Art & Jazz Fest in Full Swing, Art on the Corner Changed

By: Joe Gagnon Email
By: Joe Gagnon Email

The Wells Fargo Art and Jazz Festival is in full swing.
Dozens of vendors and hundreds of visitors packing Main Street for the sights and sounds of the annual event.
Downtown Grand junction transforming into a mecca of the best artists and musicians all in one street.
A weekend full of jazz bands, and one hundred artists trying to make their mark, including Bob Martin who sells his paintings fresh off the easel.
Martin says the fesival "Is a good avenue to get your work out and see what kind of comments you can get on it."
Making a few bucks on your work isn't the best part, but learning some tips for your next great masterpiece.
Not everyone's eyes were in the middle of the road, other art lovers had their eyes glued to the corners.
The Downtown Development Authority unveiling more than thirty new pieces for the popular art on the corner.
From Peter Pan and Tinkerbell to perhaps the fanciest weather vane in the world.
Beyond the kissing toads and the giant half–eaten apple, is a throne of glass and steel made by Switzerland's own Niki Falkenheim.
"it's made of quartz and steel and each piece of glass is sanded down so you don't get scratched when you touch it," says Falkenheim.
She says her piece came at a time when people need confidence , she wants anyone who sits there to imagine they are royalty even if it's just for a moment.
With that confidence, maybe it will spark the next great artiste.
The next Rembrandt may be right here in Grand Junction.

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