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The ArtRoom Collective at The Smiley holds monthly First Friday demonstrations, including artist workshops to witness art techniques and talk and to hear about our artists' journeys. The calendar below lists The ArtRoom Collective events and workshops:

Friday, May 10 from 4-7pm

Durango Gallery Association Spring Gallery Walk

Twelve Durango galleries are pulling out the stops and staying open late for the annual Durango Gallery Association Spring Gallery Walk on Friday, May 10 from 4-7pm. Stop by The ArtRoom Collective during the Gallery Walk to enter an art basket raffle and enjoy refreshments!

Details on Facebook Event:

See Spring Gallery Walk Poster Here

Friday, May 3 from 4-7pm

The ArtRoom Collective First Friday - MAY

Demo:  5:30pm: Explore AI-inspired art with Christine Mullholand and see how she finds it to be both fun and therapeutic.  Interact with her RememberStuff software – an art computer program is a way to provide care and restore dignity and independence for a loved one with dementia.

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Friday, April 27 from 3-6pm

The ArtRoom Collective Durango Wine Experience Art Inspiration

Are you attending the The Durango Wine Experience Grand Tasting? Take a break from the crowds in the ArtRoom to be inspired by art and meet several artists. Buy Durango Wine Experience Tickets here!

Friday, April 5 from 4-7pm

The ArtRoom Collective First Friday - APRIL

Demo:  5:30pm: Come help create a recycled plastic Community Art Exhibit for Planet vs Plastic Earthday Event with ArtRoom's Emily Lloyd of Violet Mae Upholstery and Claire Attkisson of Sustainable Goods.

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Friday, March 1 from 4-7pm

The ArtRoom Collective First Friday Art Crawl - MARCH

Demo:  5:30pm: Come play with the largest brush nib marker in the world with Heather Leavitt Martinez of Let's Letter Together! At our First Friday demonstration on March 1, 5:30pm, Heather Martinez will be sharing brush lettering tips. Stop by during the demo and leave with a FREE marker you can take with you.

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Friday, February 2 from 2-5pm

Get Parade-Ready at The ArtRoom Collective! Peace, Love & Snowdown

Get decked out for the Snowdown Parade with the ArtRoom artists with cosmic body art, henna tattoos, make God's eye necklaces, decorated headbands and belts, decorated fringe vests, and more!

FREE to participate, but donations for Snowdown art supplies are welcome.

Friday, January 5 from 4-7pm

The ArtRoom Collective First Friday Art Crawl - JANUARY

Happy New Year! Please join the ArtRoom Artists for a New Year’s Art Roundtable Discussion. At 5:30, we’ll have a lively conversation about art motivation in the new year, what inspires us, and what directions we may be heading in 2024. The public is welcome to attend, contribute, listen, and enjoy!

The ArtRoom Collective artists are busy offering their own personal classes, workshops and exhibitions to inspire and educate. Here's a sampling of classes and exhibitions to experience. Join one soon!

Let's Letter Together!

Heather Leavitt Martinez

Create cards, paper art and learn to letter stunningly. Click here for her class schedule.


Artsy Craftsy Studio

Deborah Everton

Create a variety of fun, beautiful projects like Bean Bag Frogs, Bath Bombs, Jumbo Tassel Bookmarks, Yarn Art, Squeegee Painting and more! Click here for her class schedule.

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