First Friday Cortez

May – October Annually | Around Cortez

Join us for this monthly celebration of community and the arts, shopping, and dining in Cortez, Colorado!

Sponsored by CREA and in creative collaboration with ZU Gallery and CPAAC (Cortez Public Arts Advisory Committee), First Friday Cortez brings into focus the creative arts in our city and has grown to include many locations around town.

Cortez residents and visitors can experience self-guided visits to local galleries, enjoy a theatre performance, listen to a reading from a local author or poet, support businesses featuring rotating artwork and live music, take in a movie, or participate in several walking tour opportunities including our Cortez Mural Walk. Add a unique variety of retail shopping options and relax over a meal at one of our many great dining spots to make it a perfect First Friday in Cortez!

Want to get involved with the arts in Cortez?

CPAAC (Cortez Public Arts Advisory Committee) is committed to enriching the cultural environment and experiences of the people of the City of Cortez through education, sustainable support, coordination and promotion of the arts. The Committee is a community asset that affirms the value and necessity of arts as an integral component of the quality of life and the economy of the City of Cortez. The Committee welcomes your attendance at monthly meetings! 5pm on the first Monday of each month at Cortez City Hall.

For more ideas on how to support our creative arts in Cortez visit CREATE CORTEZ.

Questions? Ideas for a First Friday Cortez creative arts event? Contact CREA!

Follow CREA for First Friday Details

Watch for updates and event details from CREA each month on Facebook and Instagram. Let’s all celebrate our local arts, shopping, and dining by supporting local business. See you for FIRST FRIDAY CORTEZ!

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