First Friday Downtown - Come downtown every first Friday of each month for a walking tour of downtown’s arts and cultural highlights. New routes each month feature stops at a variety of arts, history and cultural venues including gallery receptions, art openings, performances and more.
Ride the FREE First Friday Shuttle Bus on July 7th, August 4th, September 1st, and October 6th!
Stop 1: The Broadmoor
Stop 2: Doubletree Hotel
Stop 3: Cottonwood Center for the Arts
Stop 4: Fine Arts Center at Colorado College
Stop 5: Antlers Hotel (Downtown District)
Stop 6: Art Depot Galleries
Art on the Streets - Enjoy the outdoor beauty and amazing installations of Art on the Streets. Pieces are scattered throughout Downtown to enjoy at your leisure or guided tours can be taken in the summer.
Old Colorado City – From April to December, Old Colorado City’s ArtWalk happens the first Friday of each month from 5pm-8pm. Walkers can enjoy this free event due to the generosity of local artists and businesses. This self-guided tour features art galleries and open artist studios along Colorado Avenue between 23rd and 27th Streets. As many as 100 art pieces may be viewed for purchase in just one location in Old Colorado City’s art galleries. Colorado Springs’ largest concentration of galleries is found within three city blocks in this national historic district.
The 3rd Friday Art Walk in Manitou Springs take place March-November from 5-9 p.m. The Art Walk featurs hundreds of local artists, food, drinks, and entertainment.
The third Thursday of each month, May through September, the galleries, restaurants and boutiques of historic downtown Monument stay open until 8 pm for a celebration featuring art openings, book signings, great food, live music and other special events.