Classes at Foothills Art Center

March 15, 2019

Foothills Art Center offers a popular series of classes for adults. In fact, tomorrow’s painting class at Foothills Art Center is SOLD OUT. Sign up for their other classes now, while opening are still available! Learn more and register for classes….

March 16th 10AM-4PM
Painting Spring Flowers with Janet Nunn – SOLD OUT

March 23rd 9AM-4PM
Next Steps in Encaustic – Prior experience with encaustic is mandatory.

This workshop is designed to expand your basic encaustic skills. Plan to experiment with glazing, incising, accretion, sgraffito, dipping, pouring, monotypes, assemblage. Let’s see what we can do with wax! Bring a sack lunch.
$160 for Members | $195for Non-Members

March 30th 12:30-5:30PM
Drawing for People Who Think They Can’t

Uncover the drawing talent that lies right below your fingertips! The ability to draw is common to everyone, not just the “gifted”. What enables one to draw well is the ability to see well. Learn the basics of the visual language and play with contour and shape drawing. Subjects will range from simple still life objects to the human figure. Be prepared to have fun and be surprised at what you can draw! All levels welcome (16+)
$95 for Members | $130 for Non-Members

April 13th 12:30-5:30PM
Drawing: Stickman to Illustration

Increase your drawing power and range! Whether you want to expand your ability to draw what you see, draw more freely from imagination, or both; this class is for you. You’ll learn the drawing techniques used by famous artists like Norman Rockwell and the Golden Age book illustrators—methods which will inject fresh excitement into the way you perceive, visualize, and create! All levels welcome (16 +)
$95 for Members | $130 for Non-Members

If you have kids, check out their Spring Break and Summer classes!

Foothills Art Center | 809 15th St. | (303)- 279-3922 | Map

What a Break for Art-Lovers!

December 28, 2018

From now through the 29th (that’s TOMORROW–Saturday) everything at the Holiday Art Market at Foothills Art Center is 20% OFF!

The photo above shows FAC Executive Director Hassan doing his shopping. Most of those treasures are intended for his wife, but the scarf is all his.

Get to Foothills today or tomorrow, or you’ll miss out on this great opportunity. They are open 10AM-5PM both days, and admission is free.

Foothills Art Center | 809 15th St. | (303)- 279-3922 | Map

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Barb Warden

Museum Store Sunday

November 25, 2018

I recently learned of a new event: Museum Store Sunday, celebrated the Sunday after Thanksgiving. I’m not sure how widely known (or adopted) it is yet, but I’ve always liked shopping in museum gift shops. That makes this a good day to highlight the ones we have in Golden. Each of these museums covers a wide range of price points.

Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum Gift ShopRocky Mountain Quilt Museum
10AM-4PM Mon – Sat and 11-4pm on Sunday

The Quilt Museum’s well-stocked gift shop offers fabric and quilts as well as quilt-related clothing, jewelry, books, stationary, and gifts. If you know someone who quilts, or just admires quilts, you’ll find something perfect at this shop.

Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum | 200 Violet Street, Suite 150 | 303-277-0377 | Map

Golden History Center Gift ShopGolden History Museum

10AM-4:30PM Weds-Mon.  Closed Tuesday.

The Golden History Museum has the best collection of Golden History books that you’ll find anywhere in town. Looking for something a little softer? They also sell stuffed animals designed to match the heirloom chickens that they keep at the Golden History Park.

Golden History Museum | 923 10th St. | 303-278-3557 | Map

Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum Gift ShopColorado School of Mines Geology Museum

9AM –3:45PM Mon-Sat, 1–3:45PM Sunday

The Geology Museum gift shop sells geology-themed merchandise, including mineral specimens, geology field guides, and dinosaur stickers.  Their most recent addition is a new line of mineral-patterned clothing, bags, and journals designed by a pair of Mines graduates!

Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum | 1310 Maple St. | 303-273-3815 | Map

Foothills Art Center Holiday Art MarketFoothills Art Center

10AM – 5:00PM Mon – Sat, 12-5PM Sun

Foothills always has a good gift shop, featuring fine ceramics, fiber, glasswork, jewelry, paintings, woodworking, photography, and more, but at this time of the year, the gift shop takes over the whole Center. The Holiday Art Mart features the creations of over 100 local Colorado artists. It’s a great place to buy high quality, one of a kind gifts.

Foothills Art Center | 809 15th St. | (303)- 279-3922 | Map

Colorado Railroad Museum Gift ShopColorado Railroad Museum

Open Daily 9AM-4PM

For the train-lover in your life, head to the Railroad Museum’s gift shop. They have rail-related books, calendars, clothing, DVDs, posters, toys, games and puzzles.

