Upcoming Meeting Reminder
Wednesday, July 18th , 7:30am - 9:00am
Supporters gathered with the Mayor and other local dignitaries to celebrate The Colfax Museum relocation to West Colfax at the July 6th First Friday Pop-up Event
Join us for WCCA's monthly general meeting this Wednesday, July 18th, 7:30am, at 40W Gallery (1560 Teller Street). This month we welcome two presenters:
-- Pam Brier, new executive director of The Action Center
-- Kevin Yoshida, board president of Lakewood-W. Colfax BID

Members and friends are encouraged to attend the WCCA meeting to network and  hear the latest news from elected officials, corridor representatives, neighbors, and business owners. Enjoy f ree coffee and breakfast items. Meetings start promptly at 7:30am and wrap up by 9am. 

WCCA meetings are held on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 1560 Teller St., Lakewood 80214. Mark your calendars for the August 15th meeting next month. 

The Colfax Museum Moves West to 40 West Arts District 
First Friday in July was an eventful celebration as founder and executive director Jonny Barber held a pop-up event and fundraiser for The Colfax Museum in its new Lakewood location. The museum is still in transition as it revamps the space in newly revitalized Pasternack's Arts Hub, but you can stop by its current installation -  "Jonny Barber's Pawn Shop" - on weekend days between 9am-2pm to learn more about The Colfax Museum or pick up one of the few remaining limited-edition t-shirts . You can also visit the museum online and make a donation here. Recently established as a 501c3 nonprofit, The Colfax Museum is planning its grand opening  for October. 
Dutch Bros Lakewood, Metro Areas FIRST Location, Now Open! 
The wildly popular Seattle-based coffee chain, Dutch Bros, held the grand opening of its first metro area location right here on West Colfax at Lamar Station Plaza in the heart of 40 West Arts District. On July 10th, cars and pedestrians queued in long lines and waited with a pop-up DJ dance party for the newest consumer destination in the neighborhood. Rumor has it that the Dutch Bros kiosk, located just steps from the 40 West ArtLine, served more than 18,000 drinks during its "soft" opening and  grand opening celebration! The menu boasts an impressive list of flavors (coffee, teas, lemonades and other flavored drinks) that can be customized to your liking. Stop by between 5am-11pm or follow them online.

WestFax Brewing Co. Announces New Initiatives & New IPA
New beer isn't all that WestFax is brewing. They recently unveiled a brand new website, a video series, and local artist crowler design for a unique Brut IPA. The Brut IPA-style is only a few months old, originating on the West Coast and inspiring this innovative new brew. The typical IPA bitterness is reduced and hop flavors are highlighted. Stop by for a sample . . . it's like nothing you've ever tasted before. Limited artist crowlers are available! Subscribe to WestFax's  YouTube channel to follow along on their newly launched video series. You'll find things like, "how to choose hops" alongside the story of how they got started on West Colfax. 
Reed Art & Imaging TrueArt Festival Only a Few Weeks Away on August 4th

To celebrate the first year in its new West Colfax home, fine art printer, Reed Art & Imaging is proud to host its first annual TrueArt West Fest, "A Celebration of Art and Artists in 40 West Arts District". The Reed Art team hope that West Fest will be the first of many to follow in the coming years.   As longtime advocates of Denver's wide and varied arts community, Reed is now pleased to lend its support to 40 West Arts District and all proceeds from this event will benefit the 40W Connects Program. Don't miss this milestone event on Saturday, August 4th from 10am-6pm in the Reed Art & Imaging parking lot at 8000 W. Colfax Ave.

Quick Corridor Updates

Mayor Adam Paul meets with the Zocalo Outreach Counselors during a training session at New Life in Christ Church

West Colfax Organizations Help Support Zocalo Outreach Youth Counselors Recognition Dinner

WCCA and the Lakewood-W. Colfax BID helped raise funds to support Zócalo Outreach and its annual Youth Counselors Dinner.
Zócalo Outreach counselors are 18 inner-city youths who led a free, four-week, all-day camp. The camp attracted 60+ local kids to the program, all coming from a half-mile radius of the church located at 14th and Ammons St. The program provided breakfast, a hot lunch, and food to take home on the weekends and offered a Bible club arts and crafts, athletics, drama, and field trips. Learn more about Zócalo Outreach here or New Life in Christ Church here.  

The West Colfax Lately Magazine Issue 4 is Here! 

