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2018 Calendar

Events and Happenings at Boulder Arts & Crafts Gallery

Pearl Street Mall, Boulder, CO


May 12, 2018, 12 – 4 pm Fresh Flower Pop-Up Party and Reception/Tribute to Betty Woodman

Come and celebrate Betty Woodman  and revel in flowers. Shanti Schultz, ceramic artist and owner of Love in Bloom Floral Design, will provide an abundance of colorful flowers available to create designs unique to each vase. Flowers and vases will be available for purchase just in time for Mothers’ Day, (and Betty’s birthday, May 14).

We will create a colorful, bountiful tribute to Betty Woodman and a celebration of flowers and spring as only potters can do.

Apr 11 – May 27, 2018 A tribute to Betty Woodman

Boulder Arts & Crafts Gallery is hosting a tribute to Betty Woodman. 20+ invited ceramic artists to create vases or provide vases to be shown in the store and in the window of our shop on Boulder’s Pearl Street Mall. The vase tribute will be backed by floral colors and patterns and a photo of Betty to show our regard for this illustrious teacher who so much a part of the Boulder community.

photo: FabMagazine/Stefano Porcinai

May 9-Jun 17, 2018 Rob Lantz

From the time he was a boy toting a small point-and-shoot camera, Rob Lantz has been fascinated with capturing the world around him.

As an artist, Rob is drawn to the extremes of nature. “I like the idea of bringing images to people who perhaps will never see the floor of an ocean or a frozen alpine lake,” he says. “The challenge of getting to a remote place, the difficulty of photographing there, discovering the right time to capture the perfect image – all of it thrills me.”

Reception for the artist will be Saturday, May 19th, from 2 – 4 pm.

Mar 28-May 6, 2018 Brooke Connor

Boulder-based artist, Brooke Connor, uses primarily Copic Markers to create vivid and eye-popping representations of all kinds of animals.  Markers are kind of like watercolors, in that they can be transparent and blended.  Brooke’s pencil sketches start out semi-realistic so that the animal is recognizable and familiar.  The ink outlines then commit the shapes and spaces to paper.
And then it all goes downhill from there. Colors are exaggerated and shapes defined. Curves are accentuated.  Eyes are expressive.

Reception for the artist will be Saturday, April 7th, from 2 – 4 pm.

Past Events

Mar 2-4, 2018, Annual Storewide Sale

2018 sale means 20% off everything in the store! It only happens once a year!

Shop in person or online for jewelry, ceramics and pottery, woodwork, fiber arts, photography, paintings and more!

Everything in the store will be 20% off + you’ll find other markdowns throughout the store.

Friday & Saturday hours: 10 am – 8 pm
Sunday hours: 11 am – 6 pm

Feb 7 – Mar 25, 2018 Ming Cai

Ming Cai grew up in China, moved to Colorado for college, and then Ithaca, NY for graduate school. Apparently leaving Colorado for a year was long enough because he now lives in Boulder.

His vision for landscape photography is a combination of a fine art look and a natural look.

Reception for the artist will be Saturday, February 10th, from 2 – 4 pm.

Jan 4 – Apr 2, 2018 Martha Peacock

Martha Peacock discovered painting after meeting her biologic family and discovering they shared a love of the same things she did: color, design and textures.

If you asked her today why she paints, she’d say: “I paint because the closer I come to the depth of my talent, the closer I come to my own truth.”

Reception for the artist will be Saturday, February 10th, from 2 – 4 pm.

Nov 8-Dec 31, 2017 Anne Gifford


When you are on the Pearl Street Mall hunting for that perfect Christmas gift, you’ll want to stop by the Gallery and savor Anne Gifford’s vibrant, rich and detailed watercolor paintings. Her newest winter paintings are displayed in our window, and much more can be seen in the store.

Anne finds inspiration in the natural beauty of Colorado. On her many walks and hikes throughout the area, Anne is always on the lookout for new imagery and she brings her own unique vision to her work.



October 21st – Meet the Artist and Author: Brian Andreas

This event features a book signing by Brian Andreas for his latest publication:

“Bring Your Life Back to Life: A Guide to Effortless Joy”

~ A clear-sighted book about choosing a life that truly lights you up ~

Join us for a day of lively conversation in our gallery filled with locally handmade art. Refreshments will be served..

We have a full assortment of Brian’s prints, greeting cards, books and more. If you’re not familiar with his artistic style, click here for our online store.

Book signing with Brian will be Saturday, October 21st from 11am-3pm. 

October 20th – Souper Bowlder

Friday, October 20, 7 – 9 pm

Twisted Pine Brewing, 3201 Walnut Street

$25 includes soup, bread and a handmade bowl of your choice donated by a local potter.

Cash bar by Twisted Pine Brewing

Music generously performed by local musical group Crowboy

Souper Bowlder is an annual event that raises money for the Emergency Family Assistance Association, efaa. Local potters, and potters from far away, donate bowls to the event. Soup is provided by Twisted Pine. The Boulder Arts and Crafts Gallery runs the event each year and has bowls for sale in gallery afterwards. In 2016 we raised $3000 for efaa!

October 2 2017 – January 4th 2018  Mimi Elmore

After a lengthy career working as a graphic designer in marketing and communications media, Mimi decided to pursue her fine art painting full time in 2000.  Starting with images of flowers, Mimi has expanded her subject matter to include a variety of different animals including the stunning Buffalo series that will be on display at Boulder Arts and Crafts Gallery.




September 6 – October 22   Dianne Taylor Moore

Dianne Taylor Moore currently specializes in pastel paintings, which have become a serious passion, taking her outdoors to paint on site. “There is no substitute for seeing the colors first hand.”

Originally from Chapel Hill, North Carolina she now lives in Boulder, Colorado. Exaggerated reality and the boldness of Nature are the foundations of her work.
Reception for the artist will be Saturday, September 9th from 2 – 4 pm.

June 26 – October 2  Girls Painters West Group

Welcome to the Girl Painters West Art Show.
This group of painters has spent many a fine hour painting plein aire under the inspiring skies of Colorado and New Mexico, to name a few of the gorgeous locations we call our own for art inspirations. Our belief in painting the dramatic story of the Western Landscape, and our love of expressing our visions finds us creating works of beauty to share with our art community. Artists featured include:  Alice Renouf, Laurie Donlon, Margot Rowan, Lancene Cadera, Penny Peterson, Jacque Michelle, and Laura Brenton.

Reception for the artists was held on Friday, July 28 from 6 – 8 pm. Music by the Wallpaper House Band


July 26 – September 3   Joel Bruce Wallach 

The bold digital impressionism of Joel Bruce Wallach uses vibrant patterns and sparkling colors to create intricate and powerfully enchanting art — jewel-like images of Boulder County that inspire and delight.

Reception for the artist was held on Friday, July 28 from 6 – 8 pm


September 9 – Artist Reception 2-4pm

How often do you get to meet professional local artists? Boulder Arts & Crafts Gallery knows how much you love and value handmade creations. Come get the behind the scenes scoop from the artists themselves on this upcoming Saturday, 2-4pm.

This month we brings you three local artists: Dianne Taylor Moore, Alan Klug and Marguerite Specht. Don’t miss this chance to chat about styles and methods, what inspires creativity, and what it’s like to be a professional artist in Boulder.

Stop in for refreshments, live music with The Wallpaper House Band and a Gallery full of creativity! Dianne Taylor Moore’s paintings will be available at the Gallery Sep 6-Oct 22. Alan and Marguerite are member/owners of the Gallery. Their work is available year-round.