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Things To Do Downtown

Happy New Year!

For many of us, January is the time to stay inside, cozy up under a blanket and drink some hot cocoa while gazing at the snowy weather outside.  That lasts about ten minutes, and then we're itching to get out and do something - am I right?

We've got you covered with a few activities happening downtown (and downtown adjacent) this month that are perfectly paired with another cup of cocoa (or tea or coffee) before you head home.

In addition to our highlights below, you can always check out other downtown Boulder events that are going on in-person and online on our events calendar.

Please remember when you head downtown that masks are required indoors per Boulder County Public Health (BCPH) orders. Please follow Boulder County Public Health Guidelines to keep us all safe and healthy. Check out our Visit Safe page for details.

As we come together to rebuild and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, we humbly request that you join us in our efforts to bring back cherished events, and help us unite the community back in our beloved downtown.

Highlights for January 2022

Boulder Alley Gallery

This ongoing project re-purposes alley and back-of-building doors transforming them into an outdoor art gallery featuring the works of local artists. 

We invite you to come downtown and take yourself on a tour of the wonderful works of art already on display, including In the Wild Blue Wonder by Jeanne Kipke (pictured here) sponsored by the City of Boulder.

Door Map

Scavenger Hunt

These cold, post-holiday season days definitely call for some free entertainment.  The Downtown Boulder team created this one-of-a-kind scavenger hunt that  takes you along the world famous Pearl Street (pedestrian) Mall, as well as the West End, the East End and a stop near Central Park / Civic Area.  Questions and answers are provided (separately in case you'd like a challenge!).

Start Hunting

BMoCA at Macky

Natasha Mistry: Imaginearia  |  January 11 - May 1, 2022

The Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art has a year-round collaboration with The Andrew J. Macky Gallery, located in the foyer of the Macky Auditorium Concert Hall at the University of Colorado Boulder, for rotating exhibits. 

Local Boulder artist Natasha Mistry describes the act of painting as an adventure into one’s quiet, intuitive inner world. The artist’s abstract ink drawings, oil paintings, and watercolors activate the deeply sacred space of the subconscious. Mistry is inspired by the remarkable similarities between the geometric patterns found in the natural world and those she observes during meditation.

See the Art

Museum of Boulder


This Museum of Boulder exhibit is a gathering of artists, biologists and technologists. Led by Jiffer Harriman, PhD., brilliant collaborators, sharing past and emerging work, have created a very unique exhibit at the Museum of Boulder – featuring interactive digital art and music in a “dark side” exhibit and a “light side” exhibit.  See the Museum of Boulder's visit page for admission fees and hours of operation. 

See the Experiment

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