March 2024 Newsletter

Check out all of the creative happenings going on this month!
Wheat Ridge Creates Meetup Photo

Wheat Ridge Creates Meet Ups

We meet monthly on the third Saturday of the month from 10-11:30am and continue to connect with creatives in our community and beyond. 

March Meet Up

For March 16, we'll be meeting at Singularity Tattoo from 10-11:30am.  Join us to connect with other creatives, discuss living as artists, share creative opportunities and celebrate wins.  Singularity Tattoo will provide coffee from Stylus and Crate.  If you'd like to bring a snack to share feel free to but it is not required.  

Our February Meetup was a chock full of exciting opportunities to be a part of the creative community thriving in Wheat Ridge.  Singularity Tattoo launched their new gallery space with a diverse photo show the first Friday of February.  Several art spaces along 38th Avenue will be participating in first Fridays including Artcentric and Beehive Studios.  Come out and support local art! 
The ArtSpot Co-op is becoming a 501(c)(3) and we can’t wait to see the goodness they create with this new classification. They’ll be hosting two shows in 2024 (details can be found in the ArtSpot Co-op section of this newsletter). 
In collaboration with the Cultural Commission, we’ll be building a float for the Carnation Festival--more details to come! The Wheat Ridge Cultural Commission's grant application deadline for awards for the second half of the year is May 2. Be on the lookout for more information on ways to utilize these funds to uplift creativity in our community.  We look forward to seeing you on March 16. 
BIG THANK YOU to everyone for your time, energy and enthusiasm. We LOVE building this creative community with you!  See you Soon!!
Localworks Grand Opening Event

Clear Creek Makerspace Grand Opening!

We're thrilled to announce the grand opening of Clear Creek Makerspace! This is your personal invite to join us for an unforgettable day of discovery, fun, and inspiration on Saturday, March 30 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM at Clear Creek Makerspace (9110 W. 44th Ave. Wheat Ridge, CO 80033).

Excitingly, CCM is slated to become one of Metro Denver’s premier creative hubs, offering over 7,500 sq. ft. of workshop space equipped with all the tools and tech you need to bring your ideas to life. Whether for personal passion projects or your small business, we can't wait to see what you'll create.

Our celebration kicks off at 11:30 AM with a lively ribbon-cutting ceremony and a special welcome from Localworks. After the ceremony, we invite you to explore the makerspace, where you'll be able to mix, meet, and marvel at the endless possibilities that CCM is so excited to offer. Dive into hands-on demos featuring the latest in 3D printing, laser cutting, crafting, woodworking, metalworking, and so much more. Take home fun DIY projects, engage with experts, and enjoy surprise giveaways that capture CCM's spirit of creativity and community.

During the open house, you'll also be able enjoy tasty brunch treats, snacks, and a variety of drinks, including a cash bar to support a fantastic cause. Our goal is to raise $1,000 for two full 1-year membership scholarships. If you've got a minute to RSVP, click here to let us know you're coming!
Cultural Commission Art Drop Promotion

Wheat Ridge Cultural Commission 

Join the Wheat Ridge Cultural Commission in weaving the threads of our creative community! We will host our next connectivity mixer on Wednesday, April 24, in partnership with Localworks and the Clear Creek Makerspace. These events bring together artists, businesses, educators, the “art-curious”, and groups passionate about art and culture within our City. follow us on Facebook or Instagram for an invitation and details.

Are you a Wheat Ridge artist, maker, or creative looking to get out of your home studio and connect with your local art community? Well, we have great news! The Wheat Ridge Cultural Commission is opening the next application window for our Community Grant Program, offering up to $500 in reimbursement to support your art and cultural initiatives and events. The window will be in April and March, for activities that take place July through December. We believe in your ideas, follow us on Facebook or Instagram for the link and details.
Cultural Commission Art Drop Promotion

Upcoming Events at Sweet Ridge Studios

Wheat Ridge We Love You!  Come Get Creative with Sweet Ridge Studios.  We have new programs we are delighted to be offering; Date Nights and Kids Night Out.  Click below for full details. Our Spring Break Art Camps are on sale for 25% Off and our absolute favorite, Summer, has dynamic, new art camps for students 3-18 years of age, including a 2-D Stop Motion Animation class for Teens and a Makerspace Magic Camp for Tweens offered in collaboration with Localworks NEW Clear Creek Makerspace.  Art Makes Life Sweet! We’ll See You Soon!  
  • Date Nights: 2nd Saturday of the Month, 5-7 pm $40 per person, includes adult beverages and light snacks, childcare available for $10 per child. In March we will make Macrame Plant Hangers and in April we’ll unleash our creativity with Abstract Scraper Paintings.  
  • Kids Night Out! 3rd Saturday of the Month, 5-8 pm, $45 includes Amici’s pizza and a juice box.  Open studio style art projects will keep your kiddos happy while you have a little time for yourself.
  • Spring Break Art Camps: For both DPS and Jeffco, 25% Off Use Coupon Code “SBFun2024”
  • Summer Art Camps: For students 3-18 years of age, 10% Sibling Discount, So Many Amazing Programs!
Singularity Tattoo

Singularity Tattoo

Thanks to our exhibiting artists Chrisi French, Heretik Art and Bella Vanvelkinburgh for making the opening for “Preface” a success. We had a great turnout and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves.
We look forward to another exhibition in a couple months and appreciate everyone’s support. It has been nice to meet the winners of the “Art Drop” as they come through and pick up their new pieces.
As always, the Wheat Ridge Creates group meets here on the 3rd Saturday of every month and everyone is welcome. Ian is looking forward to continuing his role at Sweet Ridge Studios teaching art classes and art camps. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram and in this newsletter for updates as that gets closer. 
Wheat Ridge Center for the Music + Arts graphic

The Wheat Ridge Center for Music and Arts is where to get involved!

