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Week in Art: Day of the Dead rises, the Dairy hosts Indigenous fest and Loveland artists open up studios

Art happenings and exhibits for the week of Oct. 7-13

Veronica Onoffe was one of the traditional dancers from Nahucalli Folklorico.  The Longmont Museum Día de los Muertos fills Longmont with art, costumes, Catrinas and more this weekend. (Cliff Grassmick/Staff Photographer)
Veronica Onoffe was one of the traditional dancers from Nahucalli Folklorico. The Longmont Museum Día de los Muertos fills Longmont with art, costumes, Catrinas and more this weekend. (Cliff Grassmick/Staff Photographer)

Week’s highlights

Boulder Open Studios: This annual, free, self-guided tour of more than 150 artists’ studios across the county is launching week two where art-lovers can take a deep dive into our local art scene; noon to 5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday and Oct. 15-16; Find maps and more info at

Collective Community Arts Center: New “Dia de los Muertos” exhibit features artworks by Jaime Chihuan, Lilian Lara, Jose Mares and Centaurus High students. Visitors can honor lost loved ones by attaching a note to the Community Ofrenda. The opening reception is 5-7 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, closed Sunday-Monday; 201 N. Public Road, Lafayette;

Creative Nations Indigenous Arts Market and Festival: Through Monday, artists and the community will be celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day (Oct. 11) with an art market featuring vendors from various Indigenous communities across the United States. There will also be traditional/cultural dance performances, live music, a film festival, an indigenous fashion show, a staged reading for new play, Indigenous food from Little Sizzle and more; Through Monday; Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder; free and ticketed events; find full schedule at

Día de los Muertos Family Celebration: Longmont’s annual party to celebrate deceased loved ones and to keep their memories alive in Colorado’s longest-standing celebration of its kind. The street festival, which encourages festive dress, will have music and dance performances, art and craft activities, cultural education, delicious food, altars made by downtown businesses and wrap with Firehouse Art Center’s unique Gigantes Procession. There will be a free shuttle at the Longmont Museum for extra parking; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, 4th Avenue and Kimbark Street, downtown Longmont,

East Window and East Window South: The art space will move to a new spot at to 4550 Broadway, Suite C-3B2, Boulder in November where the East and South galleries consolidate under one roof. It will also offer more possibilities for installations, screenings, talks and more. In the meantime, catch excerpts from Leroy F. Moore Jr.’s graphic novel “KRIP HOP: Volume 1” on view from the outside through Oct. 31 and “Geometric Foundations,” by Marina Kassianidou, on view inside the South gallery through Oct. 28; 4949 Broadway, Boulder;

Firehouse Art Center: Opening its Dia de los Muertos exhibits, “Catrinas on Parade,” filled with community Catrina paintings, and “Escúchame,” works from two emerging Latinx artists, both launch Saturday during Longmont’s Day of the Dead fiesta. Opening reception will be 6-9 p.m. Oct. 14; 667 Fourth Ave., Longmont;

Longmont Museum: The annual “Día de los Muertos” exhibit returns to the Swan Atrium and features community-built ofrendas among the work of local artists; opens Saturday in conjunction with Longmont’s Día de los Muertos Family Celebration from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday; exhibit is on display through Nov. 6; 400 Quail Road, Longmont;

Loveland Art Studio Tour & Sale: The 14th annual event stops in Loveland for two weekends with free self-guided tours of more than 100 local artists in 30 locations. Visitors can meet the artists, buy works and learn about the creative process and personalities behind the pieces; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and Oct. 15-16;  Map and information at

NoBo First Friday: The Gallery at The Bus Top opens its new exhibit, “Close Contact” with a reception 6-9 p.m. Friday. It’s a mash-up of independent pandemic projects from local artists Heather Schulte, Carolyn Kerchof and Jessica Moon Bernstein-Schiano that attempts to capture the pandemic’s complexity as a health crisis, a period of social reckoning, climate change and coexisting with the planet; 6-9 p.m. Friday, Gallery at The Bus Stop, 4895 Broadway, Boulder;

Stop Asian Hate Demonstration: Two dozen participants, who identify with Asian, Asian-American or Pacific Islander communities, are planning a march on the mall in a social justice art-action event. They’ll be wearing T-shirts that expose systemic discrimination and dates corresponding to landmark civil rights cases via QR codes; 1-2 p.m. Saturday, on Pearl Street, walking from 17th to 9th streets;

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;

Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art: “Just As I Am,” large-scale painting and printmaking works by Kristopher Wright; “A Home In Between,” works by Erin Hyunhee Kang, whose home was damaged during the Marshall Fire; both up through Jan. 22;  “El movimiento sigue,” outdoor Los Seis de Boulder sculpture by Jasmine Baetz, through Oct. 23; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday; 1750 13th 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: “Rocky Mountain Rescue: 75 years of Search and Rescue Leadership,” a photo exhibit and historical narrative, through Nov. 10; “Quantity of Life: Nature/Supernature,” celebrates the natural world through art, featuring work from seven artists; exhibit on display through Nov. 27; opening reception is 5-7 p.m. Oct. 14;  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 Crowd Collective: Open Studios 1-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 8-9 and Oct. 15-16; 4939 N. Broadway #58, Boulder;

Dairy Arts Center: “Water is Life,” artists examine human access to clean water, through Nov. 19; “Homelands,” works by Arapahoe, Cheyenne and Ute artists on display in the new Creative Nations Sacred Space, through Nov. 26; 2590 Walnut St., Boulder;

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

The Gallery at Bus Stop: Open Studios 1-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 8-9 and Oct. 15-16; 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: “Open Studios” features more than 150 works of art from local artists participating in Open Studios, through Oct. 16; “The Artists of Voces Vivas,” work by local Latino artists, through Oct. 19; “Traveling to School in Boulder County: What Moves You?” exhibit looks at transportation, through Nov. 8; 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: Open Studios tours noon-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 8-9 and Oct. 15-16; 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;

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; “Lasting Impressions,”  the museum’s collection of American prints from the 1940s, open through June 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

The Great Frame Up: Longmont Artists’ Guild Holiday Show and Bazaar kicks off from 5-8 p.m. Oct. 14 for an opening night reception, it will be on display through Nov. 5.; 430 Main St., 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:  “A Blaze Of Color,” oil and pastel works by Berthoud artist Pat Sebern,” through Nov. 7; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. daily; 517 Big Thompson Ave., Estes Park;

Artworks Center for Contemporary Art: “Transcending the West,” explores works that challenge traditional Western subjects, opens Oct. 14 and runs through Dec. 23; 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 Sunday; “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;

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