About the Arvada Center Galleries

Galleries at the Arvada Center host a dozen or more fine art exhibitions each year in three distinctive galleries with 10,000 square feet of space. The Arvada Center prides itself on keeping its gallery and  museum exhibitions FREE and open to the public seven days a week, something that it has done since inception in 1976.

The Arvada Center Galleries are open Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m.to 6:00 p.m.; Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; and Sunday 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. The galleries remain open until 7:30 p.m. on evenings with theatre performances. Free docent-led tours of the gallery exhibitions and history museum are available to groups of five or more. To schedule a tour call the Arvada Center's gallery/museum tour line at 720-898-7255 (please provide at least one week's notice, tour guides are not always available).

Current Exhibitions

Learn More: 32nd Annual Fine Art Market Show & Sale

32nd Annual Fine Art Market Show & Sale

November 29 - December 16, 2018

The Arvada Center’s annual Fine Art Market Show & Sale takes over our Main Gallery with one-of-a-kind items from over 90 local artists in every medium you can think of from sculpture to sketch. If you are looking for a unique and quirky gift for someone on your holiday shopping list (or even for yourself) then this is the place. With it being the season of giving, all purchases support the participating artists and the Arvada Center. Free admission for all!


Learn More: 11th annual ACES Show & Sale

11th annual ACES Show & Sale

November 29 - December 16, 2018

Over 50 instructors and students from the Center’s own outstanding ceramics studio are offering an extensive selection of works, with most items irresistibly priced to make great holiday gifts! This show & sale takes place in the Upper Gallery, and your purchase supports the participating artists and the Arvada Center.


Learn More: Laura Merage: Nausy Nausy

Laura Merage: Nausy Nausy

September 13 - December 23, 2018

Laura Merage’s soft sculpture installation takes over the Arvada Center’s Theatre Gallery with vibrations of color. The title, Nausy Nausy, is meant to evoke the words we coo to children when they pet an animal or touch something fragile, to be nice, to be gentle, to be considerate.


Upcoming Exhibitions

Learn More: Art of the State 2019

Art of the State 2019

January 17 - March 31, 2019

The Arvada Center is proud to present Art of the State 2019 , the latest installment in our critically acclaimed Colorado artist exhibition. This juried exhibition showcases the quality, depth, and diversity of Colorado artists and is the follow-up to the very successful Art of the State 2013 , and Art of the State 2016 . In its third iteration, Art of the State 2019 garnered 1,555 entries from 566 artists in a call for entry that was open to all Colorado artists utilizing all media. Jurors selected 154 pieces by 135 Colorado artists to be presented at the Arvada Center. With three art galleries covering over 10,000 square feet, the Center looks forward to hosting this immense celebration of local art in Colorado.


Gallery Events

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