Who We Are

We are artists, neighbors, business owners and students who believe the Arts enrich our lives and have come together at the intersection of the arts, historic neighborhoods, new light rail stations, a famous avenue, a historic transportation corridor, and a vibrant arts college. Working with local entrepreneurs, civic leaders, other nonprofits, and a passionate group of volunteers, we continue to work toward manifesting a shared vision of energizing our community through the work, creativity and fun of developing and delivering compelling arts experiences to our community.  

40 West Gallery

40 West Gallery, headquarted at 1560 Teller Street in Lakewood, one-half block north of West Colfax Avenue, serves as a creative hub for 40 West Arts' 100+ artist members and a gathering place for the West Colfax Creative community.  40 West Gallery holds 10+ arts events annually in its own gallery (including 4-5 juried exhibitions) and helps to identify and foster additional temporary and permanent arts installations, destinations, and events through the District. 40 West Arts Gallery is open Wednesdays-Saturdays, 12-4pm during exhbitions. View upcoming 40 West Gallery exhibitions.

40 West Gallery, a popular community gathering place for youth, senior, civic and neighborhood groups, shares its 4,500 square-foot facility with The Edge Theater, also a 501(c)3 nonprofit. The Edge troupe of professional actors, directors, and lighting and set specialists offers 8 "live" theatrical productions every year in its intimate 88-seat performing arts venue.  

For a list of all galleries and hours within 40 West Arts District, click the link below. 


District Gallery Hours

Our Purpose

The overarching purpose of 40 West Arts is to serve the community through the arts-- to bring arts education and experiences to those with limited access to the arts and to give artists and creative enterprises a community-based platform for community service and to further their creativity and move their entrepreneurial efforts forward. 40 West Arts provides artists and other creatives:

  • A connection to a state-designated creative district 

  • A forum for social and professional dialogue with creative peers 

  • Galleries and other venues to show and sell their work 

  • A conduit to “Call for Artists” revenue opportunities 

  • Resources and services to help expand their creativity and their business

  • A platform to connect with opportunities to serve the local community

40 West Art's mission supports the advancement of individual artists and creative entrepreneurs as well as local residents, businesses, and property owners in an historic corridor—and it helps to energize an entire community and contribute to a state-wide initiative to stimulate the economy through arts and culture activities. Read more about 40 West Arts District here. Learn about our Programs below.

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