Galleries at the Arvada Center feature 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 its inception in 1976.
Our Fall 2023 Exhibitions are now open! Explore our three exhibitions down below and get your free ticket while the Galleries are open till November 12.
Galleries Hours Mon - Fri, 11 am - 7 pm On select nights when there is a theatre performance (Wednesday - Saturdays through the fall and spring), the galleries will be open until 7:30 pm.
Sat 10 am - 4 pm
Sun 12 pm - 4 pm
Mon - Fri, 11 am - 7 pm
On select nights when there is a theatre performance (Wednesday - Saturdays through the fall and spring), the galleries will be open until 7:30 pm.
Fall 2023: SoCo Series
Emilio Lobato: A Mi Manera
A 40-Year Survey
Respected Colorado artist Emilio Lobato was born in San Pablo, a small farming town in the San Luis Valley of Southern Colorado. Lobato credits the region’s history of creativity, necessity, and spirituality as major inspirations in his work. A Mi Manera, or My Way, is a survey of Lobato’s work beginning in 1982. Lobato’s work weaves together lifelong themes of loneliness, isolation, tradition, and culture, using abstraction to reduce his subject to its basic elements.
Art of Southern Colorado
Southern Colorado's unique history, scenery, and culture has been a source of imagery and introspection for centuries. This group exhibition features contemporary artists living within the 37th parallel, capturing a wide swath of Colorado's Southernmost cities. Works are in a variety of medium and type, all celebrating the impact this region has on artists.
Colcha Embroidery of the San Luis Valley
Colcha embroidery traveled to Colorado from New Mexico, where the women of the San Luis Valley transformed the traditional stitch into a wholly new art form, depicting intricate landscapes and stories important in their lives. Colcha embroidery is practiced in the San Luis Valley as an art informed by 19th-century Spanish Colonial culture and shaped by Indigenous and Anglo-American influences, creating a textile unique to Southern Colorado. This exhibition is in collaboration with The Range, an art space in Saguache, Colorado, and features works from generations of colcha embroidery artists, contemporary colcha embroidery from the region, and pieces on loan from History Colorado and the Sangre de Cristo Heritage Center.