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Arapahoe Community College will host the Third Annual Affordable Arts Festival on Sunday, Aug. 24, from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at its Littleton Campus (5900 S. Santa Fe Drive).  The Affordable Arts Festival is managed and promoted by Jim DeLutes, Director of the Downtown Denver Arts Festival.

The Affordable Arts Festival will feature fine arts and fine crafts - all for sale for under $100 - from over 130 local and national artists, including Arabella Tatershall, who won Best of Show (Sculpture) at the 2013 Downtown Denver Arts Festival.  A LIST OF SOME OF THE AWARD-WINNING ARTISTS AT THE 2014 AFFORDABLE ARTS FESTIVAL

Online tickets for this event are available for $6, and admission at the gate will be $5.  Proceeds from admission fees will benefit the ACC Foundation.

2014 Affordable Arts Festival

“The Affordable Arts Festival will give great artists a perfect venue to sell their existing inventory, new inspirations and past creations, while providing people with a friendly, unintimidating place to see, experience and buy high-quality artwork all for under $100," said DeLutes, who has served as the Director of the Downtown Denver Arts Festival since 2007.  "The Affordable Arts Festival is the fastest growing festival in the region."

The Affordable Arts Festival will take place on the west lawn at ACC's Littleton Campus.  The Southwest Line (C or D) of the RTD Light Rail is located just two blocks east of ACC.  Free parking is also available in designated lots throughout campus.

For more information, please contact Jim DeLutes at jim@affordableartsfestival.com or 303.330.8237.


The Fall 2014 semester at ACC begins on Monday, Aug. 18


2014 Western Welcome WeekThis year’s Western Welcome Week celebration will run from Aug. 8-17.  The theme for 2014 is Giddy-Up!

Festivities will include the Family Pancake Breakfast at ACC on Sunday morning, Aug. 10, from 7:30 – 11:30 a.m.  ACC will also host the Old Fashioned Cake Contest, Kids Games of Old and the Stick Horse Stampede on the morning of Aug. 10.

If you are interested in volunteering at the Pancake Breakfast, please contact Jeff Duggan at 303.797.5709 or jeff.duggan@arapahoe.edu.

Western Welcome Week, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) public charity, dedicated to carrying on the tradition of greater Littleton — yesterday, today and tomorrow — with the annual Western Welcome Week celebration.  With over 45 family-friendly events, there’s something for everyone to enjoy!


Undecided about your major or career path?  Join the Career and Transfer Center for the Career Explorer Workshop on Friday, Aug. 1, from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. in Room M2070.

  • Explore career options
  • Research career information
  • Create an action plan
  • Career assessments include:
    • Strong Interest Inventory
    • Myers Briggs Type Indicator

Registration and pre-assessment required ($35).  Register through ACC Career Connect or the Career & Transfer Center.

For more information or to inquire about accommodations, please contact the Career and Transfer Center at careers@arapahoe.edu or 303.797.5805.


Student Affairs will host Dive-In Movie: JAWS on Thursday, July 31, beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the Fitness Center Pool.

This event is free and open to the public.  For more information, or to inquire about accommodations, please contact the Student Affairs Office at student.activities@arapahoe.edu or 303.797.5668.


Student Affairs will sponsor a horseback riding trip in Estes Park on Friday, July 25.  Please meet at the Student Affairs Office (Room M2820) at 8:00 a.m.  Transportation will be provided.  Cost is $15 per person.  Sign up in advance at the Student Affairs Office (please present student ID when registering).

For more information or to inquire about accommodations, please contact the Student Affairs Office (Room M2820) at student.activities@arapahoe.edu or 303.797.5668.


Arapahoe Community College will offer an opportunity for anyone to begin the process of enrolling in Fall 2014 classes with the Start Now! event on Saturday, July 19, from 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at all three ACC campuses (Littleton, Parker and Castle Rock).

Start Now!FULL DETAILS

Start Now! will provide all prospective and currently-applied, but not enrolled, students with the opportunity to complete student orientation and testing while receiving assistance with advising, financial aid and registration during this one-day session.

For more information, or to apply for admission, please contact the Admission and Records Office at admissions@arapahoe.edu or 303.797.5621.


Student Affairs will host Family Night at Pirates Cove (Englewood) on Wednesday, July 16, from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.  Tickets are $3 per person and should be purchased in advance at the Student Affairs Office (Room M2820).  Please present your student/employee ID at the time of ticket purchase.

Update as of 4:30p.m. on Wednesday, July 16: While there are reports of scattered thunderstorms in the area, at this point in time, the event will still be happening tonight. 

For more information or to inquire about accommodations, please contact the Student Affairs Office at student.activities@arapahoe.edu or 303.797.5668.

PLEASE NOTE:  If the weather looks questionable on the afternoon of July 16, please call 303.797.5668 / 5667 / 5665 AFTER 4:30 p.m. for a recorded message about whether or not the event is canceled.  Please be advised that due to unstable weather conditions, the decision may unexpectedly change before/during the event.  If the event is canceled, it will not be rescheduled this summer.  If the event is canceled before 6:30 p.m., ONLY pre-paid tickets may be refunded

If Pirate's Cove cancels the event AFTER 6:30 p.m. due to inclement weather, there are NO refunds.


Student Affairs will a host a sing-along from Disney's animated film "Frozen" on Friday, July 11, beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the Half Moon (Room M1800).  Complimentary popcorn and lemonade will be available.  Tickets are $2 per person (limit four tickets per person).  Please purchase tickets in advance at the Student Affairs Office (Room M2820).

For more information or to inquire about accommodations, please contact the Student Affairs Office at student.activities@arapahoe.edu or 303.797.5668.


The Kaleidoscope Juried Exhibition opening reception is today from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.  The exhibition will run through July 29, and the juror will be ACC Art Instructor Nathan Abels.

Light refreshments will be provided at this event, which is free and open to the public.  The Colorado Gallery of the Arts is located on the first floor of the ACC Annex building (map).  For more information about the Kaleidoscope Juried Exhibition, please contact Trish Sangelo at trish.sangelo@arapahoe.edu or 303.797.5649.