Lakewood Arts

Our Vision:

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The Lakewood Arts Council, that was started in 1988, is Lakewood’s oldest art organization. We encompass all the arts and ask you to join us in continuing our mission by supporting our vision: cultivating and celebrating community arts.

As Lakewood expands, like all of Colorado, keeping the oldest art organization in Lakewood-The Lakewood Arts Council-viable is our goal. We ask that you join us in supporting the community by bringing the creation of art to those that need an outlet. Silent voices that are heard with the eyes or music that transcends the notes that are played. We are here and want to enrich community life with the power that is in all of us.  


Events & Calendar


So much is happening at LAC. Check out the calendar for events, openings, calls and classes.


What We Do:

+ Increase awareness to all of the arts in Lakewood and the surrounding community
+ Hold and support Outreach Programs
+ Provide an art space for all to work in
+ Make available a space for recitals, works of music, poetry and movement
+ Hold affordable classes
+ Showcase artist with the gallery
+ Support those in their passion for the creation of art

Learn More


Co-Op Artists

We currently have 27 co-op artist who show their work in our gallery. Meet the artists and find out more about them. Also learn the benefits of joining our artist ranks.


Calls for Art

Lakewood Art Gallery hold many exhibits throughout the year. Some are hosted by us, some are hosted by local Art Guilds, most are juried, all are open to the public.

Classes & Workshops


We post our classes and workshops quarterly. Check out our current affordable offerings. We have a wide variety that includes our very popular Kids Create classes on some Saturday mornings, still life and figure drawing, glass blowing, beading, metalwork, origami, paper flowing making, painting, portraiture and Open Studio Fridays, where you can enjoy the company of other artists while dedicating time to your art.


"A little from  you makes a world of difference for us."  

We appreciate all donations! Click the donate button to support the LAC.

Join LAC.     

Click here to Download and Print the membership  form If you would like to mail in your payment. Group or student memberships must be purchased by mailing in the form. Auto renewal is also available. Other types of memberships may be purchased online by clicking the button below. Go to this page to see a list volunteer opportunities and current job openings.


Lakewood Arts Blog

 By Gail Firmin

Masks and Hats Exhibit is now open!

Lakewood Arts presents "Masks and Hats" exhibit, which has been installed in our Community Gallery. 13 masks and 12 hats are on display. Each one is unique, and many are available for sale if you are still looking for something to wear for Halloween.


40 west arts district

A state certified Creative District located along historic Colfax Avenue in Northeast Lakewood, Colorado. We work to support and promote Lakewood West Colfax as a vibrant cultural and economic destination through community arts spaces and events, and by supporting creative activities and endeavors.

40 West Arts Galleries & first fridays

Click here for a list and map of the dozen art galleries in this area, all within walking distance. On the First Friday of every month (excluding January) all of our galleries and creative businesses are open to the public. Things kick off at 5:00 pm with slightly varying hours depending on location. There's always something to do on First Friday at 40 West Arts including tons of artwork on display, beer & wine, light bites, live music and much much more. Join us.


Public Art

Click here to see the many public art pieces in Lakewood.

40 West Artline

The 40 West ArtLine is a walking and biking art experience located in the heart of the 40 West Arts Creative District along historic West Colfax Avenue and the W Line light rail in Lakewood, Colorado.


Big Thanks to our Sponsors!

As a non-profit, co-operative arts council and gallery, we depend upon donations, endowments, grants and our landlords to help bring arts and culture to the 40 West Arts District: Scientific & Cultural Facilities District, Art Works & National Endowment for the Arts, Colorado Creative Industries,, Lamar Station Plaza, Broad Street, West Colfax Business Improvement District, 40 West Arts Creative District and WCCA West Colfax . Thanks so much!