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10X - Retrospective of RedLine’s Artist-in-Residence program

LOCATION: RedLine - 2350 Arapahoe St

Opening Reception: Friday February 2, 2018 6:00PM - 9:00PM

RedLine presents, 10X, a yearlong program that includes the 10X - 10th Anniversary Retrospective Resident Artist exhibition and special events, educational programming, and talks that honors and appreciates all the relationships that have circulated through RedLine’s mission and continues to be nurtured today.

The 10X program will launch on February 2 at 6PM with an exhibition celebrating ten years of RedLine's Artist-in-Residency program (also titled 10X). Louise Martorano, RedLine’s Executive Director, has invited back Cortney Lane Stell, Chief Curator + Executive Director of Black Cube to curate the entire 29,000 sq. ft. building of RedLine (inside and out) with over 86 artists.

First Friday at Walnut Workshop

LOCATION: Walnut Workshop - 3525 Walnut St

  • Friday, Feb 2, 2018 6–9pm

Join the resident creatives of Walnut Workshop for an evening of art, open studios and more this First Friday.

First Friday at GRACe

LOCATION: Globeville Riverfront Art Center (GRACe) - 888 E 50th Ave

First Friday Calendar

Join the resident creatives at GRACe for First Friday! New work will be on display in the Globeville Riverfront Gallery and with over 75 creatives in residence, plan to stay a while!

Open Studios include:
Susan Dillon
Angela Craven Art

First Friday ART pARTy

LOCATION: Millers and Rossi - 3542 Walnut St

Calling all artists, lovers of the arts, and those of you maybe just ready to celebrate the weekend at Millers and Rossi, we really put the ART in pARTy! To celebrate this first Friday we will be throwing an ART pARTy. Special cocktail menu, which will include drinks named after famous artists, drink specials, 10% off our entire gallery selection and a free raffle for one of our Millers & Rossi Prints that evening. Also we are extremely proud to be featuring a truly brilliant selection from one of our new artists A. Michel Velazquez

Notes to Your Future Self

LOCATION: RiNo Art District HQ - 2901 Blake St

You’ve had a month to work on your new year’s resolutions. Maybe you’re killing it, maybe they’ve already gone out the window. At our First Friday event in RiNo, we want you to write it all down in a note to your future self. Make a prediction for next year’s you about where you’ll be in 2019 -- what you’ll accomplish, what you hope for and what you like about you that you would like you to show off to the world! And don’t forget to tell you how much you love you. Write it all down on a beautiful card we provide, seal it, address it and at the beginning of next year, we’ll mail it to you so you can see how well you prognosticated for yourself. Sips and nibbles and music, too.

Project HARTwork and local artist David Brookton

LOCATION: ESQlegal - 3343 Larimer St

FIRST FRIDAY featuring Project HARTwork - West Africa! Enjoy drinks and hors d'oeuvres at our "Spirit of Africa" exhibit with new art from Nigerian painter Silas Adelanke Adeoye. This month’s collection also includes sand paintings, sculpture, antique masks and other textiles from the region. Learn about human trafficking issues effecting Western regions of Africa and how these artists use their craft to educate their communities.

David Brookton is an interdisciplinary media artist from Denver, Colorado and a BFA graduate from University of Colorado Boulder. David uses sharpie and watercolor on canvas, two opposing media types. Sharpie, meant to be permanent, may last on these canvases for centuries to come while the watercolor is an ephemeral media. The color may last a couple hundred years but will be far out lived by sharpie. In this way the artist hopes to have paintings that change throughout history, just as he would. The artist works out of his studio in Denver, Colorado and works to document a historical context for his works that will ultimately outlive him online. To follow his journey you may explore his signature on social medias, @davidbrookton.

