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INSPIRE Arts Week Lakewood

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June 1 - Wednesday
The events below take place on June 1 at various locations

FREE Exhibit Curator/Juror Talk

1-3 p.m.

Join Lakewood’s Arts Curator Lorene Joos and Juror Jim Olson in the North Gallery for a Curator and Jurors talk and tour of the 14th Annual Sculpture Exhibit, THE SCULPTURAL PRECEDENT.
Lakewood Cultural Center | 470 S. Allison Parkway | 303.987.7845 | More information

Learn to Paint Furniture!

6:30-9 pm.

This fun, hands-on beginner’s workshop is designed to introduce you to the basics of American Paint Company paint. We will teach you how to best utilize this unique, all natural chemical free paint, and how to achieve three different looks using paint/finishes. A small take home project is included with this class, along with a 10% discount on all APC products at time of class. Cost is $65, please call to register.
Twigs & Twine | 445 S. Saulsbury St., #F | 303.550.7569 | TwigsAndTwineCO.com

June 2 - Thursday
The events below take place on June 2 at various locations

FREE Exhibit Opening: THE SCULPTURAL PRECEDENT - A Juried Sculpture Exhibit

5-7 p.m.

In this exhibit we will explore works that reflect influences of the past. Artists inadvertently and intentionally appropriate the sculptural ideas and forms from the Classical to the Post Modern. Creative new works are impacted from appreciation of the past successes. Guest Juror Jim Olson.
Lakewood Cultural Center | 470 S. Allison Parkway | 303.987.7845 | More Information

FREE Piano Music by Bruce Phillips, sponsored by Rockley Music Center

5-7 p.m.

Rockley Music Center presents an evening of music at the Lakewood Cultural Center during the opening reception of THE SCULPTURAL PRECEDENT.
Lakewood Cultural Center | 470 S. Allison Parkway | 303.987.7845 | RockleyMusic.com

FREE Open House Creative Night

5-9:30 p.m.

Drop in to work on your craft along with other creatives. Feeling creative but don’t have your own supplies? We have a small amount of assorted materials available for use.
Valkarie Gallery & Studio | 445 S Saulsbury St. | ValkarieFineArt.com

FREE Preview Performance

6:30 p.m.

Zikr Dance Ensemble's Sneak Peek
Lakewood Cultural Center | 470 S. Allison Parkway | 303.987.7845 | ZikrDance.com

Lakewood Symphony presents World of Sound: Russian Roots

7:30 p.m.

Young Artist Concerto Competition winner will perform the Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 1. Program also includes Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5 and the 1812 Overture. Tickets start at $10.
Tickets or call 303.987.7845
Lakewood Cultural Center | 470 S. Allison Parkway | LakewoodSymphony.org

June 3 - Friday
The events below take place on June 3 at various locations

FREE Open House & Pottery Project

9 a.m.-noon

Stop by to make a clay tile and take a tour of the pottery, papermaking, weaving and jewelry studios in this historic building.
Washington Heights Arts Center | 6375 W. First Ave. | 303.987.5436 | More Information

FREE Exhibit Opening: DRIP

5-8 p.m.

Paint, water, tears ... all things that drip into and onto our existence and shape our space in significant ways. Artists put their take on the word drip, both what it invites for them mentally and emotionally and how the word drip is presented in their physical work.
40 West Arts Gallery | 1560 Teller St. | 40WestArts.org

FREE First Friday Art Walk

5-8 p.m.

Join us for this district-wide event spanning multiple venues! Enjoy free beer and wine and interactive art-making!
40 West Arts Gallery | 1560 Teller St. | 40WestArts.org

FREE Reception: The Human Experience

5-8 p.m.

Enjoy light refreshments, demonstrations from pastel artist Linda Harris and glass artist Suzie White, along with music from Song Salad featuring Cal and Helen.
Lakewood Arts Council | 6731 W. Colfax | 303.980.0625 | LakewoodArtsCouncil.org

FREE Music on the Plaza

6-8 p.m.

Belmar Plaza | 433 S. Teller St. | 303.742.1520 | BelmarColorado.com/events

FREE First Friday Art Walk

6-9 p.m.

Featuring nine artist-owned studio/galleries in the heart of downtown Lakewood, showing a variety of painting, sculpture, print-making, jewelry and photography.
Belmar Block 7 Arts District | 445 S. Saulsbury St. | 720.933.3813 | Block7Arts.org

FREE First Friday: DiagnosisART!

6-9 p.m.

Penny Oliver creates artworks that celebrate the human body. She utilizes her ongoing study of anatomy and physiology and combines that imagery with medical diagnostics, histology and nature. The resulting artworks are intriguing, vibrant and intelligent.
DiagnosisART! | 445 S. Saulsbury St. #D | Penny@DiagnosisArt.com

FREE First Friday: Lisa Luree & Zachary Reece: Opposites Attract

6-9 p.m.

