Signature Downtown Event

Downtown Art Festival presented by Alpine Bank

The 5th Annual Downtown Art Festival, celebrating the Downtown Grand Junction Creative District, brought to you by Alpine Bank with support from Renewal by Anderson will be happening October 2nd, 3rd, and 4th! 

The Festival will kick-off on Friday, October 2nd  in our galleries, shops, and select restaurants Downtown during First Friday. Make sure to stop by the plaza at 4th and Main to enjoy local music 5:00pm-8:30pm!

On Saturday, October 3rd, the Festival will continue with the Artist Expo at the 4th + Colorado Avenue parking lot and will run from 11:00am – 5:00pm. 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 4. With educational panels and workshops offered during the weekend, GJFF is offering even more exciting opportunities for filmmakers and film enthusiasts to get involved. All GJFF activities will take place online due to COVID-19 restrictions.

If you’d like to apply to the Artist Expo or Film Festival, please visit our Creative District website at gjcreates.org. All submission fees are waived and FREE this year to help support our local art community during the pandemic.

COVID-19 UPDATE
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.

Please review the 2020 Art Festival Guidelines and 2020 Art Festival FAQ before arriving.

In order to comply with COVID-19 Outdoor Event Guidelines from Mesa County Pubic Health, ALL spectators must register for the Artist Expo ONLY. The event spectators will be limited to Western Colorado residents only; specifically, residents of the following counties: Mesa, Montrose, Delta, Garfield, Pitkin, Rio Blanco, Gunnison, Ouray, and Eagle. 

Spectator tickets will be available soon!

 

Special thanks to our sponsors : Alpine BankRenewal by Andersen LLC, KJCT News 8

Schedules

Friday, October 2

4:00pm - 9:00pm First Friday

Saturday, October 3

8:00am - 11:00am Art on the Corner Installation
11:00am - 3:00pm Artist Expo
11:00am - 2:30pm TBD - Entertainment
12:30pm - 1:00pm TBD - Entertainment
2:30pm - 3:00pm Art on the Corner Awards
3:00pm - 5:00pm TBD - Entertainment

Sunday, October 4

1:00pm - 7:00pm Film Festival

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