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Upcoming Meeting Reminder
Wednesday, March 21st , 7:30am - 9:00am
Contestants play to win at Chris and Bob Autobee's West Colfax Trivia game show, "You Auto Know" at the 2017 West Colfax Lately Luncheon.
Join us for WCCA's monthly general meeting this Wednesday, March 21st, 7:30am, at 40W Gallery (1560 Teller Street). This month we welcome Ron Seigneur of Seigneur Gustafson for a tax update based on recent legislation and Brian Haitz of Haitz Marketing to speak about the 5 things every business owner should know about organic search.
Members and friends are encouraged to attend the 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. The next WCCA meeting will be on April 18th. 
40 West Studios and Jovial Concepts Help Get Community Garden Off the Ground
40 West Studios has partnered with Jovial Concepts to create two raised garden beds. Studio artists and volunteers will help grow vegetables to enjoy and donate to others in the community. 
Jovial Concepts transforms yards into organic gardens and helps to feed 120 Colorado families throughout the growing seasons. Participants learn sustainability, environmental awareness, healthy food practices, and how to combat obesity and other health issues associated with food hardships. Kudos to 40W Studio Artist Mandy Scott for coordinating this community effort. Learn more here.
NOW AVAILABLE: West Colfax Lately Luncheon Tickets on Sale! Event Set for April 26th from 11am-1pm

Celebrate all things West Colfax at the 4th Annual West Colfax Lately Luncheon! Join us to honor this year's LEGEND Award recipient, the honorable Steve Burkholder! Also, find out who will win this year's MOMENTUM Awards. 

Don't miss this annual MUST-SEE event, including special entertainment!  In addition to a reprise of the "You Auto Know Game Show," rumor has it that attendees will see a special West Colfax edition of Weekend Update!  The event is set for Lakewood Country Club on April 26th. You can see more info online  or contact  info@westcolfax.org . This event will sell out quickly...click here to get your  tickets today!

New Art Installed Along 40 West ArtLine and More on the Way!
If you've been to Lamar Station Plaza recently, you may have noticed a new interactive work of public art. Timothy Flood installed "Affirmation Station" on March 2nd. Press the buttons to hear one of 241 affirming messages or see the three positive textual displays broadcast by the signal light.
Want to stay in the loop? Want to get involved? Make sure you like the 40 West ArtLine page on Facebook and sign up for ArtLine email newsletter updates.
40 West Arts District Attracts 2000+ People for March Art Walk 

40 West Arts District held its first of three Art Walks on First Friday, March 2nd. More than 2000 people enjoyed the galleries and spectacle throughout the district during the evening. "The Bad Asstronauts" returned with their magnificent dancing jellyfish performance to celebrate the opening of the annual Colfax-themed exhibition at 40W gallery. Mark your calendars to attend the next big Art Walk on First Friday, June 1st, in conjunction with the ArtLine launch party. See photos from March 2nd here.

Quick Corridor Updates

Mayor Paul Announces Focus on Childhood Hunger and Affordable Housing

In a standing-room-only ballroom at Sheraton Denver West on March 8, Mayor Adam Paul delivered his "Be Bold-themed" 2018 State of the City address. For those who missed the event, you can watch it online or read the Denverite recap here. 
Benchmark Theatre's First Production in 40 West Arts Distirct "A Kid Like Jake" Closes March 24th

Enjoy live theater? Support our local performance artists by attending one of the final performances of Benchmark Theatre's first show in the district. This is the last weekend for this performance. Details and tickets here.

The Calahan Construction Team Celebrates Open House

Calahan Construction moved their business to the West Colfax corridor a little over a year ago. They celebrated the new location on Wadsworth Blvd. with an open house on March 16th. Attendees enjoyed St. Patrick's Day themed-food and drink and could learn more about all services Calahan Construction provides. Calahan Construction is also the proud owner of the mural entitled "Reinvention" by Richard Marks, that stands proudly in front of the Calahan building. This is one of the feature murals painted at MuralFest 2016. Learn more about the Calahan Construction Services here.

Sprout City Farms Set to Host Annual 'Sprout Down' on March 21st

The 8th annual  Sprout Down  is  Wednesday, March 21st from 5-8.30pm  at the Mercury Cafe. The family friendly event features live music, a silent auction, booze pull, small bites from several food partners, games, a cash bar, and more. Suggested donations are accepted online or at the door. Support our friends from Sprout City Farms as they gear up for the growing season! Sprout City Farms operates Mountair Park Farm and will hold a season kickoff there on June 9th.
Unfinished: An Art Experience Bringing Awareness to Life on the Streets 

Severe Weather Shelter Network has worked with the homeless along West Colfax and beyond. Enjoy a compelling film that gives perspective on the realities of life on the streets for many who are experiencing homelessness and the hope that exists through organizations like Severe Weather Shelter Network. For more information about this event and to support this worthy cause, see more details here. 
WestFax Brewing Has Best Day of Business on 2nd Anniversary Weekend

Last weekend, WestFax Brewing Company celebrated its two-year anniversary of business along West Colfax and, according to Brian Haitz, the WestFax Marketing and Operations Manager, it was the brewery's best day yet! Beer drinkers enjoyed four new beer releases, including a new take on of one of the brewery's most popular beers, the Blootylicious Blueberry Wheat. For those who missed the event, there are a few of the "funky blooty" sour beers bottled still available from the weekend festivities.  See their current tap list.

Fast Facts 

Gallery of Everything and Red Herring Art Supply Offer WCCA/40W Member Discount in March. Stop by 6719 West Colfax Avenue to shop local and enjoy 10% off. 

West Colfax Oral History and Photo Archive:  The history of West Colfax is rich, and we want to collect photos and stories from individuals and families who have lived here. Do you have a story to contribute to our oral history collection or photos that we can copy and add to our archive? Email  info@westcolfax.org  to start the conversation. 

Read the third issue of West Colfax Lately Magazine online today or stop by 1560 Teller St. to pick up a FREE copy.
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