Our Goal: Improve social and emotional wellbeing through positive relationships among individuals and their support systems in our communities

Arts and Culture

Community involvement can foster positive relationships in a person’s life. Here are some arts and culture opportunities for involvement.

Did you know that SAT scores for students that have 4 years of arts and music are 100 point higher on average?
·         enrich your child’s social and emotional wellbeing
·         provide expression through arts and culture
·         creates an escape from daily stressors

Commission on Arts & Culture

Are you aware of the art community here in the Grand Valley? Did you know that there is an interactive map to help you and your family discover art? Take your kids downtown for some fun! For information on local events, local artists, resources and contests, click here.

Creative Avenues

Dance, art, theater…all in one location? Yes! Creative Avenues in Grand Junction offers classes for children (starting at age 3) through adults. Grab your kids and head down to Creative Avenues for a studio tour! Call 970-255-6757 or clickhere.

Grand Valley Children’s Choir

Do you have a 4th, 5th, 6th, or 7th grader? This auditioned choir focuses on teaching healthy and age appropriate vocal techniques, reading music, and much more! Check it out by going to here or call 970-985-5898.

Museum of Western Colorado

Did you know that the Museum of Western Colorado is the largest multi-disciplinary museum between Salt Lake City and Denver? Take your kids down to the Museum of the West, or the Crossroads Museum on Patterson Rd. or to the Dinosaur Journey Museum in Fruita! Learn about our Mesa County ancestors (dinosaurs, included)! For more information, click here.

The Art Center-Youth Classes

Get your child(ren) involved at the Art Center! They have several classes which spark creativity, experiment with different forms of art, and are a lot of fun! For more information, call 243-7337 ext. 2 or click here.

Western Colorado Botanical Gardens

Grab your kids and take them to The Gardens! Experience the beauty of the Colorado River Basin and Plateau through education, science and conservation. The Gardens offer community classes, camps and much more! Click here or call (970) 245-328

Throughout history people have used music, dancing, and pictures to heal and find happiness. Engage in arts and culture to:
●     discover your self-expression,
●     relax,
●     make new friends, and
●     have fun! 

Commission on Arts & Culture

Are you aware of the art community here in the Grand Valley? Did you know that there is an interactive map to help you and your family discover art? Join an art club or apply to be an aspiring artist! For information on local events, local artists, resources and contests, click here.

Creative Avenues

Did you know that there is a studio in Grand Junction that has dance, art, and theatre classes? Check them out; stop by for a tour; or call them to get more information. Phone number: 970-255-6757; click here to go to their website.

Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra

This auditioned group is well-known around the Grand Valley for excellent performances. Check it out and attend a performance! You’ll love it. Click here.

High Desert Opera

Check out these state-of-the-art performances by this local group! See how you can get involved. Clickhere.

Museum of Western Colorado

Did you know that the Museum of Western Colorado is the largest multi-disciplinary museum between Salt Lake City and Denver? There are three museums: Dinosaur Journey Museum, Crossroads Museum, and Museum of the West. The exhibits and activities are something that the whole family can enjoy! For more information, click here.

The Art Center-Teen Classes

Explore your creative side at the Art Center! They offer classes that will teach you about the various types of art. Check out their class schedule by clicking here or call 970-243-7337.

Thunder Mountain Camera Club

Are you interested in promoting the study, enjoyment and use of photography? Check out this club! They hold contest, classes, education and much more. Click here.

Western Colorado Botanical Gardens

Experience the beauty of the Colorado River Basin and Plateau through education, science and conservation! The Gardens offer community classes, camps and much more! This site is a way to relax and enjoy the outdoors (while you’re still near downtown Grand Junction!). Click hereor call (970) 245-3288.

The arts are not just for kids. You can benefit, too! Here’s how:
●     increase social life,
●     discover your creativity,
●     learn new skills,
●     improve mood, and
●     reduce stress.

Art Heritage Program

Be a part of a program that is making a difference in our schools! There are over 250 parent and community volunteers teaching elementary aged children about art. Join the fun by clicking here! To volunteer, contact Connie Robbins-Brady at (970) 254-5489.

Art Jewelers Guild of the Grand Junction Area

Are you interested in joining a group that focuses on sharing and challenging themselves regarding their creativity? Look no further! Fill out the Membership Application and get connected. Click here.

Commission on Arts & Culture

Are you aware of the art community here in the Grand Valley? Did you know that there is an interactive map to help you and your family discover art? Join an art club or apply to be an aspiring artist! For information on local events, local artists, resources and contests, click here.

Creative Avenues

Dance, art, theater all-in-one location? You bet. Check out Creative Avenues in Grand Junction for classes, productions, and much more. Call 970-255-6757 or click here for more information.

Embroider’s Guild of America, Desert West Chapter

Do you like to embroider? Join this group to learn new skills, create lasting friendships and much more! Click here.

Gem and Mineral Club Inc.

Do you like learning about the Earth’s hidden gems? Look no further! Click here to find out about classes, the members, and much more!

Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra

This auditioned group is well-known around the Grand Valley for excellent performances. Check it out and attend a performance! You’ll love it. Click here.

