The ArtLine is possible because of the many dedicated partners and community members who are helping to make it a reality. The primary project partners are highlighted below. Other key project supporters include the West Colfax Community Association, Two Creeks Neighborhood Association, Northeast Lakewood Neighborhood Organization, Metro West Housing Solutions, Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design, and many other individuals, businesses, and artist stakeholders.
The 40 West ArtLine was first envisioned by the community and recommended in several adopted City plans. The City was the lead project partner on the NEA grant that helped launch the ArtLine in 2018 and continues to support the project in a number of ways.
40 West Arts is a state-certified creative district with over 150 member artists and multiple galleries, creative businesses and artist studios. The district champions the revitalization of the West Colfax corridor through arts and culture and supports arts spaces, events and community partnerships. 40 West Arts is a primary stakeholder and advocate for the ArtLine and the district core is located along the ArtLine route.
Serving Lakewood's oldest and most historic commercial corridor, the Lakewood-West Colfax Business Improvement District (BID) and its partners are working with a broad spectrum of stakeholders to support the evolution of this historic corridor in a way that aligns with the vision and values of the community. The BID is a strong supporter of the ArtLine.
The creation of the ArtLine was made possible through the generous support of an Our Town grant from the NEA. The Our Town grant program supports creative placemaking projects that help to transform communities into lively, beautiful, and resilient places.