Foothills Art Center in Golden is a private non-profit organization founded in 1968 by a group of Golden artists. The mission of Foothills Art Center is to engage and inspire diverse audiences through the exhibition and interpretation of local, regional, and national visual arts. The Foothills Art Center offers classes for all ages and abilities, lectures, seminars, and tours.
Foothills Art Center was created for, and is devoted to, the mission of leading and inspiring the community through art, education and cultural excellence. Dedicated to exhibiting both traditional and contemporary artworks in all mediums, they not only create a home for Colorado artists, but also feature artists from across the nation and globe. The Center is committed to delivering engaging exhibitions and diverse educational programs in their unique historic environment, creating a memorable visitor experience.
The center is housed in two architectural gems—an 1872 renovated Gothic church and a Victorian mansion—both works of art themselves and official members on the United States National Registry of Historic Buildings. Foothills Art Center is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization.