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40 West Arts

Street Fairs, Workshops, Art Walks & More

By Liz Black

40 West Arts Gallery, 1560 Teller St., will host the opening reception for 40 West Arts’ September member showcase exhibit, during First Friday, Sept. 1, from 5 to 8 p.m. One of the many perks to becoming a member is the opportunity to showcase work, free of charge in our member exhibits. This one will be incredible, featuring the work of over 20 talented artists. As always, we’ll have free beer and wine, light bites, and much more. During First Fridays many of our district galleries are open to the public and hosting their own incredible shows.

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DIY Tiny Sketchbook Workshop, Sept. 14

Learn how to bind your own awesome, tiny sketchbook in a free workshop at Lamar Station Crossing Apartments, 6150 W. 13th Ave., on Thursday, Sept. 14, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. This pint-sized craft packs a huge punch since you can pocket your sketchbook and take it anywhere. All materials and instruction are provided free of charge during this open-to-the-public workshop offered through our Artist in Residence program.

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Sign Up Soon For Sip n’ Paint, Blurred Images

“Sip n’ Paint, Blurred Images” is a two-part workshop teaching students about color theory, light and shadow and more using a fun technique where the image to be painted is blurred during the first session, and then fully visible in the second session. You’ll also receive one free glass of wine or beer during the workshop. It will be held Oct. 18 and Nov. 15, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., at 40 West Arts Gallery, 1560 Teller St. Space is limited so email Artist in Residence James Overstreet at to reserve your spot. This workshop is participants 21 and older only.

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Final 2017 District-wide Art Walk, Oct. 6

Our final 2017 district-wide Art Walk is just around the corner on First Friday, Oct. 6. This one will be bigger than ever, with dance troupe DAMAGEDANCE taking over multiple gallery spaces with their contemporary and expressive dance performances. We'll have poetry readings and spoken word throughout the night as well, and of course all of our creative businesses, studios and galleries open to the public. It will take place throughout the 40 West Arts District, 1560 Teller St., from 5 to 8 p.m.

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Homelessness Opening Reception, Oct. 6

Homelessness is a topic that is relevant to both the state of Colorado and the West Colfax corridor. Artists will examine homelessness in our community, in our society, and how attitudes toward poverty and homelessness shape our nation. The opening reception will also feature free beer and wine, light bites, and multiple other gallery spaces open in conjunction with a district-wide Art Walk. Held First Friday, Oct. 6., from 5 to 8 p.m., at 40 West Arts Gallery, 1560 Teller St.

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