40 West Arts is a non-profit arts district that champions the creative and economic vitality of the region by creating community arts spaces and community arts events.
We foresee a future that includes:
Located in northeast Lakewood, anchored by historic West Colfax (US
40), Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design,
and the new Lamar Street Light Rail
Station, this emerging, community oriented, non-profit arts district embraces the Arts – Arts of all kind – from fine arts to
digital media, cool jazz to string quartets, modern drama to traditional
crafts–and everything in between. Supported by individuals, businesses,
and civic organizations, 40 West’s singular goal is to support the
arts, artists, and artisans by creating community arts spaces and
community arts events in order to bring the joy and energy of creativity
to our community. With a balanced approach of supporting both
established and emerging artists as well as encouraging hands-on
experimentation with the arts for the self-proclaimed non-artists, 40
West exists to enrich the community and support the cultural and
economic vitality of the region.
Thank you to the Lakewood-West Colfax Business Improvement District, an organization focused on attracting and supporting catalytic enterprises to the area to help re-energize the corridor's economic engine, for its ongoing operational support, Our close, productive partnership has served to accelerate our entry into the corridor and is a strong and steadfast pillar of our foundation for the future.
Most importantly, we'd like to acknowledge the significant contribution of the 40 West Arts Champions Group and 40 West Artists for thousands of volunteer hours planning, preparing, and staffing our programs, events, and activities -- all working together to create and sustain a vital and vibrant arts district for our community.
|Lakewood Arts Council
The Lakewood Arts Council is a non-profit arts organization dedicated to serving the community by promoting and supporting the arts in Lakewood and the surrounding area.
||Lakewood Cultural Center
The Cultural Center presents regional, national and internationally recognized artists, and is host to community performances, presentations, exhibits and art classes.
||Lakewood Heritage Center
Lakewood's Heritage Center showcases the history of Lakewood and the many changes, inventions and lifestyles of the 20th Century.
The Lakewood Historical Society, Inc., was formed in 1974 to record, preserve, and share Lakewood's history.
Presenting High quality orchestral performances to the Lakewood Community.
|Inspire Arts Week
This week long event will encourage local residents to get out and experience Lakewood's heritage, culture and arts.
Arts Link Jeffco focuses on networking and communication among people in the arts and arts-related organizations in Jefferson County.
| HCA Alliance
Our mission is to secure resources and create awareness for heritage, culture, arts and educational programs of the City of Lakewood Heritage, Culture & Arts Division.
|Belmar Block 7
Block 7 has been created to serve as the center for a synergy of artists and designers in the Denver art community. Seven individual storefronts and one main gallery house a dynamic schedule of exhibits and events.
|Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design
Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design offers exceptional undergraduate degree programs, which inspire the individual artistic and creative development of professional artists, designers and scholars to become future leaders and educators.
|Working with Artists
Working with Artists provides quality photographic education and encourages individual expression for all levels of photographers & arts enthusiasts.
Fiesta Colorado Dance Company is a non-profit organization with a mission to present and preserve the Hispanic dance arts.
Edge Theatre Company at the e-project
Home of the Edge Theatre Company & Performing Arts Academy
School of Acting
Colorado School of Acting focuses primarily on the recorded performing arts.
40 West Artsphere Blog - New!
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, a new light rail station, a famous avenue, and a vibrant Arts College. Working with local entrepreneurs and civic leaders, we will manifest a shared vision of enhancing our community through the work, creativity and fun of an arts district.