Spring and sunshine have been the artist’s muse for as long as art has existed. From Monet’s water lilies to Van Gogh’s sunflowers, the outdoors enlivens and inspires. At 40 West Arts District we’re making the most of this beautiful change in weather with lots to do, both artistically and otherwise. Join us for one or (fingers-crossed) all of the events below. Take advantage of spring and paint hay while the sun shines!
FREE FAMILY FARM FIESTA
Saturday May 30th from 1-4PM
Mountair Park Community Farm, 13th and Depew
Bring the whole family for an afternoon of free fun at your community farm! Help paint the new mural, sample fresh foods, enjoy live music, tour the farm and more. Free kids’ activities include craft projects, seed planting, English and Spanish storytime, and face painting. The Solar Roast Coffee Truck will offer refreshments for purchase.
Wednesdays All Summer from 4-7PM
Lamar Station Plaza, West Colfax Avenue between Lamar and Pierce
Check out local vendors like Everitt Farms, Miller Farms, and Colorado Fresh at this emerging farmer’s market. Broad Street Realty LLC, the development group that owns Lamar Station Plaza (where Casa Bonita makes it’s home), will start small but has a vision that includes live music and other entertainment, and local produce, jams, baked foods, and goods that stretch throughout the complex, both indoors and out. Come support the revitalization of the West Colfax corridor by attending all summer long.
WONDERS OF NATURE OPENING RECEPTION AND EXHIBITION
Friday June 5th from 5-7PM
Exhibition through July 11
40 West Gallery, 1560 Teller Street
Join 40 West Arts for our latest exhibit Wonders of Nature, an arts exhibition celebrating the colors and textures of the natural world – from landscapes and wildlife to galactic grandeur and microscopic mysteries.
This show is part of Lakewood’s annual INSPIRE! Arts Week, a weeklong celebration of the arts in all categories, with a number of venues around town featuring discounted and free events.