Arts & Culture

Commission on Arts & Culture

The Grand Junction Commission on Arts & 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 has worked to support the Grand Junction area's artistic resources and cultural activities. The goal is to form strong, lasting, and dynamic connections with artists, arts organizations, businesses, government, and educational institutions throughout the City of Grand Junction.

On this webpage, community members can review: 

Call for Artists to Create Murals at Duck Pond Park and Eagle Rim Park

At Duck Pond Park, the work will be completed along the retaining wall in front of the restrooms and the main entrance walking path.  Artists are asked to feature local nature scenery that will complement the park.  Interested artists are invited to apply by submitting a color design by Tuesday, October 25, 2022.  Review the Duck Pond Call for Artists (PDF) and send final submissions to Art and Adult Program Coordinator, Marlene Godsey, marleneg@gjcity.org

At Eagle Rim Skate Park, a variety of canvas sizes and shapes are available in locations throughout the skate park.  This is part of the annual skate mural program designed to help improve the skate parks and make them a welcoming place for all users, while also offering local artists opportunities to express themselves. Interested artists are invited to apply by submitting a color design by Tuesday, October 25, 2022.  Review the Eagle Rim Skate Park Call for Artists (PDF) and send final submissions to Art and Adult Program Coordinator, Marlene Godsey, marleneg@gjcity.org


"Who We Are" Exhibit Celebrates the Diversity of Grand Junction

The Commission on Arts & Culture is excited to announce “Who We Are” - a celebration of the diverse populations in the Grand Junction area with an exhibit planned from January – June of 2023. The call for artists is now open and closes on December 1, 2022. Interested artists are invited to apply by submitting 1-5 electronic .jpg files for the exhibit, as well as the name and contact information to Marlene Godsey, Recreation Coordinator, by email.

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Redlands Roundabout Art Project

The Redlands Roundabout project is a public and private endeavor spearheaded by the City of Grand Junction and the Commission on Arts & Culture. The project includes adding a Desert Bighorn Sheep sculpture scene to the Roundabout at Redlands Parkway and Broadway.

The design and artist selection was 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 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 Art Project, visit the dedicated donation page on Hilltop's website

If you have other questions, please contact Marlene Godsey, Recreation Coordinator, at 970-254-3876 or by email.

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