Friday, June 1, 2012

Inspire Arts Week

Inspire Arts Week is an eleven-day event encouraging local residents to get out and experience Lakewood's heritage, culture and arts. All participating Lakewood art and cultural organizations are offering discounts or free special events from June 6 to June 16.  The event is sponsored in part by the 40 West Arts District. The new, emerging arts district is anchored by historic West Colfax (US 40), Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design & the new Lamar Street Light Rail Station. The community-oriented, non-profit arts district in NE Lakewood embraces the Arts of all kinds. 

Event Details

Date
Event Title, Time
Location, Contact
Description
Fee

June 6   

Lakewood SymphonyOpen Rehearsal

7:30 - 10 p.m.
Lakewood Cultural Center470 S. Allison Pkwy.

303-987-7845
If you have always wondered how the conductor brings the diverse instruments together into a beautiful sound, you are in for a treat with this open rehearsal. Then see how it all comes together during a performance the next evening with featured soloist cellist Silver Ainomee performing the Saint-Saens Cello Concerto.
FREE

June 7

"Gestalt"
Juried Sculpture Exhibit Opening

5 - 7 p.m.
Lakewood Cultural Center470 S. Allison Pkwy.

303-987-7845
Lakewood Cultural Center presents regional, national and internationally recognized artists and is host to community performances, exhibits and art classes. For “Gestalt,” sculptor Tom Ware selects works in light of their gestalt, their overall meaning, where the whole is greater than the sum of the parts.
FREE

BADGER Split Screen
"A French Affair"

6 - 7 p.m.
Lakewood Cultural Center470 S. Allison Pkwy.

303-987-7845
BADGER is a nonprofit, grass-roots organization of residents dedicated to the promotion of arts and culture in Belmar and Lakewood. Split Screen is an ongoing series featuring diverse speakers covering a wide variety of topics. “A French Affair,” ooh la la, complements the Lakewood Symphony performance that follows.

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Adults $8
Students $5
Seniors $5
50% off with Lakewood Symphony
concert ticket

Lakewood Symphony"The French Connection"

7:30 p.m.
Lakewood Cultural Center470 S. Allison Pkwy.

303-987-7845
Enjoy this evening performance with featured solo cellist Silver Ainomee performing the Saint-Saens Cello Concerto.

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Adults $15
Seniors $12
Children $12
Student $12

June 8

40 West ArtsRibbon-Cutting, Art Exhibit & Community Art Project

5-9 p.m.
40 West Arts
1560 Teller St.
40 West Arts, a nonprofit arts district that champions the creative and economic vitality of the region by creating community arts spaces and community arts events, hosts a ribbon-cutting for its new 40 West Gallery and Phase 1 of 40 West Studios, followed by a full weekend of exhibits from 40 West artists, RMCAD, and local children and seniors - a community art project that allows visitors to share their creativity, FREE creative classes - and gourmet food trucks!
FREE

Music on the Plaza
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Belmar Plaza
(off Teller St.)

303-742-1520
Enjoy live acoustic and jazz ensembles on the plaza.
FREE

West Metro Fire Rescue Foundation
"Laughter Saves Lives"

7 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.
Lakewood Cultural Center470 S. Allison Pkwy.

303-987-7845
Laugh ‘til it hurts and a firefighter responds! This evening of comedy supports the foundation’s efforts to raise money to build a representation of Lakewood’s first fire station at Lakewood Heritage Center. Guests 18 years and older are welcome.

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$20

June 9

40 West Arts Art Exhibit & Community Art Project

10 a.m.-4 p.m.
40 West Arts
1560 Teller St.
40 West Arts, a nonprofit arts district that champions the creative and economic vitality of the region by creating community arts spaces and community arts events, hosts a full weekend of exhibits from 40 West artists, RMCAD, and local children and seniors - a community art project that allows visitors to share their creativity, FREE creative classes - and gourmet food trucks!
FREE

Belmar Plaza
(off Teller St.)

