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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

- Athena Project
- Annual Colfax Show: Characters of Colfax
April - Members Showcase

May - RMCAD Mo' Print Exhibition

Leadership Jefferson County, Art of the Mind Exhibit
- Drip
August - Art of the Open Road
August 20 - West Colfax MuralFest II
Sept./Oct. - Mountainside Art Guild National Small Works Show

October - RIOT 5 - Performing Arts Tribute
-Guest Curated ShowGlass Artists of Colorado
November- Members Showcase Exhibit
- Attracted to Abstracts II 

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.

40 West Arts - Where Art Means Business!

40 West Arts is definitely a “where”—a 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 120 creative enterprises located in or near the district to the creative pulse emanating from the 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, 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.

40 West Arts--Where Art Means Business™!

40 West Arts, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, is all about the arts—arts of all kind—and the energy and inspiration of creativity. 40 West Arts is a Colorado Certified Creative Arts District with a dozen galleries (and growing), multiple performing arts venues, more than 20 public art installations, and an eclectic variety of restaurants, cafés, diners, and pubs. 40 West Arts also operates a gallery that serves as a creative hub for its 100+ artist members and a gathering place for the West Colfax Creative community. 40 West Arts is focused on delivering direct, positive impact to help catalyze the resurgence of the West Colfax Corridor—the historic heart of Lakewood—through arts & culture and the energy of creative enterprises. (Read more at About.)

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

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NEW West Colfax Lately Magazine
The second edition of the West Colfax Lately Magazine is here! Stop by 40 West Arts District's Gallery at 1560 Teller St. to grab a free copy! View the digital version here.

Art of the Open Road Opening Reception

This opening reception is FREE to the public and will feature artwork from over 20 talented individuals. Additionally ... to coincide with the theme of the 'open road' we will have a number of classes cars parked just outside the gallery AND live music from acclaimed Colorado artist Sawmill Joe, who has been featured on 93.3, Colorado Public Radio Open Air, and opened for the Lumineers at Red Rocks! Join us ... 

WHEN: First Friday, August 5 from 5:00-8:00pm
WHERE: 40 West Arts Gallery, 1560 Teller Street

Live at Light Rail Program Launches in Summer 2016
40 West Arts' new collaborative, community-focused cultural program, Live at Light Rail, brings musical performances during the summer months to the Lakewood-Wadsworth Light Rail Station. FREE live performances are every Wednesday evening starting at 5:30pm at the Lakewood Wadsworth Light Rail Station. Read more about the program HERE.

MURALFEST 2016 is almost here!!!! 
Join us Saturday August 20th at Lamar Station Plaza (home of Casa Bonita), Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design, and the Elks Lodge #1777 for a full day of events around the arts! 
CLICK HERE for all of the details. 

WHEN: Saturday August 20 from 11:00am-7:00pm (and beyond!)
WHERE: Lamar Station Plaza (6501 W Colfax)
     RMCAD Campus (1700 Pierce Street)
     The Elks Lodge (1455 Newland Street) 
WHAT: 6 murals painted on site, food trucks, live music, interactive art-making tent, art vendors, classic car show, Elks after-party and more, more more!!

A Colorado Certified Creative District

40 West Arts is one of fourteen 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.