¤ Leisure Mountain Studio in Yampa hosts a reception from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday for new work by gallery regulars Nita Naugle, Susie Pattillo, Richard Villa, Carol Villa and Jeanne Willman. The collection of photography and prints will be up through the end of August. Leisure Mountain Studio is a coffee shop/gallery space at 158 Moffat Ave. in Yampa. Call 638-4500.
¤ The Western Design Conference, a juried show featuring nationally recognized artisans and crafts makers, is Sept. 4 to 6 at Snow King Conference Center in Jackson, Wyo. The Western Design Conference is hosted by Teton Home and Living magazine with a mission of helping nurture the evolution of design in the American West. For additional information, call 307-690-9719 or visit www.westerndesignconference.com.
¤ Photographer Jim Steinberg and author Susan J. Tweit host a book launch and signing for "Colorado Scenic Byways: Taking the Other Road" from 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 5 at Off the Beaten Path Bookstore. The two-volume set of photos taken from highways across the state features a forward by Gov. Bill Ritter and was an official gift to visiting governors at the Democratic National Convention. Call 879-3718.
¤ "Mito Logias," an exhibition of work by Jorge GonzÃ¡lez-Mayagoitia, will be on display at Centennial Hall, the Steamboat Art Museum, the Depot Art Center and the Artists' Gallery of Steamboat through Sept. 19. Call 879-2060.
¤ K. Saari Gallery features two Steamboat Springs artists: ceramist Julie Anderson and painter Nancy Jeffrey. Their show, "Confluence," features individual work as well as one collaborative piece. Call 870-0188.
¤ Artists' Gallery of Steamboat presents "Artists' Rodeo," featuring paintings by R.C. Dieckhoff, pottery by Barb Gregoire and Western photography by Judy Jones. Call 879-4744.
¤ The Steamboat Art Museum features two exhibits: "Local Colors," a juried exhibit of fall colors by local artists; and "The New Frontier: Reflective Light Sculpture," a collection of object-oriented sculptures with black light enhancements by local artist Don Woodsmith. Call 870-1755.
¤ Epilogue Book Co. features paintings by local artist Susanmarie Oddo. Oddo gets inspiration for her work from children in Steamboat Springs. Call 879-2665.
¤ Spill the Beans Espresso Bar features work by Barb Ross and Hellen' Amero. Call 846-5593.
¤ Sleeping Giant Gallery features work by photographer Don Tudor, as well as prints and oil paintings by Cully Kistler at its new location, 624 Lincoln Ave. Call 879-7143.
¤ David Chase Rugs & Furniture features work by local artists. Call 879-5667.
¤ Portfolio Publications features photos by Jim Steinberg. Call 879-3718.
¤ Gallery 11 features landscapes and wildlife photography by Ken Lee. Call 870-8887.
¤ East West Frame Shop hosts local painter Michelle Ideus. Call 879-5225.
¤ Wild Horse Gallery features plein air paintings by a selection of its regional artists at its new downtown location, 802 Lincoln Ave. The gallery also is open in the ground floor of the Sheraton Steamboat Resort. Call 879-5515.
¤ "Art Unleashed," a fundraiser for the Routt County Humane Society, is under way at 12 downtown locations. Local artists decorated fiberglass dogs for the event. Their work will be on display in front of various businesses through the summer.