Entertainment in Brief, Aug. 12

Art program coming to Riverfront Trail

A new program is coming soon to the Colorado Riverfront Trail that is designed to transform underpasses along the trail into vibrant, colorful artistic expressions.

Art on the Riverfront Trail —  aRT — is a fluid process of murals changing annually that will bring new and fresh designs to the trail. It is spearheaded by the Grand Junction Commission on Arts and Culture and the Riverfront Commission with a valley-wide coalition of partners. Five areas along the Colorado Riverfront Trail, with a combined total of 14 paintable locations, have been identified for murals.

“Through aRT, we will expand our rich artistic community and provide spaces to nurture budding artists by creating a more vibrant environment,” a news release said.

The program officially begins Saturday, Oct. 15. Applications and guidelines for artists interested in the vetted sites are available online at gjarts.org.

Call 254-3876 for information.

Creative Avenues hosts open house


Creative Avenues, 835 N. 26th St., will have an open house from 10 a.m. to noon and 1–3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, for parents and students to tour the facility, meet teachers and check out the arts program.

Open auditions for the Theatre Project’s production of “Disney’s Aladdin Kids” will be from 5:30–6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16, for those ages 8 and older. Students ages 5–7 do not need to audition, just register at TheatreProjectGJ.com.

To learn about these events go to CreativeAvenuesGJ.com or call 255-6757.


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