October 6, 2023 to October 7, 2023

All Day

The 8th Annual Downtown Art Festival, celebrating the Downtown Grand Junction Creative District, brought to you by Alpine Bank will be happening October 6th & 7th!


Art Festival Pre-Party- October 5 at Ramblebine Brewing Company

“Art Hop” collab beer launch party with Ramblebine Brewing Company X The Art Center of Western Colorado. Artists will be there doing live screen printing!

First Friday- October 6, 2023

The Festival will kick-off on Friday, October 6th in our galleries, shops, and select restaurants Downtown during First Friday. Explore all that our wonderful art scene Downtown has to offer during this night of extended art gallery and shop hours. Be sure to pick up a Gallery Passport too! Visit 5 or more galleries and get a free beer from Ramblebine Brewing Company!

In addition to the First Friday gallery walk be sure to swing by Space to Create (230 S. 5th Street) from 5:00-8:00pm for a Graffiti alley way show by Emily Adamson and clay & Raku Firing demos by The Art Center of Western Colorado!

Art on the Corner Installation & Artist Expo- October 7, 2023

On Saturday, October 7th, the Festival will continue with the new Art on the Corner sculpture installations and the Artist Expo. New sculptures for Art on the Corner will be installed in the morning for the public to enjoy during the Artist Expo on Main Street between 3rd and 7th Street from 11:00am – 5:00pm. The Artist Expo will be filled with local artists and vendors, as well as live demonstrations and performances. Performances will feature local musical talents and performing acts.

Vendor applications are now closed.

• Colorado West Performing Arts Company
performances between 11 am – 5 pm, 3rd + Main

• Tempo Performing Group
11 am – 12:45 pm, 4th + Main Plaza

• Lopez Native American Dance
1 – 2 pm,  4th + Main intersection

• Rock n Swing Band
3 – 5 pm, 4th + Main Plaza

• Reverent Rhythms 15-minute performances
at 11:30 am*, 12:30 pm*, 3 pm*, 4 pm,
5th + Main intersection * Community class after performance

• High Desert Aerial Arts
Free flow aerial arts 11 am -2 pm, 6th + Main

• Stone Kitchen Trio Band
11am – 2 pm, near 7th + Main

• Colorado West Aerial Arts
Free flow aerial arts 2 – 5 pm, near 7th + Main

• Live Native American Flute Performances
11 am – 5 pm (staggered with other performances on 400 block) near Old Friends Trading Company

• AOTC Awards
3 pm, 4th + Main plaza

2023 Art Festival Printable Schedule & Map