The 7th Annual Downtown Art Festival, celebrating the Downtown Grand Junction Creative District, brought to you by Alpine Bank will be happening October 7th, 8th, and 9th!
The Festival will kick-off on Friday, October 7th in our galleries, shops, and select restaurants Downtown during First Friday. There will be live window painting by a local artist to get ready for the Artist Expo on Saturday!
Female Filmmaker Friday will also be screening from 6-8 p.m. at the Aesthetic Collective Gallery, 501 Main Street Suite B, in downtown Grand Junction.
Grand Junction Film Festival has partnered with the Junktown Cinema Club, a Grand Valley-based arts organization dedicated to using cinema to build a more compassionate, resilient, and imaginative local community. The feature presentation will be Final Girl*, a horror film directed by Syd Smith, a recent Colorado Mesa University graduate. Two short films will play before Final Girl.
*Final Girl contains strong language and scenes of violence. It is recommended for mature audiences.
On Saturday, October 8th, the Festival will continue with the Artist Expo on Main Street between 3rd and 7th Street and will run from 11:00am – 5:00pm. In the morning prior to the Artist Expo the new temporary exhibits for Art on the Corner will be changed to the 2023 collection. The event will be filled with local artists and vendors, as well as live demonstrations and performances.
Closing out the Downtown Art Festival weekend, the Grand Junction Film Festival will highlight a diverse range of student and professional filmmakers on Sunday, October 9th. With educational panels and workshops offered during the weekend, GJFF is offering even more exciting opportunities for filmmakers and film enthusiasts to get involved. Visit gjfilmfest.com for tickets and a complete schedule of films.
For the most up-to-date information, please visit our GJ Creates website at gjcreates.org.
Deadline extended: Vendor Expo Registration is open until Wednesday, September 28. Vendor registration is now closed.
Downtown Grand Junction is moving forward with all events as planned unless directed otherwise by guidelines and restrictions set forth by the State of Colorado and/or Mesa County Public Health. Our primary goal is to keep our community safe and healthy, so Downtown GJ will be implementing safety and social distancing measures at our events.