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Gallery Sketches: Three shows for the weekend of August 1-3

It's First Friday and the first day of August, so it should be a fine, balmy summer night for exploring the art districts, from Santa Fe Drive to RiNo. Here are a few one-of-a-kind shows to see, tonight and through the weekend.

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Denver County Fair
 Art & Wine Reception Art Pavilion, National Western Complex 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, August 1 Fair admission, $5 to $10, $8 parking

There's plenty to do and see all weekend long at the Denver County Fair, but because Friday nights are traditionally for art openings, the fair is holding a reception of its own, to showcase its Art Pavilion exhibition entrants. The fair's massive annual juried, blue-ribbon, all-Colorado show encompasses fifteen categories, from painting to quirky artist trading cards. And wine will be served -- specifically, wines from local vineyards. It's the Denver County Fair, after all!

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