Selected Community Events


Get Art at the Silo

Get Air at the Silo 715 S. 7th St. Grand Junction, CO
Graffiti Competition
Joe White or Bobby Windscheffel 970 361 3630

Time Flies

Moss Performing Arts Center, Grand Junction, Colorado
Jeanine Howe will direct Time Flies, an amusing collection of one-act plays by David Ives. Two mayflies realize their lifespan in the middle of a first date, a washing-machine repairman falls in love with a perfect washer, an out-of-work shmo decides to spend his day being painter Edgar Degas, two Babylonian blue-collar workers have to build the Tower of Babel, and more. David Ives is always original, zany and thought provoking. The show will be Rated R.

$17 for adults, $15 for seniors and $7 for students.
CMU Box Office Moss Performing Arts Center

Super Rad HIgh School Art Show

Mesa Mall, 2424 U.S. Highway 6, Grand Junction, CO 81505, Sears Wing.
Super Rad announces the tenth annual Super Rad High School Art Show, opening to the public Saturday, April 11, from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Mesa Mall in the Sears wing.
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Super Rad Mall Show, and many exciting things are planned to celebrate milestone. The gallery will display art from high school student’s grades 9-12 from area high schools, as well as a separate retrospective show displaying current artwork from those who have shown in the past. An awards ceremony for the student art work will be held at 7:00 pm. Community art in the space includes a felt wall for unique creations, as well as a car for patrons to “tag”. After making a mark on the car, the community is encouraged to stuff the car with donated art supplies that will be distributed to art programs and classrooms in the valley. Exhibit will remain open until Saturday, April 18, with the award ceremony at 7:00pm. Students will be presented with 1st place trophies for each category, a Best in Show, and People’s Choice award decided by patron votes.
Naomi Barlow, (970)623-1455,

Exploring western Colorado's National Conservation Areas

412 Main Street Grand Junction CO 81501
Since 2013, noted local landscape photographer Rob Kurtzman and Colorado
Canyons Executive Director Joe Neuhof, have explored these wild landscapes and
rivers to capture the photographic beauty of the landscape. Their efforts have
culminated in the upcoming exhibit and premiere event in downtown Grand Junction
featuring a limited release of Kurtzman’s first formal portfolio. See examples of
Kurtzman’s work and find out more about the project and upcoming premiere at
On Thursday March 26, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Kurtzman, will open his art
exhibit, "Exploring western Colorado’s National Conservation Areas.” The exhibit
will be at the Main Street Gallery, 412 Main Street in downtown Grand Junction.
More information at
“This event is open to the public and free as we honor the time and artistic talent of
Rob Kurtzman,” Neuhof said. “We will share our stories from many outings for the project and have information about the three National Conservation Areas.
Joe Neuhof

Not Your Grandmother's Quilt Show

Lincoln Park Barn
Sunset Slope Quilters will be showing 200 quilts made by local quilters. A turning of antique quilts will be at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. daily. Admission is $3
Debbie Hughes 241-2688

Art Quilt Association Exhibit At Mesa County Central Library

Mesa County Library
Media Contact: Beth Bottorff - 970-243-3550 –

Art Quilt Association Exhibit At Mesa County Central Library
March 4th thru April 19, 2015
(AQUA) The Art Quilt Association, will exhibit their artwork at the Mesa County Central Library, at 443 N. 6th Street, beginning Wednesday, March 4th thru Sunday, April 19th. The suggested theme is: “Books & Book Titles”. Also, a variety of other subjects will be included.
AQUA is a group of over 70
E. Bottorff

Rockies West National Watercolor Exhibition

Western Colorado Center for the Arts, 1803 N. 7th, Grand Junction, CO 81501
Western Colorado Watercolor Society's 23rd annual exhibit. 70 national and Colorado artist participants.
Show Details: Dani Tupper 970-874-3088

Call for Entries Day of the Dead Exhibit

Colorado Canyons Gallery & Gifts, 623 Main Street Grand Junction, CO
Celebration of "Dia De Los Muertos"
Fay Timmerman, 970.314.2054

