ARTSweek yarn bombingJoin in a week-long celebration of the arts! ARTSWEEK GOLDEN includes activites that will take place throughout Golden such as yarn-bombing of Golden sculptures, performance art, sidewalk chalk masterpieces, and plein air painting. Parking spots along Washington Avenue will be converted into pop-up art studios.

The festival is happening now  and culminates in a weekend arts festival July 20-22 with more than 100 national artists exhibiting their works in a spectacular setting on the Colorado School of Mines campus. Foothills Art Center (FAC) is organizing the entire event. Check the online schedule for the daily art events all week long!

“This year marks the 50th anniversary of Foothills Art Center and a new era for art in Golden,” said Hassan Najjar, the executive director of FAC. “The arts scene in Golden has never been stronger or more varied. We have street art, sculpture walks, traditional paintings, vibrant murals. FAC is one of many thriving arts organizations, along with Miners Alley Playhouse, galleries in our downtown area and more. We are banding together for 168 hours of art in Golden to showcase just how strong the Golden art scene really is.”

For more information on timing, ticketing and the festival, visit