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Liliana Ravenzaha, of Fiesta Colorado Dance Company, dances to traditional Mexican music at Longmont’s Dia de los Muertos celebration in 2019. This year’s celebration takes place in downtown Longmont on Saturday.
Liliana Ravenzaha, of Fiesta Colorado Dance Company, dances to traditional Mexican music at Longmont’s Dia de los Muertos celebration in 2019. This year’s celebration takes place in downtown Longmont on Saturday.
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Boulder area

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

Longmont area

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.

Northern Colorado

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