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Foothills Art Center

809 Fifteenth Street, Golden, CO 80401
303-279-3922
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Ranked #9 of 29 Attractions in Golden
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Evergreen, Colorado
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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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.

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Westerville, Ohio
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62 reviews 62 reviews
20 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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180 reviews 180 reviews
65 attraction reviews
875 helpful votes 875 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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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

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denver
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52 reviews 52 reviews
6 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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165 reviews 165 reviews
65 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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NJ
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117 reviews 117 reviews
46 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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

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Golden, Colorado
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62 reviews 62 reviews
11 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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

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