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INSPIRE Arts Week Lakewood

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Thursday, June 4
Art Opening: The Essential Figure

Lakewood Cultural Center

5-7 p.m.


The Lakewood Cultural Center is pleased to present the 13th Annual Sculpture Exhibit, the Essential Figure. The guest juror, sculptor Harold Linke, posed the question: What are the crucial elements of the sculpted human? Is it the gesture, the emotion, the detail? Perhaps it’s the expression or the undefinable spirit? Come and see how the participating sculptors responded.

Tails of the Painted Cats Reception

Lakewood Arts Council

6:30-8 p.m.

FREE! In conjunction with and a fundraiser for the Cat Care Society, Tails of the Painted Cats is presented by the Lakewood Arts Council. The exhibit features 24 freestanding fiberglass cat sculptures painted by talented local artists. The cats will make their opening debut at the gallery for the month of June and will be auctioned off in October at their event. Concurrently at the gallery is Cats, Dogs and Birds featuring Colorado artists. Exhibits close June 27. 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday-Sunday

Piano Music Mix

Lakewood Cultural Center

5-7 p.m.


Rockley Music is proud to be a supporter of the arts in Lakewood since 1946. Our mission is to make everyone a musician or at least an appreciative audience member. Enjoy an evening of music at the Lakewood Cultural Center during the opening of the exhibit The Essential Figure.

Choral Poets

Lakewood Cultural Center

7:30-9:30 p.m.


Join us for this bassoon concerto by Carl Maria von Weber (with Morgan Davison on bassoon) and famous selections for chorus with the Colorado Mormon Chorale, Joel Hillan, Director. Tickets are $15 (Senior, student and child discounts available)

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Lumonics sculptor reception

Lakewood Cultural Center

5-7 p.m.


FREE! Lakewood’s Heritage, Culture & the Arts Division is delighted to host this unique exhibit showcasing the work of internationally acclaimed sculptor Dorothy Tanner. “Creatures from Left Field,” which features fanciful light sculptures, marks the first time the collection has ever been presented and assembled as an exclusive installation. Sculpture displayed at the Corner Gallery, June 4-30.



Friday, June 5
Open House & Pottery Project

Washington Heights Arts Center

9 a.m.-noon 


FREE! Stop by to make a clay tile, then take a tour of the pottery, papermaking, weaving or jewelry studios housed in this historic building.

Art Opening: Wonders of Nature

1560 Teller St. in 40West Arts District

5-7 p.m.


FREE! The Wonders of Nature exhibit celebrates the colors and textures of the natural world—from landscapes and wildlife to galactic grandeur and microscopic mysteries. Whether through literal interpretation, impressionism or abstraction, the beauty of nature and her exquisite landscapes, seascapes and skyscapes spark our creativity and stir our spirits. As Albert Einstein said, “Look deep into nature and you will understand everything better.” This show includes visual arts of all kinds. Join us for this exhibit and be inspired with these visions of nature! The 40West gallery is open 1-4 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday.

Music on the Plaza

Belmar Plaza

6-8 p.m.


FREE! Enjoy music on the plaza in Belmar from 6-8 p.m. on Friday June 5 and Friday, June 12. 

Art Walk

Belmar Block 7 Art Walk

6-9 p.m. 


FREE! Explore the nine local artist-owned studio/galleries in the heart of downtown Lakewood at Belmar Block 7 as Block 7 celebrates 10 great years of downtown living in Lakewood. Come on over—there’s always something new to discover!

DiagnosisART!

DiagnosisART! 

6-9 p.m.


FREE! During Belmar Block 7 Art Walk. Penny Oliver, artist and owner at DiagnosisART!, 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.

Opening Reception for Double X

Valkarie Gallery & Studio 

6-9 p.m.


FREE! Double X features artists Jessica Loosenort, Sara Lightning and Sarah Soward.

Saturday, June 6
Sidewalk Art

6731 W. Colfax Ave. at Lamar Station Plaza

11 a.m.-3 p.m.


FREE! Come and join us for a day of fun! Demos will include glass mosaics, oil paint prints, wire sculptures and oil painting. Outside we will have chalk to draw your favorite designs and games to entertain you. The Lakewood Arts Council Gallery is located in 40West Arts District.

Chalk Art Festival

Lamar Station Crossing 

11 a.m.-3 p.m.


FREE! Join us and take part in a large-scale chalk mural. This is a free community event; all ages are welcome and no previous art experience required. Rain date is June 13.

