Take the Survey NOW!
Please participate in an online survey to help bring affordable creative and artist live/work space to the West Colfax corridor. We want to hear from artists, arts & cultural organizations and creative businesses.
Visit www.ArtspaceLakewood.org for the survey link!
Vintage Colfax - Yesterday and Tomorrow
Join 40 West in its 2nd annual Colfax-themed show. 40 West Arts proudly presents Vintage Colfax: Yesterday & Today, an arts exhibition celebrating the history and character of Colfax Avenue (America’s longest commercial street) from yesteryear to the present.
Exhibition Opening Reception - Friday, March 7th, 4-7pm
Call for Entry: Rolling Route 40 - Hubcaps Art Show
Rolling Route 40 - The Hubcaps Art Show
, an arts exhibition that will celebrate the historic car culture in a brand new way. All artists will begin with the same blank ‘canvas’ - a hubcap (wheel cover) (one or more) of your choice. From there, get creative and transform this everyday item into something magnificent! Any medium or media allowed. Use your imagination. Stretch the boundaries. Travel 40 West again with your art.
This is your chance to make something unlike any other - grab a spool of yarn or can spray paint, visit the local thrift store or your basement for hidden treasures to incorporate in your hubcap piece, drive down West Colfax and get inspired by the automobiles and car dealerships around you. Make it funky! Keep it simple. Make it complex. Hang it, flip it, distort it. The hubcap is your 'oyster.'
We have simplified the entry process in order to make it easier for everyone to participate. Up to 3 entries per person.
Artists: Call For Entries (Entry Deadline: May 30, 2014 - bring your art ready to hang)
Need Hubcap? For folks who need a used/vintage hubcap or 2 for their creations and wish to save themselves a trip to the scrapyard, we can help. Please write us at info@40WestArts.org to make arrangements. Just $10 each or 3/$25. They are old, dirty and cool. We’ll have a few on hand at the gallery and have additional supply to share nearby.
5280 Magazine features 40 West Arts!
In the October 2013 issue, there's an exciting story about 40 West Arts
In the pictures along the top, 5 different 40 West Artists' work are featured.
Top row: Anna Cash-Mitchell
(painting), Valarie Savarie
2nd row: Kay and Doug Gross
(2 glass sculptures), Jeannette Bisant
(glass sculpture). Thank you to all 40 West Artists
for sharing your art and creative energy. YOU are making it happen
40 West Arts welcomes The Edge Theater
to share our 1560 Teller Street location,
making our 1560 Teller location an even more robust artistic destination that now includes the 40 West Gallery and The Edge Theater's 80-seat performing arts venue.
"Orphans" runs January 16 - February 9, 2014 and includes some matinee times for your schedule flexibility. Don't Miss It!
The 2014 schedule is posted and tickets are available for sale. Enjoy the whole season, with season ticket. 2014 Calendar
Have you heard about Project: COLorFAX? Click here to learn more!
40 West Arts 2014 Calendar
2014 promises to be another exciting year in the 40 West Arts District. Start your planning now! Dedicated pages are set up for the Fiber and Colfax shows. Short description of June Hubcaps show listed below.
Artists – start planning your themed works for the themed shows.
March 7th - April 4th; 2nd Annual Colfax -Focused Show
Colfax Vintage - Yesterday and Today; Opening Reception Friday, March 7
- Apr. - May 40W Members Showcase
- June: INSPIRE! Week – Hubcaps Art Juried Exhibition (Call For Entries); Opening reception Friday, June 6
- July - Aug. 40W Members Showcase
- Sept. International Motion Arts Juried Exhibition
- Oct. Riot III – 40W Annual Performing Arts Tribute & Fundraiser
- Oct. - Nov. 40 West Fall Arts Harvest “ A Feast for the Eyes” (Food-inspired themes)
40 West Arts Aprons - On Sale Now!
Whether you are creating something in your studio, the garden or kitchen, you'll want to look spiffy and protect your clothes in this official 40 West Arts apron. Green logo on natural cotton, one size fits all. 30" length; Two 7" wide front pouch pockets; Adjustable ties; Natural is 100% cotton canvas; Shipping included.
40West Arts District is awarded
"Emerging Creative District" grant!
Thanks to 40 West Volunteers, Colorado Creative Industries, the Lakewood-West Colfax Business Improvement District, and the City of Lakewoodl. 40 West is one of only 15 officially designated Creative Districts in the State of Colorado!
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