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By Liz Black

Formerly located in the Navajo Street Art District and neighbor to NEXT and Pirate galleries, the EDGE gallery has found a new home in the 40 West Arts district at 7001 W. Colfax Avenue. Visitors should expect a lot of transition to come to their new space in the coming months. Welcome to the district!

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Reed Art & Imaging Grand Opening 

Reed Art & Imaging is officially operating in their new space, right in the heart of 40 West Arts District and located on the southwest corner of Colfax and Allison, 8000 W. Colfax Ave. This 38-year-old family-owned business specializes in professional art prints including fine art printing and reproductions, photo to canvas and wall murals. They held a tour during their open house celebration on Friday, Oct. 13.

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C2 Gallery Adds a Mercantile Store

C2 Gallery, 1522 Teller St., is excited to announce a big change to their space. Nov. 3 will mark the grand opening of C2 Gallery and Mercantile, a handmade collective shop. The gallery is opening its walls, floors and ceiling to all handmade artists from fine art, sculpture, ceramics, textiles, jewelry, body care and other works that are functional, conceptual or decorative.

Interested in joining? Email gallery manager Rosie Taylor at Visit for more information.

RIOT VI: Fast & Furious is Coming!

Join us for RIOT VI, Friday, Dec. 8, from 6:30 to 10 p.m., at the Intrigue Auto Collection, 11100 W. 8th Ave. This location features dozens of classic and exotic cars and you become the adventure when you bedazzle your Hot Wheels car at the body shop and race it on the test track, belt out a song "car-a-oke" style, or drop in to a virtual reality racing session. Plenty of food and drinks make for a fun-filled evening just a few blocks off West Colfax.

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Oct. 26: Pinata-Making Workshop

Join artist Nicole Banowetz for a fun, family-friendly pinata workshop at Lamar Station Crossing Apartments (community room), 1450 Lamar St., on Thursday, Oct. 26, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. All supplies provided and the pinata will be displayed and broken open during Pirate: Contemporary Art's Dia De Los Muertos celebration.

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Oct. 31: Sprout City Farms Haunted Harvest Fest

Head to Mountair Park Community Farm on Tuesday, Oct. 31, from 3:30 to 5 p.m., for a Halloween festival complete with art-making activities, mural painting, yarn art and a costume parade with Molholm students from the school to the farm. All are invited and costumes are encouraged at this kid and family friendly event! Mountair Park Community Farm is located at 5620 W. 14th Ave.

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Nov. 3: Dia De Los Muertos Celebration 

Pirate: Contemporary Art is a long-standing Denver gallery that recently moved to 7130 W. 16th Ave., in the heart of 40 West Arts. Their annual Dia De Los Muertos celebration is incredible with altars, pinatas, and artwork relevant to the theme. Join them on Friday, Nov. 3, from 5 to 10 p.m. for this impressive event.

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Nov. 3: Denver Arts Week First Friday

40 West Arts is participating in Denver Arts Week and there is plenty happening in the district on First Friday, Nov. 3. See a full list of details on the Denver Arts Week website or pick up a brochure at the gallery and mark your calendar for a fun-filled week. 

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