Upcoming Meeting Reminder
Wednesday, April 18th , 7:30am - 9:00am

Join us for WCCA's monthly general meeting this Wednesday, April 18th, 7:30am, at 40W Gallery (1560 Teller Street). This month we welcome Alexis Moore with an update on the 40 West ArtLine and The Creativity Lab to speak about video services for local businesses.
 
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 May 18th. 
 
 
West Colfax Lately Luncheon Almost Sold out! Join us April 26th from 11am-1pm.

Time is running out. 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 updates from our three West Colfax-based organizations and special luncheon entertainment! In addition to a reprise of the West Colfax trivia contest, rumor has it that attendees will see a special SNL-styled Weekend Update--West Colfax Edition, produced by our friends at Benchmark Theatre! The event is set for Lakewood Country Club on April 26th (11:30am-1pm). You can see more info  online or contact  info@westcolfax.org. This event will sell out quickly...  click here to get those last few tickets! 


Business Members of WCCA and 40 West  Get Free Listing in 2018 Magazine!
 
If you're a local business and you haven't joined 40 West Arts or WCCA yet, now is the time! All business members who join (or renew) by the end of April will appear in this year's West Colfax Lately Business Directory for FREE! This magazine is our annual publication that features the businesses and people that are making West Colfax great. The magazine reaches 25,000 readers, so it's an awesome chance to get noticed. Join WCCA or 40 West Arts . . . but join today!  
40 West Arts Named 2018 Best Suburban Arts District by Westword!

In the recent "Best of" issue of Westword, Lakewood's 40 West Arts District was named 2018's Best Suburban Arts District. Congratulations to all associated with Lakewood's state-certified creative district! 40 West Arts has gained significant attention due to its family friendly art walks, its free arts programming and its popular co-op galleries. To see more about Westword's "Best of Denver 2018" edition, Read more here.

Quick Corridor Updates

Dutch Bros Coffee to Open in Lamar Station Plaza in Late Spring

We're all very excited to celebrate the grand opening of Dutch Bros coffee on West Colfax this summer! Construction is almost complete, and they plan to start the hiring process by the end of April. A soft opening will take place before the grand opening planned for the beginning of June. Stay tuned for final dates and follow their social media for updates! @dutchbroslakewood.


The EDGE Theater is Back in April with Two More Shows for 2018

After a brief hiatus, The EDGE Theater launched its Edge Spring Classics on April 13th, with an Edge favorite, David Mamet's Glengarry Glen Ross. "This play is one of the reasons we started The Edge Theater," said Rick Yaconis, Executive and Artistic Director. "It represents the edginess we sought in our early years, and it remains relevant today." With the two shows being produced in 2018, Yaconis knew The EDGE needed to focus on classics and well-known names. Following Glenngarry Glen Ross (running Apr. 13 - May 5) is Arthur Miller's timeless classic, Death of Salesman (running May 17 - June 3). Make sure to get your tickets to these two spring shows produced by The Edge Theater. Check out the Edge "One-Two Punch Pass" for both shows. Tickets available online. Click here for more details. 
 
Creativity Lab Offering Video Creation for Local Businesses 

The Creativity Lab of Colorado, a 40 West-based nonprofit created to serve creative communities, has developed a program to help local businesses add video to their web presence. In today's multi-media environment, video is essential, but many find it inaccessible due to either the expense or the expertise needed to produce it. The Creativity Lab is working to address this dilemma by rolling out a pilot program that will offer a simple, turnkey process to help businesses create a 30-60 second video, including script support, video capture/editing, and deployment for as low as $199. The Lab is looking to test the process with five pilot projects.  If you are interested, send an email to info@creativitylabcolorado.org and include your company name and contact info. Learn more at this week's WCCA meeting on Wed., April 18th, at 7:30am.
Three Beautification Projects in the Queue and Volunteers Needed! 

The West Colfax Community Association is working to schedule three beatification projects for this year. Come to this week's WCCA meeting to learn more. Some may remember the paver patio built at Mint & Serif Coffee House or the frontage landscaping completed for Rockley Music. We would not be able to do it without you! Help us help our local businesses. To learn more about volunteering, sign up at the next WCCA meeting or email us info@westcolax.org.



Eiber Neighborhood Annual Meeting Scheduled for April 19th
 
The Eiber Neighborhood Association will be holding its annual business meeting this year on Thursday April 19th at St Paul's Episcopal Church, 10th and Garrison, from 6-8pm. This is the time to meet and greet with members of the Eiberhood Board and city officials, and elect new board members.There will also be local food vendors, businesses and information tables.  RSVP here.
 
Office Evolution One Year Anniversary Party on April 19th

Join in the celebration of WCCA business member Office Evolution as they celebrate one year of business in Lakewood! Stop by the anniversary celebration hosted by franchise owners Cindy and Scott Baroway on Thursday, April 19th from 5-6:30pm in Belmar at 355 S. Teller St. #200 Lakewood, CO 80226. Check out the Office Evolution meeting and co-working space and enjoy food, drinks, and prizes. 
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RMCAD MoPrint Steamroller Event Set for April 21st

In celebration of the "Mo'Print 2018," the month of printmaking, Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design is hosting the steamroller print event on April 21st (weather permitting).  This is a great opportunity for students, artists and community members to come together for a collaborative event to celebrate the art of printmaking as artists get their over-sized woodblocks inked and printed under the drum of a two-ton steamroller! (Special thanks to the Public Works Department of the City of Lakewood for help and support!) Watch a video of a past event and learn more here


Colfax Clean Up for Marathon Scheduled for May 12th!
 
Join members of the Two Creeks Neighborhood who organize the annual Colfax Clean-up and additional volunteers from WCCA and other neighborhoods on May 12th to work together to spruce up our corridor prior to the marathon. Volunteers will cover the entire Colfax Marathon route area around Two Creeks and 40 West Arts District. Show up at Lamar Station Plaza at the building West of Burger King (the old Drumstick Restaurant) to pick up supplies and assignments at 7:30am. Call 303-237-0054 or email Maddie Nichols for more information.

City Council to Discuss North Dry Gulch Plan

Lakewood City Council is holding a Study Session tonight, April 16th, at 7pm in Council Chambers about the North Dry Gulch Major Drainageway Plan. The Study Session will provide background and cover two approaches to addressing the major floodplain issues related to North Dry Gulch. This is an opportunity for a strategic, long-term plan to reduce significantly the size of the floodplain for 150+ properties in our corridor and support many of the economic goals of the corridor.  For more information, click here then click on 4/16 Packet.    
 
Reed Art & Imaging looking for Vendors to participate in True Art West Fest

Reed Art & Imaging is a wonderful asset to the West Colfax community and 40 West Arts District. They are hosting a True Art West Festival and seeking artist vendors for the afternoon. All proceeds benefit 40 West Arts district. Vendors can apply here by May 16th! The festival will take place on August 4th, one week before the annual West Colfax MuralFest. Many thanks to Reed Art & Imaging for supporting your local state-certified creative district!
Fast Facts 

Two Creeks Neighborhood Association Meeting is this Saturday, April 21st, at 8:30am at Mountair Christian Church (14th and Benton). All residents are welcome. Learn more about Two Creeks here.

Mark Your Calendar! The 40 West ArtLine will hold a launch party on June 1st! Like the Facebook page and sign up for the email newsletter for updates. 

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.
   
Applying for a micro grant through WCCA is easy.  Here's how. 
 
Improve the look of your business with  WCCA's Business Beautification Program .

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