INSPIRE Arts Lakewood

Published on May 14, 2024

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May 14, 2024 [LAKEWOOD] – Celebrate the vast variety of art offered throughout the city during INSPIRE Arts Lakewood! The event encompasses free and low-cost arts and culture experiences hosted from May 25 to June 30 at more than 20 galleries, cultural centers, shops and other art venues in Lakewood.

The city’s Heritage, Culture and Arts facilities will host free community arts engagement activities throughout the month of INSPIRE Arts Lakewood. Registration and additional information for all art classes and programs are posted at Lakewood.org/Register.

Lakewood Cultural Center

  • On Friday, June 14, LCC will host a variety of activities including:
    • A public artist reception celebrating the exhibitions in all galleries will be hosted from 6 to 8 p.m.
    • A panel discussion around fiber arts will be moderated in conjunction with the exhibition “Fiber Feast,” which showcases a collection of works across a wide array of woven, tufted, threaded, and wound materials in the North Gallery.
    • A chance to try something new during a community tufting workshop hosted in the North Gallery.
  • Throughout the month, drop-in art opportunities will be hosted in the Corner Gallery, and the youth camps will host performances and arts exhibitions in the lobby every Friday in June at 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

     

    Washington Heights Arts Center

  • All month, make-and-take art activities showcasing the fascinating process of pottery will be available in this engaging, community-driven arts environment.
  • Ongoing classes are offered at this facility, check them out while visiting and sign up to let your creative juices flow.

     

    Heritage Lakewood Belmar Park

  • On Saturday, June 1, the annual Rockin’ Block Party offers live music and an outdoor movie screening at the outdoor amphitheater from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
  • There is always something happening at HLBP! A new exhibit promoting community engagement, “Get Involved” is on display at the Heritage Lakewood Visitor Center. Reservations are available for tours of the historic structures. The Museum Store offers retro gifts. Camps and programs are offered for all ages!

 

INSPIRE Arts Lakewood is a carefully crafted partnership that showcases the vibrant and rich arts culture flourishing in the third-largest city in the metro area. Beyond the activities listed above, art lovers are invited to connect with a myriad of local artists, galleries, makers and creative spaces in the community. Attend the First Friday events in the 40W Arts District on June 7. Experience the vibrancy of The Art Block at Belmar or the diversity in the exhibition by students at Red Rocks Community College. Looking to get interactive? Participate in creative activities at Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design, and the Belmar Library, or take a walk along Alameda to experience the exceptional public art supported by Alameda Connects

There is no better time than a Colorado summer to get out and celebrate the creative organizations and events that make up the City of Lakewood’s INSPIRE Arts Lakewood.  For the complete list of events, visit Lakewood.org/INSPIRE, or visit the websites of the participating organizations. For more detailed information, please contact Arts Programming Curator Laine Godsey at 303-987-7844 or LaiGod@Lakewood.org.

INSPIRE Arts Lakewood is generously supported by the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD), with appreciation to the citizens of the SCFD, Colorado Creative Industries and WESTAF. 

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