Zikr Dance Ensemble presents Invocation

Lakewood Cultural Center

7:30 p.m.


Denver’s critically acclaimed Zikr Dance Ensemble presents the world premiere of artistic director David Taylor’s “Invocation” along with a stunning multimedia program of transcendent ancient dances and contemporary original works. Tickets start at $16.

 

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Sunday, June 7
Artist Trading Cards

Valkarie Gallery & Studio 

1-4 p.m.


FREE! Make your own Father’s Day Card or artist trading card.

Zikr Dance Ensemble presents Invocation

Lakewood Cultural Center

2 p.m.


Denver’s critically acclaimed Zikr Dance Ensemble presents the world premiere of artistic director David Taylor’s “Invocation” along with a stunning multimedia program of transcendent ancient dances and contemporary original works. Tickets start at $16.

 

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Intro to Making Cyanotype Prints

Anne Van Leeuwen Studio 

1-2:30 p.m.


Cyanotypes are one of the earliest forms of the photographic processes from the 1800s. Today they have gained popularity as an excellent introduction to alternative photography. As a beginner class we will make photograms. These are camera-less prints using plant material, lacy fabrics or any material that has some translucency. Cost is $15, supplies are included.

Pete Pidgeon and Arcoda concert

Golden Music
10395 W. Colfax at Miller

3:30-5:30 p.m.

 

 

FREE! Recognized in five categories for the 2011 Grammy Awards, Pete Pidgeon’s “credibly original approach,” as praised by Rolling Stone contributor Jesse Jarnow, is rooted in multi-stylistic stories of perseverance and rejuvenation – reflections of Pete’s true-life experiences. Free refreshments will be served.

 

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Tuesday, June 9
Try It Art Camp!

Lakewood Cultural Center

1-3 p.m.


FREE! You are invited to our first Summer Camp Open House. At this free and kid- friendly event, participate in some improvisational theater games and create simple crafts that reflect subjects from our theme-based art camps. Mystery They Wrote, Underwater Adventure, Ballerina Princess Dance and Art in 3D! are just some of our cool summer camps. Come, enjoy and pick up information about our awesome summer camps and classes for kids and teens.

 

Sweet Mabel concert

Golden Music
10395 W. Colfax at Miller

6-8 p.m.

 

FREE! Folk music with a down home rock twist.
Free refreshments will be served.

 

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Wednesday, June 10
Behind America's Masterpieces

Lakewood Library 

6 p.m. 


FREE! Throughout its history, the United States has produced bold and iconic art as diverse as its people. Join us for a discussion of our nation’s great masterpieces. Art historian Heidi Strang, Ph.D., will reveal the stories behind famous paintings, photography and sculpture. No reservations required.

Intuitive Arts Journal Workshop

Anam Cara Living Arts Studio & Gallery 

6-9 p.m.


Enhance your written journaling process with intuitive image-making. Learn and 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. Workshop is lead by Carrie MaKenna. Cost is $30.

Learn to Paint Furniture!

Twigs and Twine

6:30-9 p.m.


We will teach you three finishes that you can use to re-love your furniture/ lamps/picture frames or anything you would like to give a new life in color. Using our all-natural chalk-clay-mineral-based paints, there is no prep and no priming needed. This class is an INSPIRE Arts week special rate with a maximum of six participants. Cost is $50, please call 303.550.7569 to register.

Thursday, June 11
Creative Night

Valkarie Gallery & Studio 

5-9:30 p.m.


FREE! Join us for a creative night in the gallery. Whether you are a painter or computer animator (or any other kind of artist), we hope you’ll join us for a night of creating! Seating is limited but there is plenty of space on the floor. We have limited supplies for creating artist trading cards and a collaborative canvas, so plan on bringing what you will need to create your art.

What to Look for in a Painting Beyond the Obvious

True Colors Studio/Gallery

6:30-7:30 p.m.


FREE! Join artist and gallery owner Pat Pendleton as she explores composition, shapes and what makes a painting great.

Friday, June 12
Music on the Plaza

Belmar Plaza

6-8 p.m.


FREE! Enjoy music on the plaza in Belmar from 6-8 p.m. on Friday June 5 and Friday, June 12. 

