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Traveling Route 40 - Celebrating the Character of Colfax Avenue, March/April 2013

Lakewood, Denver and Aurora’s Colfax business development organizations have joined forces to produce a touring photography exhibition, “Traveling Route 40 - Celebrating the Character of Colfax Avenue.”  The show coincides with Denver’s 2013 Month of Photography celebration. 

The juried exhibition will be featured at the City of Denver’s McNichols Building in Civic Center Park throughout March and April 2013.  In addition, a traveling show will be featured at select venues in each of the participating Colfax business districts, including Lakewood-West Colfax Business Improvement District, West Colfax Business Improvement District in Denver, Upper Colfax Business Improvement District, Colfax on the Hill’s Bluebird District, The Fax Partnership and the Aurora Arts District. 

The list of locations with dates and times for each will be posted here very soon.

This photography exhibition is the latest collaboration of Colfax organizations to elevate public awareness and appreciation of the rich history of America’s longest commercial street.   These events promote private sector investment in the burgeoning Colfax corridor, where the estimated projected investment in Denver, Lakewood and Aurora over the next five years is approaching $1 billion dollars.

Local photographers were challenged to capture the rich history of Denver's main street, but also its present personality, and its possibilities for the future.  Historical images were invited as well. Details are included in the Call for Entries. (see below)

CALL FOR ENTRIES  In conjunction with the 2013 Month of Photography Denver (in March), 40 West Arts and its Colfax Partners invite photographers to use their artist's eye to capture the ever-changing character of Colfax Avenue. Whether characterized as the longest continuous main street in the United States or the Gateway to the Rockies, Colfax Avenue has been at the epicenter of entrepreneurial and cultural activities in the metro area for more than 150+ years. From its beginnings as a dusty road, to its heyday of mansions for the Denver elite, to the neon-celebration of the 1950s car culture, there's nothing quite like Colfax. We are asking photographers to celebrate not only its rich history, but also its present personality, and its possibilities for the future in an event that's all things quintessentially Colfax. Photos need not be recent - we welcome historical images as well.

 Deadline for entry is February 2, 2013. Discounted entry fee for 40 West members!