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The Arvada Center for the Arts and HumanitiesArvada Center for the Arts and Humanities

The City of Arvada is committed to providing arts and cultural events throughout the year and supporting and showcasing art in public places. With that goal in mind, the Arvada Center was founded through a unique collaboration between the citizens and government of Arvada and was dedicated on July 4, 1976. Since its inception, the Arvada Center has offered year-round concerts and performances in theater and dance; art exhibitions; a history museum; and classes in ceramics, dance, writing, acting, and the visual and musical arts. With more than half its patrons coming from outside of Jefferson County, the Arvada Center’s influence extends beyond its name, serving more than 350,000 visitors each year. For more information on the many events and activities offered at the Arvada Center, visit their website at or call their box office at 720-898-7200.


Arvada Festivals Commission

The Arvada Festivals Commission is appointed by the Arvada City Council in support of the City's community-wide festivals. The festivals commission sponsors, coordinates and plans eight city-wide events annually which include The Chocolate Affair, Senior High Tea, the Kite Festival, Sustain Arvada Festival, Arvada Trails Day, Independence Day Celebration, the Festival of Scarecrows, and the Holiday Wine Tasting Festival. For more information about the Festivals Commission and its many festivals, visit them at or call 720-898-7400.


Sister Cities International

Arvada Sister Cities International (ASCI) was founded by the City of Arvada and a group of citizens in 1992 with the goals to: increase cultural awareness and understanding with other countries; promote educational exchanges; explore opportunities for economic development; and serve as an exchange for ideas, technology, and municipal systems with other cities. For more information, visit them on our website at Sister Cities Program .