Live pottery with Fenway Clayworks

LOCATION: Mod Livin' RiNo - 2936 Larimer St

Mod Livin' RiNo are hosting Local Ceramicist Fenway (Sean Vandervliet) in the warehouse. In addition to having his work on display, he will be doing live pottery throwing from 4-7pm. Deerhammer Distillers will be hosting a whiskey tasting during the event as well as DJ's.

Live Music & Live Art Demonstration

LOCATION: 2520 LAR – Brian Trybus Designs Studio - 2520 Larimer St

Open Studio Event – Live Music & Art (studio 1)

Enjoy an evening of live music and art at 2520 LAR. “Tom Pettyesque” (acoustic folk) by “LORD CORNWALLIS” combined with abstract paintings & photographic art from a variety of artists. For First Friday we’ll display some of Cary Steinberg’s paintings. 5–8 in the evening. 

Open Studio - Live Art Demonstration (studio 2)

Highly talented modern abstract oil painter & multidisciplinary artist Curtis Fowler will be performing a live painting exhibition. A real treat to see because Curtis uses forgotten “old school” tools & techniques. We love his art kit because it looks more like an overstuffed tool box. If you want to see lost art in action, catch this real deal art creation show. See the passion unfold and chat with Curtis. Friday evening February 2 from 6–9; as well as, other dates. Curtis will also exhibit some new work at 2520 LAR, watch our Instagram feed @2520lar to discover the release date(s).

Open Studios on Blake: Tim Mooney

LOCATION: Tim Mooney - 3040 Blake St

Tim Mooney Studio, at 3040 Blake St, Suite 150, will be open for First Friday on February 2nd from 6-9pm. Some new work is on display, including an abstract that turned into a dancing shaman, and a new landscape of a view in RiNo! Plus there will be plenty of landscapes, abscapes (landscapes with abstract elements), abstracts, and some figurative work! I look forward to seeing you on February 2nd!

Pre-Bowl Wing Off!

LOCATION: The Preservery - 3040 Blake St

The biggest football game of the year (you know the one) is Sunday, February 4th and The Preservery is gearing up to celebrate. Pre-Bowl activities kick off with their first annual Wing Off, where their own Chef Derrick Cooper puts his “world famous” wings made with Colorado free range chicken up against two other local chefs in a friendly competition to see who has the best. Guests will try free wings (with drink purchase) from The Preservery along with submissions from Chef Kevin Grossi of The Regional and Chef Nick Molai of Spice Flow food truck. Those who vote for their favorite will be entered to win a gift certificate!

Open Studios on Blake: Calvin Lee

LOCATION: Calvin Lee - 3040 Blake St

New work by Calvin Lee – open studio First Friday

Open Studios on Blake: Acorn Bookbinding

LOCATION: Acorn Bookbinding - 3040 Blake St

Acorn Bookbinding will be open for First Friday, February 2, showcasing 2018 planners and offering custom planners for the new year!

fooLPRoof open house

LOCATION: fooLPRoof contemporary art - 3240 Larimer St

Committed to creating a space for top notch contemporary art and pop-up events - we are running a little behind schedule and would love to hear your advice and proposals

FREE Wine Tastings

LOCATION: Proof Wine & Spirits - 3360 Larimer St

Friday Wine Tastings
February 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd

This is a free tasting that will showcase a variety of red and white wines. Some are international wines and others are domestic. All of our wines are sourced from smaller production vineyards and always organic, biodynamic and natural. Learn about wine from our talented staff and mingle with neighborhood friends.

Dawn Cohen: Denver Captured in Plein Air

LOCATION: M. Romero Gallery - 3006 B Larimer StUPCOMING DATES AND TIMES

Opening Reception First Friday, February 2 from 5–10 p.m.

