It’s the first Friday of the month, which means almost every gallery/boutique in Denver will be having an opening of some sort. First Fridays can be overwhelming to some, me included at times, so here is a list of some of my recommended shows tonight.

  • The Illustrated, featuring work by John Grigsby and Kristophor Hutson, at Illiterate on 82 South Broadway. I never cease to have a great time (i.e. drunken debauchery) at Illiterate, Denver’s newest contemporary/emerging art gallery.

Kristophor Hutson

  • Detour Legends, featuring the work of Thomas Evans, at Division West. I have not been to Division West yet, but I have heard good things. It is a sneaker/snow sport botique located at 2632 E. Third Ave in Cherry Creek North, they have art openings every month. Evans partnered with a local charity, Arts Street, for the show. Arts Street mission is “to help high-risk youth channel their artistic talents, creative ideas and natural curiosity into professional activities that provide real-world employment experience.” The show is 6pm-10pm and will have a DJ at the event.

Thomas Evans



Josh Shively


These are just a few shows that came to mind, if I missed something that you think is worthy of checking out tonight, feel free to post it under comments! Also check back on Sunday to see a recap of the shows I attended.