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.


  • FREE parking on Saturday and Sunday

  • 100 national juried artists selling amazing artwork

  • Free kids activity


Golden, CO - Downtown

12th & Arapahoe


Saturday, July 13: 10 AM – 5 PM
Sunday, July 14: 10 AM – 5 PM


Bike: There are four places to park your bike while you shop. The bike racks are located near every Welcome Tent (12th and Arapahoe, 13th and Arapahoe, 12th and Cheyenne, and 11th and Arapahoe)

Car: FREE PARKING is available in our downtown parking lots and garages after registering your license plates on Saturday and Sunday. Just register your vehicle at the pay station or by using the Parkmobile app, even if you are staying less than 2 hours

If you are coming for a special event, or find yourself parking outside the downtown area, please be aware that the surrounding neighborhoods have resident permit parking. Read signs and carefully choose your parking spot.


Click here to view/download the 2019 ARTSWEEK program

Click here to view/download the 2019 ARTSWEEK site map


  • Refillable water bottle station at 12th and Arapahoe

  • First-Aid: First-aid service is available at every Welcome Tent

  • Restrooms: Portable facilities are located at 13th and Arapahoe (behind artist booths 148-154)

  • Pets: Be kind to your pets — leave them at home when you visit the Arts Festival. The street pavement gets HOT, and bringing pets is highly discouraged for the safety of both animals and patrons alike. City regulations state that service dogs are allowed within the festival site.

Rules & Regulations

  • For all related dates and times, FFAF obtains a Street Occupancy Permit from the City of Golden and fully retains all rights and benefits thereto for public rights of way.

  • Bicycles cannot be ridden within the site and must be parked at our bike racks located at 12th and Arapahoe

  • The riding of skateboards or use of roller blades, roller shoes, scooters or any rolling mechanisms within the site is prohibited and must be carried or parked at the bike rack located at 12th and Arapahoe

  • No photos or videos of artwork without attendant’s permission.

  • No drones allowed.


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