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40 West ArtLine

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The Arts Loop is now the ArtLine!

Welcome to the 40 West ArtLine project webpage! After months of community input, the official project name was changed from the 40 West Arts Loop to the 40 West ArtLine and unveiled at an open house on February 3, 2017. Thanks to everyone who attended the event! If you missed it, you can view the Open House Boards here.

Public Art

More than 50 artist proposals were received through a widely promoted public Call for Art in early 2017. The volunteer ArtLine art selection panel, consisting of about one dozen community members from throughout Lakewood, reviewed the proposals and invited semi-finalist artists to create full concepts. Several art elements have been selected, and others will be posted here soon.

Art in the Park

Mountair, Aviation and Walker-Branch Parks will each have one major art installation and these will be the most significant artworks along the ArtLine. The park art reflects the type of art the community said they wanted to see along the ArtLine, including interactive, functional and land art. The art in each park will be distinct, but has a fun, common theme inspired by dinosaurs (!) and will be created by one artist team, called PUNCH. The design concepts can be seen here.

 Connective Tissue

These site-specific, interactive art installations will be unique "treasures" to discover along the ArtLine. The art elements will engage people along the 4-mile route and make the experience more interesting. The art will include both permanent and temporary installations and will be created by many different artists. Additional Connective Tissue art elements will be placed along the route in the future to create a dynamic, evolving experience that will allow new artist opportunities and create fresh experiences for visitors. Selected Connective Tissue elements to-date include works by Maureen Hearty and Timothy Flood.

 Creative Route Delineation 

These art elements will convey the ArtLine brand and will be the visual framework for the ArtLine experience to ensure consistent, recognizable elements for people walking or biking along it. The cohesive and repetitive wayfinding art elements will include vertical sculptures and ground murals, created by artists and the community that will be placed in strategic locations to help people visually navigate the route.


Funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, the 40 West ArtLine is an exciting new walking and biking arts experience that is being developed in the heart of the state-certified 40 West Arts Creative District in northeast Lakewood. This unique amenity is envisioned to become a special place for the Lakewood community and for others living in and visiting the metro Denver region.



Have Fun! Get Involved!

Want to get involved? We are forming an ArtLine Champions Group to help with the next steps in bringing the ArtLine to life. The next meeting is Thursday, August 24th from 5:30-7 p.m. Please contact Alexis Moore at for more info. All are welcome!

Interested in experiencing the excitement along the ArtLine this summer? Join 40 West Arts and West Colfax community partners for the 3rd annual West Colfax MuralFest on Saturday, August 12th. MuralFest is held in the heart of 40 West Arts District along the ArtLine at Lamar Station Plaza (6501 W Colfax Avenue, Lakewood, CO 80214), home to two art galleries, an award-winning brewery, and world famous Casa Bonita. Volunteers and festivalgoers are needed! Visit for event and volunteer info.

Thank you to the more than 350 people who responded to the community survey! We received great feedback and many unique ideas to help shape the future ArtLine experience. The summary of the community input received during Fall of 2016 is here. A graphic summary of the multiple choice survey results can be found here.

Contact Information:

Alexis Moore
Direct: 303-987-7503 | Email:
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