Check out great art at Downtown Art Festival

Downtown Art Festival



This piece by Kay Crane is part of “Art Unleashed,” an exhibit celebrating pets and on display at Five60 Salon & Spa, 354 Main St., No. 102, and The Art Center, 1803 N. Seventh St. It can be viewed during the Downtown Art Festival set for Friday and Saturday, Oct. 7–8.



“The Mask Parade” exhibit at the Colorado Canyons Gallery, 623 Main St., is one of the shows art enthusiasts can take in during the Downtown Art Festival set for Friday and Saturday, Oct. 7–8. “The Mask Parade” displays about 50 masks made by local artists for the upcoming Grand Junction Symphony gala Masquerade.



“The Mask Parade” exhibit at the Colorado Canyons Gallery, 623 Main St., is one of the shows art enthusiasts can take in during the Downtown Art Festival set for Friday and Saturday, Oct. 7–8. “The Mask Parade” displays about 50 masks made by local artists for the upcoming Grand Junction Symphony gala Masquerade.



“Zebra Rumble” by Cynthia Sampson will be part of the exhibit “Wild, Wild Equines” at Main Street Gallery, 412 Main St. The reception for the exhibit from 5–9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, is among events participating in First Friday and the Downtown Art Festival set for Friday and Saturday, Oct. 7–8.



The inaugural Downtown Art Festival will take over downtown for two days beginning with First Friday art events on Friday, Oct. 7.

The public is invited visit Grand Junction art galleries and participating businesses. There will be plenty of local artwork on display, evening receptions and musical entertainment at some venues.

Plan to return downtown on Saturday, Oct. 8, to see the new sculptures in the 2016 Art on the Corner temporary exhibit.

Installation of the 18 new sculptures will begin at 7 a.m. Saturday and art events will continue at 10 a.m. and through the day at the participating galleries and businesses. Among the art demonstrations and activities to be found up and down Main street are pottery demonstrations outside Avalon Theatre and hosted by The Art Center, a balloon artist at Colorado Baby and many area artists at galleries and stores.

Even the art of film will be celebrated with the Alpha Family Children’s Movie Festival. “E.T.” will be shown at 3 p.m. Saturday and “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” will be shown at 7 p.m. Saturday at Avalon Theatre. Tickets cost $6 for adults and $2 for children.

Participating locations and activities are detailed at downtowngj.org/signature-events/downtown-art-festival.


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