Welcome to 40 West Arts . . . a Colorado Certified Creative District

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 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.

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.)

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40 West and Colorado Gives Day!
December 9 is Colorado Gives Day and 40 West Arts is excited to be taking part this year. It’s super easy and convenient to donate and your donation on December 9 (can be prescheduled). So, that means you can schedule your donation today!

We are grateful for every donation, regardless of the amount. To schedule your gift today or learn more, click here.

Important Date Change:
The 'November 40 West 4th Wednesday' will be held on December 3. Please see all of the exciting plans below for the December 3 event.

Don't Miss December 3 at the 40W Gallery! Come celebrate at the opening reception of the Small Works Exhibition from 5:30pm - 7pm. This evening's event will also include our year-end holiday party potluck. Please bring a sweet treat or appetizer to share.

Small Works Exhibition
Gallery Open Hours: (During exhibitions) Tuesday – Saturday from 1-4pm
Show Dates: December 3 - 20, 2014
This exhibition will feature beautiful, unique treasures at great prices, perfect for many holiday gifts!

Have you heard of Amazon Smile? AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. Learn how you can support 40 West Arts through AmazonSmile here.

2015 Exhibitions- Group Shows

Feb/March - The 4 Seasons of Colfax - Details  Call for Entry

May/June - Landscapes/Nature (during INSPIRE!)

July/Aug - Art of the Wheel  

Oct/Nov - Farm to Table

Nov/Dec - Black & White (all mediums) + Metal

Gallery Hours: (during exhibitions) Tuesday – Saturday from 1-4pm, plus bonus hours during opening receptions. NOTE: No Saturday hours during weekends without an exhibition.

A Colorado Certified Creative District

40 West Arts 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.

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What People Are Saying About 40 West Arts

"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