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 celebrated our 50th Anniversary. That’s 50 years of serving artists, showcasing creative exhibits, and offering 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 8 with events during the week at various locations including Foothills Art Center. The week culminates in the Foothills Fine Arts Festival on July 13 and 14 - a nationally juried 2-day arts festival with artists from around the country. This two-day event takes place on Saturday and Sunday on Arapahoe St. and 12th Street in beautiful downtown Golden, Colorado.