303-742-1520
Enjoy live acoustic and jazz ensembles on the plaza.
FREE

Rockin' Block Party
10 a.m.-11 p.m.
Lakewood Heritage Center 801 S. Yarrow St.

303-987-7850
Lakewood Heritage Center hosts a retro day of fun and entertainment with a Rockin’ Block Party, a community event honoring Lakewood’s heritage and its dedicated residents.
Museum Tours, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Retro Games, 5-7 p.m.
Chuck Hughes Band ('50s tribute), 7:30-8:30 p.m.
"Grease" (PG-13), 9 p.m.
FREE

Lakewood Historical Society "What's It Worth?" Appraisals

10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Lakewood Heritage Center 801 S. Yarrow St.

303-987-7850
The Lakewood Historical Society invites you to find out “what it’s worth.” Appraisers will be
available to look at your treasures and answer questions. Bring your small, manageable antiques made of wood, fiber, clay or metal, and join those interested in cherished items from the past. Limit 2 items/person. The Lakewood Historical Society was formed in 1974 to record, preserve and share Lakewood’s history.
$5/item

All INSPIRE Arts Week Partners
Arts Avenue

5-7 p.m.
Lakewood Heritage Center 801 S. Yarrow St.

303-987-7850
Come find out what INSPIRE is all about. The Arts Avenue will include booths for all partner organizations, games and demos.
FREE

June 10

40 West Arts Creative Classes, Art Exhibit & Community Art Project

Noon - 6 p.m.
40 West Arts
1560 Teller St.
40 West Arts, a nonprofit arts district that champions the creative and economic vitality of the region by creating community arts spaces and community arts events, hosts a full weekend of exhibits from 40 West artists, RMCAD, and local children and seniors - a community art project that allows visitors to share their creativity, FREE creative classes - and gourmet food trucks!
FREE

June 11

Washington Heights Arts Center
Open House & Weaving Project

Noon - 4 p.m.
Washington Heights Arts Center
6375 W. 1st Ave.

303-987-5436
Stop by and we’ll show you how to operate one of our looms. Take a tour of the pottery, paper making, weaving or jewelry studios and the historic building, and pick up information about our awesomely fun summer camps for kids and classes for teens and adults.
FREE

June 12

West Colfax Community Association Music Through the Decades & Colfax Cruise Cars

5-8 p.m.
Whitlock Park
1555 Dover St.
The West Colfax Community Association is a coalition of citizens, business owners, community leaders, and neighborhood organizations working together to create and sustain a vibrant
community and to enhance the economic vitality of the West Colfax Avenue corridor. Join us for a picnic, live music (with three bands: Retrovertigo, Lila Bloom and Look Both Ways), a car show (provided by the Old Car Council of Colorado) and a raffle.
FREE

Rockley Music Center CSMTA Teachers in Concerts

5-8 p.m.
Rockley Music Center
8555 W. Colfax Ave.

303-233-4444
Rockley Music is proud to be a supporter of the arts in Lakewood since 1946. Our mission is to make everyone a musician or at least an appreciative audience member. Enjoy an evening of two-piano music on the Bechstein stage with CSMTA all-stars Howard & Karen Pancoast and Steve Fiess & Cheryl Saborsky.
FREE

June 13

Lakewood Arts Council Art Talk
"Viewing an Art Show"

1:30 p.m.
Lakewood Arts Council Arts Center
85 S. Union Blvd. Suite B

303-980-0625
The Lakewood Arts Council (LAC) is a nonprofit arts organization dedicated to serving the community by promoting and supporting the arts in Lakewood and the surrounding area. Founded in 1988, LAC encompasses all the arts: theater, music, dance, visual arts and literature. We provide numerous events, performances, exhibits, concerts, workshops and special programs at reasonable rates for all.
FREE

Anam Cara Living Arts Studio & Gallery Healing Art Mandalas Workshop

6-9 p.m.
Anam Cara Living Arts Studio & Gallery (Belmar Block 7)
445 S. Saulsbury St. Studio G

720-933-3813
Using a variety of materials, create mandalas with a meditative and healing focus. This workshop is about self-expression rather than art instruction. All that’s required is interest.
$30

