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40W Gallery - 1560 Teller St.  Lakewood 80214

Gallery Hours: (during exhibitions) Wednesdays – Saturdays from 12-4pm, plus bonus hours during opening receptions and prior to EDGE Theater performances. (No Saturday hours between exhibitions.) PH: 303-275-3430

2016 Exhibitions - Group Shows

Jan./Feb.
- Athena Project
Feb./March
- Annual Colfax Show: Characters of Colfax
April - Members Showcase

May - RMCAD Mo' Print Exhibition

May
Leadership Jefferson County, Art of the Mind Exhibit
June/July
- Drip!  (INSPIRE Week)
August - Art of the Open Road
August 20 - West Colfax MuralFest II
Sept./Oct. - Mountainside Art Guild National Small Works Show

October - Glass Artists of Colorado
November- Members Showcase Exhibit
December
- Attracted to Abstracts II
December - RIOT 5 - Performing Arts Tribute & Fundraiser: An Italian Supper Club Experience - Dinner & a Show! Details soon!

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What People Are Saying...
"What an inspiration to the community! The 40 West Arts team has created a renewed energy for this historic sector of our community. I look forward to our continued collaboration—and to see how much more 40 West Arts can accomplish."

—former Lakewood Mayor Bob Murphy

"I opened my gallery here to be a part of the 40 West Arts community. I couldn’t be happier with the progress and the people moving 40 West forward."
—Judy Cybuch, 40W Member & Owner of Gallery of Everything

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Website photography by 40 West Arts Member and Artist, Richard Eversley.
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40 West Arts - Where Art Means Business!

40 West Arts is a state-certified creative district, a destination to explore and discover its unique culture (both old and new). But, it’s also a place where the business of creativity happens! From the more than 100 creative enterprises located in or near the district to the creative pulse emanating from Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design in the heart of the district, 40 West Arts is a creative destination where painters, sculptors, glassblowers, woodworkers, metalworkers, designers, writers, musicians, actors, motion artists, and makers of all kinds gather to connect, collaborate, and celebrate creativity!  

40 West Arts is working to champion the renaissance of historic West Colfax (US 40) by fostering corridor engagement through community arts spaces and events, by delivering hands-on arts-related education and experiences, and by promoting economic vibrancy throughout the district.



Read this Denver Business Journal article to learn more about how creative districts are revitalizing communities throughout Colorado.

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First Friday October 7: Final 2016 District Art Walk!

40 West Arts District hosts its final 2016 Art Walk on First Friday October 7th from 5-8pm and it’s going to be BIG! We’ve got tons to do with multiple district galleries and creative spaces open to the public, free beer & wine and light appetizers, and interactive art including screen-printing t-shirts at Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design and the group OhHeckYeah - they’ll have life-sized video games in the heart of the district (just outside 40 West Arts Gallery) that transform players into human joysticks! Bring the entire family to enjoy an evening of fun! Click here for more details!

Learn More About Plans for the 40 West Arts Loop!

40 West Arts and the City of Lakewood were awarded a National Endowment for the Arts "Our Town" grant to plan and build the first phase of the 40 West Arts Loop, an artistic walking and biking experience in and around the district.  Learn more here . . . and be sure to give your opinion by taking the survey here!

NEW CALL: Attracted to Abstracts Exhibit
40 West Arts Gallery closes 2016 with our 2nd Attracted to Abstracts exhibit. We welcome all entries that tie to the theme, feel and look of abstraction. Deadline for entry: October 15th. Click here for Call details!

NEW EDITION - West Colfax Lately Magazine
The 2nd Edition of West Colfax Lately is out!  Stop by 40 West Gallery to pick up your free copy -- or -- check it online here!

A Colorado Certified Creative District

40 West Arts is one of eighteen Certified Districts in the Colorado Creative Industries Creative District Program for the fiscal year 2016. The award brings both recognition and resources to implement programs that strengthen the arts locally and elevate the profile of Lakewood as an arts destination. Learn more about what it means to be a Colorado Certified Creative District.

As a Colorado Certified Creative District, 40 West Arts is supported by grants from our partners at Colorado Creative Industries and the Boettcher Foundation. Enjoy the arts through the Colorado Creative Industries video series Beyond the Gallery.

In addition, 40 West Arts receives funding and operational support from the Lakewood-West Colfax Business Improvement District--Working Together to ENERGIZE Historic West Colfax!