Dawn Cohen: Denver Captured in Plein Air will be the first solo artist exhibition at m. Romero Gallery, which was opened by Aspen-based artist Michael Romero, earlier this year in the RiNo Art District. The featured artist Dawn Cohen, who works out of Denver and Crested Butte, has devoted the study of her craft to the plein air painting technique, which requires the artist to paint an outdoor scene over the course of several days, or even weeks, culminating in a completed work that captures the subtle evolutions of the scene that occurred over that time period. The core of Cohen’s featured works in the exhibition, which average 30 by 40 inches in size, were completed in Denver proper neighborhoods, and show iconic Denver landmarks like East High School, Cherry Creek Reservoir, and the historic painted lady homes in the Five Points residential area. The exhibition will be on view to the public February 2 – March 18.

Into The Nebula, with Gabrielle Shannon

LOCATION: West + Main Homes - 2632 Blake St

  • Fri, Feb 2, 2018 - Sun, Feb 25, 2018

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We can't believe it's already been a year since we launched West + Main Homes! Come celebrate with us on Feb 2 from 6-9 pm with a brand new First Friday art opening, Into The Nebula, with Gabrielle Shannon. Gabrielle's stunning acrylic paintings will transport you into another dimension.

SPECIAL THANKS to our First Friday sponsors: Ashley Petersen (NMLS 1309397) - American Dream Mortgage, and Lakeside Youth 'N Kids Pediatrics - LYNK Pediatrics.

Enjoy treats + tunes, learn to make a recycled candle with Spread The Light, then check out other RiNo First Friday galleries in the area.

About The Artist

"I attempt to capture the states and stages of the dynamic energy that surrounds and fills us, constantly shifting and transforming, too small to understand and too vast to comprehend… and recognizing that the patterns of change are the only constant we have." - Gabrielle Shannon

Facebook: GabrielleShannonArtStudio

West + Main Homes First Anniversary Celebration was curated by Kay Dale and Heather Truhan, Realtors with West + Main. The gallery will also be open during normal business hours or by appointment (720-272-9299).

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Live Music: Larimer Lounge February Lineup

LOCATION: Larimer Lounge - 2721 Larimer St

  • Fri, Feb 2, 2018 - Wed, Feb 28, 2018
  • Mako with NightLights
    Fri, Feb 2, Doors: 8:30 PM, Show: 9:30 PM, All Ages, $15 - $23


"Utility", porcelain ceramics by Paul Donnelly

LOCATION: Plinth Gallery - 3520 Brighton Blvd


  • Fri, Feb 2, 2018 - Sat, Mar 31, 2018

"Utility", Plinth Gallery's first exhibition for 2018, is the porcelain ceramic work by artist Paul Donnelly. Donnelly maintains a studio practice in Kansas City, MO, where he is currently an Associate Professor of Ceramics at the Kansas City Art Institute. The artist received his BFA from Edinboro University and his MFA from the Alfred University. He has exhibited both nationally and internationally and his work has been published in numerous books and periodicals.

Donnelly concentrates on making useable ceramics and his work is inspired by both architectural and natural settings. He uses the inherent beauty of ceramic materials as a means to draw comparisons to these ideas without replicating them directly or realistically. He regards his functional pottery as being, "created as systems to coordinate how the object operates by itself or within a larger arrangement of components. Investigation into design and function is a really important aspect of my practice," and the pieces are made for a specific function or a particular purpose. He uses a variety of forming techniques including throwing on the potter's wheel, hand-building, and slip-casting along with 3d modeling, and he often combines these forming methods within the same piece to " blur the concepts and associations to individuality and mass production." Donnelly understands that both display of, and use of an object, will impart meaning that may change during the user’s relationship with the work. "The objects we interact with on a daily basis can conjure experiences in our lives, often becoming an article of sentiment."

Plinth Gallery Curator Jonathan Kaplan elaborates that, "Donnelly's ceramics are design based. While making multiples of objects, each and every piece is different, unique, and highly individual. The strength of Donnellys' pieces is a conscientious understanding of design and use, and of its intimate association with humanity."

"Utility", the porcelain ceramics by Paul Donnelly opens on First Friday February 2nd from 6pm to 9pm. The exhibition is free and open to the public, and will remain on display through March 31st.