First Friday is Denver’s nickname for local gallery walks that occur on the first Friday evening of every month.
Through out the Denver region several galleries feature a first Friday event. But, the main event, and weekend hotspot for first Friday takes place between 8th and 10th street on Santa Fe Drive, just north of I-25.
This area of Denver is known as The Santa Fe Art District.
It is a small 2-3 block area, with numerous contemporary art galleries crammed together.
First Friday at The Santa Fe Art District is free to attend (and a large number of people do). There is sometimes live music playing inside some of the art galleries, and most of the galleries sell beer and wine during the event. Just be careful, the open container law is still enforced on the streets…