First Friday: A Night of Art 2017

First Friday: A Night of Art is a great opportunity to visit local galleries and businesses featuring rotating artwork. Held the first Friday of each month from 5-8 pm, it is a self-guided tour and maps are available at each of the participating galleries. Join us on September 1, 2017 for our next First Friday

Participating locations:

Academy Of Natural Therapy

625 8th Avenue

The Academy of Natural Therapy presents the artwork of Tobias Mustang Lee Moreno and Deirdre Myers.

ART MAN DO. Studio and Keynote Coffee

802 9th Street, Lower

No information provided

ArtWerx Studio/Gallery

924 8th Avenue

No information provided

709 16th Street

The Atlas Gallery and John Galt Coffee will feature “Then Sings My Soul” – or – “Space: An Oddessay” by Lydia Cruz. This is a First Friday Show about (outer) space, not (abstract) space.

Brix Taphouse & Brewery

813 8th Street

Brix Taphouse & Brewery will feature the work of Mike Harrington, a local Greeley artist.

Cranford Cove Tea Tavern

823 10th Street

The Cranford Cove Tea Tavern will feature “Faces of GRC” by Emily Nelson which will show some of the faces of Weld County, specifically within our refugee population.

Grand Lake’s 16th Street Tavern

915 16th Street

Ethan Lofing will be showing his original paintings featuring super heroes and landscapes at Grand Lake’s 16th Street Tavern.

930 8th Avenue

The Joe Molina Gallery & Studios will feature the H’Art of Envision Art Show and Opening Reception. Join Envision for an evening that celebrates artists with intellectual and developmental disabilities from all across Weld County. You will BECOME INSPIRED when you immerse yourself in the unique and expressive collection that is displayed at the annual H’Art of Envision Art Show during Greeley’s First Friday in October! Reception and Gallery admission are free, open to the public and is a family friendly event. Enjoy music, complimentary beer, wine and light refreshments. Watch as one of Envision’s talented artists create a masterpiece LIVE! The collection will be on display and for sale following the reception during gallery hours. Sales and donations benefit people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Weld county.

927 16th Street

The Madison and Main Gallery features the show past. present. future.The members will show their progression as artists by featuring a trio of work – one artist who supported or encouraged their artistic path, their own current work as a member, and a third artist that they have influenced. The members and their guest artists – the encouraging artist from their “past”, the member artist for the “present”, and the influenced artist of the “future” – are:

Ruth Savig: Susan Anderson: Karen McPherson

Ruth Savig: Dan Augenstein: Berndt Savig

Erica Brus: Cate Austin: Ben Sherman

Bob Ragland: Rodney Barnes: Peggy Barnes

Jared Butler: Danyelle Butler: Abby Einer

Ancient Ancestors: Tony Clough: Heather Degen

Melanie Haas: Susan Haskins: Melanie Haskins

Susan Safarik: Tess Jones: Future Nephews

Sharon Jacobs: Gin Leuchter: Jane Leuchter

Karen Vroman: Doreen Vroman: Shannon England

On First Friday, October 6, from 5-8 pm, there will be an artist demonstration by member artist Cate Austin. She will explain the process of decorating her pottery with her own designs. The Madison & Main is an artists-owned gallery. Hours are 10am-6pm Monday through Friday and 10am-4pm Saturday. For more details about the show, call the Madison & Main Gallery at (970) 351-6201 or visit

Margie’s Cafe @ The Farmer’s Pantry

931 16th Street

No information provided.

Showcase Art Center

1335 8th Avenue

No information provided.

Syntax Spirits Distillery

625 3rd Street, Unit C

See the world through Nick Luna’s eyes this October. Local resident, Nick Luna, is an automotive technician moonlighting as a photographer and Syntax’s featured October artist. Come see his work and meet the man behind the camera on October 6th. His pieces will be available for viewing for the duration of the month as well.

The Bean Plant Studio

701 7th Street

The Bean Plant Studio will feature the music of Amaya Arevalo (Pianist) and Nick Isherwood (Bass)

The Blue Mug Coffee and Roastery

807 17th Street

No information provided.

The Dragon’s Cache

1109 7th Street

The Dragon’s Cache will host “Fairies, Skulls and Snakes, OH my” featuring Pencil Drawings by Mallory Jones. Stop by and Explore the depth and shadow she puts in each piece. In addition, First Friday will also feature the music of Bob Schneller (classical guitar).

926 8th Avenue

The Eden Gallery welcomes Steve Landrum for their October First Friday from 5-8:30pm. If you have a hankerin’ for the rustic, you will want to attend! His artwork focuses on “Painted Treasures” and he shows his childhood talents through creating exquisite portraits!

651 10th Avenue

The Tointon Gallery will feature Global Vanitas: My Many Coloured Daze by local Artist Sonya PauKune. PauKune plans to display 365 different pieces of her multi-media pottery for the public to view and enjoy. PauKune attended the University of Northern Colorado from 1989 to 1994.  She received a Bachelor of Arts in fine art with an emphasis in ceramics and printmaking/book arts. After undergraduate school, she was a graduate research assistant in art history as well as a graduate teaching assistant at Kansas State University where she received a Master of Fine Arts in Ceramics. From 1998 to 2007, PauKune was an adjunct faculty member in ceramics and art appreciation at Front Range Community College. In 2006, she decided to try primary art education and received her K-12 professional Art Education license. She taught drawing, painting, and printmaking for one year at University High School in Greeley before she joined Aims Community College in 2008. In addition to teaching art and design at Aims, PauKune volunteers on several boards and committees in the community. She is also the faculty advisor for the Aims Art in Action student club. The exhibit ends Saturday, October 7. The Tointon Gallery features up to twelve changing art shows each year and is open Monday through Saturday from 9am-5pm. Admission is free. To learn more about the City of Greeley’s public art programs, visit