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.
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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.
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.