Week in Art: Snag rare gems from Smile Boulder, catch a steampunk show and view 100 years of Boulder Community Health

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Aug. 12—Week in art

ArtWalk Summer on the Streets: Dozens of artisan vendors, food trucks, live music and booze beverages are on tap from 4-8:15 p.m. Saturday. Mountain blues band Ravin' Wolf and Celtic group Skean Dubh will provide the tunes. ArtWalk's host gallery, Firehouse Art Center, will have a Second Saturday reception for "Palimpsest," with art by Clara Nulty, and for its summer resident Jono Wright from 6-9 p.m. Saturday at the gallery. Singer-songwriter Alison Thielke will perform; 667 4th Ave., Longmont; firehouseart.org.

Independence Gallery: New exhibit "Steampunk: All Geared Up" will celebrate its opening with a reception 5-9 p.m. Aug. 12. From paintings and mixed-media sculpture to jewelry and assemblage pieces, the show will run through Aug. 30; 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday; 233 E. 4th St., Loveland; independencegallery.com.

NoBo Second Saturday: Celebrate local artists and artisans with free self-guided tours of studios and creative businesses; 1-5 p.m. Saturday, NoBo Art District, 4929 Broadway, #E, Boulder; noboartdistrict.org.

Museum of Boulder: Celebrating its new exhibit, "100 Years of Boulder Community Health," MOB will host an opening reception 4:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday. The exhibit dips into BCH's history and innovations — from 1920s medical procedures to the pandemic response. Exhibit runs through Sept. 19; 2205 Broadway, Boulder; museumofboulder.org.

The Great Frame Up: The gallery's latest show puts pastel works on display from the Pastel Society of Colorado. The exhibit, that runs through Sept. 30, opens with a 5-8 p.m. Friday reception; 430 Main St., Longmont; longmont.thegreatframeup.com.

Particulars Gallery: During Lafayette's Art Night Out, from 4:30-8 p.m. Friday, the gallery is holding a reception for its featured artists of the month. Art Night Out, an art market with food trucks and vendors, features live music from Tier Two Live Night, and runs from 5-9 p.m. on South Public Road between Emma and Cannon streets in Lafayette; Particulars is at 401 S. Public Road, Lafayette; particularsart.com.

Phil Lewis Art: Famed Boulder street artist Smile is showing his work at the downtown gallery for "Evoke the Streets," an exhibition and reception that will run from 4-8 p.m. Friday. From wide-eyed kittens and snugly foxes to Beat poets, Kurt Cobain and Flatiron masterpieces, his hand-cut stencils have been mysteriously making their way around the streets of Boulder for decades. This weekend, art-lovers have a chance to snatch up some of his works. But move quickly — at Smile's November 2019 show at the same gallery, 98 percent of the work sold in the first 30 minutes; 2034 Pearl St., Unit 102, Boulder; phillewisart.com.

Boulder area

15th Street Gallery: Featuring work by Boston artist Nancy Simonds and Denver artist Tony Ortega; open by appointment only; 1708 15th St., Boulder; 303-447-2841; 15thstreetgalleryboulder.com

Ana's Art Gallery: Art from local, African and Caribbean artists; noon-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday; 1100 Spruce St., Boulder; anasartgallery.com.

Art and Soul Gallery: Hanging fringe works by Beth Naumann; 10 a.m-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday; 1615 Pearl St., Boulder; artandsoulboulder.com

Art Parts: Non-profit creative reuse center; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday; 3080 Valmont St., Boulder; artpartsboulder.org

Art Source International: Antique maps, prints and vintage posters; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday; 1237 Pearl St., Boulder; artsourceinternational.com.

Black Lab Sports: "Breakout," by local painter Will Day, through Aug. 16; 3550 Frontier Ave., suite D, Boulder; willdayart.com.

Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art: "Plump, Pucker, Squish," vibrant inflatable art by Claire Ashley, through Aug. 28; "Grossly Affectionate," seven artists challenge binaries; "Deep End," Sofie Ramos uses abandoned objects for stop-motion animations; both on display through Sept. 5; "El movimiento sigue," outdoor Los Seis de Boulder sculpture by Jasmine Baetz, through Oct. 23; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday; 1750 13th St., Boulder; bmoca.org.

BMoCA at Frasier: "Shifts Over Time," works from Belgin Yucelen, through Oct. 9; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday; 350 Ponca Place, Boulder; bmoca.org.

Canyon Theater and Gallery: "Art Inspired by the Land," a community exhibit capturing the bounty of Open Space and Mountain Parks, through Sept. 18; "Library Inspired," staff art show inspired by library collections, through Sept. 6; 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday; Main Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder; boulderlibrary.org/exhibits.

The Collective Community Arts Center: "Big Art," large abstract work by 12 Colorado artists working in a diverse range of media, through Sept. 25; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, closed Sunday-Monday; 201 N. Public Road, Lafayette; lafayetteco.gov.

The Crowd Collective: "Peaks to Petals," four women artists' pieces inspired by nature, through Aug. 20; open by appointment; 4939 N. Broadway #58, Boulder; thecrowdboulder.com.

Dairy Arts Center: "Traveling Exhibition," group exhibit explores the wonder of travel, through Sept. 17; "Snapshots of Black History Month," digital illustrations by Marcus Murray, through Sept. 22; "Nested Rhomboids," woven sculpture by Jodi Stuart; "Outlandish Redux," works by Natascha Seideneck; 2590 Walnut St., Boulder; 303-440-7826; thedairy.org.

East Window: Excerpts from Leroy F. Moore Jr.'s graphic novel "KRIP HOP: Volume 1, illustrated by Ace Robles, can be viewed daily until 11 p.m. from the outside, through Oct. 31; 4949 Broadway, Boulder; eastwindow.org.

Eldorado Springs Art Center: Art gallery and sculpture garden in the foothills; 8 Chesebro Way, Eldorado Springs; eldoradospringsartcenter.com.

The Gallery at Bus Stop: Stop by the gallery to view an installation-in-progress by artist-in-residence Danielle DeRoberts for the upcoming exhibit "In Bloom.... Beings...Believing" that will run Sept. 2-Oct. 2; 4895 N. Broadway, Boulder; noboartdistrict.org.

HiFi Jones Studio & Gallery: Jonathan Hanst's pop-culture art mashups made from reclaimed vinyl and books; 4:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday or by appointment; 209 E. Simpson St., Lafayette; hifijones.com.

Museum of Boulder: "Voces Vivas," explores county's Latino heritage, through Feb. 26; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, closed Tuesdays; 2205 Broadway, Boulder; museumofboulder.org.

Naropa University Art Galleries: Nalanda Campus, 6287 Arapahoe Ave.: Cube Gallery has local and international artists; Nalanda Gallery hosts guest artists and student exhibitions, Lounge Gallery operated by students. Arapahoe Campus, 2130 Arapahoe Ave.: Lincoln Gallery features local and regional artists. Paramita Campus, 3285 30th St.: Paramita Gallery has works in all media by regional artists; all open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday; bit.ly/naropaart

NoBo Art Center: Boulder's Arts Project 101 summer show "Waves of Seeing" exhibit on display through Saturday from 1-5 p.m.; 4929 Broadway, #E, Boulder; noboartdistrict.org/nobo-art-center.

Particulars Art Gallery: "Student Art Show," gallery's student art on display through August; noon-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday-Sunday; 401 S. Public Road, Lafayette; particularsart.com.

POP! Gallery: Open Studios' part artist-owned pop-up art and gift gallery features a unique mix of Boulder County artists' works for sale; 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday; on 11th Street and Pearl Street, just south of Fjällräven; popgalleryboulder.com.

