Join us by participating in First Friday! 

Local First, Durango Creative District, and the ArtRoom Collective are excited you’re interested in joining the First Friday fun and listing your event. Every First Friday we’re celebrating Durango’s creative side by highlighting our community’s local artists, performers, and artisans of all sorts. Live music, original performances, artist showcases, and pop-up markets are encouraged! Need help finding a local creative to host? Visit for a list of interested artists. Participate each month, year-round if you wish! Here’s how…


To participate as a business in First Friday:

  • Pair with a local artist, musician, poet, dancer, or performer to host at your business
  • Each month, list your event and incentives on
  • Promote your event! Download logos and images by clicking the blue EVENT POSTER & LOGO button on and tag us!
  • Participate in First Friday from 4-9pm, or your business’s preferred hours
  • Hang your First Friday wind sock outside your business for visibility on First Fridays or let us know if you would like one

EVENT EXAMPLES: hang fine art, pottery wheels outside storefront, musicians playing on sidewalk or inside, dancers in your parking lot, pop up artists in your shop


To participate as an artist in First Friday:

  • List yourself on the artist listing by clicking the blue PROVIDE ARTIST INFO button on
  • Reach out to and pair with a Durango business to highlight your creativity!
  • Display at business to promote, sell, demonstrate or teach your work from 4-8pm, or your business’s preferred hours

Promote your event! Download logos and images by clicking the blue EVENT POSTER & LOGO button on and tag us!


Call a friend and enjoy First Friday by choosing from the List of Events and First Friday map on!


Our First Friday sponsor, Alpine Bank, has donated $10,000 in First Friday advertising! Look for radio, online and print advertising to support your community. We encourage each business, artist and community member to spread the word through social media, promotion and by inviting their friends to join in the fun.