It’s all down on Main Street

Main Street, just finished getting a major facelift.



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Main Street, just finished getting a major facelift.

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Grand Junction’s Main Street isn’t just an address, it’s a destination. Here are some of the highlights and happenings you find downtown.

The dust is settling as construction nears completion. Main Street, much of which has been getting a face lift over the past several months, is expected to open to traffic in early June.

The work has added more family-friendly amenities to Main Street, such as little playgrounds, seating and fountains, said Felicia Sabartinelli-Abeyta, cultural arts coordinator with Downtown Grand Junction.

“In front of Main Street Bagels, there will be a huge, interactive map made of rocks,” she said.

Along with various geographical features of the Grand Valley, visitors will be able to “sit on” Grand Mesa. Also, the three piece gargoyle sculpture that was originally intended to be a fountain now actually is and can be found in 600 block of Main Street.

Eleven new temporary sculptures were installed in April as part of the Art on the Corner Exhibit, now in its 27th year.

The exhibit is comprised of permanent and temporary sculptures displayed on Main Street, Rood Avenue, Colorado Avenue, Seventh Street and cross streets.

Temporary sculptures are rotated into the exhibit each year and are available for purchase. Brochures with exhibit maps and information are available at kiosks along Main Street.

The weekly farmers market again will grace Main Street from 5–8:30 p.m. Thursdays from June 9 through Sept. 15.

Bring the whole family (except the dog) for a fun evening, browsing produce and arts and crafts vendors.

Check the Wednesday Daily Sentinel for weekly event highlights, entertainment and vendor information.

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