Performance: Guys and Dolls

Lakewood Cultural Center

7:30 p.m., Friday & Saturday, June 12-13

2 p.m., Sunday, June 14


Based in the heart of New York City, “Guys and Dolls” is considered the perfect musical comedy, featuring songs like “I’ve Never Been in Love Before,”“Adelaide’s Lament” and “Luck Be a Lady Tonight.” Show runs June 12-28. Tickets start at $18.

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Performance: Lucky Guy

The Edge Theatre Company 

8 p.m., Friday & Saturday, June 12-13

6 p.m., Sunday, June 14


“Lucky Guy” is a play by Nora Ephron, writer of “Sleepless in Seattle” and “When Harry Met Sally,” that premiered in 2013, the year after her death. It was Ephron’s final work and marked Tom Hanks’s Broadway debut, for which he earned a Theatre World Award. It depicts the story of journalist Mike McAlary beginning in 1985 and ending with his death at the age of 41 in 1998. The plot covers the high points and tribulations of McAlary’s career as he traverses the clubby atmosphere of the New York City tabloid journalism industry prior to the 24-hour news reporting cycle. Tickets are $15 during INSPIRE Arts Week (three days only) for all Lakewood residents, regularly priced $24-$26.

 

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Saturday, June 13
Performance: Guys and Dolls

Lakewood Cultural Center

7:30 p.m., Friday & Saturday, June 12-13

2 p.m., Sunday, June 14


Based in the heart of New York City, “Guys and Dolls” is considered the perfect musical comedy, featuring songs like “I’ve Never Been in Love Before,”“Adelaide’s Lament” and “Luck Be a Lady Tonight.” Show runs June 12-28. Tickets start at $18.

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Performance: Lucky Guy

The Edge Theatre Company 

8 p.m., Friday & Saturday, June 12-13

6 p.m., Sunday, June 14


“Lucky Guy” is a play by Nora Ephron, writer of “Sleepless in Seattle” and “When Harry Met Sally,” that premiered in 2013, the year after her death. It was Ephron’s final work and marked Tom Hanks’s Broadway debut, for which he earned a Theatre World Award. It depicts the story of journalist Mike McAlary beginning in 1985 and ending with his death at the age of 41 in 1998. The plot covers the high points and tribulations of McAlary’s career as he traverses the clubby atmosphere of the New York City tabloid journalism industry prior to the 24-hour news reporting cycle. Tickets are $15 during INSPIRE Arts Week (three days only) for all Lakewood residents, regularly priced $24-$26.

 

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What's it Worth? Appraisals

Lakewood Heritage Center

10 a.m.-3 p.m.


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 (jewelry not included) 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. Cost of appraisal is $5 per item.

Rockin' Block Party

Lakewood Heritage Center

5-11 p.m.


FREE! The City of Lakewood is excited each year to honor the City’s heritage and its dedicated residents by hosting this 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.

5-7 p.m.: Games, museum tours and summer fun!
7:30-8:30 p.m.: Live music: The Nacho Men
Dusk (about 9 p.m.): “Raiders of the Lost Ark” (PG)

Sunday, June 14
Performance: Guys and Dolls

Lakewood Cultural Center

7:30 p.m., Friday & Saturday, June 12-13

2 p.m., Sunday, June 14


Based in the heart of New York City, “Guys and Dolls” is considered the perfect musical comedy, featuring songs like “I’ve Never Been in Love Before,”“Adelaide’s Lament” and “Luck Be a Lady Tonight.” Show runs June 12-28. Tickets start at $18.

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Performance: Lucky Guy

The Edge Theatre Company 

8 p.m., Friday & Saturday, June 12-13

6 p.m., Sunday, June 14


“Lucky Guy” is a play by Nora Ephron, writer of “Sleepless in Seattle” and “When Harry Met Sally,” that premiered in 2013, the year after her death. It was Ephron’s final work and marked Tom Hanks’s Broadway debut, for which he earned a Theatre World Award. It depicts the story of journalist Mike McAlary beginning in 1985 and ending with his death at the age of 41 in 1998. The plot covers the high points and tribulations of McAlary’s career as he traverses the clubby atmosphere of the New York City tabloid journalism industry prior to the 24-hour news reporting cycle. Tickets are $15 during INSPIRE Arts Week (three days only) for all Lakewood residents, regularly priced $24-$26.

 

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Harry Olsson Trio concert

Golden Music
10395 W. Colfax at Miller

4-6 p.m.

 

 

FREE! Reggae blues and classic rock.
Free refreshments will be served.

 

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