• Various Locations
  • February 1, 2019 - December 6, 2019
  • Recurring monthly on the 1st Friday
  • Location: Various Locations, CO
  • Time: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Price: Free

The Estes Arts District Presents… FIRST FRIDAY! Art Groove & Drop Stops

Happy spring! Join us on Friday, May 3rd starting at 5pm to enjoy gallery socials thru the village. Your local galleries are acquiring new artwork as they gear up for the summer. Come check it out. There will be a variety of happenings such as live music, tasty snacks, refreshments, show openings plus artists to chat with about their work. Bring a friend or come and meet some new friends and perhaps find a delightful piece of art to take home with you. Ride the FREE Estes Park Trolley from 5:00 – 8:00pm to help you visit them all.

Pick up a Groovy Gallery Travel Card from any of the galleries and collect gallery marks for a chance to Win a prize!
How to enter the drawing:

1. Get a Groovy Gallery travel card. 2. Get a minimum of 4 different gallery signatures. 3. Add your contact information. 4. Turn in your signed travel card. 5. Done!  More event details at

May 3rd Participating Galleries

1The Studio Fine Art & Framing
541 Big Thompson Ave. 970-237-4300
(behind Theater/Stanley Village)
FIRST FRIDAY!! Art Groove- with a celebration of local artists; as well as exciting new work from Greg Miles.  Come on out for good food and delicious people plus live music 
5pm - 8pm

2 - The Art Center of Estes Park
517 Big Thompson Ave - 970-586-5882
Show & Exhibit “Tetralogy: A Focus on Four” Jenifer Cline – Oil
Snacks and punch will be served.
5pm - 8pm

5 - Earthwood Artisans
360 E. Elkhorn Ave - 970-586-2151
Join the party. Meet glass artist Kathi Dougherty and chat about her process making fused glass artwork.  Fused glass is a fabulous medium for both decorative and functional art. She cuts, grinds, stacks and manipulates glass to accomplish all kinds of different results. Tasty snacks and beverages will be provided during this town wide FIRST FRIDAY! Art Groove event.
5pm - 8pm

7 - Images of RMNP
203 Park Lane - 970-586-4352
Release party for Erik's new Hiking Guide. Sweet treats and beverages served.

6 - Aspen and Evergreen Gallery
356 E. Elkhorn Ave. 
Join us for refreshments and a copious amount of local art.  Local artists will be on hand to chat with about their art.  
5pm - 8pm

10 - Earthwood Collections
141 E. Elkhorn Ave - 970-577-8100
Show Opening with artist Vicky Russel plus enjoy Live Jazz with Max Wagner (Sax) and Stu MacAskie (piano). Vicky Russel is an alcohol ink and mixed media painter from Loveland CO. Some of her newest pieces will be on display.
Complimentary food and refreshments will be served through the evening. You never know what you might see during this Fun town-wide art event.
5pm - 8pm

Stop in for a Drop!
The Estes Park Trolley will be stopping at Drop Stops along the FIRST FRIDAY! Art Groove route so you can enjoy a tasting or a flight at these local Craft Beverage establishments between gallery visits. The Free Trolley runs from 5:00 – 8:00pm.

Come out and see beautiful artwork plus enjoy a true taste of Colorado.

>Rock Cut Brewery - Groovy Specials plus a twelve tap selection.

>Snowy Peaks Winery - Tasting Flights with award winning Colorado Wines

>Elkins Distillery - Corn Whisky, Colorado style or try it Apple Spiced

>Lumpy Ridge Brewery –Hoppy-ness in a happening place, 

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  • Various Locations
  • Free
  • Recurring monthly on the 1st Friday