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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

by Trisha Bass, Amy Evans, Patrice Walker, Michelene Berkey and Victoria Parsons
September 2-October 30
FREE Opening Artist Reception: 5-7 p.m., Friday, September 2

"Nature is full of genius, full of the divinity, so that not a snowflake escapes its fashioning hand." - Henry David Thoreau
In this multimedia exhibition, see the call of the natural world through the eyes of five accomplished female artists.

Natural Inclinations Exhibit

Member's Show
November 11-January 7
FREE Opening Artist Reception: 5-7 p.m., Friday, November 11

The Member’s Show is an annual show and is open to all of the close-to-500 CWS members. It’s a great opportunity for the membership to display the best of their work and always has excellent participation. There’s a wide variety of techniques and subject matter and it’s juried for awards by a nationally-known artist.

Colorado Watercolor Society

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!
September 2016: "Drawing with Thread and Beads," Kathy Mitchell-Garton 
October 2016: "What Lakewood Means to Me," Dennison Elementary 
November 2016: Washington Heights Art Center Exhibit (pictured right)
December 2016: Nutcracker Collection, Paul Noel Fiorino

Washington Heights Exhibit

Mezzanine Gallery

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

Member's Show
November 11-January 7
A continuation of the Colorado Watercolor Society exhibit, also in the North Gallery of the Lakewood Cultural Center.


Lakewood Civic Center Exhibits

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

James J. Richey Gallery

by Jenn Cram and Simona Firpo

September 2-October 28
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.


by Susan Miller-Simon

November 11-January 6
FREE Opening Artist Reception: 5-7 p.m., Friday, November 11

This body of work features paintings that reflect a joie de vivre and celebration of everyday small wonders. In her recent works, Miller-Simon has focused on refining the image to a poetic haiku, capturing one perfect, yet fleeting moment in time.

Susan Miller-Simon

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

September 17-February 18
Opening reception: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, September 17 (Heritage Homesteaders Festival)

If walls of local homes could talk, they would tell narratives one hundred years old of marble and brick creations housing farmers and summer guests. Visitors will learn architectural terms and investigate famous houses such as the Belmar Mansion and Molly Brown’s summer home, Avoca. Uncover the stories of the people who lived and loved in these historic houses.
 Bonfils Mansion

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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Arts Programming Curator
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