Rock Art of the Colorado Plateau

Museum of the West- Downtown Grand Junction
Colorado Canyons Association and The Museum of Western Colorado are excited to offer an exciting evening of programing led by Museum Curator Zebulon Miracle. Join us for an interesting look at the rock art and cultures of the Colorado Plateau. We will start the night off at 6:00 pm with refreshments and a private tour of the rock art exhibit on display at the Museum of the West in downtown Grand Junction. Zebulon Miracle will then lead a fascinating talk about the cultures that created this beautiful rock art at the Whitman Education Building. The lecture is free and open to the public but donations will be greatly appreciated. The lecture will start at 6:00 P.M. on Thursday, July 29th at The Museum of the West in downtown Grand Junction. Contact Bryanna Kuhlman at
Bry Kuhlman

District 51 Schools present Tony Ortega

Grand Junction, CO
Colorado Artist Tony Ortega will be at the First Friday Art Walk event on March 7th from 6-9PM at the Kurtzman-Lintott Gallery (412 Main Street). Saturday March 8th Mr. Ortega will be teaching classes at the Artists Haven. Please see the District 51 Art Heritage website for additional information:
Press release available! Mr. Ortega will also be doing speaking engagements in local elementary schools on Thursday, March 6th. Mr. Ortega will be available for media interviews. Please contact for further details.

Connie Robbins-Brady, Visual Arts Coordinator, D 51 Schools. 970-254-5489

Have a HeArt for the Community Art Show

Clarion Inn, 755 Horizon Drive, Grand Junction, CO 81506
Get a head start on holiday shopping! The Counseling and Education Center is hosting its’ ninth annual “HeArt for the Community” art show on October 11th at the Clarion Inn (755 Horizon Dr.) from 4-9 PM. Enjoy appetizers and cash bar while viewing a wide variety of works for sale by local artisans. Art by local youth will also be on display. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Counseling and Education Center’s low-income counseling program, providing counseling services to individuals and families in need.
Mary Cornforth Cawood, Event Coordinator
Counseling and Education Center
2708 Patterson Road
Grand Junction, CO 81506

Mesa Fiber Arts Guild

Center for Indpendence, 740 Gunnison, Grand Junction, CO 81501
This month our speaker is Mary Hertert of Color Creek, a local fiber artist who will share her projects with our group. Everyone is welcome to attend. You do not have to be a guild member. We meet in the gym of the Center for Independence. Please enter through the East side door.

Mesa Fiber Arts Guild in Grand Junction Colorado provides a place for people to share their interest in fiberarts, weaving, spinning and knitting.

Evening Meeting at 6pm on first Thursdays of the month
We now have meetings in the evening for those who work and those who can't make it to the noon meetings. The evening meeting is the first Thursday of the month from 6 pm to 8 pm. The meeting place is at the Center for Independence (CFI), 740 Gunnison, Grand Junction 81501. We meet from 6PM - 8PM. Use the East side door towards the back of the facility to enter.

Event Title
Mesa Fiber Arts Guild - Evening Meeting
Our special guest speaker this month is Mary Hertert of Color Creek.
Start Date
Sep 05, 2013 06:00 PM
End Date
Sep 05, 2013 08:00 PM
Name of the event venue
Center For Independence, 740 Gunnison, Grand Junctio, 81501
Contact Name
Margaret Eversole
Contact Phone
Contact Email
Event URL
Event Type
Classes & Lectures
Event Cost
Margaret Eversole 818-269-9948 or look up the programs on our website

Paint it Forward

Nov 30, 2011 - Dec 25, 2011 12:00pm

Grand Junction
This is the third year for this Charity event, now formally known as “Paint it Forward”

At this special holiday time, SunShine Painting believes in supporting the community, and is committed to using their own talents and resources for the betterment of the local region. This commitment has inspired them to participate again in the “Paint it Forward” charity event. This year SunShine Painting will select five groups or individuals in need of interior painting services, and will donate up to $1000 in labor and materials (paint will be from our shop, colors limited) per project. The projects selected will be completed in Dec, Jan, or Feb. For a nomination forms go to and click “Paint it Forward” tab. Nominations close Dec. 24.

Have a wonderful Holiday Season.