Lisa’s vibrant watercolors and Zach’s black and white are opposite points of view that combine in a unique exhibit. With guest artist: Mark Bueno: Push/Pop/Kick, whose art can be considered refined street art and guest sculptor: Leo Franco: who takes a natural substance ‘wood’ and abstracts it into a visual idea.
Valkarie Gallery & Studio | 445 S. Saulsbury St. | ValkarieFineArt.com

FREE First Friday: Student Exhibit

6-9 p.m.

A display of Alternative Photos and Paperwork.
Anne Van Leeuwen Studio | 445 S. Saulsbury St., #C | anne.paper@earthlink.net

June 4 - Saturday
The events below take place on June 4 at various locations

FREE Window Mural Project

Open Hours

Join us to help us complete murals on our windows. We’ll have an outline already drawn and will provide colorful window markers for you to add your touch. Come work this project for five minutes or five hours. All ages welcome.
Belmar Library | 555 S Allison Pkwy | More Information

Learn to Paint Furniture!

2:30-5 p.m.

This fun, hands-on beginner’s workshop is designed to introduce you to the basics of American Paint Company paint. We will teach you how to best utilize this unique, all natural chemical free paint, and how to achieve three different looks using paint/finishes. A small take home project is included with this class, along with a 10% discount on all APC products at time of class. We have aprons that you can wear to protect your clothing, but remember to wear something old! Cost is $65, please call to register.
Twigs & Twine | 445 S. Saulsbury St., #F | 303.550.7569 | TwigsAndTwineCO.com

Zikr Dance Ensemble presents Samsara

7:30 p.m.

Zikr Dance Ensemble returns to premiere “Samsara,” one of the company’s most ambitious creations. Set to the progressive art-rock music of Yes and featuring incredible special effects, “Samsara” promises an unforgettable spiritual journey through the cycle of birth, death and reincarnation.
Tickets start at $18. Click here or call 303.987.7845
Lakewood Cultural Center | 470 S. Allison Parkway | ZikrDance.com

June 5 - Sunday
The events below take place on June 5 at various locations

FREE Window Mural Project

Open Hours

Join us to help us complete murals on our windows. We’ll have an outline already drawn and will provide colorful window markers for you to add your touch. Come work this project for five minutes or five hours. All ages welcome.
Belmar Library | 555 S Allison Pkwy | More Information

FREE Concert: Clawhammer Bluegrass Band at Rockley Foundation Hall

6:30-7:30 p.m.

Rockley Music is proud to be a supporter of the arts in Lakewood since 1946. The new Rockley Family Foundation Hall is a permanent performance space at Rockley Music Center which will feature music throughout the year.
Rockley Music Center | 8555 W. Colfax Ave. | 303.233.4444 | RockleyMusic.com

Zikr Dance Ensemble presents Samsara

2 p.m.

Zikr Dance Ensemble returns to premiere “Samsara,” one of the company’s most ambitious creations. Set to the progressive art-rock music of Yes and featuring incredible special effects, “Samsara” promises an unforgettable spiritual journey through the cycle of birth, death and reincarnation.
Tickets start at $18. Click here or call 303.987.7845
Lakewood Cultural Center | 470 S. Allison Parkway | ZikrDance.com

June 6 - Monday
The events below take place on June 6 at various locations

FREE Window Mural Project

Open Hours

Join us to help us complete murals on our windows. We’ll have an outline already drawn and will provide colorful window markers for you to add your touch. Come work this project for five minutes or five hours. All ages welcome.
Belmar Library | 555 S Allison Pkwy | More Information

June 7 - Tuesday
The events below take place on June 7 at various locations

FREE Window Mural Project

Open Hours

Join us to help us complete murals on our windows. We’ll have an outline already drawn and will provide colorful window markers for you to add your touch. Come work this project for five minutes or five hours. All ages welcome.
Belmar Library | 555 S Allison Pkwy | More Information

FREE Try It Art Camps!

1-3 p.m.

At this free and kid friendly event, pick up camp information, play improvisational games and create simple crafts that reflect subjects from our art camps.
Lakewood Cultural Center | 470 S. Allison Parkway | More Information

FREE Concert: The Resonators, from Spaceman Guitars at Rockley Foundation Hall

6:30-7:30 p.m.

