About Us

Gallery Owner, Alita McManis

Alita McManis, owner of the Light Rail Art Gallery and Alita Marie Designs, while teaching a class in Precious Metal Clay in the old building,  happened to mention that she had always wanted to own an art gallery. The previous owner later told Alita that she was selling, and offered the business to her.

After some contemplation, Alita decided to throw caution to the wind and purchased the gallery in December, 2017.  In January of 2018, the new Light Rail Art Gallery opened, and has recently celebrated their One Year Anniversary with a ribbon cutting by the Chamber of Commerce .  Says Alita, “I am thrilled to have made it through the first year and come out the other side with a smile and an amazing group of artists in my gallery!”

We regret to say we will be closing May 31st.


Classes & Events

Light Rail Art gallery offers a wide range of classes including but not limited to: photography, oil painting, acrylic painting, quilling, fused glass, silk painting, calligraphy, and stained glass. Reserve your spot in our classes now!

Paint and Sip events are usually offered twice per week. Reserve your spot  now!  720.518.0583 or purchase online.


The Light Rail Art Gallery is home to over 25 artists from Arvada, and around the Denver area.  Featured artists’ works are done in oils, watercolors, pencil, ink, acrylic, silver, ceramics, and wood, to name a few.  Artist’s exhibits are presented with the idea of bringing joy and excitement to each visitor to the gallery.  From the moment you enter, you are surrounded by incredible images sure to spark your imagination and senses.  With artwork changing each month, you’ll want to visit often to be sure you don’t miss anything–and you’ll find that perfect piece of artwork for your home.  Original artwork makes your house a home reflecting your tastes.  The Gallery is the place to make your visions come true.

Wall Space Rental

Wall space rentals are as follows:

  • 6×4 wall space
    $100/month | 80/20% split
  • 6×2 wall space
    $50/month | 80/20% split
  • 6×4 monthly guest artist rolling wall space
    1 month free | 60/40% split
  • Shelf/misc. space
    Call for pricing | 60/40% split

Call 720 518-0583 to set up an appointment to present your original, framed or gallery wrapped work for appraisal.