15th Street Gallery Featuring work by Boston artist Nancy Simonds and Denver artist Tony Ortega; open by appointment 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 1708 15th St., Boulder; 303-447-2841; 15thstreetgalleryboulder.com
Ana’s Art Gallery Art from local, African and Caribbean artists; noon-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday; 958 Cherryvale Road, Boulder; 303-261-5936; anasartgallery.com
Arbor Institute “Life in the Plasticene,” explores the fossil-fuel driven plastic era with works by Marcus Eriksen, Kelsi Nagy, Chris Jordan, Patrick Chandler, and David Oonk, through Oct. 17; 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, 1-4 p.m. Sunday, or by appointment 1-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 1708 13th St., Boulder; arborinstitute.org
Art and Soul Gallery Works by Colorado-based artist Mark Bueno on display; 11 a.m- 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday; 1615 Pearl St., Boulder; 303-544-5803; artandsoulboulder.com
Art Parts Creative Reuse Center is moving in October to 3080 Valmont St., Boulder. A moving sale will be at 2860 Bluff St., Boulder, Oct. 14-16. Both locations closed Oct. 17-21. Grand opening at new Valmont location is Oct. 23; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday and noon-6 p.m. Sunday; 2860 Bluff St., Boulder; artpartsboulder.org
Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art “Incredible Lightness: A Retrospective of the Work of Jerry Wingren,” celebrates 45 years of the artist’s work from 1976 to now, Oct. 14-Jan. 23; “Two-Fold,” by Melinda Rosenberg, explores wood grains in geometric works, Oct. 14-Jan. 23; “El movimiento sigue,” outdoor Los Seis de Boulder sculpture by Jasmine Baetz, through March 14; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday; 1750 13th St., Boulder; 303-443-2122; bmoca.org
BMoCA at Macky “Interpretations,” a conceptual mash-up of visual media by Trevor Seymour, through Nov. 14; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday; 1595 Pleasant St., CU Boulder campus; bmoca.org.
Canyon Theater and Gallery “Bigger View(s): Earth, Anthropocene, Beauty,” exhibit with artists David D’Agostino, Jennifer Lord and Noah Travis Phillips, through Nov. 5; “Tonics for Transformation: An Ecosocial Response to Sustain & Support During Wildfire Season,” an interactive show, Oct. 14 – Nov. 14; 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Thursday, noon-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday; Main Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, 303-441-3100, boulderlibrary.org/exhibits
Dairy Arts Center “Project Worthmore,” outdoor mural by Erica Pacha creates awareness for Colorado refugees; “¡Oye! More Than Street Art: De La Gente,” group exhibit from Colorado street artists, through Oct. 31; “Sing Our Rivers Red,” four separate exhibits create awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, through October; 2-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 2590 Walnut St., Boulder; 303-440-7826; thedairy.org
East Window “The Critical Indigenous Photographic Exchange (CIPX),” by Will Wilson captures a reimagined vision of contemporary Native people, through Oct. 29; open daily 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; 4949 Broadway, Unit 102-B, Boulder; eastwindow.org
Eldorado Springs Art Center A dozen local artists will have work on display for Studio Tours noon- 5 p.m. Oct. 9-10; 8 Chesebro Way, Eldorado Springs; 303-378-0454; eldoradospringsartcenter.com
The Gallery at Bus Stop “This Breath Together,” Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema hosts a dance film screening and live performances 4-6 p.m. Oct. 9, its video installation is up through Oct. 31; “Street Wise Group Show,” features works from artists in the 2021 Street Wise Boulder Mural Festival, through October; 4-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday or by appointment; 4895 N. Broadway, Boulder; noboartdistrict.org.
Louisville Center for the Arts “2021 Fall Member Show,” with reception and award ceremony 6-8 p.m. Nov. 20, runs Nov. 19-21; 801 Grant Ave., Louisville; louisvilleart.org.
