The holidays are a magical time and in Grand Junction, Colorado that’s certainly true, especially with the ground still covered by the near record nine inch snowfall we had earlier in December. There are cultural events and activities everywhere, and plenty of places to find works of art for all types of gift-giving, from tiny handiwork to signature pieces.
Giving original artwork as a gift is easier than ever with many excellent paintings and pottery on display at The Art Center at 7th and Orchard, plus a huge array of items in the Center’s great gift shop, and several exhibits of smaller and very affordable works - at Hang-ups Gallery (2nd and Colorado), Frame Works & Gallery (3rd and Main), Off the Wall 2 (Main Street), Frame Depot (on Bogart Lane), The Great Frame-up (next to Albertsons on the Redlands), and The Blue Pig Gallery (in Palisade).
A wide assortment of outstanding and often inexpensive art is available and on display all over town in places other than stores - at the City Hall, Tiara Rado Golf Course clubhouse, Two Rivers Convention Center, in local restaurants and coffee shops, and Planet Wines on Main Street.
I’m sure that unique and interesting fine art is available in unlikely places - and likely places - all over the country, so support your local artists and buy art this holiday season! Treat yourself to something wonderful as well as one-of-a-kind!!