Rockley Music is proud to be a supporter of the arts in Lakewood since 1946. The new Rockley Family Foundation Hall is a permanent performance space at Rockley Music Center which will feature music throughout the year.
Rockley Music Center | 8555 W. Colfax Ave. | 303.233.4444 | RockleyMusic.com

June 8 - Wednesday
The events below take place on June 8 at various locations

FREE Window Mural Project

Open Hours

Join us to help us complete murals on our windows. We’ll have an outline already drawn and will provide colorful window markers for you to add your touch. Come work this project for five minutes or five hours. All ages welcome.
Belmar Library | 555 S Allison Pkwy | More Information

FREE Recycled Book Art

6 p.m.

Visit the Lakewood Library to make your own recycled book art creation. All supplies provided.
Lakewood Library | 10200 W. 20th Ave. | More Information

Intuitive Healing Arts Journaling with Carrie MaKenna

6-9 p.m.

No art experience necessary, just an openness to exploring freeform art-making inspired by your internal visual voice accompanied by written journal writing. Cost is $30. RSVP required.
Anam Cara Living Arts Studio & Gallery | 445 S. Saulsbury St. #G | 720.933.3813 | AnamCaraStudioGallery.com

FREE Coloring and Conversation

6:30-7:30 p.m.

Stop by to experience the fun and stress relief of coloring. We will provide color pens and coloring sheets or bring your own.
True Colors Studio/Gallery | 445 S. Saulsbury St., #E | 303.621.4098 | PatPendleton.com

Learn to Paint Furniture!

6:30-9 p.m.

This fun, hands-on beginner’s workshop is designed to introduce you to the basics of American Paint Company paint. We will teach you how to best utilize this unique, all natural chemical free paint, and how to achieve three different looks using paint/finishes. A small take home project is included with this class, along with a 10% discount on all APC products at time of class. We have aprons that you can wear to protect your clothing, but remember to wear something old! Cost is $65, please call to register.
Twigs & Twine | 445 S. Saulsbury St., #F | 303.550.7569 | TwigsAndTwineCO.com

June 9 - Thursday
The events below take place on June 9 at various locations

FREE Window Mural Project

Open Hours

Join us to help us complete murals on our windows. We’ll have an outline already drawn and will provide colorful window markers for you to add your touch. Come work this project for five minutes or five hours. All ages welcome.
Belmar Library | 555 S Allison Pkwy | More Information

FREE Open House Creative Night

5-9:30 p.m.

Drop in to work on your craft along with other creatives. Feeling creative but don’t have your own supplies? We have a small amount of assorted materials available for use.
Valkarie Gallery & Studio | 445 S. Saulsbury St. | ValkarieFineArt.com

June 10 - Friday
The events below take place on June 10 at various locations

FREE Window Mural Project

Open Hours

Join us to help us complete murals on our windows. We’ll have an outline already drawn and will provide colorful window markers for you to add your touch. Come work this project for 5 minutes or 5 hours. All ages welcome.
Belmar Library | 555 S Allison Pkwy | More Information

FREE Opening Night 'Behind the Curtain' Talk

5 p.m.

Performance Now Theatre Company.
Lakewood Cultural Center | 470 S. Allison Parkway | PerformanceNow.org

FREE Music on the Plaza

6-8 p.m.

Belmar Plaza | 433 S. Teller St. | 303.742.1520 | BelmarColorado.com/events

Performance Now Theatre Company presents "Forever Plaid"

7:30 p.m.

Opening Night Discount with promo code INSPIRE16
Four friends form the “Plaids” and are killed in an accident on the way to their first big gig. It is at that moment when their careers and lives end, that the story of Forever Plaid begins.... Runs June 10-26.
Tickets start at $20 by clicking here or calling 303.987.7845.
Lakewood Cultural Center | 470 S. Allison Parkway | PerformanceNow.org

The Edge Theatre Company presents "By the Waters of Babylon

8 p.m.

A widowed Catherine hires Arturo, a Cuban writer turned gardener, to tame her overgrown backyard. What begins as a cordial interaction between employer and employee quickly turns into a cautiously intimate encounter between two exiles freighted by pasts they cannot forget. Catherine and Arturo swap lies and tell stories. Laugh, argue politics and music. And together, warily, clumsily, they begin to dance the oldest dance in the world. Tickets are $15 during INSPIRE Arts Week (three days only) for all Lakewood residents. Recommended for ages 18+.
The Edge Theatre | 1560 Teller St. | 303.232.0363 | TheEdgeTheatre.com

June 11 - Saturday
The events below take place on June 11 at various locations

All Aboard for Art: RTD Art Tour

9:55 a.m.

