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Making Arts & Culture Part of Everyday Life in Grand Junction, Colorado!

Commission on Arts & Culture

The Grand Junction (Colorado) Commission on Arts and Culture is dedicated to developing the quantity, quality, and affordability of arts and culture for the citizens of the Grand Valley. Since 1990, the Commission on Arts and Culture has worked to support the Grand Valley's artistic resources and cultural activities. Our goal is to form strong, lasting, and dynamic connections with artists, arts organizations, businesses, government, and educational institutions throughout the City of Grand Junction.

In an effort to better serve local artists and the arts and cultural community, we hope you'll find this website easy to use and more informative than ever. We've integrated several features, such as live artist profiles, an Interactive Map of the City Art Collection, and an Online Artist's Registration which allows artists to submit information to this site.

We've also included information about our annual Grant program, current Calls for Artists for the purchase of artwork for the City, and numerous reports such as the Economic Impact of the Arts in the Grand Valley and the Commission's various projects.

Take Part in Art!

Join us for the 7th Annual Free Expo on Saturday, June 18 from 9 am - 12 pm outside the Lincoln Park Barn.  

Go on a creative exploration of what the Grand Valley has to offer you and your family!  Participate in hands-on artistic experiences and demonstrations, while enjoying live performances by local groups.

Do you want your creative organization represented?  Fill out our application (PDF) to highlight your group!  Application deadline is May 25.  Email completed applications to Marlene Godsey.

Flyer describing Art Expo

Redlands Roundabout

The Commission on Arts and Culture is pleased to announce the launching of the Redlands Roundabout fundraiser!   

The Redlands Roundabout project is a public and private endeavor spearheaded by the City of Grand Junction and the Grand Junction Commission on Arts and Culture. The project includes adding a Desert Bighorn Sheep sculpture scene to the Roundabout at Redlands Parkway and Broadway. The City has budgeted to complete about 2/3 of the approved design with the full build-out being contingent on fundraising by the Arts and Culture Commission, working with the Grand Valley Parks and Recreation Foundation.     

The design and artist selection were based on a public community meeting in early 2020. The attendees supported the theme of Bighorn Sheep to celebrate their presence in the surrounding areas. The Arts and Culture Commission facilitated an open call for artists based on the chosen theme, and Pavia Justinian, a local experienced artist was selected for the project.   

Donations will go towards the completion of the third element, the Ram in the center of the roundabout, which along with the already funded mother, baby ram, and the sparring rams will complete the entire proposed design.

To donate to the Redlands Roundabout, click here.

If you have other questions, please call (970) 254-3876.

Art Beat Competition (Formerly known as "Write On!")

Thank you to everyone who submitted to Art Beat.  The submissions were amazing!  

1st Place Winners:

  • High School - Alana Wade
  • Middle School - Tristan Murray
  • Grade School - Conner Day

2nd Place Winners:

  • High School - Jacob Casteel aka Waxy Baxter and NateE
  • Middle School - Alexis Walpole
  • Grade School - Amelia Freud

3rd Place Winners:

  • High School - Ashe Tucker
  • Middle School - Ty Pulliam
  • Grade School - Sammy Wayt