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Western Colorado Center for the Arts

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Address: 1803 North 7th St., Grand Junction, CO 81501
Phone Number: 970-243-7337
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Description: The Art Center is a community arts organization dedicated to improving...
The Art Center is a community arts organization dedicated to improving quality of life by promoting the enjoyment and understanding of the visual arts and related arts through studio art instruction, educational programs for children and adults, exhibitions and the acquisition, care and display of a permanent art collection. Art Center Facts: The only resource in Mesa County and the region that provides: *Year round arts education programs for children and adults of all abilities and ages.*An exhibition venue for students of all ages, local artists and art guilds.*Exhibits by nationally and internationally renowned artists.*More than 25 diverse art exhibits annually.*A Permanent Collection that preserves Colorado’s rich history and culture.The Art center annual budget in 2011 was nearly $500,000.City and County do not subsidize the annual budget. The Art Center is financially supported through memberships, donations, sponsorships, local businesses, class tuition, grants, service organizations, art sales, facility rentals, Gift Shop revenue, admissions and fund raisers. The Art Center is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors elected by the Membership. The Center is open Tuesdays – Saturdays from 9 am to 4 pm., and closed Sundays and some holidays. Admission is free on Tuesdays.
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The art center is not far from downtown grand Junction, CO. It has good art, friendly people and a good atmosphere. It's a good stop when visiting

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 1, 2014
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colorado
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This is a jewel in Western Colorado's crown with an amazing display of local and regional talent. The exhibits change frequently, the first Friday of the month they have a grand opening reception that is always festive and fun. They also offer a wide variety of classes for children and adults. The children's director, Rachel, is a very gifted and... More 

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Staff member or Volunteer was correct in saying that no exhibits are up the day of the Annual Art Auction. Only the contributed art for the Auction. It is always a madhouse.....the day of the Auction....getting things ready by five o'clock for the opening of the affair and that's why the Center is closed all day so everyone can get... More 

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Littleton, Colorado
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246 reviews 246 reviews
11 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

We travelled from Denver and wanted to revisit this museum. Our remembrance was of great art in a very nice environment. Unfortunately, their annual auction was to be held that evening. We were told very perfunctorily that there were no exhibits available for viewing. We can't believe that they removed art from the walls... Very disappointed that a museum open... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

We went on a Tuesday - which was good since if we would have paid to get in, I would have been upset. Our group ranged from mid-50's to 9 and all were glad to leave. Most of it looked liked high school art projects.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

The art center is not far from downtown grand Junction, CO. It has good art, friendly people and a good atmosphere. It's a good stop when visiting

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

We went to the center on a recent trip to Grand Junction. What a little treasure! It's a well kept secret in town, and well worth the visit. The center staff are very friendly and more than happy to answer any questions you may have about the art or artists. Well worth the trip, and a great deal for $3... More 

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Morton, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

On my second trip to Grand Junction one of the places I wanted to return to was the Western Colorado Center for the Arts. What a wonderful experience. The price to get in was so inexpensive for such great exhibits. One of the times I was there, I saw the most fabulous carved chess set and the pieces were at... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

I was in last friday and i think it is so great that this art center works with special needs. It looked like they were having fun and doing great on their project. It would be neat to see some of their art work up. The art center I will definitely come back and visit again

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Fruita, Colorado
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Went here today- 10-4-2013 and this is what happened. The front room, pottery exhibit had an employee on a ladder moving around doing some work. The second exhibit room was quiet but had only about 20 items to view. The last room in the back was lined with paintings. The room had staff stacking chairs, cleaning and using power tools.... More 

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western colorado
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188 reviews 188 reviews
77 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Love this place. You can always count on a good show. Don't miss it. The main gallery had an exhibit on trees that was fabulous and the other galleries had some interesting assemblage. I also like the gift shop.

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