Colorado Creative Industries’ program of art exhibitions at the Colorado State Capitol brings rotating art exhibitions to the State Capitol to celebrate Colorado’s creative economy and share it with Coloradans and visitors. Exhibitions tie in with events happening throughout the arts community and showcase artists and cultural organizations from throughout the state.

 Wonders of Nature

 Clockwise from upper left: Ken Takahashi, Japanese Maple; Robert Newman, Aspen Ridge; Kathy Snead, Red Teton Morning. 


40 West Arts, in partnership with Colorado Creative Industries’ Creative Capitol program, presents highlights from Wonders of Nature, an exhibition celebrating the colors and textures of the natural world—from landscapes and wildlife to galactic grandeur and microscopic mysteries. The exhibition includes visual artists of all kinds—painters, photographers and mixed-media artists—who utilize their artist’s eye to capture nature’s majesty. Selected works will be on display at the Colorado State Capitol complex, including the Lieutenant Governor's Office, basement rotunda, and the Joint Budget Committee room, as well in the lobby of the Office of Economic Development at 1625 Broadway.


The exhibition includes artworks by the following 40 West artists:

Dave Berry                 Faye Crowe

Dorothy DePaulo        Heather Diamond

Gail Firmin                  Barbara Gal

Leah Hendricks           Christy Holland

Katie Kirkland              Nan Lund

Emily Marino               Kathy Mitchell-Garton

Robert Newman         Valerie Savarie

Peggy Shaw               Michele Sires-DeLorean

Kathy Snead               Heidi Snyder

Greg Squires               Ken Takahashi

Coreen Zuniga


About 40 West Arts

40 West Arts is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization focused on delivering direct, positive impact to help catalyze the resurgence of the West Colfax Corridor— the historic heart of Lakewood—through arts & culture and the energy of creative enterprises. 40 West Arts, one of only 12 state-certified creative districts in Colorado, operates 40W Gallery at 1560 Teller Street and promotes a growing number of other galleries and arts-related venues that host scores of events annually.


About Colorado Creative Industries Creative District Program:

Colorado’s Creative Districts are capitalizing on Colorado's creative assets to grow their local economy and to improve the quality of life for their residents. The 12 Certified Creative Districts each have attained a sustainable organizational structure and funding plan, as well as honing their unique story and developing community ties. Colorado’s creative district organizers have become leaders in their communities and have increased awareness of the value of arts, culture and creativity to impact economic vitality. The districts are successful hubs of economic activity by providing a focal point for celebrating and strengthening a community's unique identity and enhancing the area as an appealing place to live, live and do business.