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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
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
October
-Guest Curated ShowGlass Artists of Colorado
November- Members Showcase Exhibit
December
- Attracted to Abstracts II 
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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 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.



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

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First Friday, Sept. 2: 40 West & Elks Lodge Movie Night!
40 West Arts is partnering with the Lakewood Elks Lodge to host a family-friendly movie night for First Friday in September. Starting at 5pm you can come by the Lodge (located at 1455 Newland Street, just across Colfax Avenue from 40 West) and have a drink at their bar. The Elks also has flat screen TV's, shuffleboard, and pool tables! The movie - the classic, Big with Tom Hanks - starts at 7pm. Popcorn will be available ($2 suggested donation) and the Elks will be serving up dinner food as well!
 
About Big (Rated PG): Refreshingly sweet and undeniably funny, Big is a showcase for Tom Hanks, who dives into his role and infuses it with charm and surprising poignancy. View the movie trailer here
 
Be sure to stop by Lakewood Arts Gallery between 5pm and 8pm to enjoy demos, live music, drinks and appetizers at the Charlie & The Girls Opening Reception
 
Please Note: 40 West Gallery will NOT be open during First Friday, Sept. 2nd. This event at the Elks takes the place of our typical gallery opening.

October 7: Final 2016 Art Walk!
Join 40 West Arts for a district-wide event, our final Art Walk of 2016 from 5-8pm on First Friday October 7th! Shaped around the theme of light, this Art Walk will feature interactive art, art-making projects for kids & families, and much much more! As always, this event is FREE and open to the public. 
 
All of our partner locations will be open including... 
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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!



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.