It's here . . . 30,000 copies of West Colfax Lately Magazine, issue #4! Read stories about the ArtLine, local destinations, the history of Lakewood Country Club, and West Colfax trivia. You can also read it online here, or stop by local businesses in the corridor (like Deli Italia, Mint & Serif Coffeehouse,  Chicago Style Restaurant, or 40W Gallery) to pick up a copy for yourself. If you live in 80214 or 80215 zip codes, you can be expecting one in the mail later this summer. We're excited to continue celebrating the momentum on West Colfax! Get your copy today!

Make Recycled Bird Houses with Local Artist Sean Doherty on July 25th! 

Enjoy craft beer at WestFax Brewing while making a craft. The first event this year in 40 West Art's Craft & Craft series will be led by local artist Sean Doherty on Wednesday, July 25th from 6-8pm. Space is limited and all-inclusive tickets are only $25! You'll learn how to make bird houses and bird feeders from recycled materials and take home your creation. Learn more, RSVP, and get  Craft & Craft tickets here before it's too late!  

The Action Center Welcomes Pam Brier as New Executive Director

With over 17 years of experience managing nonprofits, Pam Brier was named the new executive director of The Action Center. Congratulations and welcome to our community! Read the press release here. You can support the Action Center year-round by donating non-perishable food items. Please consider making a donation and find out more details hereThe Action Center is located 8755 W. 14th Ave, Lakewood, CO 80215.
West Colfax MuralFest is August 11th!

The 4th Annual West Colfax MuralFest returns to Lamar Station Plaza this year on Saturday, August 11th from 11am-6pm. We are excited to welcome some top-notch, up-and-coming local musicians to this year's festival free of charge for festival patrons. Learn more about each of the entertainers on the website. You can also look forward to new murals, creative activities, trolley tours, food trucks, craft beer, live demos, creative vendors, and more! RSVP to the Facebook Event to help us build momentum!  

Special Thanks to the festival sponsors: Xcel Energy, FirstBank, Planet Fitness, Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design, Seigneur Gustafson, Banner Signs & Decals, Lamar Station Plaza, Broad Street, Westerra Credit Union, Office Evolution and the Lakewood-W. Colfax BID.

Support Bonfils Blood Drive 

First responders are heroes in our communities. Be their hero by making a life-saving blood donation in their honor. Donors can visit Bonfil's Denver West donation center or a blood drive near you. Appointments are preferred. Walk-ins are welcome. Call  303-363-2300  or visit  bonfils.org
Benchmark Theatre is on Fire!

Time is running out to see Benchmark Theatre's production of The Arsonists. The last show is July 21st! Also, any donations made to Benchmark Theatre during T he Arsonists run will be matched up to $5,000. Be a fire starter and help ignite The Bench. You can make a donation and buy tickets on the website. 

40W ArtLine Continues Momentum with Bike Tours and 40 Things To Do List

After launching the 40 West ArtLine in June, the newest West Colfax amenity is continuing to evolve and attract people to #ExploreArtOutside. This past Saturday, Bicycle Colorado and City of Lakewood staff led a free bike tour through the entire 4+ mile ArtLine. Riders were able to see 70+ works of art and buy local produce at the 40 West Farmers Market and farm stand at Mountair Park Community Farm. Check out the ArtLine website for events and ideas of 40 things to do along the 40 West ArtLine.  The next ArtLine bike tour is scheduled during West Colfax MuralFest on Saturday, August 11. More details will be posted on the 40 West ArtLine Facebook page soon.

Two Creeks Annual Fruit Sale

The Two Creeks Neighborhood Organization is still taking orders for peaches and pears. Prices for peaches are $37 per 20 lb. box and pears are $25 per 20 lb. box. You can choose to purchase by the case (20 lbs.) or ½ case. If you would like to purchase more of this delicious fruit this year, please fill out this form and mail it to the address listed. This is the only Two Creeks neighborhood fundraiser of the year. Support TCNO!  
40 West Farmers Market is Back

The 40 West Farmers Market makes fresh produce accessible along West Colfax. The market is back for a third season located in the south end of Lamar Station Plaza parking lot, near the new Dutch Bros Coffee. The 40 West Farmers Market is open every Saturday until October 27th from 9am - 2pm. Stop by to fill a $10 bag of farm-fresh produce and check out some of the other goodies offered as well  Buy local . . . support our local farmers market!
Mark your calendar for the evening of Sept. 29th . . . you won't want to miss Riot VII!

40W Riot VII Annual Gala and Fundraiser

Psst! Have you heard? . . . Riot VII is approaching, and it's going to be like nothing else we've done before. You can expect a pop-up cocktail party and multiple art experiences . . . but for now, save the date: Saturday, September 29th. Stay tuned for more info!

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