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2015 - Final Juried Exhibition

December 1 - 31 - Black & White + Metal

Gallery Hours: (during exhibitions) Tuesday – Saturday from 1-4pm, 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 - Call For Entry
- Annual Colfax Show: Characters of Colfax - Call For Entry
- Youth Show
- Members Showcase
- Drip
- Art of the Open Road
August 20 - West Colfax MuralFest II

Sept./Oct. - Mountainside Art Guild National Small Works Show
- RIOT 5 - Performing Arts Tribute
- Members Showcase
- Guest Curated Show
- 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."

—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 The Everything Gallery

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Website photography by 40 West Arts Member and Artist, Richard Eversley.

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 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.)

Watch a video featuring Bill Marino, chairman of 40 West Arts, to learn more about how 40 West is helping to transform West Colfax. And read this Denver Business Journal article to learn more about how creative districts are revitalizing communities throughout Colorado.

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Support 40 West Arts: Dec. 8 - Colorado Gives Day - Schedule Donations Early!
40W is excited to be a part of Colorado Gives Day again this year and starting Nov. 1st--donors can schedule their Colorado Gives Day donations in advance. PLUS the Lakewood-West Colfax Business Improvement will match dollar-for-dollar all donations made between November 1 through the end of Colorado Gives Day (December 8). Note: If donating before December 8, be sure to select the Donation Type - CO Gives Day to have your donation applied on December 8, 2015 (Colorado Gives Day), which allows us to get a share of the $1 Million Incentive Fund. We are grateful for every donation, regardless of the amount. Thank you for your support!

November 19: FREE Bookbinding Workshop with 40W Artist in Residence! 
Join the 40 West Artist in Residence Miranda Samon for this fun and FREE workshop for all ages (6-8:30pm)! This workshop will teach you an easy coptic stitch binding method and you will walk away with your own hand bound journal, sketchbook, or notebook. Due to the use of needles and sharp objects, this event will be for ages 13 and up. Materials are provided and no prior experience is required! For questions, please contact miranda@40westarts.org. Hosted in the Lamar Station Crossing Apartments Community Room. (6150 W. 13th Ave. Lakewood 80214)

Festival of Trees - Coming to 40W Arts District Nov. 25 - Dec. 13
The ArtReach Festival of Trees captivated the imaginations of hundreds of thousands of holiday visitors for more than 25 years with beautifully designed Christmas trees, live entertainment, and of course, Santa. This treasure is returning after a ten-year hiatus--and it's coming to Lakewood in the heart of 40 West Arts District at 6300 West Colfax. Visit the ArtReach website for more information about tickets and or all ArtReach Festival of Trees events beginning Nov. 25th - Dec. 13th.

Black & White & Metal Exhibition - 40W December Exhibition
-Exhibition: December 1 - 31, 2015. 
-Friday, December 4, 2015:  5-7pm / Show Opening at 40 West Gallery

40W Studios: One Affordable Studio Space/One Workshop Available!
40 West Studios provides affordable studio space for active, entrepreneurial creatives in 40 West Arts District. There are only 2 creative suites still available (individual or shared) and 1 workshop with garage door access, starting at approximately 250 sq ft and up, with monthly rents starting at $315/per month. Call 303.547.8702 or emailrichard@40westarts.org for more details. Learn more or complete the online application.  

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.