The Boulder that most visitors encounter is often confined to the downtown Pearl Street Mall district. Even locals can constrain themselves here. But just a few miles north, beyond the historic Victorian homes, museums and shopping, is the increasingly vibrant North Boulder Art District.
North Boulder has in recent years emerged as a hub of creativity that overflows in new and established local artists, working in every art form under the sun. Encompassing warehouses, galleries, home studios and rough-around-the-edges exhibition spaces, the NoBo Art District provides a refreshing respite from Boulder’s sometimes slick and outsider-focused art scene.
An ideal way to experience it – and plan a lovely Friday evening – is NoBo Art District First Friday, a self-guided tour of artists’ studios. On March 6, the line up looks splendid. All events are from 6 – 9 p.m. Pace yourself as you wish.
Bookcliff Vineyards featuring Martha Peacock
1501 Lee Hill, Unit 17
One of Colorado’s premier wineries, Bookcliff Vineyards will display work available for purchase by oil and acrylic artist Martha Peacock. Cured, a European-style cheese and meat shop, will offer cheeses paired with BookCliff Vineyards’ wines. Classical music by a live string quartet. $5
Settembre Cellars featuring Katherine Homes
1501 Lee Hill, Unit 16
Settembre Cellars makes award-winning wines that showcase Colorado’s unique high altitude vineyards. Katherine Homes creates music, paintings and drawings and will display paintings on wood.
Susan Eriksson, Rick Kron and Lisa Nesmith @ Studio 1510
1510 Zamia Ave, Unit 102
Nationally renowned artist and Boulder favorite Susan Eriksson puts her paintings and metal sculptures on view. Lisa Nesmith creates visual works of depth and intrigue, with encaustic paintings and collage work.
Create Space at Silver Sage featuring Tiffany Miller Russell
1650 Yellow Pine Ave, Basement
Wildlife artist and natural history illustrator Tiffany Miller Russell submits her extraordinary paper form creations.
Silver Sage Community Room featuring Joan Game
1650 Yellow Pine Ave
Joan Game is a sketch artist and creator of two and three dimensional works with watercolors, ink, graphite and more.
Ace Self Storage featuring Katie Moore
Katie Moore creates with acrylic and mixed media in her paintings that summon the beauty of gritty realism.
4593 Broadway, Unit B, 101
Silk painter Carol Silks begins with a white silk canvas then paints, dyes, and sews to create one-of-a-kind wearable and visual artworks.
Your Same Tribe Studio
4593 Broadway, Unit B202
Exquisite earthy jewelry designed by Mary Bulick.
Annette Coleman • Multi-Media Artist, Creative Communications, Nesting Instincts
4593 Broadway Unit C108
Annette Coleman’s multi-media creations are richly layered with ideas and nuance.
Beehive Hair Studio, featuring Denise Marie Stoot
1455 Yarmouth Ave, Unit 114
The bright and buoyant Beehive Hair Studio hosts a party with food, fun and art by painter and visual artist Denise Marie Stoot.
Paul Morrison Colours, featuring Dan Baumbach
2015 15th Street
Colours, as its known by loyal fans, is a salon exuding modern warmth, perfect for showcasing the work of fine art photographer Dan Baumbach.
2000 21st Street
madelife is “a launchpad for artists and entrepreneurs founded on mentorship and collaboration.” Encompassing a retail store, gallery spaces, black-box theater and sound studio on East Pearl Street, madelife hosts as an opening reception for artist Lee Heekin’s show, Fragmented.
NoBo Arts District is our Featured Friend for March.