40 West Arts, a 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. Our mission is simple and focused: 40 West Arts exists to enrich the community and enhance the creative, cultural and economic vitality of the historic West Colfax Corridor by creating community arts spaces and community arts events and by supporting creative enterprises and activities in the district. (Read more at About.)
The overarching purpose of 40 West Arts is to give artists and creative enterprises a community-based resource for furthering their creativity and moving their entrepreneurial efforts forward. 40 West Arts provides artists and other creatives:
Our mission supports the advancement of individual artists and creative entrepreneurs as well as business 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.
Call for Entries AND show info – Be a part of the Rolling Route 40 Hubcap Show! Read More...
Call for Artists -- $5000 Commission for The Action Center Mural Read More...
Take the Artspace Survey! Ask your fellow creatives to take it, too! Read More...
The first phase of renovations at 40 West Gallery has begun! Stay tuned for updates in our newsletter. (The gallery will be closed to the public until June 4.)
Visit the new Things to Do in 40 West Arts section of our website!
"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
40 West Artsphere Blog - New!