Washington Heights Arts Center

The outside of the Washington Heights Arts Center.

A renovated early 20th century schoolhouse, Washington Heights Arts Center enriches the community by offering a variety of cultural arts educational opportunities for all ages.

Art classes for students of all abilities are offered in pottery, weaving, drawing, painting, papermaking, jewelry and metals, mosaics and more.

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History 

Washington Heights School from 1950

The building was originally constructed as a schoolhouse more than 120 years ago and is listed in the Colorado State Register of Historic Properties. The Washington Heights School opened in 1898 and expanded twice to accommodate the growing community. It was the oldest continuously operating school in Lakewood when it closed in 1968.   

Washington Heights Class circa 1910-1913

Since that time, the building was used for a variety of purposes before becoming Lakewood’s Washington Heights Arts Center in 1998. The arts center has enriched the community by offering a variety of cultural arts educational opportunities for all ages and abilities, including classes in pottery, weaving, drawing, painting, papermaking, jewelry and metals, mosaics and more.  

 

Location

6375 W. 1st Ave, Lakewood, CO 80226  View Map

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