Art studios around Grand Junction invite you to participate in the next "First Friday Art Walk." These events are your chance to make the rounds to various studios and business in the downtown area and enjoy a wide variety of local talent.

It just so happens the first Friday in the month of July actually falls on the first day of the month. Numerous venues will stay open late July 1 so you and your friends can partake of the variety of eclectic art shows. Most venues will host their events beginning at 6 p.m., and most will continue until 9 p.m.

The list below includes local venues which typically host art shows. Please keep in mind, not every venue hosts a show every month.

If you would like to attend a reception highlighting some of the featured artists, make your way to The Art Center at 1803 North 7th Street on Friday.

Many of these showing include hors d'oeuvres and live music, and most are free. For more information, call the Art Center at 970-243-7337.