Several downtown galleries will host special events for the second First Thursdays art walk:
Durango Arts Center (802 East Second Ave.) A preview of HOT! 50th Anniversary of Studio Glass in the Barbara Conrad Gallery; also Recently Domesticated, works by Heather Leavitt Martinez in the upstairs Art Library and new work by Myrick and Linda Pampinella in the Fifth Corner Photo Gallery.
Earthen Vessel Gallery (115 W. Ninth St.) Meet Christen Weathers, handmade-paper artist currently living in San Miguel dé Allende, Mexico.
Eno (723 East Second Ave.) www.enodurango.com or call 385-0105 for information.
Gallery 530 (530 Main Ave.) Celebrate the bicycle as art and a way of life with Big Bike Love, photos and prints of bicycle images by Mary Kenez and Dieter Runge. Also on display are paintings and sculptures by Manny Valenzuela and Caitlin Connaughton, and clay mono-prints by Kay Harper Roberts.
Rochester Hotel (726 East Second Ave.) A reception/showing of Tucson, Ariz., artist Jennifer Sullivan Carney.
Sorrel Sky Gallery (828 Main Ave.) Local artist Sharon Abshagen will present and discuss new work, and Robby Overfield will play music.
Steaming Bean Coffee Co. (915 Main Ave.) Check www.thebean.com, or call 385-7901 for information.
Steve Gates Architect (1075 Main Ave., Ste. 222) Check www.stevegatesarchitect.com or call 769-3355 for information.
Toh-Atin Gallery (145 W. Ninth St.) Navajo inlay artist Jimmy Poyer will talk about his career and demonstrate the art of making inlay jewelry.