Boulder’s Pearl Street Mall between 11th and 15th Streets becomes one large outdoor gallery during the annual Pearl Street Arts Fest. This juried show features 98 local and visiting artists, some of whom provide demonstrations even as they showcase their work. Admission is FREE. The 2023 Arts Fest starts with a kick-off afternoon event on Friday, July 14 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. The festival continues Saturday, July 15 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, July 16 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Artwork includes sculptures (in metal and upcycled materials), handcrafted wood, furniture, paintings, ceramics, jewelry, photography and glass.
The Open Studios Mobile Art Lab provides on-site art instruction and inspiration to students of all ages at the art activity tent Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Courthouse lawn.
Many downtown businesses join the festivities with special offers all weekend long.
Remember that City of Boulder garages are FREE on Saturday and Sunday, with parking meters FREE on Sunday.