Art Gems at South Pearl Street in Denver

From humble beginnings as a stop along the tram track, South Pearl Street has come into its own as one of Denver’s established First Friday Art Walk districts. Numerous farmer’s markets, niche boutiques, and a spattering of galleries provide an artistic flair to these streets filled with restaurants and wellness centers. If you’re looking for a unique piece for your collection or a handcrafted gift, the galleries at South Pearl Street are a great place to start.

J.J. Cunningham’s Gallery

Known for their beautiful exhibits of early 20th-century Scandinavian paintings, J.J. Cunningham’s Gallery creates a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere for its patrons for over 14 years. Pursuing the vintage pieces feature motifs of Paris, Italy, and Denmark, one gets a feel for the post-impressionist and “Scandinavian Modern” styles.

First Fridays

April through November, South Pearl Street comes alive. Artisans and boutiques feature their wares and provide street demonstrations to the strolling crowd of art lovers. This family-friendly event is a great way to discover handcrafted treasures while partaking in the district’s culture.

Colorado Potter’s Guild

Fashioned from an old dairy, Colorado Potter’s Guild is now home to numerous kilns, areas to roll, extrude, create, and spray, and 9 kick wheels regularly in use by their members. Whether you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind piece for your collection at their studio or are wanting to meet the artists, the guild offers annual spring and fall pottery shows.

Alto Gallery

Not only a traditional gallery featuring local artists, pop-up events, and fascinating exhibits, Alto also provides urban community service through food drive programs, art, and entertainment. You can also shop their featured artist works and visit their revolving exhibitions.

Colorado Potter’s Guild

Fashioned from an old dairy, Colorado Potter’s
Guild is now home to numerous kilns, areas to roll, extrude, create, and spray, and 9 kick wheels regularly in use by their members. Whether you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind piece for your collection at their studio or are wanting to meet the artists, the guild offers annual spring and fall pottery shows.

Gallery 1505

Featuring handcrafted creations from local artists and businesses, Gallery 1505 displays a wide range of media. From jewelry to wax carvings, not only can you find a special something to take home, but you can also try your hand at an art class onsite. Want to explore more of what they offer? Check out their gallery during select Sunday Art ‘N’ Brunch days or stop by their shop.

South Pearl Street Farmers Market

Sunday mornings, mid-May through mid-November, South Pearl Street’s Farmers Market is in full swing. With themed events like their chili cook-off, pet adoption fair, bike-o-rama, a car show, and much more, visiting the farmers market each week is a new experience. Brimming with baked goods, fresh produce, and vendor handy crafts, the market is successfully in their 18th season of bringing the community and Colorado businesses together.

Harrington Gallery

Bringing a contemporary feel of major coastal cities to Denver, Harrington Gallery features stylish and unique sculptures, photographs, and paintings that are sure toinspire. New York and Los Angeles are the main muses behind their pieces.