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  • Estes Park, CO 80517
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  • Presented By: Estes Arts District
  • Dates: January 7, 2022 - March 4, 2022
  • Recurrence: Recurring monthly on the 1st Friday
  • Location: Various Locations
  • Address: Estes Park, CO 80517
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Price: Free
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The Estes Arts District Presents… FIRST FRIDAY! Art Groove

Winter is a great time to explore the artwork and handcrafts in our local galleries. Download a map and enjoy this self guided gallery tour. You will delight in exploring the creative treats to be found throughout our little mountain town. Hours vary by gallery. Please respect posted mask mandate signs. Enjoy the groovy gallery walk!

1- The Studio Fine Art & Framing

351 S St Vrain Ave, Estes Park

Greg has been busy working on the new Estes Arts District mural (still in progress). Look for the recently added historical 'Easter eggs' to be found in the mural on the west side of Napa auto parts.


2- The Art Center of Estes Park

517 Big Thompson Ave - 970-586-5882

Featuring member art and new shows each month
Current Show - 'Meet the New Artists'  The first show of every year the Art Center features the artist members who joined the Art Center membership the previous year. This year we are celebrating four very talented artists and their variety of media: Jennifer Shoemaker - watercolor, Tim Diffenderfer - pastel, Diane Watson - egg tempura, Andrea Gabel - oil
Regular gallery hours
11am - 5pm, F - M
FF! 5 - 7pm Opening Reception
Opening Weekend Door Prize of a hand-woven scarf donated by Chris Switzer.  The Public is invited to enter their name at the Art Center between 11 am & 5pm, January 7 through Jan 10, at which time a name will be drawn and the winner notified.


5- Earthwood Artisans

360 E. Elkhorn Ave - 970-586-2151

Ring in the New Year with new artwork! Late shipments mean we still have lots of good things to see and enjoy in our gallery.  Check out the new pottery, glass and jewelry that just arrived. You're sure to find something to love.
Regular gallery hours
10am - 6pm M-St, 11am-5pm Sn


6- Aspen and Evergreen Gallery

356 E. Elkhorn Ave - 970-586-4355

January Exhibit: Singing the Blues
Happy 2022! This year our exhibits will run for two months at a time. We are kicking the year off by “Singing the Blues”.
Explore wonderful artwork of more than 60 Colorado & Estes Park Artists.
Regular gallery hours
10am - 5pm M-St, 11am-4pm Sn


7- Images of RMNP

203 Park Lane - 970-586-4352

Featuring Photographer Erik Stensland

Stop in an see this charming little gallery and purchase a copy of Erik's new book.

Regular gallery hours
10am - 5pm M -St, Sn Closed


10- Earthwood Collections

141 E. Elkhorn Ave - 970-577-8100

Our New Year exhibit features the work of the many fine artists and crafts people who are represented at Earthwood.  Fine artists include, but are not limted to, Margaret Jensen, Dawn Normali, Stan Sidorov, Vicky Russell, Brooke Connor, Heather Coen, George Coll, Betty Horschler, Dawn Reinfeld, Lena Sidorova, Julianne Miller, Lyse Dzija, Maggie Renner Hellman and Lou Renner. Visit us at the galleries and enjoy the work of these well known American fine artists. A perfect show for that wintertime art explorer!
Regular gallery hours
10am - 6pm M - St, 11am - 5pm Sn


11- Inspired -Artisan Market & Studio

138 Moraine Avenue 970-685-8818

(Just east of Park Theatre entrance) Support Colorado Artists! Demos and classes available. It's tie-Die FRIDAY!

Regular gallery hours
11am - 5pm Th - M, Closed Tu & W


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.

Regular Gallery Hours
10am - 5pm Sn - Th, 10am - 7pm F – St

Drop Stops

FF! Stop in for a Drop – outdoor seating & to go options available.
Enjoy a true taste of Colorado along the FIRST FRIDAY! Art Groove route.
Check signs at door for any Covid 19 restrictions before entering businesses. Daily hours may vary.

Rock Cut Brewery - Groovy Specials
390 W Riverside Dr
Indoor and outdoor seating available, along with to-go options. 
Specialty beer release: Sounds Like Mayhem -  14% ABV imperial stout
12 - 9 M - F, 11 - 10 St, 11 - 9 Sn
Zac Bunch's photography on display
12 - 8 EP Brothers Food Truck

Snowy Peaks Winery - Fancy a Flight
292 Moraine Ave
Open daily 12:00-6:30 pm for patio seating and to-go orders! We have 20+ locally made wines, plus Colorado meats, cheeses, and goods to enjoy. 
FF!   Photography by Robin Lucas

Avant Garde Aleworks
920 Dunraven Street
Indoor and outdoor seating. 14 taps, from traditional European styles to hoppy IPAs & gluten-free hard seltzers. 
2-8 M - Th, 12 - 7 F - St, 12 - 5 Sn

Lumpy Ridge Brewing Co - Good & Hoppy
531 S St Vrain Ave
Small Taproom, Up to 16 Taps, Funky Fresh, Killer Views
Open Daily. Local artwork displayed
M - F 1-8, St - Sn 12 – 8

Elkins Tasting Room
137 E Elkhorn Tasting Room & Mercantile
10 - 6 M - Th, 10 - 8 F, 9 - 8 St, 9 - 7 Sn