OFF THE SHELF – Downtown Art Festival October 6 – 7, 2017

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CRYSTAL – Books and Gifts will once again be taking part in the Annual Grand Junction Downtown Art Festival that begins on Friday, October 6th during the First Friday Art Walk and continues through Saturday, October 7th with the installation of the 2017 Art on the Corner temporary exhibit.
Downtown galleries and participating local businesses will be hosting artists and performances of all kinds throughout the two-day event. CRYSTAL –¬†Books and Gifts will be hosting well-known Author and Artist, Virginia Jensen.
Virginia Jensen is an author and beadwork artist working in beadweaving and bead embroidery. Her accomplishments include three books of original beadwork designs with her own instructions and illustrations published by craft publisher, Kalmbach Books. Many of her designs have appeared in the monthly beader’s magazine, Bead & Button. She teaches locally and has taught in the region as well as at the international Bead & Button Show.
 During this event, Virginia will be demonstrating her beadwork techniques and her finished jewelry will be available for purchase along with signed autographed copies of her books. Virginia will be at the store Friday night from 6pm to 8pm and then again all day Saturday from 10:00am to 5:00pm.
Come meet Virginia Jensen at CRYSTAL – Books and Gifts at 439 Main Street in Downtown Grand Junction during the Art Festival. You are encouraged to visit their website at and sign up for the email newsletter. You may also call the store at 970-242-5181. More information about this event can be found online at and clicking on upcoming events.