Nightmare on Colfax at Pasternack's Art Hub

6851 West Colfax Ave in Lakewood

Saturday October 26th, 2019 from 6-10pm

  • Participating galleries include Next, Core, Edge & Kanon
Please join us for an evening of spooky, interactive Halloween & Art fun! Activities include a creepy art raffle, costume contest, clay skull painting, cookie decorating, a photo station with props and readings by Madame Bonediva’s Psychic Cartomancy. We have a performance from the amazing band Red Echoes scheduled, as well as a DJ for the evening. Come out and celebrate Art and Halloween with the galleries of Pasternack’s Art Hub!


Richard Barnes Artist Talk

Vicky Myhren Gallery

Wednesday October 23, 2019 at 6pm

Part of the exhibition The Unbearable Impermanence of Things

  • Free and open to the public; light refreshments provided
  • Facilitated by Rupert Jenkins, former director of the Colorado Photographic Arts Center
Join us for an evening with Rupert Jenkins and Richard Barnes

Richard games is a New York based photographer who has spent over two decades photographing archaeological digs and natural history museums both institutions of knowledge that seek to preserve the past and mark immutable boundaries around natural truths.

The lecture will be facilitated by Rupert Jenkins, former director of the Colorado Photographic Arts Center in Denver (2009 2015). Jenkin's association with Barnes spans three decades and includes several projects at San Francisco Camerawork and also at Redline, Denver. Jenkins is currently writing a book about photography in Colorado, post WWII.

Vicki Myhren Gallery
Shwayder Art Building
University of Denver School of Art & Art History
2121 East Asbury Avenue
Denver, CO 80210


Lio Bumba: It Was Her - It Is And Forever Will Be


Friday October 11th, from 7-11pm

  • DJ sets by: WNGDU with a guest set by Destiny Shynelle
Contributing Artists:
  • WNGDU with a guest set by Destiny Shynelle
  • Visuals (Excerpts from "Dead Roses")
  • Videography by Max Twarogowski
  • Dance by Paige Swanson
  • Photography by Katie Driscoll
  • Acting/Model: Alexandra Rae
It Was Her - It Is And Forever Will Be, is an exploratory series of paintings, drawings, and mixed-media by Lio Bumba and collaborators. It is a study into the artist self assessment of woman in society and the male gaze. The study is greatly influenced by the works of past mid-century male artists namely Otto Mueller, Matisse and Picasso. Further reference to mention is the influence of performative artists Yvonne Rainer and Isadora Duncan, who’s inspiring works and activism played a key role in setting the tone for the creations on display.

Lio Bumba, Lio is a self taught artist who boldly envisions the modern American experience in swaths of bright folk imagery, undoubtedly, inspired by his African descent but driven by current events and politics. His works range between paintings, drawings, mixed-media to performative art installations.

3004 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80205
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Each of Us is Several


Thursday, October 10, 2019 from 7-10 pm

On October 10, PlatteForum will unveil a collaboration between local artists Suchitra Mattai and Joshua Ware. Each of Us is Several invites viewers to celebrate art, storytelling and the collaborative spirit within ourselves. Enjoy bites and boozy beverages while exploring an exclusive collection of for sale items curated by the artists for your pleasure. That's right: The collection of purchasable art is ONLY available at our opening night reception.

Each of Us is Several is presented in part by Gill Capital Partners and Vine Street Pub & Brewery. PlatteForum, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, supports contemporary artists and youth from historically marginalized communities in metro Denver through innovative, long-term arts programs that allow the youth to work side-by-side with artists in residence. 

2400 Curtis St
Suite 100
Denver, CO 80205
Tue-Sat: Noon - 6:00 PM



RedLine's Annual One Square Foot

Anonymous Art Sale & Fall Fundrasier

October 25, 2019, 6:00 – 9:00 PM

  • Theme: Recall or Create your own Counter Culture
  • Ticket Info on Eventbrite
You’re invited to RedLine’s Annual One Square Foot: Anonymous Art Sale & Fundraiser. Your ticket purchase includes cocktails & appetizers, perusing the current exhibit: CounterART: Aesthetics of South Korean Activism + Global Perspectives, entertainment and admission to our annual anonymous art sale that features over 100 works by 100 artists.

Your support of One Square Foot supports RedLine’s mission to foster education and engagement between artists and communities to create positive social change.

2350 Arapahoe St.
Denver, CO 80205
Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm
Sat/Sun: 11am-5pm


Winos for Rinos

Millers & Rossi (3542 Walnut St in Denver)

Friday October 4th: 5-7pm benefit; 7-9pm First Friday Reception

Photo image credit: Artist Chris Hainsworth, Wino Rino, Ink on Paper, 2019

Kicking off October’s First Friday at Millers & Rossi is “Winos for Rinos”, an artsy benefit for conservation. Take a free virtual trip to Africa courtesy of Wildlife Protective Solutions, using virtual reality technology to experience animals in their own habitat, right here in RiNo! The Denver-based company uses technology across the globe to prevent poaching activity in real time. Watch artist David Brookton live paint an endangered animal, bid on this and several other art pieces including “Wino Rino” by artist Chris Hainsworth, at our silent auction. A portion of the proceeds from the auction, art sales, and gallery wine sales will be donated to Wildlife Protection Solutions.

