TrueArt West Fest 2018

We’re Kicking Off Our First Year of Business in Lakewood’s 40 West Arts District with a Community Art Fair!

Our vision is to support this growing art district in a fun and affordable event designed to introduce artists to the community and make new friends. We are excited to be an integral part of the 40 West hive of creativity.

Sites will be awarded on a first-come-first-served basis, with limited available spaces for each medium. 40 West members get first crack at priority exhibition space in this closed call event. After the initial closed call submission deadline, remaining slots will be offered in an open call to all non-member Colorado artists.

As a valued client of Reed:

You are invited to participate as an artist-vendor for this event. If you would like to be considered during the first round of closed-call applications, we ask that you support the 40 West Arts District by becoming a member. Membership is a low annual fee with plenty of benefits. To be verified as a member, we urge you to join at least a week prior to submitting your application. Again, non-members may still apply, but those applications will be held for the open-call.

To Join 40 West Arts District:

Proceeds from the event’s entry fees (separate from membership fees) go to support 40 West Connects, a great program that helps to fund kids, family and senior programs and Artist in Residence workshops at all 40 West events. This funding helps to ensure that these programs remain free of charge and open to the public.

In addition to our own contact list, we are using email, printed fliers and social media lists from 40 West Arts District, WCCA, and Lakewood Arts to get the word out. We can also use your help by announcing this inaugural event to your friends, family, and colleagues. Let’s make sure that everyone has a chance to attend this exciting new festival.

Once all the artist-vendors are locked-in, we’ll announce the line-up and provide marketing materials in PDF and printed form so that everyone can invite people from their own lists. Follow our Facebook page for updates and shared promotional information:

Artists and craftspeople will have the opportunity to show new work or even liquidate older pieces in a low risk, friendly and supportive environment. Increase your exposure, make some new friends and maybe even make a few bucks to boot!

Food and beverage trucks will be available to round out the event as well as a live mural painting event on the building. Space is limited so apply today and join us for our inaugural festival and, hopefully, annual event. See the attached fact sheet for all the nitty gritty details.

The Nitty Gritty:

WHEN? August 4, 2018, 10am—6pm

WHERE? 8000 W. Colfax, Lakewood, 80214

Interested in a sponsorship?

Contact us ASAP to explore different ways to make this event even bigger and better. 40West galleries, studios, creatives and local businesses are welcome to join us in making this event a raging success.

Thank you to City of Lakewood, 40 West Arts, WCCA for their help and support.

A portion of application fees go to support 40WestConnects Program.

Download your Information Pack.

  • Free to apply
  • First Come First Served
  • Limited vendors in each medium
  • $100 event fee.
    • $50 per entry will be donated to the 40W Connects program.
    • $50 will be refunded to all exhibiting artists within 10 days after the event. You must show up and participate for the full show to qualify for the refunded amount.
  • Remainder goes to support the 40 West Connects Program
  • See the contents of the download for full details, rules. and limitations.