Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Some first friday openings delayed due to holiday

Posted By on Wed, Dec 23, 2015 at 4:27 PM

click to enlarge THE OWL AND THE PUSSY CAT, ARTWORK BY LAUREL BAHE, IMAGE COURTESY OF AHA GALLERY.
  • The Owl and The Pussy Cat, artwork by Laurel Bahe, image courtesy of AHA Gallery.
In a press release Wednesday morning, the Downtown Partnership announced that several of its January First Friday openings will be delayed until the second Friday of January to account for New Year's Day. Some venues do plan on opening on January 1. For a full list of who's doing what, go to bit.ly/1Hy2gpW.
Read the full press release below:
FIRST FRIDAY DOWNTOWN: 2016 SCHEDULE
First Friday Downtown Launches in 2016 with Two January Dates
Culture in the Core of the City

DOWNTOWN COLORADO SPRINGS –First Friday Downtown continues in 2016 with monthly art openings, meet the artist events and performances. Free and open to the public, First Friday Downtown offers artwork and cultural activities the first Friday of every month from 5-8 p.m. at galleries, retailers, and venues throughout Downtown Colorado Springs.
NEW THIS MONTH
Two Dates
Due to the New Year holiday, First Friday Downtown will be held one week later than normal, on Friday, January 8. However, many of downtown’s galleries and First Friday venues will be open in the evening on Friday, January 1 as well. See a full listing of openings on both January 1 and 8 at www.downtowncs.com/firstfriday.
Take a First Friday Walking Tour
Gain new insight into downtown Colorado Springs’ arts scene, with an Artist/Curator-Led First Friday Downtown tour. The free one-hour tour will visit a selection of downtown galleries. In January, the tour will be led on January 8 by Boulder Street Gallery and Framing (206 N. Tejon Street). The tour will leave at 6pm and then visit a selection of other First Friday venues. Tours continue monthly, featuring a different local artist/curator tour guide each month.
New Venues
· 313 Gallery and Studio (313 N. Tejon) presents work by local artists Michael Culley, April Lauren, Tim Salazar, Lydia Dudoit, Josh Kennard, Seth Weber, and Phil Dezellum.
Skate in the Park
Add ice skating at Colorado Springs’ only outdoor skating rink to your First Friday itinerary in January. January 8 is Neon Night at the rink, wear your brightest colors, glow necklaces available while supplies last, and live DJ from 4 to 8pm.

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