Colorado Railroad Museum  |  17155 W 44th Avenue  |  303-279-4591  |  Map

Black Friday Specials at Golden Businesses

November 23, 2018

Black Friday Special at Maki Sushi and Grill

Maki Sushi & Grill  | 1301 Washington Ave | 303-404-2800 | Map

Black Friday Special ($14.50) includes two delicious sushi rolls (Golden California Roll and Alaska Roll) and a Miso soup.

Spinster Sisters  |  1116 Washington Avenue |  303.827.9371 |  Map

Spinster Sisters – 10% off entire purchase

Golden Quilt Company | 1108 Washington Avenue | Golden, CO  80401 | 303-277-0717  |  Map

All precut fabrics which include jelly rolls, squares, fat quarters, half yards will be discounted 20%.

Black Friday Deal at Red Wagon Gift and Garden Shop - Golden ColoradoRed Wagon Gift and Garden Shop  |  1118 Washington Ave.  |  303-278-3994  |  Map

Vital Industry clothing, caps and glasses on sale 20% off

Period Six Studio  |  720 Golden Ridge Rd, #B  |  303.278.2150  |  Map

15% off entire purchase

Golden Goods | 1201 Washington Ave | (303) 216-2123 | Map

25% off selected games. Select t-shirts on sale.

Black Friday Special at Spirits in the Wind Gallery - Golden ColoradoSpirits in the Wind Gallery | 1211 Washington Ave | 303-279-1192 | Map

20% Off all hand – blown glass Pumpkins and Mata Ortiz Pottery, many more specials throughout the gallery!

Urban Escape Day Spa  |  1299 Washington Avenue, Suite #170  |  303-278-1709

Purchase any combination of gift cards and/or series packages totaling $250+ and receive your choice of a FREE 30 Minute Massage, Reflexology or Mini-Facial on us!

Foothills Art Center | 809 15th St. | (303)- 279-3922 | Map

Foothills Art Center Members receive 15% discount on all HART purchases (normally 10%).

Peak Cycles | 1224 Washington Avenue, Suite 145 |  303-216-1616  |  Map

10% off 2019 bikes | 20% off full-priced items *except Garmin & Wahoo | Extra 10% off clearance accessories

Big O Tires | 17503 S. Golden Rd. | 303-273-2999 | Map

Buy 3 Tires Get 1 Free. Plus, many more great savings! Check out these deals now!

Golden River Sports  |  806 Washington Ave  |  303-215-9386 | Map

*30% off Hala Gear Standup PaddleBoards
*$250.00 off any new Pyranha, Dagger or Wilderness System Kayak
*Buy two dozen flies – get one dozen of equal or lesser value FREE!

Truly – a BoHotique  |  801B 14th St.  |   (303) 278-7084  |  Map

Up to 50% off merchandise and $10 in Truly Cash for every $100 spent.

State-38 Distilling Black Friday Special - Golden Colorado

State-38 Distilling  |  400 Corporate Circle, Suite B  |  (720) 242-7219 |  (map)

State 38 Distilling – Note: State 38 is only open from 4-6PM.

Deal 1: $50
1 bottle Damn Good Absinthe
1 bottle Damn Good Gin
1 bottle Damn Good Vodka

Deal 2: $100
1 bottle Blanco
1 bottle Reposado
1 bottle Anejo

Deal 3: $100
1 bottle Bourbon Whiskey
1 bottle Scottish peat smoked Whisky
1 bottle Darling Apple Brandy

Deal 4: $30
1 State 38 Distilling Shirt
1 State 38 Distilling Hat

$5 cocktails in the tasting room!

Origin Hotel | Red Rocks | 18485 West Colfax Ave | 303-215-0100 | Map

Book a two-night stay  through March 31 and get a $40 voucher for the hotel’s restaurant and bar, Nomad Taqueria + Beer Garden.  Call to book and ask for this deal.

The Dove Inn Bed & Breakfast | 711 14th St. | 303-278-2209 | Map

30% off stays between December and April.  Book online and use the promotional code BUYSMALL.

Holiday Art Market at Foothills Opens this Week

November 14, 2018

Holiday Art Market at Foothills Art Center - Golden Colorado

The 44th Annual Holiday Art Market will open this week. HART, which opens November 15 and runs through December 30, offers free admission and is open seven days a week.

Featuring the creations of over 100 local Colorado artists working in the highest standards of handcraft, including fine ceramics, fiber, glasswork, jewelry, paintings, woodworking, photography, holiday items, and more, HART is a “cool” holiday art market and an ideal shopping destination for unique gifts.

The Thursday night preview is open to Foothills Art Center members only, and will run from 6-8PM. The Market will open to the public on Friday, and will be open from 10AM-5PM.

