First Friday Artwalk venues

Monthly event is from 5 to 8 p.m. across Steamboat

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❱❱ Artists’ Gallery of Steamboat

Features art work depicting the theme “Why we live in the Yampa Valley.” Also showing are works by gallery artists in oil, acrylic and watercolor paintings; monoprints; fused glass; textiles; sculptures in bronze, various metals, wood and minerals; and photographs. 1009 Lincoln Ave., 970-879-4744.

❱❱ ArtWorks

Exhibit of functional art by local artists with an emphasis on customization and repurposing of materials. The Victoria, 941 Lincoln Ave. 970-879-7596.

❱❱ Creekside Cafe

Water media paintings by Deb Proper. Landscapes expressing the beauty of Northwest Colorado through an explosion of color. “Approaching each piece as a grand puzzle, I interpret the shapes, elements and colors of our gorgeous surroundings into a celebration of joy,” Proper said. Complimentary wine and appetizers will be served. 131 11th St., 970-879-4925.

❱❱ Colorado Group Realty

Artist Kelli Poole finds constant inspiration from her outdoor surroundings. Using a new technique, she brings a little bit more to the ordinary landscape painting, and her color palate also has a very modern appeal. 509 Lincoln Ave., 970-875-2917.

❱❱ High Mountain Sotheby’s International Realty

Jess Aldighieri, a local photographer, continues her whimsical story of Italia, with the Amalfi Coast. The previous two shows, Tuscany and Roma, are available online at www.fotochique.com. 708 Lincoln Ave., 970-879-8101.

❱❱ Images of Nature

Thomas D. Mangelsen has long been recognized as one of the world’s premier nature photographers. FMangelsen has traveled throughout the natural world photographing a diversity of ecosystems and wildlife. 730 Lincoln Ave., 970-871-1822.

❱❱ Jim Steinberg Photography

Jim Steinberg’s hardcover books will be 50 percent off. The gallery also will feature a new series of Colorado fall photos. 1016 Oak St., 970-879-3718.

❱❱ K. Saari Gallery

K. Saari Galley presents Opening Doors: Will Day. The show will feature new paintings by the Boulder abstract artist. The show runs through Sept. 30. 837 Lincoln Ave., 970-870-0188.

❱❱ Mountain Brew

The Kids and Teens Summer 2011 Youth Art Show is from 4 to 6 p.m. Celebrate young emerging student artists ages 5 and older. The show features pottery, crafts and fine arts created by Steamboat Arts & Crafts Gym students. Do a hands-on activity and decorate own cupcakes. 427 Oak St., 970-879-7846.

❱❱ Off The Beaten Path Bookstore

Susan Corser will exhibit paintings that focus on the land and waterscapes found throughout the Yampa Valley. Her work expresses the essential nature of place that the natural world evokes. 68 Ninth St., 970-879-6830.

❱❱ Steamboat Art Museum

New wing opens with Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters’ annual show in the renovated space along Eighth Street. The Scott Christensen Exhibit also is open for viewing in the main museum at Eighth Street and Lincoln Avenue. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served. 807 Lincoln Ave., 970-870-1755.

❱❱ Steamboat Springs Arts Council

“Summer Art: Annual Artist Member Exhibit” featuring vibrant work from more than 30 artist members. Exhibit will be shown through Oct. 1. Depot Art Center, 1001 13th St., 970-879-9008.

❱❱ Steamboat Springs Center for Visual Arts

New work by more than 40 local artists and photographers, from large-scale abstracts to representational paintings and photography. This month features Maggie Smith monoprints and monotypesy. Complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served. 906 Lincoln Ave., 970-846-5970.

❱❱ Urbane

Presenting the work of Oak Creek resident Tracy Flood Riser with music by DJ 32*. 703 Lincoln Ave., Suite B101, 970-879-9169.

❱❱ Wild Horse Gallery

Features its gallery plein air artists. Visit www.wildhorsegallery.com. 802 Lincoln Ave., 970-879-5515.

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