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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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...

Call For Art: 702 Main Street

Call For Art: 702 Main Street

GJ Creates in partnership with Kaart, are seeking multiple artists to complete a series of murals at 702 Main Street. Artists will complete murals on 8 ft x 4 ft panels. Panels will then be installed at 702 Main to create an engaging art walk on a currently...

Call For Art: Welcome to Junction

Call For Art: Welcome to Junction

GJ Creates in partnership with Timberline Bank and the Western Colorado Community Foundation, is seeking an artist to complete a “Welcome to Junction” mural at 500 Main Street. The artist will complete a mural on the west facing wall, roughly 6 ft x 20 ft,...

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