Mural Programs

El Espino, El Salvador - Sister City of Grand JunctionaRT - 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.

Featured Artists

  • Jason Bradham
  • Nyssa Capps
  • Onyx Cly-Peek
  • Rachel DeWeber
  • Matt Goss
  • Nikkeya Gray
  • Jerad Slates
  • Jeremy Velasquez

Guidelines

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.

Resources

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.

 Featured Artists

  • 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.  

Featured Artists

  • 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.

Featured Artists

  • 5th & Main -  Rainbow Byson
  • 4th and Main -  Danya Aletebi
  • Horizon Drive and Crossroads Blvd - Josh Anderson
  • Horizon Drive and G Road - Pavia Justinian