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Current and Upcoming Exhibits

Your Story: 365 Photos of Lakewood

January 1-December 31
Visit in May for National Nurses Week and National Police Week. June will be a celebration of Dairy Month, Turkey Lovers Month and Fishing Week!
Lakewood Heritage Center Hallway, Lakewood Heritage Center

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

The Mountain Air: The Beginning of a Healthy Colorado.

April 9-August 20
Radius Gallery, Lakewood Heritage Center

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

Artists' Choice Juried Exhibition

May 9-July 22
FREE Opening Artist Reception: 5:30-7 p.m., Thursday, May 16
Mezzanine Gallery, Lakewood Cultural Center

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

THE SCULPTURAL PRECEDENT - A juried Sculpture Exhibit

Raiding the Art History Sculpture Closet from Arp to Zadkin
June 2-August 19
FREE Opening Artist Reception: 5-7 p.m., Thursday, June 2
North and James J. Richey Galleries, Lakewood Cultural Center

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

Who Knew! Lakewood Employee Art Exhibit

August 5-September 30
FREE Opening Artist Reception: Noon-1 p.m., Friday, August 5
Mezzanine Gallery, Lakewood Cultural Center

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

Spirit of Lakewood Gallery

Permanent ongoing installation, Lakewood Heritage Center

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.


Corner Gallery

Corner Gallery, Lakewood Cultural Center

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: Steve Caulfield, photographs
June: Kara Pharris, paintings
July: Developmental Disabilities Resource Center Exhibit
August: Art Camp Student Art Exhibit


Contact Information:

Arts Programming Curator
Direct: 303-987-7844 | Email:

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