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“Native America the Beautiful” by Robert Martinez. (Courtesy photo)
“Native America the Beautiful” by Robert Martinez. (Courtesy photo)

Week’s highlights

Creative Nations Sacred Space opens at Dairy: The arts center is launching a permanent, dedicated space for Indigenous artists and will open it with a Friday reception that will feature a traditional blessing from Harvey Spoonhunter. The Sacred Space will open with the exhibit “Homelands” — works by Arapahoe, Cheyenne and Ute artists — that is guest curated by Robert Martinez and Bruce Cook (who will give a live art demonstration). Creative Nations, a collective of Indigenous artists, was formed over the pandemic with goals to provide accurate representation of Native arts in Colorado and to create opportunities and resources for emerging artists and youth; “Homelands” is on display through Nov. 26; 6-8 p.m. Friday; 2590 Walnut St., Boulder;

BMoCA’s ArtMix: A signature art auction and big party — that benefits artists and the gallery’s exhibitions and education outreach programs — will have food, drinks, music and a curated silent auction with works from more than 100 national artists; 6-9 p.m. Friday, $125-$300; 1750 13th St., Boulder;

Firefly Handmade Fall Market: This artisan fair brings all the local goods — alongside more than 80 curated vendors offering handmade, and ethically sourced products — to the Downtown Boulder Fall Fest this weekend. The festival will have a spirits garden, live music, family fun and more; 5-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday; Pearl Street Mall, 1942 Broadway St., Boulder;

Jono Wright Talk at Firehouse: Dive deeper into Jono Wright’s creative process and get to know the artist as he discusses his current exhibit; 3 p.m. Sunday, Firehouse Art Center, 667 4th Ave., Longmont;

Chili Bowl Street Party and Pottery Sale: Boulder Pottery Lab’s annual shindig serves up chili tastings from local restaurants, beer, cider and live music at this fundraiser that supports outreach programs for the underserved members of the community. Along with its fall pottery sale with items made by students and staff, there will be hands-on art experiences and more. noon-5 p.m. Sunday (street party), 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday (pottery sale); Studio Arts Boulder Pottery Lab, 1010 Aurora Ave., Boulder;

Boulder area

15th Street Gallery: Featuring work by Boston artist Nancy Simonds and Denver artist Tony Ortega; open by appointment only; 1708 15th St., Boulder; 303-447-2841;

Ana’s Art Gallery: Art from local, African and Caribbean artists; noon-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday; 1100 Spruce St., Boulder;

Art and Soul Gallery: Hanging fringe works by Beth Naumann; 10 a.m-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday; 1615 Pearl St., Boulder;

Art Parts: Non-profit creative reuse center; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday; 3080 Valmont St., Boulder;

Art Source International: Antique maps, prints and vintage posters; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday; 1237 Pearl St., Boulder;

BMoCA at Frasier: “Shifts Over Time,” works from Belgin Yucelen, through Oct. 9; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday; 350 Ponca Place, Boulder;

BMoCA at Macky: “Aqueous Bodies,” Marcella Marsella explores trauma and healing through textile and collage, through Nov. 13; Macky Auditorium, 1595 Pleasant St., #104, CU Boulder campus;

Canyon Theater and Gallery: “Art Inspired by the Land,” community exhibit captures open space, through Sept. 18; “Rocky Mountain Rescue: 75 years of Search and Rescue Leadership,” a photo exhibit and historical narrative, through Nov. 0; 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday; Main Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder;

The Collective Community Arts Center: “Big Art,” large abstract work by 12 Colorado artists, through Sept. 25; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, closed Sunday-Monday; 201 N. Public Road, Lafayette;

The Crowd Collective: “Open Space,” Boulder artist Whitman Lindstrom captures nature, through Sept. 24; open by appointment; 4939 N. Broadway #58, Boulder;

Dairy Arts Center: “Traveling Exhibition,” group exhibit explores the wonder of travel, through Sept. 17; “Snapshots of Black History Month,” digital illustrations by Marcus Murray, through Sept. 22; 2590 Walnut St., Boulder;

East Window: Excerpts from Leroy F. Moore Jr.’s graphic novel “KRIP HOP: Volume 1,” illustrated by Ace Robles; view daily from the outside until 11 p.m. through Oct. 31; 4949 Broadway, Boulder;

East Window South: “Geometric Foundations,” by Marina Kassianidou, features repurposed works on discarded log-log graph paper that was printed by the USGS water division; through Oct. 28, by appointment, email; East Window South, 4949 Broadway, Unit 102-C, Boulder;

Eldorado Springs Art Center: Art gallery and sculpture garden in the foothills; 8 Chesebro Way, Eldorado Springs;

The Gallery at Bus Stop: “In Bloom…. Beings…Believing” by artist-in-residence Danielle DeRoberts, through Oct. 2; 4895 N. Broadway, Boulder;

HiFi Jones Studio & Gallery: Jonathan Hanst’s pop-culture art mashups made from reclaimed vinyl and books; 4:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday or by appointment; 209 E. Simpson St., Lafayette;

