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 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.)
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.
Congratulations to 40 West Arts & Bill Marino!
Bill Marino, chairman of 40W was honored with the John Madden, Jr.
Leadership Award from the Colorado Business Committee for the Arts
(CBCA) at the Business for the Arts Awards luncheon, hosting over 700
people in March, 2015. This award was presented to Bill Marino for his
influence in the creation and development of the Lakewood–West Colfax
creative corridor and of 40 West Arts. This signature Colorado event
began nearly thirty years ago as a way to salute exemplary arts and
business partnerships across Colorado. This is an incredible
accomplishment for 40 West Arts. Congratulations to Bill Marino and
every volunteer who has supported 40 West along the way. We look forward
to what is on the horizon!
40W 4th Wednesday Moved to Wednesday, July 29 at 5:30pm
REMINDER: We have moved our monthly social gathering to the final Wednesday of the month to coincide with the opening reception of "The Art of the Wheel" Exhibition.
"Art of the Wheel" Art Exhibition Kicks Off on July 29
This August, the "Art of the Wheel" exhibition will be a month long show
planned to celebrate our transportation corridor history and its
future. This show will expand upon the interest and range displayed at
the 2014 Hubcap Art Show. Learn More...
Art of the Wheel Exhibition Dates:
-July 29 – August 29
-Opening Reception event: July 29, 5-7pm at 40 West Gallery
-Saturday, August 8th, 2015: open 12-6pm; Extra hours at the gallery in
conjunction with West Colfax MuralFest, occurring ½ block adjacent.
We Have Affordable Studio Space Available Now! - 40 West Studios
40 West Studios provides affordable studio space for active, entrepreneurial creatives in 40 West Arts District. There are 15 creative suites available (individual or shared) and 3 workshops with garage door access, starting at approximately 250 sq ft and up, with monthly rents starting at $315/per month. Call 303.275.3430 or email email@example.com for more details. Learn more.
Watch the Video: Lakewood City Council Member, Cindy Baroway, Describes the Incredible Revitalization Along Historic West Colfax
Watch this video featuring Lakewood City Council Member, Cindy Baroway, where she describes the incredible revitalization happening along historic West Colfax.Cindy highlights the state-certified creative district 40 West Arts as well as many of it partners, supporters and upcoming events such as MuralFest on August 8, 2015.
August 8: 1st Annual MuralFest - Mark Your Calendar!
FARMCAD Summer Market at RMCAD August 15 from 10am-2pm
Looking for a unique outdoor art experience with top-notch, free family
entertainment, great food, and some of the best music in town? One word:
Along with one-of-a-kind murals, hands-on creative activities for all
ages and a variety of talented art exhibitors, don't miss the incredible
line-up of bands playing everything from high-energy modern rock and
smart rap, to salsa and Latin jazz, to reggae and world dance. The
festival will feature many exhibitors who will display/sell their work
as well as share their business. We hope to see you on August 8. Learn more.
On the beautiful and historic campus of Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design (1600 Pierce Street in Lakewood), this summer market will be held August 15 and September 12 from 10am-2pm. Come enjoy food trucks, pop-up arts & crafts boutiques, and farm-fresh produce. Bring your family and friends for a stroll through creative booths in a charming outdoor environment. Don't miss this market! More details at www.FARMCAD.net.
Two 40 West Creatives Featured on Season 3 of Beyond the Gallery
Wendy Scheck and Kevin Yoshida, have been chosen by Infusion5
to be featured on Season Three of Beyond the Gallery, a video series
showcasing amazing Colorado artists and creatives. Wendy's showcase kicked off on Tues., May 12, watch Wendy's showcase here. Kevin's showcase kicked off on Tues., June 9, watch it here. Learn more.
WE DID IT!! The Artspace Proposal Was Approved by City
April 13, City Council chambers erupted
in applause when the votes were cast. Artspace was approved by a
unanimous vote. Thank you so very much to everyone who supported this
effort. We will certainly share more information about Artspace and the
pre-development process as it unfolds. In the meantime, we can revel in
the fact that Artspace has 39 projects across the country—and that once
they reach a pre-development agreement with a partner, they have ALWAYS
delivered a project. They are 39 for 39—a 100% success rate. Spread the
word—Artspace is coming to Lakewood! Learn more about Artspace.
A Colorado Certified Creative District
40 West 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