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By Melanie Stover

June 24: Lakewood Arts’ Garden Tour

The Lakewood Arts Garden Tour features an amazing array of local gardens and lunch at the Gallery. Purchase tickets for the Saturday tour, which runs from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at

Through June 30: Golden Music Sale

Golden Music is having its 4th Annual Summer Step-up String Sale through June 30. Swing by 10395 W. Colfax Ave. for discounts on master violins, violas, cellos and basses. Free carbon bow with every master level purchase.  

July 2: Beer + Yoga Class

Join Container Collective Yoga at WestFax Brewing Company for a $15 Beer Flow class from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. The class includes one free beer and proceeds are donated to 40 West Arts District’s West Colfax MuralFest. Register for the class at

Through July 2: ‘Mud Blue Sky’ at The Edge Theater 

Three flight attendants find themselves questioning their lives in the “friendly skies.” Joined by an unlikely companion, their typical layover is turned upside down. The Edge Theater’s “Mud Blue Sky” offers a heartwarming and funny look at work and motherhood. Purchase tickets at

July 7: First Friday Art Opening at 40W Gallery

Don’t miss the First Friday Opening for 40W Gallery’s “Contemporary Still Life” exhibit from 5 to 8 p.m. at 1560 Teller St. This show explores how objects tell the contemporary story about who we are as a community and a society. Show runs July 5 through 29. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. Visit for event information. 

July 19: WCCA General Meeting 

Stop by the West Colfax Community Association (WCCA) monthly meeting on Wednesday, July 19 from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at 40 West Gallery, 1560 Teller St., to hear updates from local officials, business owners and neighborhood leaders. Free coffee and breakfast items are provided. WCCA meetings are held the third Wednesday of every month. Visit for details. 

July 20: Third Thursday Lunch with 40 West Arts

Join 40 West Arts District for a monthly meeting of the minds and a chance to network and dialogue with other creatives. BYOL (bring your own lunch) and 40W will provide a loose topic each month to “chew” on. It’s the third Thursday of every month from noon to 1 p.m. at Pure Colorado Event Center, 7110 W. Colfax Ave. Everyone is welcome and no RSVP is needed. 

New Craft & Craft Program

40 West Arts’ new Craft & Craft program is all about enjoying craft beer and craft projects. Participants attended the first class on June 7 at WestFax Brewing Company and learned how to make encaustic wax coasters. Tickets are reasonably priced and include all materials and instruction, a free beer, a brewery tour and snacks. To learn more about upcoming Craft & Craft events, visit

Saturdays through Oct. 7: 40 West Farmers Market

40 West Farmers Market is back this summer, now on Saturdays from 9 2 p.m. at Lamar Station Plaza, 6759 W. Colfax Ave. The market features live music, several food trucks and vendors of all kinds, including free yoga from 10 to 10:30 a.m. with Container Collective Yoga. Visit for details. 

Aug. 12: WestColfax MuralFest

From live music, food trucks and a beer garden, to live mural painting, kid-friendly art activities and trolley tours of murals in 40 West Arts District, there’s something for everyone at this year’s West Colfax MuralFest. Learn more about the Aug. 12 event, held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., at Lamar Station Plaza, 6501 W. Colfax Ave., by visiting