Photo by Matt Stensland
Wild Horse Gallery owner Richard Galusha walks by "Boundary Waters," by Hollis Williford, on Tuesday. The piece will be included in the gallery's auction, which opens today. Bid sheets will be up at the gallery during First Friday Artwalk, a free event featuring downtown art venues from 5 to 8 p.m. today.
This month's First Friday Artwalk features fall colors, a limited-time auction, live music, refreshments and loads of new work at participating galleries, restaurants, retailers and other art venues. All receptions are free and from 5 to 8 p.m. today unless otherwise noted.
>>Abracadabra Gallery features new fall color paintings by local artist Zanobia. Call 871-8000. 1124 Yampa St., above Double Z BBQ & Bar.
>>Artists' Gallery of Steamboat presents "Great Art, Great People," a showcase of the cooperative gallery's 28 local artists/owners. Featured mediums include paintings, sculpture, ceramic art, fiber art and photography. The reception includes food, beer and wine. Call 879-4744. 1009 Lincoln Ave.
>>The Center for Visual Arts opens its new location, between Steamboat Jewelers and Gallery 11 in the 900 block of Lincoln Avenue. The community art space features work by more than 80 artists in various styles and mediums, with fiber art by Sharon Dwinell featured this month. Call 846-5970. 906 Lincoln Ave.
>>Colorado Group Realty presents an art exhibit by Macedonian Mission for Humanity, a Steamboat Springs-based group with a mission to "unite diverse communities by promoting multilingual and multicultural understanding through educational and cultural exchange," according to its Web site. Call 870-8800. 509 Lincoln Ave.
>>Creekside Cafe features local artist Janel Moore, whose oil and acrylic paintings include portraits, landscapes and multimedia pieces. The reception includes wine and snacks. Call 879-4925. 131 11th St.
>>David Liberman Photography features Liberman's images of Steamboat Springs and surrounding areas. See examples of his landscapes at www.davidlibermanphotography.com. Call 303-877-7707. 24 Fifth St.
>>High Mountain Sotheby's International Realty features work by landscape photographer Dan Sweeney. Call 879-8101. 708 Lincoln Ave.
>>Howelsen Place Gallery features metal work by international artist and part-time Routt County resident David Marshall. The reception includes wine and tapas. Call 846-0659. 703 Lincoln Ave.
>>K. Saari Gallery presents an all-gallery show, featuring paintings and mixed-media work by Denver artist Lelija Roy, whose "Aspen Spaces" series explores the color and texture of aspen trees through the season. The show also features encaustic work by Laura Wait. Watch a video interview with Wait at www.exploresteamboat.com. The show moves to Saari's gallery at Vertical Arts in Wildhorse Marketplace on Oct. 6. Call 870-0188. 837 Lincoln Ave.
>>The Mac Ranch features work by local photographer Kenny Knapp. Call 879-1270. The Mac Ranch is at 117 Eighth St., between Lincoln Avenue and Oak Street.
>>Off the Beaten Path Bookstore features local artist Jamie Waugh, who focuses her work on graphic art and fine art. Call 879-6830. 68 Ninth St.
>>Jim Steinberg Photography/The Portfolio Collection features Steinberg's landscape photography, and will sell copies of his multi-award-winning travel book, "Colorado Scenic Byways: Taking the Other Road." The reception includes refreshments. Call 879-3718. 1016 Oak St.
>>Shauna Lamansky Photographic Designer features canvas photographic prints in her portrait studio. The reception includes refreshments. Call 879-6213. 928 Lincoln Ave.
>>Sleeping Giant Gallery features photography and paintings from co-owners Don Tudor and Cully Kistler's early summer trip to Alaska, as well as shots from Steamboat and the surrounding landscape. Call 879-7143. 601 Lincoln Ave.
>>The Steamboat Springs Arts Council at the Depot Art Center continues its presentation of mixed-media work and photography by Routt County resident Gerald Hardage. Hardage gives a talk about the processes he uses for his work, including creating paintings of photos, at 6 p.m. Call 879-9008. 1001 13th St.
>>The Spa/Salon features work by local college student and photographer Ali Reid. The reception includes beverages. Call 871-0202. 24 Fifth St.
>>Urbane clothing and skate shop features work by Melissa Walsh, a former Steamboat Springs local who now lives and works in Denver. Girth Brooks provides live music during the reception, which is from 5 to 9 p.m. Call 879-9169. 703 Lincoln Ave., Suite B101.
>>Wild Horse Gallery opens bidding on its in-house and online auction, which includes Western-inspired paintings, sculptures and more from most of the gallery's 50 artists. There will be bid sheets next to each piece included in the auction at the gallery, and a full catalogue is online at www.wildhorsegallery.com. Bidding closes at midnight Oct. 11. Call 879-5515. 802 Lincoln Ave.