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Foothills Art Center

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Address: 809 Fifteenth Street, Golden, CO 80401
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10:00 - 20:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Mon - Wed 10:00 - 17:00
Thu 10:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Located in historic downtown Golden, Foothills Art Center enriches the...

Located in historic downtown Golden, Foothills Art Center enriches the local community as a cultural destination for residents and guests to discover, create, enjoy and learn about contemporary and historic fine craft. Here you will find unusual and inspiring objects in wood, ceramics, fiber, glass, metals and other fine craft media. Our three galleries are set in 19th-century historic buildings, including a Gothic-style church, Queen Anne manse, and Victorian mansion. And our Gift Gallery offers one-of-a-kind treasures handmade by Colorado artists.

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Perfect place representing Golden

This is a quaint art museum that I love going to because it reminds me of Goldens' yesteryears and it has represented Golden forever! I love the building and its' surroundings... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 December 2016
april h
Denver, Colorado
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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

This is a quaint art museum that I love going to because it reminds me of Goldens' yesteryears and it has represented Golden forever! I love the building and its' surroundings, and the inside is clean and perfect for having craft fairs (we were attending the christmas display of local artists), my favorite time of the year to visit! If... More 

Thank april h
Fredericksburg, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Old converted church provides a good gallery for art exhibits and shows. Was surprised that they required an entry fee, as most art centers do not. A significant juried show was displayed in a very good presentation in a very nice facility.

Thank FrederickBurg
Golden, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

For a modest art center, the exhibits are stimulating and stellar. After most visits, you will leave thinking.

Thank stevejhill2016
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

The displays are small limited to special exhibitions it seems. There were a few connected rooms. The offerings in the gift shop, 3 rooms large have wonderful offerings. Great cards, jewelry, pottery all made by artists, so if you are looking for a gift to take home or celebration this is the place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

Over the years, I've spent a lot of time in this place, looking at art of all kinds, buying small gifts and just enjoying the quiet space outside. It's up a hill and worth the climb, a nice respite for the day.

Thank Janice F
Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

I love that this smaller venue has such a Colorado vibe to it. It's got history and the exhibits that come through here just feel more personal.

Thank KendraP05
Golden, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016

Has been in Golden for decades. If you are an artsy type, you will love the Foothills Art center. There is usually parking available in the back.,

Thank pqueneau
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2015

Currently they have a local art holiday market up in all the galleries. Over 80 Colorado artists are showing and seeking work in this Holiday show that runs thru December 31st.

Thank johnsunn
Golden, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2015

Any time of the year, the Art Center features an interesting show, and offers different media: photography, paint, sculpture, etc. Visit around the holidays and find some great presents.

Thank Vera K
Boulder, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2015

Lovely changing exhibits, currently Ansel Adams' photos are featured, along with the photos of mountaineering museum founder, Bradford Washington, and one other photographer whom I have forgotten. Good photos, entrance fee a little expensive for 2 small rooms and a video, still worth while. The gift shop features a few local artists, and is quite nice.

Thank Miriahm D

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