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.

Devon Balet Photography Breakfast Terry Burnett Downtown Grand Junction Art on the Corner outdoor sculpture exhibit Main Street GJ Creates

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.

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Porchella 2023: A Live music walk to build community

Porchella 2023: A Live music walk to build community

Downtown Porchella is an event designed to build the local community and celebrate our talented musicians.  Join friends and neighbors for an afternoon of music created by local musicians playing on porches and front yards around downtown Grand Junction....

Call For Art: AMP Placemaking Project

Call For Art: AMP Placemaking Project

GJ Creates, the AMP at Las Colonias Park, and the City of Grand Junction Parks and Recreation office are seeking an artist or team of artists to design an interactive sculpture for the west AMP entry way. The selected artist will work with GJ Creates and the AMP to...

Call For Art: Plein Air Architecture Show

Call For Art: Plein Air Architecture Show

GJ Creates and the Avalon Theatre Foundation are seeking artists for the Avalon Centennial Plein Air Architecture Show. Selected artists will have Spring, Summer, and Fall to paint scenes of Downtown Grand Junction and the Avalon Theatre for a show in November 2023. ...

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