Come learn more about this innovative organization, see our ink and watercolor exhibition thINK fast before it ends, and have fun for a good cause! The benefit is from 5-7pm, and First Friday festivities will continue until 9pm. Afterward head into our Speakeasy for a delicious craft cocktail!


PhotoVox October 2019: Introduction to Blockchain for Photographers

Featuring photographer Patti Hallock

CPAC Gallery (1070 Bannock St in Denver)

Wednesday, October 9, 2019, 6:30 – 8 pm (doors open 6 pm)

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What is blockchain and what does it have to do with the art market? The October PhotoVox is an introductory talk for photographers about a technology called Blockchain (often associated with Bitcoin). Don’t worry, you won’t need to be a rocket scientist to understand! Blockchain presents new opportunities for democratizing control over all sorts of products both digital and physical and the art world is paying attention. Patti will describe what Blockchain is, how it’s being used in the art world and what the potential pitfalls are as things stand today. This technology has the potential to help photographers provide ownership certification, museum quality provenance tracking and control over the copyright, licensing and usage of your artwork.

Join us to hear Patti Hallock discuss the following:
  • What are some of the current offerings that are designed around Blockchain, specific toward photographers
  • What are the problems in the market as it stands today and look to the future
  • Why does this matter?
Armed with this information you will be prepared to evaluate the possible applications in your photographic art career.

Colorado Photographic Arts Center
1070 Bannock St
Denver, CO 80204


Kelsie: "Retro death meets Portals to a New Vision: Experiments in Mixed Media"

The Garage @ Bitfactory (851 Santa Fe Drive in Denver)

One Night Only: First Friday, October 4, 2019

TheRescue“The Rescue” - 48” X 64” - Mixed media on stretched canvas

Kelsie Young aka The Glitter Freckle aka The Artist Kelsie, burst onto the Denver’s art scene in the late 90’s expressing herself through painting, sculpture, and spiritual study. She was most well-known for her exquisite face and bodypainting, sharing her gifts everywhere from the club scene, fashion shows, and St. Patrick’s Day parades of Denver, to a national 22 city tour. She became a regular presence painting faces at The Wizard’s Chest for Halloween and the Cherry Creek Arts Festival, through the early 2000’s.

After a several-year Hiatus from the public eye, The Artist Kelsie is re-emerging with an evolved sense of self, connection to her creative community, and vision for her current and future work. She is thrilled to share her new, multidimensional art at a one-night pop-up exhibit on First Friday October 4th, 2019 6-9 pm, in The Garage at Bitfactory, in the back of 851 Santa Fe Drive. Throughout the evening, visitors will be able to purchase art and merchandise and enjoy connective entertainment along with several, looped video tutorials showcasing the creative process in collaboration with Paul Peregrine and his team at Peregrine Studios in Denver.

In Kelsie’s new works she explores a range of paint combinations, techniques, and subject matter. "What I use to create a piece completely depends on the piece and its own voice in the creative process. Acrylic, oils, ink, enamel, and sometimes other stuff too. “My goal is that when your eyes meet a work, you will feel it.”

In addition to the pop-up show’s themed works, Kelsie will be exhibiting her piece “The Rescue”. Produced using her exclusive “paint-cutting” technique, this 48" x 64" mixed media on stretched canvas features a horse and rider in a surreal Colorado front range landscape. Her intention is to raise awareness of the Dumb Friend’s League (DFL) equestrian rescue program and she will be donating all of the funds from thesale of this artwork to the DFL. Founded in 1910, the Dumb Friends League, based in Denver, Colorado, is the largest independent, nonprofit community-based animal shelter/humane society in the Rocky Mountain region, caring annually for as many as 20,000 lost and relinquished pets, as well as hundreds of equines.

Kelsie Young (aka The Artist Kelsie) is a diverse multi-media artist that resides in Lakewood, Colorado. She creates mixed media fine art, body art, photography, and experimental performance art. For more information about her latest projects or to order a custom print, please visit


adsflogoFirst Friday at the Art District on Santa Fe

Santa Fe Drive between 6th and 10th Ave

Every First Friday from 5-10pm

  • Check gallery websites and for details on individual gallery exhibits
  • Parking information:
  • Adco General — 801 Kalamath St — Park any day of the week after 5pm
  • The Bolt Factory at 2nd and Kalamath St.
  • Alliance Francaise — 6th and Galapago: Just East of Santa Fe Dr. — First Friday Art Walk Only
  • West High School — 10th Avenue and Galapago St. — First Friday Art Walk only. Cost is $5 which funds students’ cultural programs
  • Kitchens at the Denver — 8th and Kalamath: 1 block west of Santa Fe Dr. — First Friday Art Walk Only
  • The Knife Guys at 11 Kalamath St. and W. Ellsworth Ave. — after 6pm
  • Image Complete Lighting Gallery, Kalamath and 2nd Avenue — after 5pm
  • Su Teatro lot at Santa Fe Drive and 2nd Avenue
  • Street parking along Santa Fe Drive, 5th, 7th, 9th and 10th Avenues