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Arts and Culture


With the transition of the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities to a non-profit organization, the Arvada City Council recognized the need for a new commission to address community cultural advocacy and public art. In November of 2015, the Council established the Arvada Arts and Culture Commission (AACC). The Commission's mission is to support, cultivate, and advocate for a variety of arts, culture, and heritage opportunities throughout our community, and its vision is: Arvada, Where Arts and Culture Live. Other goals include outreach and support of local artists; liaison and partner with the Arvada Historical Society, the Arvada Festivals Commission, the Parks Advisory Committee, and other organizations; create a Cultural District in Arvada.

In 2018, the AACC adopted the Arvada Arts and Culture Master Plan that included the following goals:

  • Make Places that Deepen Community Attachment
  • Invest in the Future of Arts and Culture Goals
  • Create Events for Every Generation
  • Make a Home for Artists and Arts and Culture

Read the full Master Plan to learn about individual goals and strategies to make Arvada a city where arts and culture live

Arvada's Culture of Art

Arvada Artists: Arvada Has a Thriving Artistic Community. Learn more about local artists by visiting Arvada Artists.

Public Art: The City of Arvada owns hundreds of pieces of art, and looks for opportunities to expand its public art collection. Learn more about Arvada's Public Art.