INSPIRE Arts Week Lakewood

2014 INSPIRE ARTS WEEK

This year's INSPIRE Arts Week Lakewood is an expanded 11-day event that encourages local residents to get out and experience Lakewood's heritage, culture and arts. All participating Lakewood art and cultural organizations are offering discounted or free special events.

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Event Details

Date

Event Title, Time

Location, Contact Description

Fee

June 4

 

Where the Rubber Hits the Road
Reception

6-8 p.m.
Lakewood Library
10200 W. 20th Ave.
The Lakewood Library will accept and exhibit art made from hubcaps, starting two weeks before the awards reception. All participants are encouraged to find a hubcap and turn it into art. Bring your art to the Lakewood Library starting on May 21, staff will label it with a name and place it on a table in the main area of the library. Hubcap art will be accepted until June 2. On June 4, at the 6:30 p.m. reception, winner and runners-up will be announced and awarded prizes. Refreshments will be served. The exhibit will run through Sun, June 8. FREE
 

Lakewood Symphony
Open Rehearsal

7:30-10 p.m.

Lakewood Cultural Center
470 S. Allison Pkwy.
303-987-7845

Watch the creative and collaborative nature of a rehearsal and then return the next evening for the full performance. Featured on the program are Elgar’s Cockcaigne Overture, Mendelssohn’s Reformation Symphony and Peck’s Mozart Escapes the Museum.

FREE

June 5

Reclamation: Artists Modifying Debris Exhibit

5-7 p.m.

Lakewood Cultural Center
470 S. Allison Pkwy.
303-987-7845

The Lakewood Cultural Center is pleased to present the 12th Annual Sculpture Exhibit, Reclamation. This year’s exhibit focuses on reuse. The guest juror, sculptor Maureen Hearty, encourages artists to celebrate transformation and reclamation by creating art from excess consumption, bringing new life to discarded materials.
Opening with Plano Music Mix by Rockley Music and Recycled Art Project provided by BADGER.

FREE

 

Lakewood Symphony
"Inspiration Point"

7:30 p.m.

Lakewood Cultural Center
470 S. Allison Pkwy. 303-987-7845
Watch the creative and collaborative nature of a rehearsal and then return the next evening for the full performance. Featured on the program are Elgar’s Cockcaigne Overture, Mendelssohn’s Reformation Symphony and Peck’s Mozart Escapes the Museum.

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Adult $15
Senior/Student/Child $12

June 6

"Experience the Arts Art Activities"

11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Lakewood Arts Council
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. The council provides a dynamic
array of events, performances, exhibits,

FREE

Rolling Route 40 - The Hubcap Art Show Opening


4-7 p.m.

40 West Arts
1560 Teller St.
The Hubcap Art Show celebrates the historic car culture in a brand new way. The car culture along Highway 40 began decades ago, with the automobile traveling trend of the 1950s. Drivers cruised Colfax to the Rockies, stopping in the many neon-lit diners and motels along the way—and Colfax still has great significance to car aficionados. To honor this heritage, all artists began with the same blank canvas, a hubcap of their choice, which they transformed into something magnificent! Roll into 40 West to see these creations. The exhibit will be at the 40 West Gallery and at two local senior housing communities (The Meridian Westland and Westhaven Apartment Homes). See our website for complete location listings. The 40 West Gallery is open Tuesdays through Saturdays, 1-4 p.m.

FREE

  Opening Dane "Colfax" Stephenson, Photography

5-9 p.m.
Valkarie Gallery & Studio
Belmar Blcok 7
445 S. Saulsbury St.



Dane "Colfax" Stephenson, Photography FREE
 

"The Graduate"

8 p.m.

The Edge Theatre Company
1560 Teller St.

303-232-0363
The Edge Theatre Company produces high-quality theater productions, youth arts education programs and other special entertainment events such as staged readings of new works. The Edge is proud to present The Graduate, based on the 1963 novel of the same name by Charles Webb, who wrote it shortly after graduating from Williams College. Tickets are offered at a discounted rate of $15 for Lakewood residents.

$15

Music on the Plaza

6-8 p.m.

Belmar Plaza
(off Teller St.)

