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. 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. Check out our Press Kit.

40 West Gallery

Located at 1560 Teller Street in Lakewood serves at the creative hub for 40 West Arts' 140+ artist members, a gathering place for the West Colfax community and the home of Benchmark Theatre. 40 West Gallery holds exhibitions and openings, events and experiences, and much more. 40 West Gallery is open Wednesday - Saturday, 12-4pm during exhibitions. View our current show calendar.

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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


Founding 40 Members

Board and Advisors

40W Destinations

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