Art on the Corner Showcases Grand Junction's Creative Side

Downtown Grand Junction is home to a diverse public art exhibit called Art on the Corner.

Grand Junction's Art on the Corner program adds to the already vibrant downtown. Visitors and locals browse shops, stop and chat over coffee at sidewalk cafes and walk the inviting streets, all while taking in the Art on the Corner program's beautiful sculptures and artwork on display. 

The Art on the Corner outdoor sculpture exhibit features more than 100 sculptures dotting the tree-lined streets of downtown Grand Junction each year and is one of the largest outdoor art displays in the country. Spearheaded in 1984 by Dave Davis, artist extraordinaire, Art on the Corner was one of the first programs of its kind and has been extensively replicated in other cities nationally and internationally.

Since 1984, 750 sculptures of all shapes, sizes, styles and mediums have been displayed by 125 various artists. Many of the sculptures are for sale. In fact, 125 have sold since the program's inception, totaling more than $1 million in sales.

A wonderful way to browse the Art on the Corner sculptures is to make your way to downtown Grand Junction and have lunch at a fabulous local eatery, then walk part of it off by strolling up and down Main Street, Colorado Avenue and the surrounding area. If you start to get too hot or tired, just stop into a fun and funky downtown shop like Girlfriends, Pollux or Benge's Shoes.

Visitors can find information on the Art on the Corner sculpture locations as well as additional information downtown at various kiosk map displays or at the Grand Junction Visitor Center (740 Horizon Drive). Many of the shops downtown also have the brochures/maps to hand out.