Museum of Boulder: “Traveling to School in Boulder County: What Moves You?” exhibit looks at transportation research for students, through Nov. 8; “100 Years of Boulder Community Health” dips into BCH’s history and innovations — from 1920s medical procedures to the pandemic response, up through Monday; “Voces Vivas,” explores county’s Latino heritage, through Feb. 26;  9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, closed Tuesdays; 2205 Broadway, Boulder;

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;

NoBo Art Center: “Pods,” group art show with Barb Olson, Andra Stanton, Sue Lewis, Christi Beckmann, Jeanne Gray, Judy Duffield, Carol Eaton and Maria Lorenzo Sachs, through September; 4929 Broadway, #E, Boulder;

Phil Lewis Art: From T-shirts to custom snowboards and prints to laser engraving, the visionary artists’ work is on display and for sale; 2034 Pearl St., Unit 102, Boulder;

POP! Gallery: Open Studios’ part artist-owned pop-up art and gift gallery features a unique mix of Boulder County artists’ works for sale; 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday; on 11th Street and Pearl Street, just south of Fjällräven;

R Gallery: “Impressionism” group exhibit, runs through Oct. 16; 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday-Monday; 2027 Broadway, Boulder; 303-447-2841;

Rembrandt Yard: Aboriginal, local and national art; call for hours; 1301 Spruce St., Boulder; 303-301-2972;

​Shark’s Ink: “Drawn From Dust,” color lithograph by Terry Maker, is a mesmerizing visual puzzle of soothing colors; 25 prints available; $2,600; 550 Blue Mountain Road, Lyons;

SmithKlein Gallery: New works by North Carolina-based artist Jeff Cohen explore deconstructed imagery; noon-5 p.m. daily; 1116 Pearl St., Boulder;

"El Corazón Inocente" (The Innocent Heart), by Ana Maria Hernando, color lithograph with collage. (Ana Maria Hernando/Courtesy photo)
“El Corazón Inocente” (The Innocent Heart), by Ana Maria Hernando, color lithograph with collage, created at Shark’s Ink in Lyons. (Ana Maria Hernando/Courtesy photo)

CU Art Museum: “Onward and Upward: Shark’s Ink” celebrates the “Sharkive,” a collection that CU acquired from Shark’s Ink, a print publisher and lithography studio directed by Bud Shark in Lyons, through July 2023; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; 1085 18th St., Boulder;

University of Colorado Museum of Natural History:  “Unearthed: Ancient Life in Boulder Valley,” “Frozen in Time” and “Horses in the North American West” in the Anthropology Hall; “Antarctica: More than Meets the Eye,” “Hungry Birds” and “Ross Sea: The Last Ocean” in BioLounge; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday; CU Boulder Henderson Building, 15th and Broadway, Boulder;

For tips about opportunities, grant information and art news, visit Boulder County Arts Alliance at

Longmont area

Firehouse Art Center:  “Memento Vivre,” artist-in-resident Jono Wright’s summer works, through Oct. 2; 667 Fourth Ave., Longmont;

The Great Frame Up: Pastel works on display from the Pastel Society of Colorado, through Oct. 7; 430 Main St., Longmont;

Longmont Museum: “Tipi to Tiny House: Hands-on Homebuilding,” family-friendly exhibit looks at Colorado’s history of homes, through Jan. 8; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday; 400 Quail Road, Longmont;

Walnut Gallery: Features work from more than 50 artists in a wide range of media; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday, and open by appointment; 364 Main St., Longmont;

Northern Colorado

Art Center of Estes Park:  “Estes Valley Plein Air Show,” open-air art, through Sept. 25; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. daily; 517 Big Thompson Ave., Estes Park;

Artworks: “The Tip of the Tongue,” encaustic drawings by Anne Feller; “Wrong Side of the Tracks,” a metal exhibition inspired by the railroad; both up through Sept. 17; 1-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, noon-4 p.m. Saturday; 310 N. Railroad Ave., Loveland;

Columbine Gallery: More than 800 National Sculpture Guild pieces adorn a garden with local paintings on display inside; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday; 2683 N. Taft Ave., Loveland;

Independence Gallery: Vibrant gallery featuring local artists and rotating exhibits; 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday; 233 E. 4th St., Loveland;

Lincoln Gallery: Regional Fine Art Show, through Sept. 29; gallery open noon-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; 429 Lincoln Ave., Loveland; ​​970-663-2407;

Lone Tree Antiques and Fine Art Gallery: Features fine art, Native American jewelry and artifacts, Pueblo pottery, beadwork and more; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, or by appointment; 115 1st St., Eaton;

Loveland Museum: “Pyrography,” nature works from Julie Bender, through Sept. 25; “Nurture: Bird Houses & Feeders as Sculpture,” group show; “Beneath the Bird Feeder,” bird photography by Carla Rhodes, both up through Nov. 27; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday; 503 N. Lincoln Ave., Loveland;

Did we miss your exhibit? Please email with “art listings” in the subject line.