Explore some of Lakewood’s newest and most dynamic public art along RTD’s W Line with Kris Autobee, owner of Red Herring Art Supply. Wear comfortable shoes for getting on and off the train and for two short walks. Tour starts at Oak Street Station and will stop at four stations and return to Oak Street around 12:30 p.m. Cost is $12 which includes a one-day W Line Pass. Reservations appreciated.
Red Herring Art Supply | 6719 W. Colfax Avenue | 720.427.5339 | redherringart.com

"What's it Worth?" Appraisals

10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Presented by the Lakewood Historical Society, appraisers will be available to look at your treasures and answer questions. Bring your small, manageable antiques made of wood, fiber, clay or metal. Cost of appraisal is $5 per item.
Lakewood Heritage Center | 801 S. Yarrow St. | 303.987.7850 | HistoricLakewood.org

Introduction to Making Cyanotype Prints

1-3 p.m.

Cyanotype is an easy introduction to alternative photography. This is a camera-less, no dark room photo process using plant materials, lacy fabrics or any other material that has some translucency. Workshop fee is $40, all supplies are included.
Anne Van Leeuwan Studio | 445 S. Saulsbury St., #C | anne.paper@earthlink.net

Performance Now Theatre Company presents "Forever Plaid"

2 p.m.

Once upon a time, there were four guys who discovered they shared a love for music. Rehearsing in the family basement they became “Forever Plaid.” On the way to their first big gig, the “Plaids” are slammed broadside by a school bus and killed. It is at the moment when their careers and lives end, that the story of Forever Plaid begins.... Runs June 10-26.
Tickets start at $20 by clicking here or calling 303.987.7845.
Lakewood Cultural Center | 470 S. Allison Parkway | PerformanceNow.org

Learn to Paint Furniture!

2:30-5 p.m.

This fun, hands-on beginner’s workshop is designed to introduce you to the basics of American Paint Company paint. We will teach you how to best utilize this unique, all natural chemical free paint, and how to achieve three different looks using paint/finishes. A small take home project is included with this class, along with a 10% discount on all APC products at time of class. We have aprons that you can wear to protect your clothing, but remember to wear something old! Cost is $65, please call to register.
Twigs & Twine | 445 S. Saulsbury St., #F | 303.550.7569 | TwigsAndTwineCO.com

FREE Rockin' Block Party

5-11 p.m.

Ring in summer by stepping back into 1950-1960s culture with a fresh mix of live music, retro games and crafts, food trucks, NEW beer garden, museum tours and a family-friendly movie under the stars!
Lakewood Heritage Center | 801 S. Yarrow St. | 303.987.7850 | Lakewood.org/RockinBlock

Performance Now Theatre Company presents "Forever Plaid"

7:30 p.m.

Once upon a time, there were four guys who discovered they shared a love for music. Rehearsing in the family basement they became “Forever Plaid.” On the way to their first big gig, the “Plaids” are slammed broadside by a school bus and killed. It is at the moment when their careers and lives end, that the story of Forever Plaid begins.... Runs June 10-26.
Tickets start at $20 by clicking here or calling 303.987.7845.
Lakewood Cultural Center | 470 S. Allison Parkway | PerformanceNow.org

The Edge Theatre Company presents "By the Waters of Babylon

8 p.m.

A widowed Catherine hires Arturo, a Cuban writer turned gardener, to tame her overgrown backyard. What begins as a cordial interaction between employer and employee quickly turns into a cautiously intimate encounter between two exiles freighted by pasts they cannot forget. Catherine and Arturo swap lies and tell stories. Laugh, argue politics and music. And together, warily, clumsily, they begin to dance the oldest dance in the world. Tickets are $15 during INSPIRE Arts Week (three days only) for all Lakewood residents. Recommended for ages 18+.
The Edge Theatre | 1560 Teller St. | 303.232.0363 | TheEdgeTheatre.com

June 12- Sunday
The events below take place on June 12 at various locations

Performance Now Theatre Company presents "Forever Plaid"

2 p.m.

Once upon a time, there were four guys who discovered they shared a love for music. Rehearsing in the family basement they became “Forever Plaid.” On the way to their first big gig, the “Plaids” are slammed broadside by a school bus and killed. It is at the moment when their careers and lives end, that the story of Forever Plaid begins.... Runs June 10-26.
Tickets start at $20 by clicking here or calling 303.987.7845.
Lakewood Cultural Center | 470 S. Allison Parkway | PerformanceNow.org

The Edge Theatre Company presents "By the Waters of Babylon

6 p.m.

A widowed Catherine hires Arturo, a Cuban writer turned gardener, to tame her overgrown backyard. What begins as a cordial interaction between employer and employee quickly turns into a cautiously intimate encounter between two exiles freighted by pasts they cannot forget. Catherine and Arturo swap lies and tell stories. Laugh, argue politics and music. And together, warily, clumsily, they begin to dance the oldest dance in the world. Tickets are $15 during INSPIRE Arts Week (three days only) for all Lakewood residents. Recommended for ages 18+.
The Edge Theatre | 1560 Teller St. | 303.232.0363 | TheEdgeTheatre.com

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