Signature Downtown Event

Downtown Art Festival

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The 2nd Annual Downtown Art Festival kicks off on October 6th during First Friday. Visit Downtown galleries and local businesses to see local talent displayed in various forms of artwork. The Festival continues on October 7th with the installation of the 2017 Art on the Corner temporary exhibit. Wander through Downtown galleries and businesses that are hosting artists and performances of all kinds throughout the day on Saturday as well. 

Music at the Buffalo

Friday evening: Wooden Nickel from 5-7pm.
Saturday:
Navigators 11a-1p
Wave 11 – 1:30-3:30p
Five 14 – 4-6p

 

Participating ARTISTS and GALLERIES

Crystal Books and Gifts – Virginia Jensen – bead work demonstration Friday until 8pm, Saturday until 5:30pm
Gelato Junction – Audrey Bjorklund – oil painting – featured all weekend – any art purchase from Audrey over $25 received 10% off total gelato purchase price
Fat Cat Pottery – L. Reece Art – Watercolor/Acrylic – Friday 5pm-8pm, Saturday 11am-5pm
The Craft Studio – Mesa Fiber Arts Guild with artisans spinning, weaving and knitting – during First Friday
Out West Books – Judy Rogan – Acrylic/Oil – 6pm-8pm Friday, daytime Saturday
The Palette – Jen Rossman – Canvas & Quill – Friday and Saturday
Five60Salon – LEFT: A dance and fabric installation – Friday @ 7:00pm, 7:30pm, 8:00pm
Uncanny Valley – ‘Buried Alive!’ A Night of Edgar Allan Poe for the Veterans Art Center – Friday @ 7:00pm
Colorado Baby – Willy Tuz -Balloon Artist from Wild Balloon Designs – Friday 5:00pm-7:00pm
Two Rivers Convention Center – Mesa County Libraries Comic Con – Saturday 9:00am-5:00pm (click here for more info)
Omnia Contemporary – Charles Hardy – Friday 6:00pm-9:00pm, Saturday 9:00am-5:00pm
Kiln Coffee Bar – Latte Art Throwdown – Competition Friday @ 7:00pm (contact info@espressowest.com to sign up)
eBricks! Outlet – Matt Garhart – LEGO Castle – Saturday 10:00am-6:00pm
Marlo’s Lounge – C.E. Allen, Freya Williams, Paula Odonnell, Sharyn Carter, Red Art & Design, Pinon Mesa Trading – Friday 5:00pm-8:00pm
Summit Canyon Mountaineering – JR Hooker – Acrylic – Friday 5:00pm-9:00pm, Saturday 9:00am-9:00pm
The Zesty Moose – Jan Rickman – Fiber Art & Jewelry – Friday and Saturday 3:00pm-6:00pm
Seasons to Follow – Starla Rockert – the Art of Hand Embroidery – Saturday 10:00am-5:00pm
The Shade Tree – Becky Weaver – Blessings by Becky – Friday 6:30pm-7:30pm, Saturday 12:00pm-2:00pm
Crafts and More – Josh Anderson – Ink, Charcoal, Graphite – Saturday all day
Cafe Sol – Sabrina Motta – Oil – Saturday 8:00am-3:30pm
Main Street Gallery – Mary Kollmlan & Lyn Pavelka – Friday 5:00pm-9:00pm (appetizers and wine served). Gerry Jensen & Cynthia Duff – Saturday 9:00am-4:00pm
United Country Real Estate – Brett Arnold – Spray paint, acrylics, oils – Friday 5:00pm-7:00pm, Saturday 10:00am-5:00pm
Cooley Designs – Grand Junction’s first alley access studio gallery – Friday and Saturday 10:00am-8:00pm
Clover Studios – Saturday 12:00pm-3:00pm
Bella Balsamic & the Pressed Olive – Gary Hauschulz (paintings/sculptures) + Susan Metzger (landscapes) – Friday 5:00pm-7:00pm, Saturday 11:00am-3:00pm
My Generation Boutique – Jamie Copley – Friday and Saturday
Old Friends Trading CompanyNavajo Weavings – Friday through October 15
437CO (CMU Art Gallery) – Illinois Unearthed – ceramic exhibit – Friday 5:00pm-8:00pm
Grand Valley BooksPhotography by Doug Sprock, JoAnn Moon, Natalie Heller and Randy Langstraat, Pastels by Amy Gibbs – Friday 5:00pm-7:00pm, Saturday 10:00am-7:00pm
Roasted – Kalena Castadena – through October

 Classes / Demonstrations

Fat Cat Pottery – Textured Clay Ornaments – $10/person – Saturday 11:00am-5:00pm
The Palette – Classes offered Friday @ 3:00pm & 6:30pm, Saturday @ 1:00pm & 6:30pm – (click here to register)
Uncanny Valley – Poe Inspired – $25 in advance, $30 at the door – Friday @ 7:00pm & 9:00pm – (all proceeds to the Veterans Art Center) Wine provided by Stoney Mesa Winery.
Sweet Kiwi Cookies – Cookie decorating class @ Kiln Coffee Bar – $6 per cookie / $25 for 5 cookies – Saturday 11:00am-1:00pm.
Car Park aRT – Mural painting on south side of Downtown parking garage – Saturday
“The Future Is…” – Dejan Jestrovich – Saturday 12:00pm-2:00pm – NW Corner of 5th/Main (Interactive exhibit!)
Summit Canyon Mountaineering – How to do Abstract Art for $5 – JR Hooker – Saturday

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