Everything to See & Do at the New Orleans Street Party in 40 West Arts

 

First Friday of the month is happening in 40 West Arts next week (on March 1st from 6pm-9pm!), and 40 West Arts is throwing a street party New Orleans style!

This month, the District’s special Colfax Art Crawl (which is like any First Friday celebration… but on steroids) is gearing up to take to the streets New Orleans Style.

Here is the official, complete list of everything to see and do:

1. Live Jazz Music From An Official Jazz Band

The Denver Brass plays at the Newman Center March 2006 |  Photo

The Denver Brass plays at the Newman Center March 2006 | Photo

CELEBRATE! The Denver Brass Band will be marching through the streets of 40 West Arts along our ArtLine starting at 6:30pm at the 40 West Gallery. Watch them go and dance in the streets as they parade around all of our incredible art spaces.

2. The Art of Divination in Tarot Card Readings

Edge Gallery hosts an exhibition at First Friday in 40 West Arts |  Photo

Edge Gallery hosts an exhibition at First Friday in 40 West Arts | Photo

40 West Studios & Lakewood Arts Gallery will have Tarot Card Readings happening throughout the evening by Lady Jane and Madame Annette! Come early to secure your spot. Don’t miss Micro Galaxies in the Everyday, a Month of Photography exhibit, featuring multiple artists, lead by Diane Allison, at 40 West Studios on Reed Street.

3. You’re the Canvas! Face Painting in the District

The Gallery of Everything |  Photo

The Gallery of Everything | Photo

For the young and the young at heart! Face painting sessions will take place at the Gallery of Everything throughout the evening.

4. Food Trucks – because too much excitement makes all of us hungry

Tacos served at the 2018 MuralFest |  Photo

Tacos served at the 2018 MuralFest | Photo

Who doesn’t love a good street taco?! Find fantastic bites outside of WestFax Brewing from Mexican Street Grill and pick up another bite as you head to Pirate: Contemporary Art where you’ll find Teal Tacos!

5. Live Music – Yes, dinner and a show!

Live musical performances at First Friday Colfax Art Crawl 2018 |  Photo

Live musical performances at First Friday Colfax Art Crawl 2018 | Photo

Food, Tarot Cards, and a show? Sign us up. Live music by Sunrise Drive will be playing at the Edge Gallery.

5. Learn How It’s Done with Live Art Demos

Live art demos at the  2018 MuralFest  |  Photo

Live art demos at the 2018 MuralFest | Photo

Celebrate & Learn! Live art demos are happening at most of our gallery locations –including live metal working demos at Craven Metal by Matt Craven! You can find more live art demos at 40 West Gallery, Landt Makenna Galleries, and Lakewood Arts Gallery!

6. DIY Project Stations

Kids DIY crafts at Lakewood Arts Gallery at 40 West Día de los Muertos 2018 |  Photo

Kids DIY crafts at Lakewood Arts Gallery at 40 West Día de los Muertos 2018 | Photo

Make a mask to celebrate the evening at 40 West Gallery or Lakewood Arts Gallery. Interested in doing more? NEXT Gallery will be doing Jello print making.

8. Gallery Exhibitions & Opening Receptions

NEXT Gallery’s annual celebration of Casa Bonita in 2018 |  Photo

NEXT Gallery’s annual celebration of Casa Bonita in 2018 | Photo

Be with us to celebrate art. There’s almost too much to see and celebrate as 40 West Arts kicks off our Month of Photography! See incredible works of at 40 West Gallery’s Traces of Home Opening Reception, NEXT Gallery’s Pretty in Pink (Casa Bonita) Exhibition, Pirate: Contemporary Art’s Brian Cavanaugh & Vinni Alfonso Opening Reception, or any number of incredible arts happenings that can be found at Pasternack’s Art Hub!


(Seriously… there’s so much we actually couldn’t put it all here… thank goodness you can find the complete list right here, too.)

Stop by for a drink (on us!), some light bites, and one of 40 West Art’s biggest celebrations of creativity happening this year. We can’t wait to see you!

Parking is available on streets throughout the district or at Lamar Station Plaza. Visitors may park in the spaces marked as ‘private’ at the 1560 Teller st. building complex.

Please, do not park at or block spaces at the CrossFit Lakewood Gym at 7175 W. 16th Ave.

Kick off your evening at 40 West Art’s Gallery at 1560 Teller St. to pick up a map and work your way around! All locations open 6pm-9pm or later. We’ll see you there!

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