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Foothills Art Center

Address: 809 Fifteenth Street, Golden, CO 80401
Phone Number: 303-279-3922
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Ranked #13 of 52 things to do in Golden
Type: Art museums, Museums
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Type: Art museums, Museums
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Arvada, Colorado
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187 reviews 187 reviews
45 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We love this art center in an historic building in Golden. There are several exhibits throughout the year and a great holiday art/craft show from Thanksgiving through the end of the year. We always find great and unique Christmas gifts, from fiber creations to jewelry and blown glass Christmas decorations.

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Golden, Colorado
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44 reviews 44 reviews
13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Great small museum that shows world-class art in a lovely environment. Well worth the time to visit.

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Evergreen, Colorado
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46 reviews 46 reviews
17 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

The Foothills Art Center is located in the attractive downtown of Golden. It is located in an attractive vintage building just a few blocks uphill from the bustling main street. The gallery is small, but well laid out. Each year there are a series of well-curated shows with uniformly high quality of art. The artwork covers a wide range and... More 

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53 reviews 53 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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.

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Westerville, Ohio
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78 reviews 78 reviews
20 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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200 reviews 200 reviews
68 attraction reviews
937 helpful votes 937 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 

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Leadville, Colorado
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119 reviews 119 reviews
11 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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 

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57 reviews 57 reviews
6 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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 

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western colorado
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173 reviews 173 reviews
66 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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.

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Denver, Colorado
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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 :-)

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