Quality, affordable, fun and hands-on art programs for everyone.

Youth Arts and Crafts

A variety of fun, creative and affordable art activities for children and young teens.

Art and Pottery at the Simms Street Recreation Center

Simms Street Recreation Center, 11706 W. 82nd Ave., Arvada, CO 80005

The Simms Street Recreation Center offers pottery classes for children and adults on multiple times and days to fit your schedule. Or you can introduce yourself to the beauty and rich colors of fused glass; these classes are offered for youth and adults. Other activities include multimedia art, polymer clay, painting and week-long art camps for children. Last but not least, if you’re looking for a unique birthday or shower party activity, how about art’

For details on classes, or ideas on how your group can gather at the Simms Street Recreation Center and enjoy an art activity, contact Kay at 303-467-7122 or /* email hidden; JavaScript is required */.

Art at the Community Recreation Center

Community Recreation Center, 6842 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, CO 80003


Classes range in length from one day to two months. They’re affordable and diverse in interest and skill level.

  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Watercolor
  • Pastels
  • Pottery
  • Special media (silk, embroidery, quilts, felting, stained glass, basketry, wire art)

Art Exhibits

Calling all artists! Every six to eight weeks the Community Recreation Center begins a new art show. Community members are encouraged to display their work. Details of each show, entry fees, and applications to show are available at the Community Recreation Center’s front desk, or call 303-425-9583. Get your artwork ready for these upcoming shows.

Contact Apex Park and Recreation District in Arvada, CO

Apex Park and Recreation District (Apex PRD) in Arvada, CO, has a wide range of public parks and recreation facilities that offer such activities as pickleball, tennis, golf, swimming, and much more. Founded in 1956, Apex PRD supports adult fitness and kids health for those in Arvada, Denver, Wheat Ridge, Golden, and beyond. Have questions or comments for Apex Park and Recreation District? Use our Contact Us page.