First Friday: A Night of Art 2019

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 5-8pm, it is a self-guided tour. Join us on Friday, November 1st, 2019 for our next First Friday.

Participating locations:

709 16th Street

The Atlas Gallery and John Galt Coffee will feature the show “Nature’s Playground” from SR Photography. SR Photography is owned/operated by Shane Ramsey of Evans, CO. Shane has been drawn to nature since he was a young boy from the western mountains of Montana. Today he escapes into nature as often as he can, always in search of the perfect picture. 

Brix Brewery & Taphouse

813 8th Street

Brix Brewery & Taphouse will feature the music of Gii Astorga from 7-9pm. It’s always a fun night of music with one of our hometown favorites, don’t miss out.

Lincoln Park Library

1012 11th Street

The Lincoln Park Library will feature a Creative Exhibit featuring the artwork of Lisa Downs and Barb McElroy from Friday, November 1st-Saturday, November 30th. They describe their exhibit as “The discovery of our mutual passion for creativity, beauty and healing led us to combine our talents. (We are neighbors and friends).  Our desire has been to reflect our experiences with trauma and healing through our photography and artwork. Our passions have provided an outlet for expressing our own journeys in life. Our hope is that our compassion for the well-being of your mental health will provide you with a positive perspective for your own or loved ones healing.” 

927 16th Street

Art … the ultimate gift. “Lights of Winter,” Madison & Main Gallery’s 32nd annual holiday show will feature original art, unique gifts, and one-of-a-kind ornaments. This show includes pieces designed to make the holidays merry. The pieces include functional and decorative pottery, oil paintings, watercolors, acrylics, a variety of handmade jewelry, hand-dyed scarves, and many other new works of art. Twelve guest artists have been invited to join the member artists for this fabulous show that runs from October 28 through December 27. The members of the gallery invite you to join them for this show. Come and meet the artists during the public opening reception planned for First Friday on November 1st from 5-8pm. The slate of guest artists includes: Kathi Dougherty, Roxanne Ellis, Sally Niemann, Lori Ozzello, Sally Rawlings, Dave & Georgia Rowswell, Nancee Sebenaler, Darlene Stephenson, Heather Stone, Candace Wilson, Beth Wood. 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

The Bean Plant Studio

701 7th Street

The Bean Plant Studio will feature the Mixed Media Artwork of Colleen Murphy from 5-8pm.

The Dragon’s Cache

1109 7th Street

Don DeNoncourt’s art mediums are southwestern gold and silver jewelry, crafted flutes, drums, pencil drawings, artifacts, and beadwork. The Dragon’s Cache is excited to once again bring his wonderful craftsmanship to their gallery just in time for those unique gifts for that special someone. They will be showing and selling Don’s art thru the month of November. Join them during First Friday for their opening reception. As usual they will have the wonderfully calming guitar of Bob Schneller and refreshments. Come meet the artist, listen to some the music and peruse the items they have available for sale.


1109 7th Street

Jake of Junk Fools will be demonstrating fractured wood art from 5-7pm.  This type of wood burning provides very unique patterns in wood and the process is mesmerizing.

651 10th Avenue

Through Saturday, November 2nd

The Tointon Gallery is featuring a Day of the Dead Exhibit and will host a closing celebration on Saturday, November 2nd from 5-7pm. Join them on Day of the Dead, November 2nd, for the last day of the exhibit which will feature FREE ACTIVITIES and LIGHT REFRESHMENTS.

Starting Friday, November 8th


Twenty-eight K-12 art instructors from schools in Weld County will have the opportunity to have their artwork on display in the exhibit “Discovery – Art Educators Inspiring the Next Generation of Artists” at the Tointon Gallery. Ed Rogers, Chair of the Greeley Art Commission and retired Greeley art teacher, organized the exhibit. Rogers is passionate about art education, “the show is about the teachers who inspire all student artists,” says Rogers. In an effort to inspire the next generation of artists, this exhibit provides art teachers the opportunity to exhibit their artwork and highlight their artistic talents that oftentimes go unseen due to the prioritization and time constraints of being a teacher. Several of the art teachers in this exhibit are practicing professionals who juggle teaching with being an artist, where the energy needed to teach, produce art and pursue professional art opportunities is high. This exhibit allows the teachers to take a moment and focus on being a professional artist. The exhibit also allows teachers to demonstrate their artistic abilities to their students and young people alike. The ability to show students and young people that art can be a career path can be incredibly inspiring. The show begins with an opening reception and light refreshments on Friday, November 8 and runs through Saturday, November 30. The artists/art teachers in this exhibit include:

High Schools and K-12 Schools in Weld County

  • Janelle Charterina, Kevin Rohnke, Joni Wilson and Janet McGlaughlin at Greeley Central High School.
  • Travis Krause, Dawn Feiberg and Julie Hagemeister at Greeley West High School.
  • Charles Luna and Lauren Thurman at Frontier High School.
  • Gaylen Mcquown at Union Colony High School.
  • Jason Rydgren and Wendi Oster at Platte Valley High School.
  • Jeff Stone at Valley High School.
  • Rachel Weigel and Jerod Butler at University School.

Middle Schools and K-8 Schools in Weld County

  • Karen Dyra and Joseph Archabald at Bella Romero Academy 4-8 Campus.
  • Jeff Stone at Valley Middle School.
  • Vickie Graber at Eaton Middle School.
  • Luke Herbert at Ft. Lupton Middle School.
  • Adrienne Wilson at Winograd K-8 School.
  • Alyson Myers, Jill Burczyk at Chappelow Middle School.
  • William Stults at Prairie Heights Middle School.
  • Jennifer Lindquist at Heath Middle School.
  • Felisha Brower at Salida Del Sol Academy.

Elementary Schools in Weld County

  • Julie Rivera at Shawsheen Elementary School.
  • Jessica Ruby at Pete Mirich Elementary School.
  • Veronica Markley at Jackson Elementary School.
  • Nicole Gilbert at Monfort Elementary School.

The Gallery is open Monday through Saturday 9am-5pm and during many of the performances at the Union Colony Civic Center. The Tointon Gallery presents over ten shows annually to provide enjoyment, education and to encourage dialogue around art. To learn more about Greeley’s public gallery, please visit or contact Kari Tamblyn at

Unitarian Universalist Church of Greeley

929 15th Street

Will be hosting a Dia de Los Muertos Art Show from 6:30-8pm featuring student work from Chappelow Magnet School students. All are welcome to come. Artists will be on hand to discuss their work. Free admission to show and reception.