aRT - Art on the Riverfront Trail
aRT is designed to transform bleak underpasses along the Riverfront Trail into vibrant, colorful artistic expressions that enhance the trail users' experience. aRT is a fluid process with murals changing, bringing new and fresh designs to the Riverfront Trail. Through aRT, we will expand our rich artistic community and provide spaces to nurture budding artists by creating a more vibrant environment.
aRT is spearheaded by the Grand Junction Commission on Arts and Culture and the Riverfront Commission with a valley-wide coalition of partners including: the Grand Junction Police Department, Colorado Department of Transportation, Mesa County Sheriff's Office, Mesa County Health Department, Super Rad Art Jam, Urban Trails Committee, Mesa County, the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, and the City of Grand Junction Public Works, Planning, and Parks Departments.
Call for Artists: No current openings
2022 Featured Artists
- Alejandro Flores
- Cierra Applegate
- Heidl Hasenauer
- Joe Anderson
- Jonathan Purdy
- Kasia Kucera
- Rachel Osborne
- Sam Ontiveros
- Sarah Wandzilak
- Wes Abarca
- Jeremy Velasquez
All murals facing the Riverfront Trail are vetted through committee. These are not open walls for artists to paint on.
Artists may submit applications during open calls.
Back walls not facing the Riverfront Trail are open for painting.
Help us to keep this area vibrant by reporting anyone who is not following these guidelines.
Skate Park Mural Program
The Skate Park Mural program is spearheaded by the City of Grand Junction and the local skate community. The Skate Park Mural program was designed to transform the skate parks into vibrant, colorful artistic spaces that enhance the skate park and offer a more inclusive environment. These murals are a fluid process with murals changing annually, bringing new and fresh designs to the skate park.
Newly finished mural at Westlake Skate Park:
View a 3D model of the new mural here:
aRT - Fruita Featured Artists
The art on the Riverfront Trail Fruita (aRT - Fruita) program is designed to transform bleak underpasses along the Little Salt Wash Riverfront Trail spur into vibrant, colorful artistic expressions that enhance the trail users' experience. We will expand our rich artistic community and provide spaces to nurture budding artists by creating a more vibrant environment.
- Blaine Bell
- Ethan Dow
Car Park aRT - Art on the Downtown Parking Garage
Car Park aRT brings color and vibrancy to the south facing concrete wall. Pedestrians will enjoy the murals as they access the breezeway between the parking garage and Main Street.
- Jeremy Velasquez
- Onyx Cly-Peek
- Matt Goss
- Jerad Slates
- Ethan Dow
- Jeremy Raymond
- Aaron Simpson
Electric aRT Featured
City owned traffic signal boxes, or TSB's, are transformed into beautiful works of art. Artists may submit an application when there is an open call.
- 5th & Main - Rainbow Byson
- 4th and Main - Danya Aletebi
- Horizon Drive and Crossroads Blvd - Josh Anderson
- Horizon Drive and G Road - Pavia Justinian