About Foothills Art Center

We are proud to be Golden’s artistic, community hub—a place where everyone can come together to share, learn, and grow through creative expression. We create stronger community through art.

Our Story

The Foothills Art Center was established in 1968 when a group of local artists originally known as the Michonia Watercolor Society bought the First Presbyterian Church building to have a permanent location for their work. Since that time, Foothills Art Center has grown and evolved to offer a broad range of exhibits, events, and programming for artists and community members. In order to meet the needs of our community into the future, we will be expanding into the historic Astor House in downtown Golden in 2023.

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Staff Members

Board Members

Rick Souders

President

Souders Studios

Melanie Smith

Vice President

Technical Project Manager, Patron Technology

Nathan Boyless

Secretary

President of Metcalf Archaeology

William F. Deeley

Treasurer

Jamie Sheridan

Past President

Registered Patent Attorney

Robert Dolian

Chris Herald

Artist

Betsy A. Thorpe

Toni Lefton

Executive Director, University Honors and Scholars Programs
Assistant Provost for the Student Signature Experience
Colorado School of Mines

Shannon Block

Executive Director, Chief Operations Officer, Chief Digital Officer
Markle Foundation

Lisa Eldred

Director of Exhibitions & Learning Engagement; Head Curator of Art
Denver Botanic Gardens

Join Our Team

Do you want to champion art for all, amplify artists, provoke thinking and dialogue, and build community through art? If so, we would love to have you on our team of volunteers and staff.

Press Room

For press inquiries, please contact Anna Schoen at anna@foothillsartcenter.org