Scenes from the Grand Valley Performing Arts Festival, held Aug. 4-7 at the Colorado Mesa University Moss Peforming Arts Center. Photos courtesy Dawn Morrow.
Dancers from the Salt Wash Dance Theater perform “Art on the Edge – Dancing the Rim,” a tribute to the Colorado National Monument Centennial.
Participants in one of the many dance classes in the dance studio.
Participants pen verses in a poetry workshop.
Dancers, with High Desert Dancers, perform at the festival.
Members of the Sultan’s Pride dance troupe.
Members of the Colorado West Celtic Dancers perform.
Members of the Colorado West Celtic Dancers who performed also included a piper an drummer.
Dancers with the Colorado West Celtic Dancers shake a leg in a performance.
Kids enjoyed creating crafts at a booth sponsored by Creative Avenues.
A representative of Kopila Nepali Dancers.
The Grand Junction Centennial Band.
Members of the Grand Junction Centennial Band fired cannons during the “1812 Overture” and the “Pirates of the Caribbean” theme.
Dancers in one of the main features of the festival, “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers,” staged by Creative Avenues.
Another scene from “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.”
Fire dancers in Illumicirque’s show after Sunday’s main event.
An Illumicirque fire eater.
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