If you are a visual artist looking to get involved in the local creative community, the WRCM+A is where to get connected! Collectively known as The Artists at the Center, you can find these visual arts groups regularly meeting and displaying art at the Center to educate, create, and inspire. Please drop by and get involved!
  • Wheat Ridge Art League
    Meets 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6:30p (except August and December)
  • Art Spot Co-Op
    Meets 3rd Thursday of the month at 5:00p (except December)
  • Arvada Fine Arts Guild
  • Mountainside Art Guild
    Meets 2nd Tuesday of the month at 2:00p (except July, August, and December
  • Pastel Society of Colorado
    Meets 2nd Saturday of the month at 12:30p (except July, August, and September)

✨Our little Co-Op is glowing up! ✨

Last month on #ThirdThursday we approved funds to register with the State and legitimize ourselves as a legal entity, growing from our humble roots as a community of local artists looking to find and work alongside others that share our vision. We then collaboratively drafted our 2024 vision statement for Art Spot, which reads:

“Art Spot is a Visual Arts Cooperative (Co-Op) in Wheat Ridge, where members build an inclusive, professional, and cultural environment serving local artists and patrons. We uplift our community through creativity, fellowship, and shared enrichment opportunities.”
Upcoming Art Spot events - stay tuned!
  • Month of June: Open-call community show at Artcentric 
  • June 29: Pop-up at Ridgefest Art Market

Art Spot is still accepting invitations from local venues for 2024 pop-up art exhibition opportunities! Please email us at or send us a DM on Instagram if you are interested in giving your space a zhuzh by hosting some amazing local artists. 

You're Invited! Art Spot Co-Op meets every #ThirdThursdays at the Wheat Ridge Center for Music + Arts

Join us from 5-7pm on the Third Thursday of each month for our cooperative meeting and our new #ArtHype activity. Monthly meetups are open to all creators in our community; bring in a work in progress or any example of your work to share with other artists who will then respond with what they LOVE about the piece, process, or direction the artist is taking.

If you are interested in joining an artist's cooperative in Wheat Ridge, please scan the QR code in the graphic or use this link to register for our mailing list. We email updates and meeting reminders every third Tuesday ahead of our meetings, so this is the best way to stay informed of developments within the co-op. You can unsubscribe from this list at any time.
If you have any questions or comments, or would like to get involved, please reach out to us on Instagram @artspotco_op or email us at You can also drop by the Wheat Ridge Center for Music and Arts at 7530 W. 38th Ave any #ThirdThursday to meet our members and see what we have going on. We look forward to creating with you! 
Lakewood Arts Toddler and Me Art Class

Lakewood Arts

Lakewood Arts presents a month of prints with its exhibit of "A Fine Print" during the month of March. Also on display will be photography by Bill McCarthy, artwork honoring International Women's Day by Robyn Cochran Ragland, and Multimedia artworks by Jefferson High School. 
Additionally, a new Toddler and Me Art class on April 7. Go to for more information.
For more information call 303 980-0625 or go to
Upcoming Events and Opportunities

Denver Chalk Art Festival – Call for Artists!

Denver Chalk Art Festival 2024 Is now accepting application for this year's festival, taking place June 1-2, 2024.  Come join the fun!  Deadline to enter is March 31.
Enter though the CaFÉ link listed below. Link to enter:

"LET'S CREATE" Summary Art Festival at RidgeFest

On June 29, in conjunction with and supported by Local Works and the RidgeFest event, artists have an opportunity to organize and market their original works, promote creative businesses and  organizations, educate and demonstrate, and build relationships. We will be independently organized as LET’S CREATE, Summer Festival of the Arts at RidgeFest. 

Complete interest form by March 22:
Survey for LET’S CREATE Festival of Art at RidgeFest
Art on the Farm

Wheat Ridge Creatives Around Town

Wheat Ridge Creates Meet Up
Saturday, March 16
10:00 A.M. - 11:30 A.M.
Painting Supplies
Localworks Weekly Makerspace Meet Up
6:00 P.M - 7:00/7:30 P.M.
7530 West 38th Avenue
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Wheat Ridge Art League
Wheat Ridge Art League Monthly Meeting
United Methodist Church, 7530 W 38th Ave.
  • 2nd Tuesday of each month
  • 6:30 - 7pm - Social Mixer
  • 7 - 7:30pm - Business Meeting
  • 7:30 - 9pm - Live Demo from area artist
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Art Spot Logo
Art Spot Co-op Monthly Meeting
United Methodist Church, 7530 W 38th Ave. 
  • Third Thursday of each month
  • 5-7pm
What's Up Wheat Ridge webpage
Find out about Wheat Ridge Creates events, updates and opportunities at
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