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Top 5 First Friday Events 2/7/2020

First Friday is coming up, and as the art scene in Denver expands, so do the artsy opportunities! Whether you've lived here for years, just moved to the Mile High City, or just visiting for the weekend, there are plenty of ways to paint the town on this frosty February First Friday.

Here are our top 5 favorite happenings:

(in no particular order)

1. Underwater: Art Opening in RiNo Art District

Opening reception for collective contemporary artworks exploring the world Underwater, from literal, personal, financial, and environmental perspectives. 7-10pm at 3240 Larimer St.

Photo: rinoartdistrict.org

2. First Friday Five Points Jazz Hop

Live jazz every First Friday happens all over the Five Points area, and our favorite Five Points coffee spot, Coffee At The Point, is hosting the Stu McKaskie Trio starting at 5:30pm.

3. Lonely Hearts Art Show: First Friday

Local artist Jordan Lyn presents a new body of embroidered Fiber Art at Balefire Goods from 6-8pm in Arvada. Illustrating feeling and connectedness through song, she takes each viewer through the experience of lyrical expression.

Instagram: @jordanlynart

4. First Friday Dance Party at Tracks

Tracks nightclub hosts the Venus dance party in RiNo, and all are welcome!

5. First Friday Reception for "Elements" at D'art Gallery

Contemporary artists Gabrielle Shannon and Jean Smith host a reception for their February exhibition "Elements", a show celebrating nature through ceramics and paint on canvas. The reception is from 5-9pm at D'Art Gallery.

Photo: dartgallery.org

Looking for more? Check out this list of art walks in and around the Denver Metro Area:

1. Art District on Santa Fe

The largest art district in Denver with over 30 galleries drawing from its historic roots, the art district participates in both First and Third Friday art walks.

2. River North Art District (RiNo)

Known for its vibrant street art, resident artists, creative businesses, craft breweries, food halls, music venues, and First Fridays.

3. Golden Triangle Creative District

Home to 8 Denver museums and over 15 galleries, participating in Final Friday art walks in the summer months.

4. Tennyson Street Cultural District

Located in Berkeley with dozens of galleries, music venues, and authentic Italian and Mexican restaurants.

5. Westwood Creative District

In southwest Denver along Morrison Road, the community transforms the street into a pedestrian-friendly linear Mercado each First Friday.

6. Arts on Belmar

The eastern block of the Belmar promenade is lined with mixed and multi-media art studios and galleries, with openings on First Fridays.

7. South Pearl Street

This Wash Park hot spot hosts 5 galleries and multiple participating restaurants and retailers displaying art on First Fridays (April-November).

8. 40 West Arts

Along West Colfax lives one of the cities coolest emerging art scenes, with dozens of public art installations, murals, galleries, and First Friday openings.

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