What is ARTSWEEK GOLDEN?
ARTSWEEK GOLDEN is a week-long celebration of the arts orchestrated by Foothills Art Center in partnership with arts-oriented organizations and community partners in beautiful Golden, Colorado. Foothills Art Center traces its roots to 1968 when a group of artists formed to renovate the historic First Presbyterian Church into a thriving regional arts center. In 2018 Foothills Art Center will celebrate its 50th Anniversary while continuing to serve artists, house creative exhibits, and offer educational programming and classes for learners of all ages.
One of our main goals for ARTSWEEK GOLDEN is not only to celebrate the arts, but to also place value on the concept of creativity and critical thinking - skills that are so vitally needed in our world.
ARTSWEEK GOLDEN starts on July 16 with events during the week at various locations including Foothills Art Center. It culminates in the ARTSWEEK GOLDEN FESTIVAL on July 21 and 22 - a juried arts festival with artists from around the country. This two-day event takes place on Saturday and Sunday on the Colorado School of Mines campus adjacent to 15th Street and Foothills Art Center in Golden.