Foothills Art Center | 809 15th St. | (303)- 279-3922 | Map

Glitter in the Garden is coming SOON!

August 12, 2018

Foothills Art Center is getting ready for their biggest event of the year–
Glitter in the Garden–on August 24th.

Join us in celebrating Foothills Art Center’s biggest event of the year – our Glitter in the Garden Gala on August 24th. Proceeds from this spectacular event support our responsible operations, innovative art, and educational and community programs. This year’s event features cocktails, a delightful dinner from Relish Catering, live music, and our famous Snatch & Dash event.

Foothills Art Center - Golden Colorado

“What’s a Snatch & Dash,” you’re wondering?  The Snatch & Dash gallery is a room filled with 40+ items that include works of art,  vacations, experiences, etc. Each valued at $250 and up. Purchase a Snatch & Dash ticket and if your number is drawn you’ll get a limited amount of time to “snatch” an item and “dash” out. You have to be present to win and you only have 30 seconds to make your selection once you are inside. Purchasing additional tickets increases your chances of entering the room and even if your number doesn’t get called, each purchase includes four adult guest passes to Foothills Art Center – it’s a win-win!  Check out the Snatch & Dash Gallery here. 

Buy your tickets now, and plan to attend on the 24th!

Foothills Art Center | 809 15th St. | (303)- 279-3922 | Map

Celebrate Summer with a Painting Class

June 19, 2018

Flower-Painting Class at Foothills Art Center - Golden CO

The summer solstice is this Thursday.  Celebrate the changing of the seasons by taking a class at Foothills Art Center–Painting Flowers with Janet Nunn.

Painting Flowers when they are in full bloom is a treat. In this class we will paint the flowers that are in bloom. Learning how to simplify the painting process with different tools, like straws, plastic wrap and misting water. This is a fun way to create the summer flowers.

Arts Week Golden - Foothills Art CenterInstructor:  Janet Nunn
Class Date:  Saturday, June 23, 2018
Time:  10AM-4PM
Cost:  Non member $105/ Member $90

Learn more and register.

ARTSWEEK GOLDEN is coming July 16th-22nd.  They need LOTS of volunteers!  Interested in helping?  Contact Foothills!

Foothills Art Center | 809 15th St. | 303-279-3922 | Map

Learn a New Art Form

April 20, 2018

Foothills Art Center - Golden Colorado

Foothills Art Center has several upcoming classes, including one that starts tomorrow.

Paint Pouring Class with Pam Fortner

During this 4-session class, we will cover many aspects of the poured acrylic painting technique. We will discuss paint recipes, pouring mediums and additives. We will also learn about different methods of pouring paint and explore the results of each method. Students will have the opportunity to try each technique and will develop their own individual style. This is a fun, messy class, so students should be prepared to get their hands dirty! All materials will be supplied for the first class.

Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 10am-4pm
Sunday, April 22, 2018 @ 10am-4pm
Saturday, April 28, 2018 @ 10am-4pm
Sunday, April 29, 2018 @ 10am-12pm
Non member $235/ Member $200 + $15 materials fee


Future Classes (visit for more information):

Saturday May 5th, 10AM-12PM
Attention Management for Artists: Nurturing our Deep Desire to Create

Saturday May 12th, 10AM-2PM
Paper Mosaics

Saturday June 23rd, 10AM-4PM
Painting Flowers with Janet Nunn

Saturday June 30th, 9AM-4PM
Hot Art, Basic Encaustic Techniques

Foothills Art Center | 809 15th St. | (303)- 279-3922 | Map

The Great Glass Orb Hunt

September 3, 2017

Glass Orb Hunt - Foothills Art Center

Foothills Art Center and the City’s tourism program, Visit Golden, have paired up to offer a treasure hunt during the month of September.  They  will be placing a glass orb somewhere in the city each day for thirty days, one for each day of the month. Three artisans handcrafted these one-of-a-kind glass orbs for Golden residents and visitors to find and keep.

Each orb is marked with a special tag and instructions for treasure finders to register their orb at the Foothills Art Center where they will receive a certificate of authenticity. Foothills Art Center is open Mondays – Saturdays: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Sundays: 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Once you register your orb, you will have the opportunity to enter a drawing to win a $200 gift card to a Golden business of your choosing (odds are 1/30).

Foothills Art Center | 809 15th St. | (303)- 279-3922 | Map


HART Leftovers

December 26, 2016

HART Leftovers

The Holiday Art Market at Foothills Art Center will be open through December 30th.  Starting today, everything remaining in stock is 20% off!

Foothills Art Center | 809 15th St. | (303)- 279-3922 | Map