303-742-1520

Enjoy live acoustic and jazz ensembles on the plaza. FREE
 

Art Walk

6-9 p.m.

Belmar Block 7
445 S. Saulsbury St.

720-933-3813

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
 

Diagnosisart
Grand Opening


6-9 p.m.

Belmar Block 7
445 S. Saulsbury St. #D
412-877-0424
Join us for refreshments, free gifts, entertainment and of course, great NEW art! Spend time visiting all Block 7 galleries while you’re here!

FREE

 

Artist Reception

6-9 p.m.

Anam Cara Living Arts Studio &
Gallery
(Belmar Block 7)
445 S. Saulsbury St. Studio G

720-933-3813

Artist Reception FREE

June 7

Classic Car Show & The Hubcap Art Show


Noon.-2 p.m.

40 West Arts
1560 Teller St.

The Classic Car Show will be along 16th Street and in the 40 West parking lot. FREE
 

Music on the Plaza

6-8 p.m.

Belmar Plaza
(off Teller St.)

303-742-1520

Enjoy live acoustic and jazz ensembles on the plaza. FREE
  Classical Ballet of Colorado

11 a.m.-noon
Lakewood Cultural Center
470 S. Allison Pkwy. 303-987-7845
Come early for the master class open viewing to watch the way a company warms up for a performance in the Russian Vaganova style and hear comments from the director and assistant director who will be running the class. FREE
  Classical Ballet of Colorado

2 p.m.
Lakewood Cultural Center
470 S. Allison Pkwy. 303-987-7845
Classical Ballet of Colorado presents The Best of Sleeping Beauty & More, an eclectic series of works performed by CBC students followed by excerpts from Sleeping Beauty featuring CBC’s most advanced dancers and professional guest artists.

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$22
  Classical Ballet of Colorado

7 p.m.
Lakewood Cultural Center
470 S. Allison Pkwy. 303-987-7845
Classical Ballet of Colorado presents The Best of Sleeping Beauty & More, an eclectic series of works performed by CBC students followed by excerpts from Sleeping Beauty featuring CBC’s most advanced dancers and professional guest artists.

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$22
 

"The Graduate"

8 p.m.

The Edge Theatre Company
1560 Teller St.
The Edge Theatre Company produces high-quality theater productions, youth arts education programs and other special entertainment events such as staged readings of new works. The Edge is proud to present The Graduate, based on the 1963 novel of the same name by Charles Webb, who wrote it shortly after graduating from Williams College. Tickets are offered at a discounted rate of $15 for Lakewood residents. $15

June 8

Artist Trading Cards

Noon-5 p.m.
Valkarie Gallery & Studio
Belmar
445 S. Saulsbury St.
Open Event! Stop by to create art in miniature and trade with others. FREE
  Lakewood Sister Cities
Music Scholar Recital, Julia Popham, Violinist

3 p.m.
Lakewood Cultural Center
470 S. Allison Pkwy. 303-987-7845
Lakewood Sister Cities Music Scholar Exchange Competition winner, violinist Julia Popham, offers a recital in Lakewood prior to her visit to Chester, England, this summer FREE
 

"The Graduate"

6 p.m.

The Edge Theatre Company
1560 Teller St.

303-232-0363
The Edge Theatre Company produces high-quality theater productions, youth arts education programs and other special entertainment events such as staged readings of new works. The Edge is proud to present The Graduate, based on the 1963 novel of the same name by Charles Webb, who wrote it shortly after graduating from Williams College. Tickets are offered at a discounted rate of $15 for Lakewood residents. $15

June 9

Open House & Pottery Project

Noon-4 p.m.

Washington Heights Arts Center
6375 W. 1st Ave.

303-987-5436

Stop by and we’ll make a clay tile. Take a tour of the pottery, papermaking, 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 10

Diagnosisart
Abstracting Anatomy

6-8:30 p.m.
Belmar Block 7
445 S. Saulsbury St. #D

412-877-0424
We will visually explore an area of the human body, learn its basic anatomy/functions and then discuss methods of abstraction. There will be time for basic artistic rendering as well. Supplies provided. Maximum seven participants. Call to register. $15

June 11

Intuitive Arts Journal Workshop with Carrie MaKenna

6-9 p.m.

