Signature Downtown Event

Downtown Art Festival



To promote the local art industry in the Grand Valley
To build public awareness on the value and benefits of the arts
To provide a platform for a diverse community of local artists
To celebrate Downtown Grand Junction as the cultural hub of our community

The Western Colorado Center for the Arts
CMU Art Program and Gallery
GJ Commission on Arts & Culture
Art on the Corner committee
Super Rad Art Jam
aRT committee
Downtown Art Galleries

This festival is a new concept festival that will grow into a 10-day festival of events in 2017. This non-traditional festival will take place in businesses, galleries and vacant spaces and will not close the streets. Each business, gallery and performing arts group will plan and manage their own exhibit or event. The Downtown Grand Junction (BID) office will manage and market the schedule of events. The 2016 Art on the Corner temporary exhibit will be installed as part of the festival on Saturday, October 8.

Galleries– Host a special exhibit. The festival falls on First Friday, which you can carry through Saturday, the 8th.
Retail– Host a demonstrating artist or musician in your store in order to encourage the public to come in and look around. We can help connect you with artists if needed.
Performing Arts Groups– Schedule a performance in Downtown theaters, vacant spaces, or businesses. We can help you locate the appropriate space.
Art organizations– Produce a “pop up” gallery in vacant space downtown. We can help you locate the appropriate space.
Restaurants– Create a special menu items or plate that celebrate the arts.
Musicians and Artists– Perform or showcase your work on our sidewalks and breezeways throughout downtown. Please contact us to coordinate a location and time.
Wineries– If you have a tasting license, pour and sell wine in participating businesses and galleries. We can connect you with participating businesses.

Robin Brown, Event Management Director