June 14

Lakewood Arts Council
"Experience the Arts," Interactive Art Demonstrations

10 a.m.-noon
Lakewood Arts Council Arts Center
85 S. Union Blvd. Suite B

303-980-0625
The Lakewood Arts Council (LAC) is a nonprofit arts organization dedicated to serving the community by promoting and supporting the arts in Lakewood and the surrounding area. Founded in 1988, LAC encompasses all the arts: theater, music, dance, visual arts and literature. We provide numerous events, performances, exhibits, concerts, workshops and special programs at reasonable rates for all.
FREE

Lakewood Arts Council
A Night of Music

7-8 p.m.
Lakewood Arts Council Arts Center
85 S. Union Blvd. Suite B

303-980-0625
The Lakewood Arts Council (LAC) is a nonprofit arts organization dedicated to serving the community by promoting and supporting the arts in Lakewood and the surrounding area. Founded in 1988, LAC encompasses all the arts: theater, music, dance, visual arts and literature. We provide numerous events, performances, exhibits, concerts, workshops and special programs at reasonable rates for all.
FREE

June 15

Lakewood Arts Council
Art in the Garden Speaker

2-3:30 p.m.
Lakewood Arts Council Arts Center
85 S. Union Blvd. Suite B

303-980-0625
The Lakewood Arts Council (LAC) is a nonprofit arts organization dedicated to serving the community by promoting and supporting the arts in Lakewood and the surrounding area. Founded in 1988, LAC encompasses all the arts: theater, music, dance, visual arts and literature. We provide numerous events, performances, exhibits, concerts, workshops and special programs at reasonable rates for all.
FREE

Music on the Plaza
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Belmar Plaza
(off Teller St.)

303-742-1520
Enjoy live acoustic and jazz ensembles on the plaza.
FREE

Belmar Block 7
Art Walk

5-9 p.m.
Belmar Block 7
445 S. Saulsbury St.
Block 7 is the face of the Belmar Arts District and hosts eight independent studios where working artists and crafts people create and show artwork and offer public classes and workshops. Block 7 includes R Design, Anam Cara Living Arts Studio & Gallery, Made In–Fine Interior Tailoring, True Colors Studio & Gallery and Colorado Photographic Arts Center.
FREE

Colorado Photographic Arts CenterJurors & Artist Talk

6-9 p.m
Colorado Photographic Arts Center
455 S. Saulsbury St.

303-837-1341
Colorado Photographic Arts Center provides quality photographic education and encourages individual expression for all levels of photographers and arts enthusiasts. The sample day is to show and discuss upcoming summer workshops. Those who register for a workshop that day will receive 10% off their registration.
FREE

Performance Now Theatre Company"Footloose"

7:30 p.m.
Lakewood Cultural Center470 S. Allison Pkwy.

303-987-7845
This musical, based on the hit movie, explodes onto the stage with classic ‘80s anthems including “Holding Out For a Hero,” “Let’s Hear It For the Boy” and, of course, “Footloose.” Show continues after Arts Week.

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$25

June 16          

Rocky Mountain College of Art + DesignThe Water Tower Art + Craft Market

10 a.m.-2 p.m.
RMCAD
1600 Pierce St.

303-753-6044
This eclectic and innovative event, an alternative to traditional fine art fairs, takes place on the campus of Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design. Organizers set out to create an annual marketplace for local artists, designers and crafters to showcase and sell their work. It’s is a vibrant, community-based event that features unique entertainment, local music and delicious food.
FREE

Colorado Photographic Arts CenterWorkshop Sample Day

11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Colorado Photographic Arts Center
455 S. Saulsbury St.

303-837-1341
Colorado Photographic Arts Center provides quality photographic education and encourages individual expression for all levels of photographers and arts enthusiasts. The sample day is to show and discuss upcoming summer workshops. Those who register for a workshop that day will receive 10% off their registration.
FREE

Belmar Plaza
(off Teller St.)

303-742-1520
Enjoy live acoustic and jazz ensembles on the plaza.
FREE

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