Anam Cara Living Arts Studio &
Gallery
(Belmar Block 7)
445 S. Saulsbury St. Studio G

720-933-3813

Enhance your written journaling process with intuitive image-making. Practice specific techniques that bring out your unique visual voice. Learn to quiet your mind and invite the image to inspire the written part of your journaling process. Intuitive image-making and writing releases the inner voice by inviting the conscious mind to step aside and observe. This process can surprise and delight with fresh images and words. $30

June 12

Create in the Gallery

5-8:30 p.m.
Valkarie Gallery & Studio
Belmar
445 S. Saulsbury St.
Stop in and bring your pencils, pens, paints, lap tops, etc. and work on your art in the gallery along with other artists of all levels. FREE
  Art in O'Kane Park

10 a.m.-noon

Washington Heights Arts Center
6375 W. 1st Ave.

303-987-5436

Also join us as we help artist Maureen Hearty create a temporary work of art for the park. FREE

June 13

Music on the Plaza

6-8 p.m.

Belmar Plaza
(off Teller St.)

303-742-1520

Enjoy live acoustic and jazz ensembles on the plaza. FREE

 

Performance Now Theatre Company
"Seven Brides for Seven Brothers"

7:30 p.m.

Lakewood Cultural Center
470 S. Allison Pkwy.

303-987-7845

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers is a musical that tells the story of Millie, a young bride living in the 1850s Oregon wilderness. Her plan to civilize and marry off her six rowdy brothers backfires when the brothers, in their enthusiasm, kidnap six women from a neighboring town to be their brides.

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$28

 

"The Graduate"

8 p.m.

The Edge Theatre Company
1560 Teller St.

303-232-0363
The Edge Theatre Company produces high-quality theater productions, youth arts education programs and other special entertainment events such as staged readings of new works. The Edge is proud to present The Graduate, based on the 1963 novel of the same name by Charles Webb, who wrote it shortly after graduating from Williams College. Tickets are offered at a discounted rate of $15 for Lakewood residents. $15

June 14

Art Shot: Color Mixing Mad Simple with Mike Kloepfer

10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Anam Cara Living Arts Studio &
Gallery
(Belmar Block 7)
445 S. Saulsbury St. Studio G

720-933-3813

You’ll create color mixing charts using 12 colors plus black and white. Bring your own acrylic, oil or water-based paint, and we’ll provide the charts, instruction and time to create useful color charts you’ll reference for years to come. Charts will be provided. $60
  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’s It 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. The Lakewood Historical Society was formed in 1974 to record, preserve and share Lakewood’s history. $5/Item
  Rockin' Block Party

5-11 p.m.
Lakewood Heritage Center
801 S. Yarrow St.

303-987-7850
5-7 p.m. Games, Museum tours & Summer fun!
7:30- 8:30 p.m. Boogie Machine | 9 p.m. Back to the Future
The City of Lakewood is excited each year to honor the City’s heritage and its dedicated residents by hosting the Rockin’ Block Party, a free community event. This year’s event offers fun for all ages with games, live music, affordable food options and a family-friendly movie under the stars.
FREE
 

Music on the Plaza

6-8 p.m.

Belmar Plaza
(off Teller St.)

303-742-1520

Enjoy live acoustic and jazz ensembles on the plaza. FREE
 

Performance Now Theatre Company
"Seven Brides for Seven Brothers"

2 p.m.

Lakewood Cultural Center
470 S. Allison Pkwy.

303-987-7845

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers is a musical that tells the story of Millie, a young bride living in the 1850s Oregon wilderness. Her plan to civilize and marry off her six rowdy brothers backfires when the brothers, in their enthusiasm, kidnap six women from a neighboring town to be their brides.

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$28
 

Performance Now Theatre Company
"Seven Brides for Seven Brothers"

7:30 p.m.

Lakewood Cultural Center
470 S. Allison Pkwy.

303-987-7845

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers is a musical that tells the story of Millie, a young bride living in the 1850s Oregon wilderness. Her plan to civilize and marry off her six rowdy brothers backfires when the brothers, in their enthusiasm, kidnap six women from a neighboring town to be their brides.

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$28