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Artist walks among photos being placed in a gallery exhibit Interior of Lakewood Heritage Center
The City of Lakewood is proud to host ongoing and rotating exhibits that highlight the work of local and national artists, as well as informative and unique historic exhibits. All exhibits are free to the public.

Lakewood Cultural Center Exhibits

470 S. Allison Pkwy | Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Sun closed

North Gallery

Raiding the Art History Sculpture Closet from Arp to Zadkin
June 2-August 19

Who are your sculptural muses? In this exhibit we will explore works that reflect influences of the past. Artists inadvertently and intentionally appropriate the sculptural ideas and forms from the Classical to the Post Modern. Creative new works are impacted from appreciation of the past successes anywhere from Pomadora and Nevelson to Bernini and Nakian. Guest Juror Jim Olson.

Sculpture Exhibit - Jim Olson

Corner Gallery

Corner Gallery inside Lakewood Cultural Center serves the needs of the local arts community for rentable space. Come by monthly to see what's new!
May 2016: Steve Caulfield, photographs
June 2016: Kara Pharris, paintings
July 2016: Joe Milich, paintings (pictured right) 
August 2016: Art Camp Student Art Exhibit


Mezzanine Gallery

May 9-July 22

The Artists’ Choice exhibit, sponsored by the Lakewood Arts Council, is an annual juried show of artwork by Colorado artists that covers a wide range of media and styles. This year’s juror is acclaimed painter Arleta Pech whose personal motto is “Art is not what you see, but what you help others see.” The exhibit includes over 100 pieces of original fine art.

Juried Exhibition - Carla Stoltzfus

August 5-September 30
FREE Opening Artist Reception: Noon-1 p.m., Friday, August 5

Who knew there was so much talent behind that uniform or that person driving the plow? Join us as we celebrate the artwork and talents of employees of the City of Lakewood. As a special treat join us on the plaza for an employee musical showcase during the artist reception.

Who Knew! Juan Bonilla-Acosta

Lakewood Civic Center Exhibits

480 S. Allison Pkwy | Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat-Sun closed

James J. Richey Gallery

A continuation of the juried sculpture exhibit, also in the North Gallery of the Lakewood Cultural Center.


STITCHED by Jenn Cram and Simona Firpo
September 2-October 30
FREE Opening Artist Reception: 5-7 p.m., Friday, September 2

Stitched is a contemporary mixed media exhibition that transcends traditional embroidery as an artistic medium. Both artists’ have tied together past, present and future, creating imaginative works with stories to tell. Jenn Cram is a working artist and the Director of Public Programs and Engagement for Breckenridge Creative Arts. In addition to creating art, Simona Firpo also shares her passion by teaching workshops on the Breckenridge Arts District campus.


Art on the Commons

The Civic Center Plaza features a collection of rotating sculptural pieces. To view the current Art on the Commons, click here.

Lakewood Heritage Center Exhibits

801 S. Yarrow St. | Hours: Tues-Sat 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sun-Mon closed

The Radius Gallery

April 9-August 20

Colorado is currently one of the top ten healthiest states in America. But how did the state start its involvement with the mind, body and spirit of residents and visitors? Clear mountain air and sunshine first lured tuberculosis patients to Colorado for treatment one hundred years ago, including to Lakewood's Jewish Consumptive Relief Society. Immerse yourself in the compelling photographs and rapidly changing medical practices of local pharmacies and doctor offices, St. Anthony Hospital and the Hospice at St.John- the first inpatient hospice program west of the Mississippi. As an advertisement to tuberculosis patients instructed: "Come west and get life!"

Mountain Air Exhibit

Spirit of Lakewood Gallery

Lakewood Heritage Center’s permanent gallery highlights significant local events through the 20th century including early settlers, May Bonfils-Stanton’s ownership of farmland, which later became city municipal buildings, Villa Italia mall and up to Lakewood’s incorporation as a city. Permanent ongoing installation.


Hallway Gallery

YOUR STORY: 365 Photos of Lakewood
January 1-December 31
Visit in October for Fire Prevention Week. November will be a look back at local stores and businesses!

Did you know Lakewood Heritage Center has over 4,000 historic photographs? Many of these photographs came to the collection without dates, locations or names. We need your help to solve this mystery! There will be a different series of photographs in the exhibit hall and on the Facebook page each month for visitors to view.

Your Story Photos Exhibit

July 1-September 1
Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service on August 25 and Colorado's four national parks with a display of WPA-era posters, books, hats and badges loaned by a local National Park Service retiree.

National Park Service Anniversary Exhibit

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