Everything You Can't Miss At This Weekend's Colfax ArtFest

There’s so much happening at this years Colfax ArtFest! Going into its 5th year, what formerly was known as West Colfax MuralFest is now Colfax ArtFest. But not to worry, the murals are still around! And this time, the people behind this festival are excited to bring an even more robust and new experience of to Lamar Station Plaza and 40 West Art District with a full jam-packed 2-day event!

Take a look at the list below to see all of the incredible events you need to know about coming to Colfax ArtFest 2k19.

Day One: First Friday, August 2nd

Stop in First Friday on August 2nd to kick off the Colfax celebrations!

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Start your Art Walk @ 40 West Gallery

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See our annual celebration of all things Colfax with the Colfax Avenue Show - showcasing art inspired by local artists about our legendary, totally wicked, totally wonderful, stretch of American roadway.

Visit the City of Lakewood for a Ping Pong Tournament

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Did you know Lakewood was plotted over a pingpong table? Yes you read that right - a ping pong table! Make your own custom paddle, participate in a tournament, and learn more neat facts about our incredible city!

Help Make The Art Happen

Participate in a community mural project and leave your mark on the ArtLine! Decorate a fence inspired by Lauren Culbreth’s “Healing Visualization” on the 40 West ArtLine in the heart of the 40 West Arts District! As always, all ages are invited to participate. Learn more here.

Welcome Our New Galleries & Creative Spaces

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Core New Art Space, Kanon Collective, and Handsome Little Devils are here! Stop by Kanon’s Grand (Re) Opening Party and Core’s Wide Open Whatever opening reception show at Pasternack’s Art Hub! Then swing down to Handsome Little Devil’s to experience their First #FirstFriday in 40 West Arts!

See More Art At Our Gallery Locations

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Liquid Metal Coatings will be hosting a sale event on 40-80% off everything! NEXT Gallery is showing “Broken Open” by Kelly Mansfield, Pirate Contemporary Art will show Looking for Water by Robert Green — and more! The list is so long it’s hard to capture it all. You’ll simply have to stop by. Or check out a more complete list here.

See A Fashion Show at Red Herring Art Supply

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For ONE NIGHT ONLY! Visit Red Herring Art Supply as Luckey of Robert’s Re-Creations and his Court of Ladies in their epic return to the district!

Stop By for A VIP (Very Interesting People) Pop-Up Party

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Play water pong, read some poetry, make some art, enjoy a 60’s priced cash bar with ArtLine themed cocktail or beer from WestFax Brewing. See a movie, dance, have some fun! Whatever! Click here for details on grabbing your free ticket.

Day 2: Colfax ArtFest 2019

Party all night and into the next day with us as we take on a jam-packed day from 11am to 9pm at Lamar Station Plaza for the main festival day!

See Our Murals, Experience Our History with Trolley Tours

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Hop on at the top and bottom of every hour from 11am to 6pm. Rides are free and family friendly! Stop off in the heart of the district and visit our gallery locations (and beat the heat) , then hop back on and head to back to the festival!

See 6 Mini-Murals Painted Live on Site

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It’s not an art festival without art - and it’s not West Colfax without murals! See our evolved mural paintings as we bring 6 mini-murals painted live on site during the day and watch art happen in real time.

Take Selfies with the Classic Car Show Featuring Over A Dozen Cars

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We’re a transportation district! Celebrate the beauty and art of our own history with a classic car show featuring a dozen or so cars! See a list of some of our favorites that will be there here.

Bring the kids! Make slime art, snow-globes, and more!

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The Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design will be on site all day in Momentum park with a full list of quirky kids art activities - including the option to paint with slime, make snow-globes, get your face painted, and more!

Grab a drink with WestFax Brewing Company

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No one on West Colfax does it quite like WestFax - and we’re proud to have them at both our VIP Party and the next days festival!

Eat to your hearts content!

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Sandwiches, tacos, and yes, ice cream! Chow down and cool off with good food as you explore the festival. See Stupid Awesome Food Truck, Dude Bro Tacos, and Em’s Ice Cream on site!


Browse 20+ Incredible Art Vendors

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Love art? Love this festival! We’ve got 20+ vendor booths with beautiful art for your family, friends, home, life, and soul! Experience art from Colorado based artists creating every single day.

Surprise Pop-Up Art Experiences

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Yes! There’s still more! But you’ll have to be there to find out the rest. See pop-up art experiences, a dive bar, new installations along the 40 West ArtLine and more! You' don’t want to miss this.

End the Night with An Evening Concert

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We’re bringing back some new faces and some old favorites! End your evening in the cool Colorado air with a concert in front of Casa Bonita herself! See Sister Neapolitan, Ben Pu & Crew, and Graham Good & The Painters rock into the night!

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That’s Not All, Folks.

We’ve stuck a map at the bottom of this article as a guide to 40 West Arts District - as well as an indicator of where the festivities are happening! For more information, be sure to explore the rest of our site, as well as let just know you’re going on Facebook! We’ve got a link to the program here.

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We can’t wait to see everyone at this years Colfax ArtFest - so party with us, all weekend long.

































2019 Date Announced!

We are excited to announce not only one date for Colfax ArtFest this year but TWO! Mark your calendars for August 2-3. This years celebration will be like none other.

That’s right! Celebrate this years Colfax ArtFest (Previously West Colfax MuralFest) for not one but TWO days of action.

Join us in the 40 West Arts District for our First Friday show and pick up your exclusive FREE VIP ticket to our pop-up party Beat Generation Style over at Lamar Station Plaza.

Then, join us the next day for the full Colfax ArtFest show including a live art battle, musical performances, a fantastic car show, kids activities, and so much more.

There will be half a dozen arts vendors showcasing their talents and selling all kinds of incredible art. Food vendors and beer from our very own WestFax Brewing company will also be on the scene for those 21+.

We can’t wait to see you this year – August 2nd and 3rd as we celebrate our 5th year with an evolving and inclusive arts and cultural experience.

Be sure to check back here for updates, or follow 40 West Arts on social to stay up to date in real time