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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First Friday Art Walk

First Friday Art Walk

Join us every First Friday of the Month for the art walk and gallery tour! Here are the featured galleries for the month. Don't forget to check out the Art on the Corner collection and downtown mural collection as you explore downtown! 

Behind the Art: “Mind Numbing”

Behind the Art: “Mind Numbing”

At its best, public art has the power to inspire human connection, inform, and create social change. One recent GJ Creates project hits all three notes. If you haven’t visited downtown lately, make a stop to see “Mind Numbing” by Andrew Watson, located at 702 Main...

Read the Strategic Plan

Read the Strategic Plan

Creativity has been integral to Downtown Grand Junction's success since the beginning. The Grand Junction Creative District, GJ Creates, is the next step forward to expand our urban vision and strengthen our cultural continuum. GJ Creates is the core sector for the...

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