Signature Downtown Event

Downtown Art Festival

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. 


Are you a local artist interested in participating in the Art Festival? Artists are selected by the downtown businesses.

2017 Art Festival Artist Application

Local Artists will have the opportunity to be showcased in downtown businesses and live demonstrations on sidewalks
  • Please use this section to upload portions of your portfolio that you believe would be useful to the selection committee.
  • Please use this field if your portfolio is online.

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 – Canvas & Quill
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 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 Paint on Canvas – Friday 5:00pm-8:00pm, Saturday 9:00am-7:00pm
The Zesty Moose – Jan Rickman – Fiber Art & Jewelry
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 Classes / Demonstrations

Fat Cat Pottery – Textured Clay Ornaments – $10/person – Saturday 11am-5pm
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.