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Summer Camps 2015 Open for Registration

Summer Camps 2015

The Arvada Center is offering Summer Camps, June 1 – August 14 for ages 3-18. Let your child explore their creativity in exciting classes from our most popular teachers and drama, music, dance and visual arts courses! We also offer Extended Day and Lunch Bunch sessions for busy, working parents! Below you’ll find a quick sampling of what we offer over the entire 11-week summer break!

Summer Camps 2015 pdf catalog


2015 Summer Camps

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Summer Visual Arts Camps


Drama Camps

Summer Drama Camps


Summer Teen Intensive Production

Catch Me if You Can, The Musical

Tech Theater Camp – Catch Me if You Can, The Musical

Humanities Camps

Summer Humanities Camps



ArtStart Camps
ArtStart at Arvada Center

The Arvada Center offers a unique interdisciplinary arts class for preschool age children. Two morings or afternoons per week, a team of instructors presents experiences in creative dramatics, music, visual arts and movement. A wide variety of materials and techniques are used and taught. Class emphasizes building self-confidence and cultivation of expression in a creative environment.

Summer ArtStart Camps & Classes


Ceramics Camps

Summer Ceramics Camps age 13-18

Summer Ceramics Camps age 6-12


Dance Camps

Summer Dance Camps


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Summer Music Camps





Are you a busy, working parent?


Extended Day & Lunch Bunch

Ages 5-14

$45.00 per sesssion

Arvada Center spring break camp has extended day activities perfect for children aged 5–14 of working parents. Most of our camps run from 9:00AM–Noon and 1:00–4:00PM, but students may also sign up for a Lunch Bunch session from 12:00–1:00PM (children bring their own sack lunch). Pre-registration and pre-payment is required. No drop-ins or single-day registrations allowed. Parents picking thier children up more than 10 minutes late for the morning or afternoon sessions may be charged per day.

The cost for each session each week is $45.

Class Time and Date

Lunch Bunch Sessions

Mon-Fri, 6/1 – 8/14, 1 week — 12pm – 1pm

After Care Camp Sessions

Mon-Fri, 6/1 – 8/14  1 week — 4pm – 5pm

Spring & Summer Camp Frequently Asked Questions

rePOPulated featured on RMPBS “Arts District”


Rocky Mountain PBS will feature our Winter 2015 Galleries exhibition RMPBS-ArtsDistrict-2015

contemporary perspectives on pop art

on Arts District - their arts and culture tv-radio-website programming channel

Catch it live on TV
Thursday Feb 19 at 7:30 p.m.

Friday, Feb 20 at 2:00 p.m.

Check your local TV listings for channel location in your broadcast area.


Watch the segement here:  rePOPulated at Arvada Center

What is Arts District?

From the RMPBS website at

“As Colorado’s first and only multi-media arts & culture web hub featuring television, radio and web-exclusive content, we showcase a variety of local artists as well as artists from coast to coast, thanks to a unique exchange with over thirty major market PBS stations. We pride ourselves on stories that are geographically diverse and artistically broad as possible.”

Summer Stage Concert Series 2015 Kicks Off with Irish Rockers The Waterboys

The Waterboys at Arvada Center May 24, 2015

Our 2015 Summer Stage Concert Series kicks off with celtic folk rock legends - The Waterboys. Stopping in the Denver Metro area live at the Arvada Center Outdoor Amphitheater on Sunday May 24.

Sunday, May 24
7:30 p.m.

Reserved Covered: $52 & $49
GA Lawn Seating: $32



Watch The Waterboys latest video here:

Tip Us A Ten $pot for Colorado Gives Day 2014



For the fifth consecutive year, the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities is participating in Colorado Gives Day, an annual statewide initiative to celebrate and increase philanthropy in Colorado through online giving. We are asking our supporters to Tip Us a Ten Spot to support the Arvada Center.


Tip Us a Ten Spot and help us in making art happen here at the Arvada Center.
Donations are being accepted December 1 – 9.

How will your $10 donation help? There are hundreds of items used every day in our education classes, school Arts Day programs, visual art exhibitions and performing arts productions. Many items cost around $10, for example:

• Two industrial spools of thread for the costume shop
• One 25lb bag of clay for a children’s pottery class
• Two costumes for a drama camp performance
• Three yards of fabric for a Dance Academy ballet costume
• One of the 300 halogen light bulbs used to shine on art in our galleries
• One box of “diamond” gemstones to make a costume dazzle
• Paint rollers and trays for painting over 10,000 sq. ft. of gallery space before every exhibition
• One new set of strings so a violinist in the Front Range Youth Symphony can make music
• One large bag of throat lozenges for our actors

New this year is an easy to use Give by Cell feature that allows you to
Tip Us a Ten Spot using your mobile phone*. To donate with your cell phone – text the word GIVE2ART to 56512 or set up your donation online at

Visiting the Arvada Center? Donation boxes are available throughout the building or stop by the Box Office, and someone will be happy to help you. For additional information, call the Arvada Center at 720-898-7200.

Don’t wait until December 9 – Tip Us a Ten Spot  today!


*Terms and Conditions of Text-To-Donate with Mobile Giving Foundation
A one-time donation of $10.00 will be added to your mobile phone bill or deducted from your prepaid balance. Donor must be age 18+, and all donations must be authorized by the account holder (for example, parents). By texting YES, the user agrees to and accepts the terms and conditions. All charges are billed by and payable to your mobile service provider. Service is available through most carriers. Donations are collected for the benefit of the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities by the Mobile Giving Foundation and subject to the terms found at . Message and Data Rates May Apply. You can unsubscribe at any time by texting STOP to short code 20222; text HELP to 20222 for help. To read the Arvada Center privacy policy go to

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UNBOUND: Sculpture in the Field Installs Begin

Sculpture in the Field is making progress!

Today, Chuck Parson starts installing his piece for the UNBOUND: Sculpture in the Field Summer 2014 Gallery Outdoor Exhibition. Scroll down to experience what his installation SOUNDS like !

Arvada Center South Field
Opens June 26, 2014 through September, 2015

summer2014-unbound-sculpture-install-parson (6)The impetus for this summer’s series of exhibitions began by re-imagining the 17-acre open space just south of the Arvada Center to create a compelling and engaging outdoor sculpture exhibition. In partnering with the Museum of Outdoor Arts, who specializes in the placement of site-specific sculpture in Colorado, 27 sculptures were chosen of various sizes and media by 15 highly acclaimed Colorado artists. This creative vision will ultimately transform and evolve to create a one-of-a-kind space in the western region by devoting a dedicated area to showcase modern and contemporary sculptures. In placing art, it changes the landscape of Arvada and brings the programming of the Arvada Center galleries inside, out.

Participating artists:
Vanessa Clarke
Emmett Culligan
John Ferguson
Erick C. Johnson
Andy Libertone
Nancy Lovendahl
Robert Mangold
Patrick Marold
Dave Mazza
Andy Miller
Charles Parson
Carl Reed
Joe Riche
Kevin Robb
Bill Vielehr

Opening Reception in the Field: Thursday, June 26, 2014 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Free and open to the public
Rain or Shine

Sponsored by:
Museum of Outdoor Arts
Exempla Lutheran Medical Center

In-Kind sponsors:
Colorado Hardscapes
Sunbelt Rentals
Lowe’s (Arvada location)
Demiurge Sculptural & Architectural Fabrication
Arvada Rent-Alls
Art Management and Planning Inc.

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And what does Chuck Parson’s exhibit sound like?! Ask Exhibition Curator Collin Parson (or watch the quick video).