R Gallery: "Mountains & Rivers" features art of every medium, through Aug. 28; 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday-Monday; 2027 Broadway, Boulder; 303-447-2841; rgallery.art.

Rembrandt Yard: Aboriginal, local and national art; call for hours; 1301 Spruce St., Boulder; 303-301-2972; rembrandtyard.com

Shark's Ink: The studio released a new color lithograph from Louisville artist Terry Maker, "Drawn From Dust." Channeling her cyclical style, the mesmerizing print is a visual puzzle of soothing colors; 25 prints available; $2,600; 550 Blue Mountain Road, Lyons; 303-823-9190; sharksink.com.

SmithKlein Gallery: New works by animal-loving artist Linda Israel on display through Aug. 30; noon-5 p.m. daily; 1116 Pearl St., Boulder; smithklein.com.

CU Art Museum: "Lasting Impressions," the museum's collection of American prints acquired as early as 1940, through June 2023; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday; 1085 18th St., Boulder; cuartmuseum.colorado.edu.

University of Colorado Museum of Natural History: "Unearthed: Ancient Life in Boulder Valley," "Frozen in Time" and "Horses in the North American West" in the Anthropology Hall; "Antarctica: More than Meets the Eye," "Hungry Birds" and "Ross Sea: The Last Ocean" in BioLounge; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday; CU Boulder Henderson Building, 15th and Broadway, Boulder; colorado.edu/cumuseum

For tips about opportunities, grant information and art news, visit Boulder County Arts Alliance at bouldercountyarts.org.

Longmont area

Longmont Museum: "Tipi to Tiny House: Hands-on Homebuilding," family-friendly exhibit looks at homes from Colorado's history, through Jan. 8; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday; 400 Quail Road, Longmont; longmontmuseum.org.

Osmosis Gallery: "A Luminous Life," new works by Karen Gillis Taylor; "Why Not Niwot?" group show capturing the town, winning piece to be announced in September; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; 290 Second Ave., Niwot; osmosisartgallery.com.

Walnut Gallery: Features work from more than 50 artists in a wide range of media; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday, and open by appointment; 364 Main St., Longmont; thewalnutgallery.com.

Northern Colorado

Art Center of Estes Park: "The Beauty Of The Natural World Through My Lens," nature photography by Scott Dorman, through Aug. 23; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. daily; 517 Big Thompson Ave., Estes Park; artcenterofestes.com

Artworks: "The Tip of the Tongue," encaustic drawings by Anne Feller; "Wrong Side of the Tracks," a metal exhibition inspired by the railroad; both up through Sept. 24; 1-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, noon-4 p.m. Saturday; 310 N.Railroad Ave., Loveland; artworksloveland.org

Columbine Gallery: More than 800 National Sculpture Guild pieces adorn a garden with local paintings on display inside; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday; 2683 N. Taft Ave., Loveland; columbinegallery.com

Lincoln Gallery: New works on display; gallery open noon-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; 429 Lincoln Ave., Loveland; 970-663-2407; lincolngallery.com

Lone Tree Antiques and Fine Art Gallery: Features fine art, Native American jewelry and artifacts, Pueblo pottery, beadwork and more; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, or by appointment; 115 1st St., Eaton; lonetreeantiques.com.

Loveland Museum: "Tame your Marmots," painting and sculpture by Tammi Brazee, through Aug. 28; "Become a Leaf on a River," mixed-media images by Ronda Stone, through Aug. 28; "Audubon's Quadrupeds," famed bird painter's works of four-footed mammals, through Sept. 4; "Pyrography-Painting with Heat," nature works from Julie Bender, through Sept. 25; "Nurture: Bird Houses & Feeders as Sculpture," group show, through Oct. 26; "Beneath the Bird Feeder," bird photography by Carla Rhodes, through Oct. 16; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday; 503 N. Lincoln Ave., Loveland; lovelandmuseumgallery.org.

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