We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Foothills Art Center

809 Fifteenth Street, Golden, CO 80401
Improve this listing
Got a photo?
Add it.
Ranked #8 of 28 Attractions in Golden
Type: Art Museums
Most recent review
- Sep 23, 2014
Write a Review

22 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Was encouraged to seek out this art center and take in the 2014 Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Show. Terrific. The body of work was top notch. Will be top of my list each time I get to the Denver area. A lovely drive from Denver.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Westerville, Ohio
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
20 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

The Foothills Art Center is a sort of a hidden gem in Golden. It's located 3 or 4 blocks UP the hill from downtown Golden but is worth the walk (or climb). The Art Center has a nice collection of local/regional art and periodic special exhibitions. Worth spending a hour or two.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
168 reviews 168 reviews
60 attraction reviews
853 helpful votes 853 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Admittedly it was unexpected & incongruous to find an extraordinary exhibit of Toulouse Lautrec & la Vie Moderne in the Colorado mountains, but this little jewel of a regional museum in a former church ranks with major players in more urban settings. Accompanied by an informative film & beautifully displayed in attractive stark white galleries, fine French art-not often seen... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Leadville, Colorado
Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
10 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I had never been to this museum before but wanted to see Henri's work. They had a very informative movie on his life and work, a nice selection of his works. They also had many other French impressionist works. It was great, only $15 to get in. I wish they would had sold more of his work in their gift... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
6 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

A very worthwhile stop. An intimate place to see any exhibit they offer that might be of interest. At this time, in the main gallery, an extremely interesting, well curated Toulouse-Lautrec exhibit including an array of artists from the end of the 1800's in, mainly, Paris with an excellent video that explores the period. But in a larger sense, this... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
western colorado
Top Contributor
155 reviews 155 reviews
65 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

We went to the holiday show here, a great craft offering for Christmas. We found lots of gifts for others and for ourselves. This is an old church that has been transformed and always has something of interest to see.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Denver, Colorado
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

This art center is in a small former church, but sometimes, as for the textile exhibit, items are on display at the building next door. I always enjoy whatever they show and it is a must place for gift ideas before Christmas :-)

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
43 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

This was our second choice stop in Golden after the Coors Brewery tour but we skipped Adolph's creation because of the long waiting time (1.5 hours) and took in the Art Center instead. No regrets about that decision. For the $3 price of our seniors' admission, we saw a remarkably diverse exhibition of textiles worked into many different forms and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Golden, Colorado
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
11 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

Easy to find, reasonable and free parking and excellent content. I am not an "art person" as such but went in with some friends who are - so visited essentially for social reasons. I was pleasantly surprised to find the display areas were well lit, the place was quiet and invited a meditative contemplation. Later I found out that it... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Fort Collins, Colorado
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
7 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

My friend and I happened upon the FAC while spending a couple of days in Golden. The Colorado Watercolor Society exhibit was going on, and it was fabulous. The Center was also advertising for an upcoming Degas exhibit.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Been to Foothills Art Center? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing