Colorado Canyons Gallery & Gifts opens in Grand Junction
WHAT: Colorado Canyons Gallery & Gifts
WHEN: Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
WHERE: 623 Main St., Grand Junction
INFO: 970-314-2054; email@example.com
When Grand Junction resident Fay Timmerman discovered the retail space at 623 Main St. was ready to lease, she knew it was time to jump. Colorado Canyons Gallery & Gifts, downtown’s newest gallery, opened May 6, just in time for the annual Art & Music Festival earlier this month.
“The availability of the space was a huge part of our opening date,” Timmerman said. “I had to have it because, of course, downtown in the cultural and artistic hub of the valley.
“We really wanted to be on the 600 block of Main Street because of the proximity to the Avalon Theatre and Oakley Gallery.”
Timmerman, along with her business partners — Doug Loring and Steve Traudt — believe that once renovations are complete at the historic performing arts center, it will act as an anchor for downtown, increasing foot traffic and tourism dollars.
Other business-minded folks agree with that sentiment, Timmerman added. Since opening her gallery doors, she’s met many other interested parties who considered leasing the space before she snagged it.
NOT JUST ART FOR SALE
Colorado Canyons Gallery & Gifts hosts a variety of local and regional fine artists with affordable pricing.
“We have items from $10 and below to $1,200,” Timmerman noted. “We also have affordable gift items made by local, regional and Colorado artists.”
Notable artists with pieces available include Wendy Videlock, Sara Alyn Oakley, Jennifer Kass, Ashtonn Means, Guy Tal, Time Wedel, Sandra Lee, Dick Colkby, Bruce Hucko and more.
An expansive classroom space in back of the gallery, complete with a kitchen, is currently being renovated.
According to Timmerman, classes spanning photography and fine arts will be held there regularly. A listing of current courses can be picked up at the gallery. Work by emerging artists will also be shown and sold in the classroom space.
Plus, there’s parking in back, accessible from Colorado Avenue, and the classroom space can be rented for meetings.
For more information, call 970-314-2054, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or find Colorado Canyons Gallery & Gifts on Facebook. The gallery website — http://www.ccgal.com — is currently under construction and will be up and running soon.
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