15th Street Gallery With works by Boston artist Nancy Simonds and Denver artist Tony Ortega; open by appointment 11 am-3pm from Thursday to Saturday; 1708 15th Street, Boulder; 303-447-2841; 15thstreetgalleryboulder.com
Ana Art Gallery Art by local, African and Caribbean artists; from noon to 5 p.m. from Friday to Sunday; 958 Cherryvale Road, Boulder; 303-261-5936; anasartgallery.com
Arbor Institute “Life in the Plasticene” explores the era of plastic fueled by fossil fuels with works by Marcus Eriksen, Kelsi Nagy, Chris Jordan, Patrick Chandler and David Oonk, until October 3; 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, or by appointment 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday to Friday; 1708 13th Street, Boulder; arborinstitute.org
Art and soul gallery Works by New England-area artist Eleanor Sabin are on display; 11 am-5pm Tuesday to Saturday, 11 am-4pm Sunday; 1615 Pearl St., Boulder; 303-544-5803; artandsoulboulder.com
Center for the creative reuse of art pieces The staff art exhibit in the Bricolage Gallery features works that use recycled materials; until October 2; from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Saturday and from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday; 2860 Bluff St., Boulder; artpartsboulder.org
Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art “ArtMix 2021”, an exhibition and online fundraiser to benefit BMoCA programs, reception opening September 17th, will run from September 17th to October 17th. 2; “El movimiento sigue”, outdoor sculpture Los Seis de Boulder by Jasmine Baetz, until March 14; 11 am-5pm Tuesday to Sunday; 1750 13th Street, Boulder; 303-443-2122; bmoca.org
BMoCA at Macky “Interpretations,” a conceptual blend of visual media by Trevor Seymour, until November 14; 10 am-5pm Monday to Friday; 1595 Pleasant Street, CU Boulder Campus; bmoca.org.
Canyon Theater and Gallery “Letters of love to the Earth / Cartas de Amor a La Tierra”, Arbor Art Collective collaboration for food justice, until October 3; 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Thursday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday to Sunday; Main Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, 303-441-3100, boulderlibrary.org/exhibits
The Community Arts Center Collective “Lost & Found: Art with found objects”,
group exhibition presenting works of art with recovered and salvaged objects, until October 3; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday; 201 N. Chemin Public, Lafayette; lafayetteco.gov
Dairy Arts Center Four exhibits promote awareness of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls: “Sing Our Rivers Red,” features simple earrings, each representing a case of MMIWG; “MMIWG + Art Exhibit” features work by Indigenous artists Chad Yellowjohn, Nathalie Standingcloud, Mary Jane Oatman, Crystal Dugi, Lakota Sage and Olivia Montoya; “Native Fashion Taking Action,” by Native fashion designer and former “Project Runway” Patricia Michaels; mural by artist JayCee Beyale of Creative Nations; all exhibited until October; 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Saturday; 2590 Walnut St., Boulder; 303-440-7826; thedairy.org
East Window “The Critical Indigenous Photographic Exchange (CIPX),” Will Wilson’s photographs capture a reimagined view of the complex identities of contemporary Indigenous peoples, through October 29; open every day from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. 4949 Broadway, Unit 102-B, Boulder; windowest.org
Eldorado Springs Art Center The old dilapidated auto repair shop is now an art gallery that includes a sculpture garden and works by artist studios; call for an appointment; 8 Chesebro Way, Eldorado Springs; 303-378-0454; eldoradospringsartcenter.com
The gallery at the bus stop “Street Wise Group Show,” features work by artists from the 2021 Street Wise Boulder Mural Festival, through September; open from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday or by appointment; 4895 N. Broadway, Boulder; noboartdistrict.org.
Louisville Arts Center Louisville Art Association 36th Annual National Jury Art Exhibition and Sale; operates until September 12; 801 Grant Avenue, Louisville; louisvilleart.org.
