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By Melanie Stover

Recent Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design graduate James Overstreet is 40 West Arts’ 2017-2018 Resident Artist. He will reside in a live/work studio unit at Lamar Station Crossing, the award-winning transit-oriented community by Metro West Housing Solutions located on the W Line.

Overstreet will host six or more free art programs throughout the year geared towards community members of all ages and levels of expertise.

40 West Arts, in collaboration with Metro West Housing Solutions, Lakewood-West Colfax Business Improvement District, West Colfax Community Association, and RMCAD, launched the Artist in Residence program in January 2014. The program is intended to serve as a powerful and catalytic initiative that will bring energy to the area, provide a differentiator for the organizations involved, and demonstrates to the community the ability for multiple organizations and agencies to collaborate on a common mission: to energize the corridor. 

Overstreet follows three prior successful resident artists: Alice Coles; Miranda Samon, now art director for 40 West Arts; and Ryan Mathews, who pioneered the program in 2014.

Learn more about the Artist in Residence program at