First Friday Artwalk is today in Steamboat |

First Friday Artwalk is today in Steamboat

Downtown galleries and businesses feature variety of new work

Margaret Hair

Prints, paintings, sculpture, ceramic work and other styles of art will be highlighted at 25 downtown galleries, restaurants and retailers during today's First Friday Artwalk.

Receptions are scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m. Many galleries will stay open for an extra hour or so to accommodate crowds lingering downtown after the Olympic send-off celebration scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m. on the Routt County Courthouse lawn. Admission to all events is free; several venues plan to offer refreshments. See a map of participating locations at

❱❱ Artists' Gallery of Steamboat features new abstract landscape paintings by Susan Schiesser; large impressionist images of flowers by Janice Lawrence; and new ceramic sculptures by Barb Gregoire. Sculptures and paintings by guest artist Olinka Broadfoot also are featured. Call 879-4744. 1009 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Azteca Taqueria features abstract paintings and ceramic wall pieces by Jan Maret Willman. Call 870-9980. 116 Ninth St.

❱❱ Center for Visual Arts features "Heart Fires," monoprint valentine cards by Molly Wilson and metalwork by Von Wilson. Photography and paintings by Suzy Pattillo also are featured. Tom Keenan will provide music during the reception. Call 846-5970. 906 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Chocolate Soup Pastry Café features "Forbidden Paradise," a collection of photos from Cuba by Steamboat Pilot & Today photographer Matt Stensland. Call 870-0225. 737 Lincoln Ave.

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❱❱ Colorado Group Realty features "Textures of Winter," a collection of photographic images mounted on art boards by Paula Jo Jaconetta. See samples of Jaconetta's work at Call 870-8800. 509 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Comb Goddess salon features watercolor paintings by Cindy Wither. Call 871-0606. 1104 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Creekside Café features paintings by Glenna Clark-Olmsted and stained glass work by Steve Smith. Call 879-4925. 131 11th St.

❱❱ East West Frame Shop features fine art photography by Gloria Pereyra, Dave Labossiere, Carlos Canseco, Carole Milligan, Karen Pharris, Nancy Porter and Jennifer Holdeman. Learn more about the group at Call 879-5225. East West Frame Shop is in the alley behind Lincoln Avenue on the north side between Eighth and Ninth streets.

❱❱ The Epicurean features photos from Morocco by Bruce Roemmich and photos of orchids by chef/co-owner Rebecca Pauvert. Call 875-0997. 825 Oak St.

❱❱ Gallery 11 features new photos from gallery owner Ken Lee's fall trip to Cambodia and Tibet. Furniture from local company Dovetail Designs also will be on display. Call 870-8887. 908 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ High Mountain Sotheby's International Realty features oil paintings by Cully Kistler. Call 879-8101. 708 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Howelsen Place Gallery features metalwork and sculptures by David Marshall. Call 846-0659. 703 Lincoln Ave., Suite B104.

❱❱ Images of Nature features nature images by photographer Thomas D. Mangelsen. Call 871-1822. 730 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Jim Steinberg Photography and the Portfolio Collection feature landscape photography by gallery owner Jim Steinberg. Call 879-3718. 1016 Oak St.

❱❱ The Mac Ranch features pastel, oil and mixed media paintings by Patricia Murphy Bolten. Call 879-1270. 117 Eighth Street.

❱❱ Off the Beaten Path Bookstore features photography by Julie Federico. Call 879-6830. 68 Ninth St.

❱❱ Rustique Home & Garden Collection features acrylic paintings by Virginia Hayes. Call 870-2980. 624 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Shauna Lamansky Photographic Design features new portraits. See sample images at Call 879-6213. 928 Lincoln Ave., Suite 108.

❱❱ Sleeping Giant Gallery features paintings by Cully Kistler, photographs by Don Tudor and Raku-fired stoneware by Brown Cannon. See sample images at Call 879-7143. 601 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Steamboat Art Museum features wildlife paintings by Ken Carlson. Call 870-1755. Learn more about the winter-long show at 807 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ The Steamboat Springs Arts Council at the Depot Art Center features watercolor paintings of local scenes and characters by Greg Effinger. All works are available for viewing online at Call 879-9008. 1001 13th St.

❱❱ Storm Peak Innovations features photography by Michael Lichtenstein. Call 870-4272. 941 Lincoln Ave., Suite 100A.

❱❱ The Spa/Salon features photography by Jay O'Hare. Call 871-0202. 24 Fifth St.

❱❱ Urbane features paintings and abstracted images by Kelli Poole. The reception includes live music. Call 879-9169.

❱❱ Wild Horse Gallery features oil paintings by David Schwindt and prints of works by gallery co-owner Richard Galusha. Learn more at Call 879-5515. 802 Lincoln Ave.