Local galleries and co-ops are in the holiday swing, offering year-end group showcases and lots of affordable art. Take a break from the malls and the non-stop Christmas music and feed your soul by looking at something awesome — and then take it home with you.
Kanon Tenth Anniversary Show
Through January 30
Reception and Holiday Pop-Up Show: 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, December 18
Kanon Collective, a co-op in the Art District on Santa Fe, is finishing off the year with a tenth anniversary toast to its own longevity — a show featuring work in every medium under the sun by past and present members, more than twenty artists in all. And for the gallery’s Third Friday reception, Kanon will host a shopper’s paradise of a holiday pop-up show, with arts and crafts by Lauri Lynnxe Murphy, Tammy Shine, Victoria Regina, Sherry Crawford, Katie Wells, Dea Webb and others. Raise a glass to Kanon and get some last-minute gift-buying in the bag.
Walk Away With Art
Colorado Photographic Arts Center
6:30 p.m. Friday, December 18
Tickets: $100 individual, $125 couple (one artwork)
It might seem pricey at $100 a head, but CPAC’s Walk Away With Art fundraiser includes the usual party stuff — wine, beer and noshes — as well as the opportunity to take home an original work of art by one of five exceptional Colorado photographers. Space is limited to 25 lucky participants, so reserve ASAP; the artists — Evan Anderman, Brenda Biondo, Patti Hallock, Denis Roussel
and Mark Sink + Kristen Hatgi-Sink — will be in the house to chat up guests.
We Are Family: Resident Artists' Group Exhibition
December 16 through January 10
Opening reception: 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, December 18
Like many of the region’s co-ops, Valkarie, a studio/gallery in Lakewood’s Belmar center, is finishing 2015 with a resident-artist exhibit showing off what members and studio-mates have been up to all year. Hang out with the artists and learn what’s in store there for 2016.
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Sally Centigrade Art Gallery
1423 Larimer Street in Larimer Square
Through January 21
Scott Bailey of the lowbrow and pop-surrealist gallery Sally Centrigrade in Larimer Square is finishing off the year with two shows, one a double whammy from Frank Forte (Bob’s Burgers, Heavy Metal Magazine and much more) and Myah Bailey (a Burton Snowboard featured artist), and the other a big, bright group show of affordable works co-curated by said duo.
Want more? See the Westword event listings for current gallery and art museum exhibitions and openings in the metro area.