #210

Paper Clouds Space has moved from #208 to #210. In this new location in the Helikon building Roxanne Rossi has joined with encaustic artist Debbie Brady to make a dual show space. The space will be ready for August’s First Friday, from 6-9pm.

Studio Malia | Helikon #211

We invite you to view the most recent work of photographer and painter, Malia Shields, the Aura Series, at Helikon Gallery and Studios, during the month of August. Join us for the opening celebration First Friday August 1, 6-10pm, where this series will be featured in the main gallery. More here >

Ironton Studios & Gallery
| 3636 Chestnut Place |

Opening Reception First Friday August 1, 7-10 pm

With his latest exhibition Real Pictures Marc Willhite questions the possibility of words as images. More here >

Carmen Wiedenhoeft Gallery
| 3542 Walnut St. |

Opening on first friday, August 1st, 6pm.

The Heads of Hydra photographers collective opens an art show of "Lovers Collaborations" by 17 luminous couples. More here >

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| 3343 Larimer St |

It is “What It Is” at the ArtHaus two-year anniversary exhibit
Artists' interpretations -Creating outside of the box, August 1–27.
Opening Reception: Friday, August 1st, 6-9pm 
Two Year Anniversary Celebration: August 16th, 5-9pm
More here >

Pattern Shop Studio
| 3349 Blake Street |
The Pattern Shop Studio will continue its current exhibit, “Unfinished,” work by the Art Students League of Denver faculty and students. Artists include Homare Ikeda, Karen Roehl, Tracey Russell, Janey Skeer, Carol Ann Waugh, and Jeff Wenzel, among many others. The exhibit is open from 6-9 on Friday, Aug. 1st, and open any afternoon by appointment until Aug. 15th. More here >

aBuzz Gallery
| 3340 Walnut St. |

Open August 1, 6-9pm. Featured Artist: Jean Herman

Jean Herman’s exhibit “Vibrancy”, runs until August 16th and her new works interpret life and the energy and beauty found throughout nature or city life.

Ice Cube Gallery
| 3320 Walnut Street |

Jen Burdess in “Phenomena”
Jane McMahan in “Life Like a Loaded Gun"

First Friday and Author’s Reception: Friday, August 1, 6-9 PM
More here >

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.

SL Van Dam/Drumchild54ART | DIF Studio #201

Come see the beginning of her new Mesa Verde inspired series.
6-9 pm August 1st.

First Fridays @ Wazee Union | 3501 Wazee St |

Wazee Union is open for First Friday!

Join the resident creatives of one of Colorado’s largest art communities from 6:00-9:00, as we share our work with you.

Priscilla Fowler | Wazee Union #12

Priscilla Fowler will be open for First Friday in Wazee Union
from 6 to about 10 pm; stop by!

| 3254 Walnut St. |

Sculptural ceramics & photo-based work in wax

Closing night August 1st, 6 - 10 PM
More here >

Bella Glass Studios
| 3950 Wynkoop St. |
Open First Friday from 11am–6pm so come in and say hi! We’ve got lots to show you and lots to sell. Plus we serve beer and wine, can’t beat that! We'll be showcasing all our own beautiful work, work from Blown Out of Water blown glass and the building itself is a mecca for fun art pieces upstairs and down! Everything is for sale from various artists throughout the building. More here >

Proof Wine & Spirits
| 3360 Larimer St.

Rose' tasting First Friday from 4-7pm!

Plus Gallery
| 2501 Larimer Street |
Plus Gallery will remain open with extended hours till 8pm for First Friday on August 1st. At 7pm that evening gallery owner and director Ivar Zeile, along with administrative and curatorial associates Nicki Maggiore and Camille Shortridge, will discuss the massive effort that went into putting together the current group exhibition SUPER HUMAN. Join us in digging behind the scenes with some fascinating stories and unique angles on our most engaging group show to date, featuring 28 artists from Colorado, the US and abroad. More here >

LoDo Massage & Private Yoga Studio
| 3101 Walnut St |
This month, in addition to free chair massage and wine, LoDo Massage will be featuring a variety of local artists: 
Melissa Jacobi, Acrylic and Recycled Wood
Kirbie Bernhardt, Photography (image shown) 
Kenya Brading - Photography on Metal Mount
And introducing: Zoe Rayor - Photography & Cathy Frick - Acrylic on Canvas

Mile High Winery
| 2811 Walnut Street |

Live Music at Mile High Winery! 7pm 

August 1: Odessa Rose — Swing

Click here for the full August line up.

The Infinite Monkey Theorem
| 3200 Larimer St.
August 1st: First Friday…80s Style! Back by popular demand, 80s night is back at the winery. We’ve got door prizes that include a chef’s dinner to Old Major, an IMT magnum of your choice, and other irresistible swag. DJ Low Key, CKrepes, and Peteybird will all be present and raring to go. Plus, one of our favorites, Ashley Joon, will be our featured artist. Throw on your neon, grab your boom box, and get ready to party – it’s an evening you don’t want to miss. More here >


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)
• Yours Truly Cupcake (3047 Larimer) Walk-Up Window open First Fridays 12-9
• Giuliana Direct Olive Oil (3350 Walnut) Tasting Room open First Fridays 5-8pm