Welcome to 40 West Arts . . . a Colorado Certified Creative District

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 an arts district with a dozen galleries (and growing), multiple performing arts venues, more than 20 public art installations, and a 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.)

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Call for Entries! December The Small Works / Small Price Show. This < $200 x < 200 sq. inches exhibition is open to all current 40 West Artist members as well as RMCAD students, faculty and staff. This exhibit serves to feature the artists of 40 West Arts with smaller works only and to offer exhibition and sales opportunity during the holiday season. All mediums accepted, including jewelry. Registration deadline: November 15, 2014. Learn more.

Call for Sculptors!
We have an exciting opportunity for artists to display and sell their 3-D work in the newest Sculpture Gallery located inside The Abo Group, an architecture and urban design firm at 8025 W. Colfax Avenue. Submissions due by November 10, 2014. For full entry details, click here.

Farm to Table Art Exhibition 
Show Dates: October 20 - November 22, 2014
See details here; download the Call for Entries for the Artistic Jello Mold Competition to be held on Saturday November 8th.

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2015 Exhibitions- Group Shows

Feb/March - The 4 Seasons of Colfax - Details  Call for Entry

May/June - Landscapes/Nature (during INSPIRE!)

July/Aug - Art of the Wheel  

Oct/Nov - Farm - Things That Grow on Vines

Nov/Dec - Black & White (all mediums) + Metal


What People Are Saying About 40 West Arts

"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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A Colorado Certified Creative District

40 West Arts Arts was selected as one of twelve Colorado Certified Creative Districts in 2014. 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.

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