Grand Mesa Chorus, Sweet Adeline’s International

Check out this Four Part capella harmony singing for all women’s voices; both in large and small group performances. Not interested in joining? Catch a performance! Click here for more information.

Grand Valley Woodturners

Are you interested in sharing ideas and techniques regarding woodturning? Check out this group to increase skills and knowledge! Click here.

High Desert Opera

Check out these state-of-the-art performances by this local group! See how you can get involved. Clickhere.

Museum of Western Colorado

Did you know that the Museum of Western Colorado is the largest multi-disciplinary museum between Salt Lake City and Denver? There are three museums: Dinosaur Journey Museum, Crossroads Museum, and Museum of the West. The exhibits and activities are something that the whole family can enjoy! For more information, click here.

Pastel Society of Colorado

Join this club to promote pastel arts, the soft pastel medium and to encourage the appreciation and art of pastel painting. There are meeting held right here in Grand Junction! Clickherefor more information.

Rocky Mountain Collage Society

This club’s mission is to encourage the use and understanding of collage as a fine art form and to provide education about collage as a fine art form. Check it out and become a member! Click here.

The Arts Center-Adult Classes

Did you know that the Arts Center has classes for adults? That’s right. Get creative…learn…meet new people…the possibilites are endless! For more information clickhereor call 970-243-7337 ext. 2.

Thunder Mountain Camera Club

Are you interested in promoting the study, enjoyment and use of photography? Check out this club! They hold contest, classes, education and much more. Click here.

Western Colorado Botanical Gardens

Experience the beauty of the Colorado River Basin and Plateau through education, science and conservation! The Gardens offer community classes, camps and more. This site is a way to relax and enjoy the outdoors (while you’re still near downtown Grand Junction!). Click hereor call (970) 245-3288.

Did you know that involvement in the arts and music can reduce chronic pain? Well, it does! Not only does it help with physical health, but also:
●     increasing social life,
●     reducing stress,
●     improving mood, and
●     healthy aging

Art Heritage Program

Be a part of a program that is making a difference in our schools! There are over 250 parent and community volunteers teaching elementary aged children about art. Join the fun by clicking here! To volunteer, contact Connie Robbins-Brady at (970) 254-5489.

Art Jewelers Guild of the Grand Junction Area

Are you interested in joining a group that focuses on sharing and challenging themselves regarding their creativity and making jewelry? Look no further!  Fill out the Membership Application and get connected. Click here.

Commission on Arts & Culture

Are you aware of the art community here in the Grand Valley? Did you know that there is an interactive map to help you and your family discover art? Join an art club or apply to be an aspiring artist! For information on local events, local artists, resources and contests, click here.

Creative Avenues

Dance, art, theater all-in-one location? You bet. Check out Creative Avenues in Grand Junction for classes, productions, and much more. Call 970-255-6757 or click herefor more information.

Embroider’s Guild of America, Desert West Chapter

Do you like to embroider? Join this group to learn new skills, create lasting friendships and much more! Click here.

Gem and Mineral Club Inc.

Do you like learning about the Earth’s hidden gems? Look no further! Click here to find out about classes, the members, and much more!

Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra

This auditioned group is well-known around the Grand Valley for excellent performances. Check it out and attend a performance! You’ll love it. Click here.

Grand Mesa Chorus, Sweet Adeline’s International

Check out this Four Part capella harmony singing for all women’s voices; both in large and small group performances. Not interested in joining? Catch a performance! Click here for more information.

Grand Valley Woodturners

Are you interested in sharing ideas and techniques regarding woodturning? Check out this group to increase skills and knowledge! Click here.

High Desert Opera

Check out these state-of-the-art performances by this local group! See how you can get involved. Click here.

Museum of Western Colorado

Did you know that the Museum of Western Colorado is the largest multi-disciplinary museum between Salt Lake City and Denver? There are three museums: Dinosaur Journey Museum, Crossroads Museum, and Museum of the West. The exhibits and activities are something that the whole family can enjoy! For more information, click here.

Pastel Society of Colorado

Join this club to promote pastel arts, the soft pastel medium and to encourage the appreciation and art of pastel painting. There are meeting held right here in Grand Junction! Click here for more information.

Rocky Mountain Collage Society

This club’s mission is to encourage the use and understanding of collage as a fine art form and to provide education about collage as a fine art form. Check it out and become a member! Click here.

The Arts Center-Adult Classes

Did you know that the Arts Center has classes for adults? That’s right. Get creative…learn…meet new people…the possibilites are endless! For more information clickhere or call 970-243-7337 ext. 2.

Thunder Mountain Camera Club

Are you interested in promoting the study, enjoyment and use of photography? Check out this club! They hold contest, classes, education and much more. Click here.

Western Colorado Botanical Gardens

Experience the beauty of the Colorado River Basin and Plateau through education, science and conservation. The Gardens offer community classes, camps and more. This site is a way to relax and enjoy the outdoors (while you’re still near downtown Grand Junction!). Click hereor call (970) 245-3288.