Today’s First Friday Artwalk showcases work |

Today’s First Friday Artwalk showcases work

Margaret Hair

Local galleries and alternative art venues remain open for the self-guided tour of galleries and alternative venues for First Friday Artwalk.

— First Friday Artwalk is charging into the New Year with 20 visual art displays and receptions at downtown galleries, restaurants, retailers and other venues. All receptions are free and are from 5 to 8 p.m. today, unless otherwise noted. Several events include live music and refreshments. See a map of participating venues at

Artwalk events

❱❱ Artists' Gallery of Steamboat features new work from three gallery artists, with textile creations by Wendy Kowynia, vivid Western images by painter Adam Zabel and carefully focused photographs by Joseph Cosby. The reception includes a performance by Los Angeles-based, folk-influenced band Horse&Buggy. Call 970-879-4744. 1009 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Azteca Taqueria features shots of Colorado landscapes by local photographer Randy Devaney. Call 870-9980. 116 Ninth St.

❱❱ Center for Visual Arts features monotypes by Maggie Smith and paintings and ceramic work by Jan Maret Willman. Keyboardist Tom Keenan provides live music during the reception. Call 846-5970. 906 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Chocolate Soup features sculpture and installation work with a childlike daring by British-Armenian artist Vahakn Matossian. Call 870-0225. 737 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Colorado Group Realty features pastel work by Sandra Sherrod. Call 870-8800. 509 Lincoln Ave.

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❱❱ Creekside Café features images from around the world by photographer Joseph Cosby, who frames his shots around a portrait subject. Call 879-4925. 131 11th St.

❱❱ The Epicurean Café features paintings by executive chef and artist Rebecca Pauvert, along with watercolor and landscape paintings by David Winters and Lynn Kelley. Call 875-0997. 825 Oak St.

❱❱ Gallery 11 features new images of monks, temples, landscapes and more from gallery owner and photographer Ken Lee's travels in Cambodia and Tibet. Images from Steamboat and the West also will be on display. Call 870-8887. 908 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ High Mountain Sotheby's International Realty features computer-enhanced photography by Jim Gmeiner. Call 879-8101. 708 Lincoln Ave.

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

❱❱ Images of Nature features work by renowned wildlife photographer Thomas D. Mangelsen. Call 871-1822. 730 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Liberman Photography features photos of fall and winter Steamboat landscapes by David Liberman, as well as custom water fountains by Robert Yazbeck. Call 879-7277. 24 Fifth St.

❱❱ The Mac Ranch features new paintings in oil, pastel and mixed media by local artist Patricia Murphy Bolten. Call 879-1270. 117 Eighth St.

❱❱ Off the Beaten Path Bookstore features landscape shots from Colorado and the surrounding states by Al Reiner. Call 879-6830. 68 Ninth St.

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

❱❱ Steamboat Art Museum features its winter exhibit, which showcases two collections of wildlife paintings by Ken Carlson. Call 870-1755. 807 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Storm Peak Innovations features nature shots by local photographer Michael Lichtenstein in its new digital media gallery. Call 870-4272. 941 Lincoln Ave., Suite 100A.

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

❱❱ Urbane features work by some of its favorite artists, Gerry Swanson, Dacques McCann and Daniel Daffer. The reception includes live music and goes until 9 p.m. Call 879-9169. 703 Lincoln Ave., Suite B101.

❱❱ Wild Horse Gallery features its Holiday Miniatures Show of small works by gallery artists. Call 879-5515. 802 Lincoln Ave.

— To reach Margaret Hair, call 871-4204 or e-mail