The 2019 INSPIRE Arts Week logo.

 INSPIRE Arts Week is a week-long annual arts and culture event that takes place throughout Lakewood.

Lakewood will host INSPIRE Arts Week, May 27 – June 3 , to celebrate the vast variety of art offered throughout the city. During the 2023 events, more than 20 Lakewood galleries, cultural centers, shops and other art venues will host free and low-cost arts and culture experiences for the community. 

INSPIRE will kick off at the Lakewood Cultural Center with exhibitions including: 

• “A Space to ‘Be’” -featuring atmospheric and serene paintings

• “The Passions Project” -celebrating the beauty of aging

• “Creative Culture” -exploring the talents of Lakewood volunteers and staff

• “Recalibrated Reflections” -showcasing muralists painting within the gallery space

The Lakewood arts facilities including Lakewood Cultural Center, Washington Heights Arts Center and Heritage Lakewood Belmar Park will host several free community arts engagement activities throughout Inspire Arts Week. 

“Creativity, art and living fully are qualities that transcend age. The Passions Project is a special exhibition to share with the Lakewood community because it beautifully captures the vibrancy and value of a life fully lived,” said Lakewood Cultural Center Arts Program Curator, Laine Godsey. “Aging adults are making significant impacts everyday within their communities and that deserves to be celebrated. In fact, some of our special Heritage, Culture and the Arts volunteers are depicted in the images displayed in the exhibition. Seeing new and familiar faces through the Passions Project photography is an excellent way for the thousands of children and adults who visit the Lakewood Cultural Center to witness the tremendous vitality of older adults and the importance of intergenerational connections.” 

Don’t miss an opportunity to connect with a myriad of local artists, galleries, makers and creative spaces at the First Friday Art Walk at 40W Arts on June 2. Experience the vibrancy of the The Art Block at Belmar and participate in creative activities at Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design (RMCAD), and Belmar Library, or take a walk along Alameda to experience the exceptional public art supported by Alameda Connects. 

The week culminates with the Rockin’ Block Party at Heritage Lakewood Belmar Park on June 3. 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 Week. 

Share your experience by using the hashtag #InspireLakewood on social media.

Participants and Events

Follow the links below to view event calendars and details.

40 West ArtLine

Aviation Park (1890 Teller St)
June 3: 10 a.m.-noon on the ArtLine
Join us for a five-year 40 West ArtLine anniversary celebration with free food and drinks and community mural painting led by local artists from the Chicano Humanities and Arts Council. Share your thoughts on concepts and ideas for a long-term plan that will guide the future of the ArtLine, Lakewood’s award-winning 4-mile outdoor public art experience, for years to come! Learn about the ArtLine Framework Plan project at

40 West Arts Creative District

1560 Teller St.
June 3: First Friday Colfax Art Crawl
Additional events throughout the week.

40 West Gallery
1560 Teller St.

CORE New Art Space
6851 W. Colfax Ave.

EDGE Gallery
6851 W. Colfax Ave.

Handsome Little Devils
7140 W. 16th Ave.

Kanon Collective
6851 W. Colfax Ave.

Landt-MaKenna Galleries
1528 Teller St.

Liquid Metal Coatings
7015 W. 16th Ave.

NEXT Gallery
6851 W. Colfax Ave., Unit B

Pasternack’s Art Hub
6851 W. Colfax Ave.

Pirate: Contemporary Art
7130 W. 16th Ave 

Alameda Connects

275 S. Sheridan Blvd.
Explore public art - view list at link above.

The Art Block (Formerly known as Arts on Belmar at Block 7)
445 S. Saulsbury St.
June 3: First Friday Art Walk

Belmar Library

555 S. Allison Pkwy.

Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls & Toys
830 Kipling St, Lakewood, CO 80215

Heritage Lakewood Belmar Park

801 S. Yarrow St.
June 3: Rockin' Block Party:
All week: Exhibits and historic building tours:

Lakewood Arts Council Gallery

6731 W. Colfax Ave.
Events happening throughout the week:

Lakewood Cultural Center

470 S. Allison Parkway
June 1: Lakewood Symphony Orchestra performance:
June 2: Saturday June 2, Lakewood Cultural Center will host free, public receptions for the exhibitions above from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
All week: Exhibits and Events:

Red Herring Art Supply

6719 W. Colfax Ave.

Red Rocks Community College
13300 W 6th Ave, Lakewood, CO 80228
Student Art Exhibition through June 9.

Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design
1600 Pierce St.

Valkarie Gallery & Studio

445 S. Saulsbury St.

Washington Heights Arts Center

6375 W. First Ave. 
Art classes and studio time:
June 2: Open House 9:30-5:30 p.m.

Thanks to our sponsors:

Foothills Credit Union Logo  Alameda Connects logo.  Scientific and Cultural Facilities District logo. 
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  • Saturday, May 27, 2023 | 08:00 AM - Saturday, June 03, 2023 | 05:00 PM


Over 20 locations throughout the city.

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