Mary Williams Fine Arts “Terra,” an exhibit with works from Sheri Farabaugh and Susan Hediger Matteson, through Oct. 28; call for hours; 5311 Western Ave. #112, Boulder, 303-938-1588; marywilliamsfinearts.com
Museum of Boulder “Food Access in Boulder, CO,” showcases findings from Boulder Food Rescue research, through November; “Music Buffs: A Century of Music at CU,” celebrates the CU College of Music’s 100th anniversary, through Nov. 28; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday-Monday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Wednesday; 2205 Broadway, Boulder; 303-449-3464; museumofboulder.org
Naropa University Art Galleries Nalanda Campus, 6287 Arapahoe Ave.: Cube Gallery has local and international artists; Nalanda Gallery hosts guest artists and student exhibitions, Lounge Gallery operated by students. Arapahoe Campus, 2130 Arapahoe Ave.: Lincoln Gallery features local and regional artists. Paramita Campus, 3285 30th St.: Paramita Gallery has works in all media by regional artists; all open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday; bit.ly/naropaart
NoBo Art Center Colorado artist Astrid Paustian’s fine art pieces on display, through October; 4929 Broadway #E, Boulder; noboartdistrict.org/nobo-art-center
NoBo Art District First Fridays run 6-9 p.m. with self-guided tour of artist studios; 1-6 p.m. Second Saturdays feature local artists, food vendors, musicians and more, through December; the artist-run collective runs along North Boulder and Lee Hill Drive; noboartdistrict.org
Phil Lewis Art Open noon-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; 2034 Pearl St., Unit 102, Boulder; phillewisart.com
POP! Gallery Open Studios’ pop-up art and gift gallery features rotating exhibits by local artists; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. daily; Lower level of the Broadway Building, 1200 Pearl St., Suite 15; openstudios.org/pop-gallery
R Gallery “Vibrant & Bold,” a juried show on display through Oct. 31; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday; 2027 Broadway, Boulder; 303-447-2841; rgallery.art
Rembrandt Yard Aboriginal, local and national art; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, call ahead; 1301 Spruce St., Boulder; 303-301-2972; rembrandtyard.com
SmithKlein Gallery Albanian artist Pashk Pervathi works on display, through Oct. 31; noon-5 p.m. daily; 1116 Pearl St., Boulder; 303-444-7200; smithklein.com
Thistle Community Gallery “Group Open Studio Tour,” features paintings, photographs and jewelry from local artists, noon-5 p.m. Oct. 9-10 and Oct. 16-17; 4871 N. Broadway, Boulder; noboartdistrict.org.
CU Art Museum “Staring into the Fire,” abstract on canvas pieces by local artist Kate Petley, through Dec. 18; “Tools of Conveyance,” mixed-media pieces that use of glass and organic materials by Canadian artist Tim Whiten, through Dec. 18; 1085 18th St., Boulder; cuartmuseum.colorado.edu
University of Colorado Museum of Natural History Is now reopen; University of Colorado Henderson Building, 15th and Broadway, Boulder; colorado.edu
Firehouse Art Center “Lazarus,” a Dia de los Muertos exhibit that addresses immigration and American identity, features artists Gregg Deal, Grace Gutierrez, Thinh Dinh, Boryana Rusenova Ina and Joy Nagy, opening reception 2-6 p.m. Oct. 9, on display through Nov. 7; Day of the Dead family celebration 2-6 p.m. Oct. 9 in downtown Longmont at 4th Avenue and Main Street will feature a street festival with music and dance, arts and crafts, cultural education and food and a tour of downtown business altars. The Gigantes procession begins at 6 p.m. and ends at the Firehouse Art Center for the Catrina Ball; gallery hours are noon-5 p.m. Wednesday-Friday by appointment, noon-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; 667 Fourth Ave., Longmont; firehouseart.org
The Great Frame Up “Longmont Artists’ Guild Members Show,” features work from more than two dozen artists, opening reception 5 p.m. Oct. 8 with wine tastings from Augustina’s Winery, show runs through Nov. 5; open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 430 Main St., Longmont; longmont.thegreatframeup.com.
Longmont Museum “Longmont 150” exhibition celebrates the city’s sesquicentennial with 80-plus years of artifacts, through Jan. 9; “Día de los Muertos” will feature community altars and the work of Latino artist Mario Olvera, Oct. 9-Nov. 7; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; 400 Quail Road, Longmont; longmontmuseum.org
Osmosis Gallery Hosts more than 45 artists in a variety of mediums; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; 290 Second Ave., Niwot; osmosisartgallery.com.
Rabbit Brush Gallery Feature local and regional artists and fair-trade arts; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; 7504 Hygiene Road, Hygiene; rabbitbrushgallery.com.
Art Center of Estes Park “Bill Fritz and Daughter Sandy,” a father-daughter exhibit, through Nov. 8; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. daily; 517 Big Thompson Ave., Estes Park; artcenterofestes.com
Artworks Loveland “PLEASE Touch,” an interactive installation from Loveland artist Sharon Carlisle, through Oct. 30; 1-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, noon-4 p.m. Saturday; 310 N. Railroad Ave., Loveland; artworksloveland.org
Loveland Museum “Magia Chicana,” by Denver artist Tony Ortega, through Nov. 13; “Gateway to the Rockies: A Visual Trip Down Highway 34,” a collection from the heavily traveled corridor, through March 12; Loveland Art Studio Tour, a juried show, Oct. 9-10 and Oct.16-17; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday; 503 N. Lincoln Ave., Loveland; lovelandmuseumgallery.org