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First Friday! Art Groove

  • Various Locations, Estes Park, CO 80517
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  • Presented By: Estes Arts District
  • Dates: May 5, 2023 - July 7, 2023
  • Recurrence: Recurring monthly on the 1st Friday
  • Address: Various Locations, Estes Park, CO 80517
  • Time: 5-8 p.m.
  • Price: Free
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The Estes Arts District presents the FIRST FRIDAY! Art Groove.  Come out and do the tour. Come see what new in the local art world. Daily hours may vary.

1- The Studio Fine Art & Framing - 343 S St Vrain Ave - 
~If you haven't had a chance... Across the street, check out the Estes Arts District Community Mural in progress on the back wall of Napa Auto Parts just south of The Studio at 351 S St Vrain Ave.


2- The Art Center of Estes Park - 517 Big Thompson Ave - 970-586-5882

Current Show - "Visions in Oil" featuring oil paintings by Bruce Boynton and Andrea Gabel 
This is the final weekend for "Visions In Oil"!!  The Great Blue duo of Shirl Lawrence and Steve Kaplan are providing entertainment. FF! 5-7pm


5- Earthwood Artisans - 360 E. Elkhorn Ave - 970-586-2151

We Love art! And we love to share it with you. The gallery is stuffed full of good things and the FIRST FRIDAY! Art Groove is a good time to scope out your favorites. You're sure to find something to love. 
Live music with Chris Theunissen. FF! 5-8pm


6- Aspen and Evergreen Gallery - 356 E. Elkhorn Ave - 970-586-4355
Take a Peak! at our new display focusing on mountain-themed art from some of our 90 Colorado artists. Join us for an oil painting demo with Dale Harding. Sip on Snowy Peaks Wine and nosh on hors d’oeuvres while listening to local musical duo Random and True, Geoff Clark and Steve Tice (A&E nightscape photographer). Connect with other community members and many of our artists. And enter a free raffle for a themed handmade prize. 
FF! 5 - 7:30pm


7- Images of RMNP - 203 Park Lane - 970-586-4352

Featuring Photographer Erik Stensland. Visit the gallery to view all of Erik's newest and best images on display!  Gallery Hours 10am - 6pm M -St, Closed Sn


10- Earthwood Collections - 141 E. Elkhorn Ave - 970-577-8100
Artist Meet & Greet
​​Colorado-based fine artist multi-media painter, Vicky Russell will be demonstrating techniques and showing her newest alcohol ink/multi-media paintings at Earthwood Collections.  Be the first to see the newest creations on display from this talented artist
Live Music with Max Wagner and Stu McAskie
FF! 5 - 8pm


11- Inspired -Artisan Market & Studio - 138 Moraine Avenue 970-685-8818

(Just east of Park Theatre entrance) Support Colorado Artists! It's tie-Die FRIDAY!

11am - 5pm Sn-M, 10am - 6pm W-St, Closed T


12 - Rocky Mountain Majesty - 215 W Elkhorn Ave - 303-916-8510

Discover a majestic display of gourmet Colorado foods and gifts. Taste test some wild sauces and snack on some gourmet treats while you enjoy local artwork from Jason Van Tat, Richard Erbe & Danny Johnson. Gallery Hours 10am - 5pm Sn - Th, 10am - 6pm F – St


FF! Stop in for a Drop –
Enjoy a true taste of Colorado along the FIRST FRIDAY! Art Groove route. Daily hours may vary.

- Rock Cut Brewery-390 W Riverside Dr - landscape photography by Julian Garrett of Mountain Vibes Media FF! 12 - 7 Food Truck Scrooge Maki - Sushi, Ramen, & Dumplings

- Snowy Peaks Winery-292 Moraine Ave -   Artwork by artist members of the Art Center of Estes Park.  FF! Live music 4:30-6:30 with Andy Eppler in the tasting room - call to reserve a table. 970-586-2099

- Elkins Tasting Room-137 E Elkhorn Ave

- Lumpy Ridge Brewery-531 S St Vrain Ave -    Local Art Displayed

- Avant Garde Aleworks-920 Dunraven St -   Teacher appreciation day.
FF! 12pm - 9pm