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First Friday! Art Groove

  • Various Locations, Estes Park, CO 80517
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  • Presented By: Estes Arts District
  • Dates: February 3, 2023 - May 5, 2023
  • Recurrence: Recurring monthly on the 1st Friday
  • Address: Various Locations, Estes Park, CO 80517
  • Time: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
  • 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

Celebrating Art Education and Students mentored by Art Center Artists featuring:
Severyn Cargill, Needle Felting – Mentor Pauline Bustamante
Anna Hayes, photography – Mentor John Shelton
Julie Jackson, Watercolor – Mentor Debbie Jansen
Camila Rodriquez, fiber Art – Mentor Pauline Bustamante
Amelia Windell, collage – Mentor Diana Wade
This show will also feature “The Magic of Masks”. Our First Annual Community Art Show. 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 FIRST FRIDAY! Art Groove is a good time to scope out some Mother's Day gifts. We have gifts that go beyond the bouquet! You're sure to find something to love. 
Live music with Chris Theunissen. FF! 5-7pm


6- Aspen and Evergreen Gallery - 356 E. Elkhorn Ave - 970-586-4355
Lovin’ the Mountains is our theme display with creative expressions from some of our 80 local artists. Dale Harding, oil painter, will be engaging in an artist demo and local musician, Craig Nelsen, will be performing music from the 60s and 70s! Plus – breakfast themed hors d'oeuvres and bloody marys, and a free-entry raffle for a special mountain-themed prize!
FF! 5 - 7pm


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.  Gallery Hours 10am - 5pm M -St, Closed Sn


10- Earthwood Collections - 141 E. Elkhorn Ave - 970-577-8100

We love our Painters - our current show features the painters of Earthwood Galleries of Colorado. Plus, meet Boulder-based fine artist Brooke Connor . She uses copic markers to draw and create animal images that are realistic in form, but also very expressive and colorful.
Live Music with Max Wagner and Stu McAskie
FF! 5 - 7pm


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 -   Zac Bunch photography & Food Truck-Mangia Mangia, Try the Featured Flight

- Snowy Peaks Winery-292 Moraine Ave -   Artwork by artist members of the Art Center of Estes Park.
 Currently featuring limited edition Plein Air Wines in support of Estes Valley Plein Air. 
 FF! Live music 4:00-6:00 with 5-Foot Betty 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 -   Scrooge Maki food truck on-site and a special Stout Month flight deal for any First Friday folks.
FF! 12pm - 9pm