Downtown Grand Junction – where art and community collide. At the heart of dramatic canyons, burning sunsets, and powerful mountains, the valley has inspired art for thousands of years. Today, the Downtown Grand Junction Creative District stretches approximately two miles, filling each block with art, collaboration, and community. From coffee shops to street art, artists and businesses contribute, collaborate, and thrive like never before.

 

Come Experience the West’s art hub.

Art on the Corner.

Art year-round. With over 100 outdoor pieces, our AOTC’s one of the largest (and first) of its kind in the country. Walking or driving downtown? You won’t miss it.

First Friday Art Walks

Art, eats, and local businesses. First Friday Art Walks bring out the community and local vibes. You’ll find vibrant art buzzing through galleries and local businesses. Bonus, the art stays up for a whole month.

We’re just getting started. Discover all of our experiences.

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CREATIVE DISTRICT HAPPENINGS

GPS Artist Bronson McKinley

GPS Artist Bronson McKinley

In 2020, GJ Creates – Creative District launched a microgrant program to fund artists and art projects during the COVID pandemic. Grants were awarded to local artists for projects completed within the district boundaries in Downtown Grand Junction. Bronson McKinley is...

Seth Weber Microgrant

Seth Weber Microgrant

In 2020, GJ Creates – Creative District launched a microgrant program to fund artists and art projects during the COVID pandemic. Grants were awarded to local artists for projects completed within the district boundaries in Downtown Grand Junction. Seth Weber is a...

Artist Profile: TJ Smith

Artist Profile: TJ Smith

Meet TJ Smith. TJ is a graphic designer, printer, and muralist. His style is often influenced by the natural world, particularly the desert. We asked TJ a couple questions about his art and how he fits in to the Downtown Grand Junction art community.Q: Why is public...

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