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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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. ...

Call For Art: United Way Mural

Call For Art: United Way Mural

GJ Creates and United Way of Mesa County, are seeking an artist to complete a mural and/or mixed media installation at the 500 Block Breezeway. The project is 8 ft x 36 ft, and will replace the currently damaged United Way mural. One artist (or team of artists) will...

“Silence the Girl” Art Installation

“Silence the Girl” Art Installation

The latest addition to the Shift (702 Main Street) is a four-panel installation called "Silence the Girl" by Sheri Ray. This new installation is located in the east parklet.    In Sheri's own words – "this art installation was painted over the past three months...

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