Join us in creating a world full of art

Whether you join as a community member, an artist member, or a donor, you’re bringing richness, beauty, and connection to everyday life and helping to fund free admission for all visitors!

New Membership Structure

At Foothills Art Center, our mission is to cultivate a stronger community through art. We greatly appreciate your interest and support for our cause. We are thrilled to introduce an upcoming evolution in our membership structure, scheduled to roll out on October 1st, 2023. As Foothills Art Center continues to grow and innovate, we are excited to unveil new offerings, designed exclusively for our esteemed supporters.

These enhancements have been inspired by invaluable insights collected through surveys, focus groups, and engaging conversations with individuals like you who share our passion for the arts. Your input has played a pivotal role in shaping this new and improved membership structure, ensuring that it aligns perfectly with the exceptional value we aim to deliver when we launch later this year.

Below, we’ve outlined some of the exciting benefits you can anticipate when you become a member:

It’s easy to join Foothills Art Center or renew your membership online or by phone.

To purchase or renew your membership over the phone, call 303-279-3922.

Join the Foothills Art Center Family!

Select a member option below to join, renew, or give a gift membership.


Foothills Free membership

  • Digital membership card
  • Subscription to weekly e-newsletter
  • Access to member-exclusive exhibit openings/events
  • Electronic mailings and LOOK Magazine,
  • Annual member appreciation event



Includes all the friend benefits, plus:

  • 10% Discount (on merchandise, Holiday Art Market, and art purchases)
  • Hard copy mailings and LOOK Magazine
  • Eligible to exhibit at Foothills Art Center
  • Discounts on all classes
  • Printed membership card upon request
  • Access to youth Summer class registration



Includes all the Catalyst benefits, plus:

  • Priority class registration
  • North American Reciprocal (NARM) membership, which gives you free admission to 1,000+ museums
  • Exclusive travel opportunities



Includes all Explorer benefits, plus:

  • Access to the Open Studio Classroom 7 days a week
  • Open Studio Pricing on select classes
  • Exclusive learning opportunities (critiques, artists talks, studio visits)
  • Belonging to a supportive community of artists

Founders circle


Includes all the benefits listed above plus:

Invitation-only special events at least four times annually. The past events included a tour at Black Birch Studio, a private tour of the Clyfford Still Museum by the Museum Director, and a tasting at State 38 Distillery.

Artist Membership

Join our supportive community of emerging and established artists and gain access to special artist resources and programs.

Our new memberships cover an entire household.

We are excited to offer the following new features for all membership levels:

  • Automatic renewal option
  • Digital membership cards

Foothills Art Center has offered free admission since 2020, so it is no longer necessary to base our membership levels on the number of people covered. Our new membership structure shifts the focus of our benefits away from admission, and towards what we believe to be more valuable and versatile benefits for each member’s desired level of involvement.

Due to the popularity and high demand for our youth summer classes, an active membership at the Catalyst level or higher will be required before you can register.

You will be automatically enrolled in the new membership that most closely matches your current level. Your membership will expire as usual, on your current membership expiration date. After that, you can choose how you would like to renew.

Community Testimonials

Don’t just take our word for it. Read what our members, artists, and supporters have to say about us!

“Foothills Art Center believed in me years before I believed in myself.”

“The arts give life to the community.

They enrich our lives. They remind us of our shared humanity. They tell our stories. They communicate when words fail. All these things make us better people. That’s why I support Foothills Art Center.”

“Foothills Art Center is one of the most active organizations doing community outreach and offering alternative programming to engage Golden and beyond.”

Support art for everyone

Your contribution to Foothills Art Center brings cultural dynamism, economic vibrancy, and social connection to life in and around Golden.