Food, fun, and art for the whole family. In Olde Town Arvada on the first Friday of every month come on down for a fun artwalk and special deals. This month the art displayed was all done by high school students throughout Denver and its suburbs. The art was compelling, and it made you want to keep on walking to different places to see more art.
Throughout different galleries, cafes, and boutiques there was art and snacks. Some of the businesses hosting art also were running special deals for the day. Some of the artists were by their work and answered questions to the public. Almost all of the places that had art in them also had small snacks for people coming in to see the art. A few of the places with art also had bands playing.
The art in Olde Town had everything from photography to mixed media to painting. Some artists were inspired by assignments their teachers had given them, and some were just there to display their out of school work. The high school featuring art there included: Arvada High, Arvada West, Pomona, Ralston Valley, Two Roads Charter, Jefferson Academy, Standley Lake, Columbine High, Dakota Ridge High, Wheat Ridge High, Chatfield High and Warren Tech. All the art was meaningful and you could tell someone had really taken time to do.
Overall, Olde Town Arvada is a very family friendly place, and this new First Friday tradition is one worth going to. Although there wasn’t a lot of parking it was a really fun activity for the whole family. One suggestion if you’re planning on going would be to print out a copy of the map at home, so when you get there you know where you’re going.