Michael Day, President
SunShine Painting Corporation

Kathy Day

December First Friday at The Art Center

Dec 1, 2011 - Dec 3, 2011 6:30 pm

The Art Center, 1803 N. 7th Street, Grand Junction, CO 81501
Hands on Texture: Journeys in Clay and Applique Quilts
sponsored by Chuck & Robbie Breaux

The Outsiders Look Inside Art in The Outsiders + One
Mary Ellen Andrews, Sheri Balka, Wilda Fortune, Gailen Schmidt
and invited artist Mary Moss

Cash bar and hors d'oeuvres
Free and open to the public
For more information: 243-7337 or
Cheryl McNab 243-7337 Ext. 4

November First Friday at The Art Center

Nov 3, 2011 - Nov 5, 2011 6:30 pm

The Art Center, 1803 N. 7th Street, Grand Junction
The Art Center's DEMO NITE 2011 with over 20 artists working in various media

Continuing exhibits:
Challenge and Gratitude: recent works by Ann Dettmer
sponsored by Jean Ogle

The John Moore Collection: Botanical Prints, Watercolors and Drawings

The Brush & Palette Club's 64th Annual Members' Art Exhibit

Firestorm! Junction Clay Art Guild Exhibit

Cash bar and hors d'oeuvres
Free and open to the public

For more information: or 243-7337
Cheryl McNab
243-7337 Ext. 4

Mosaic Indoor Vendor Fair

Oct 14, 2011 - Oct 16, 2011 10:00a.m.-5:00p.m.

Lincoln Park Barn/ 910 North 12th Street
Looking to purchase or sell your unique artwork, crafts, or antiques/secondhand items?

Join us at the Mosaic Indoor Vendor Fair!
Saturday, October 15, 2011, 10 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. at the Lincoln Park Barn located at 910 North 12th St.

There will be hundreds of items for sale including one-of-a-kind artwork, knick knacks, crafts, antiques/secondhand items and much more.
There's guaranteed to be something for everyone!

Admission is free. For more information or to participate as a vendor (see below for vendor info), please call 970.245.0519 x 10 or visit
Linda Parrot 970.245.0519.10

First Friday at The Art Center

Sep 1, 2011 - Sep 3, 2011 6:30 p.m.

1803 N. 7th Street, Grand Junction, CO 81501
Challenge and Gratitude: recent works by Ann Dettmer
sponsored by Jean Ogle

Junction Clay Arts Guild Exhibit

See the Faces and Hear the Stories of Our Homeless

Color the Wind: Works of Wonder by George Peters & Melanie Walker
sponsored by Flint & Elisabeth Ogle

The Art Center Annual Ceramics Sale
Fundraiser for The Art Center's ceramics studio

Cash bar and Hors d'oeuvres
Music by Rebecca Maley
Free and open to the public

For more information: (970)243-7337 or

Cheryl McNab

Seven Falls Dancers at DRC

Sep 2, 2011 - Sep 4, 2011 11:00 am-4:00 pm

Dinosaur Resource Center
On the front plaza at the Dinosaur Resource Center. Native American Art, Jewelry & Crafts will be displayed. At 1pm & 2:30pm the Seven Falls Indian Dancers will perform Native American dancing (weather permitting). Come and join the fun!
Deb Robillard

Telluride Day Trip

Meet at Town Hall in Palisade and travel to Telluride, CO
Get away from the heat and take a trip with Palisade Parks and Recreation to Telluride, CO for a day of gondola rides, Telluride Art Fest, shopping, and spectacular mountain views
Sarah Brooks, Recreation & Events Coordinator

First Friday at The Art Center

Mar 1, 2011 - Mar 4, 2011 6:30 p.m.

The Art Center, 1803 N. 7th Street, Grand Junction, CO 81501
Mesa State College Art Department
Studio Arts BFA Candidates' Exhibition
sponsored by Williams

Rockies West National 2011 Juried Watercolor Exhibition

What's It All About?
Works by Joshua Butler, Charles Hardy and Roger McCoy
sponsored by Chuck & Kendra McDaniel

Cash bar and hors d'oeuvres
Music by Morgann Means
Free and open to the public
Cheryl McNab
243-7337 ext. 4

Sawdust Saturday hosted by Grand Valley Woodturners

Feb 4, 2011 - Feb 13, 2011 12 - 3:30 p.m.

152 29 Road
The Grand Valley Woodturners display different styles of turned objects and demonstrate the art of woodturning at this open studio. Items also for sale.