Lyon Red Stone Museum Historical exhibitions in a school from 1881 with three rooms: “Journaux de Lyon: une histoire”, “Tous aboard!” Railroads in Lyons ”,“ Swift / Smith / Bohn Family ”,“ 125 Years of Distinctive Cameras ”,“ Native American Artifacts ”,“ Della Burke ”and more; until October 3; 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Saturday, 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday; 340, rue High, Lyon; lyonsredstonemuseum.com
Mary Williams Fine Arts The “America the Beautiful” exhibit donates part of the proceeds to Feeding America; calling for hours; 5311 West Avenue # 112, Boulder, 303-938-1588; marywilliamsfinearts.com
Boulder Museum Karla Funderburk’s Memorial Crane Project Pays Tribute to COVID Victims with Thousands of Origami Cranes, Until September 17; “Drawing Parallels: Community Art & Artefacts from 2020” until September 17th; “30 Years Celebration: eTown, A National Treasure,” exhibit featuring archival memorabilia, historical photographs and more, until October 4; 9 am-5pm Thursday-Monday, 9 am-8pm Wednesday; 2205 Broadway, Boulder; 303-449-3464; museumofboulder.org
Naropa University Art Galleries Nalanda Campus, 6287 Arapahoe Ave. : Cube Gallery presents local, national and international artists, 10 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday; The Nalanda Gallery welcomes guest artists and student exhibitions, 10 am to 5:30 pm, Monday to Friday; Lounge Gallery, operated by students, 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Arapahoe Campus, 2130 Arapahoe Ave. : The Lincoln Gallery presents local and regional artists, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm; Paramita Campus, 3285 30th St.: The Paramita Gallery presents works in all media by regional professional artists, 10 am to 5:30 pm, Monday to Friday; bit.ly/naropaart
NCAR / UCAR Community Art Program Closed until further notice; National Center for Atmospheric Research Visitors, 1850 Table Mesa Drive, Boulder; scied.ucar.edu
NoBo Art Center “Divine Feminine”, an exhibition of paintings, ceramics and assemblages by Eva Maier, Joy Redstone and Natalie Smith, until September; 4929 Broadway #E, Boulder; noboartdistrict.org/nobo-art-center
NoBo Arts District The first Fridays are from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and offer a self-guided tour of the artists’ studios; 1 pm to 6 pm Second Saturdays feature local artists, food vendors, musicians and free activities for families, through December; the artist collective runs along North Boulder and Lee Hill Drive; noboartdistrict.org
Phil Lewis Art Open from noon to 5 p.m. from Saturday to Sunday; 2034 Pearl St., Unit 102, Boulder; phillewisart.com
POP! Gallery Open Studios’ pop-up art and gift gallery features rotating exhibits from Boulder County artists and Open Studios members; 11 am-6pm every day; Lower level of the Broadway building, 1200 Pearl Street, Suite 15; openstudios.org/pop-gallery
Gallery R “Trees & Flowers”, by artists from Colorado, until September 26; 11 am-6pm Tuesday to Sunday; 2027 Broadway, Boulder; 303-447-2841; rgallery.art
Rembrandt Court indigenous, local and national art; 11 am-5pm Monday to Saturday, call ahead; 1301 Spruce Street, Boulder; 303-301-2972; Rembrandtyard.com
SmithKlein Gallery Arizona artist Hilario Gutierrez works on display until September 24; every day from noon to 5 p.m. 1116 Pearl St., Boulder; 303-444-7200; smithklein.com
Street arts ARTivism Mural Festival runs through September 12 and features live murals in Boulder by dozens of artists; Check out all the community events at streetwiseboulder.com.
Boulder Studio Arts Pottery Lab The 2021 Chili Bowl Street Festival features tastings of chili, pottery art, music, beer and more; 10 am-5pm Sep 19; 1010 Aurora Avenue, Boulder; studioartsboulder.org.
Community Thistle Gallery “Ride On: A Bike Art Exhibition”, presents works of art related to cycling from all media, until September; 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday or by appointment; 4871 N. Broadway, Boulder; noboartdistrict.org.
UC Art Museum “Staring into the Fire”, abstract on canvas by local artist Kate Petley, until December 18; “Tools of Conveyance,” multimedia works using glass and organic materials by Canadian artist Tim Whiten, until December 18; 1085 18th St., Boulder; cuartmuseum.colorado.edu
University of Colorado Museum of Natural History will reopen again this fall; University of Colorado Henderson Building, 15th and Broadway, Boulder; colorado.edu
Fire station art center “All Together Now”, an exhibition by Janelle W. Anderson, the artist in residence at the South Gallery for the summer of 2021, is exhibiting until October 3 and the opening reception is from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on the 10th. September; ArtWalk on Main returns on September 11 to celebrate Longmont’s 150th anniversary with artist booths, music, food trucks, brewery booths and more; 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. September 11; 667 Fourth Avenue, Longmont; firehouseart.org
Longmont Museum The “Longmont 150” exhibition celebrates the city’s 150th anniversary with more than 80 years of artefacts, until January 9; 9 am-3pm Tuesday to Saturday; 400, chemin Quail, Longmont; longmontmuseum.org
Osmosis gallery Hosts over 45 artists in a variety of mediums; 10 am-5pm Monday to Friday, 11 am-5pm Saturday; 290 Second Avenue, Niwot; osmosisartgallery.com
Estes Park Art Center “Estes Valley Plein Air Show” until September 25; 11 am-5pm every day; 517 Big Thompson Avenue, Estes Park; artcenterofestes.com
Works of art “Gross Domestic Products”, by Eleanor Sabine, until September 25; “PLEASEtouch”, installation work by Sharon Carlisle, opening reception at 6 pm on September 10; from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Friday, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday; 310 N. Railroad Ave., Loveland; worksloveland.org
Loveland Museum“Flashpoints: Material: Intent: Fused”, the artists explore a wide range of materials, until September 25; “Light Affects: Encaustic Colorado,” group exhibition with artists from Colorado, until September 25; “Magia Chicana”, by Tony Ortega, until November 13; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; 503 N. Lincoln Ave., Loveland; lovelandmuseumgallery.org