Art Options for Everyone

  The Palette   This art studio serves local beer and wine and encourages visitors to “uncork your inner artist.” A great time is practically guaranteed. The Palette’s schedule offers Open Paint studio hours as well as structured classes. These include Wood Workshop, where students make beautiful lettered wood signage, and date-night classes where participants create paintings meant to hang next to one another. The Palette also offers private and off-site events to celebrate birthday, showers, or “just because” gatherings. Classes are fun and enjoyable for all, even beginners with no experience. A calendar of classes, complete with examples of the pieces being taught, is available online.   thepalettegj.com     • 441 Main St., Grand Junction

The Palette

This art studio serves local beer and wine and encourages visitors to “uncork your inner artist.” A great time is practically guaranteed. The Palette’s schedule offers Open Paint studio hours as well as structured classes. These include Wood Workshop, where students make beautiful lettered wood signage, and date-night classes where participants create paintings meant to hang next to one another. The Palette also offers private and off-site events to celebrate birthday, showers, or “just because” gatherings. Classes are fun and enjoyable for all, even beginners with no experience. A calendar of classes, complete with examples of the pieces being taught, is available online. thepalettegj.com 

• 441 Main St., Grand Junction


  Angelo’s Pottery and Glass   Open for 12 years and counting, Angelo’s offers “creation recreation.” Choose from hundreds of functional ceramic pieces like mugs, plates, and goblets – or get even more exciting with Frankenstein-shaped candy bowls, fairy figurines, and lanterns. Offerings change with the seasons. Inspirational examples – decorated by regulars and employee artists – cover the walls, shelves, and ceiling. Angelo’s attentive and skilled staff helps with lettering, techniques like marbling, and more. With 65 paint colors and 30 natural glazes, the options are endless. No wonder Angelo’s is a popular place for making unique gifts, gathering with friends, and celebrating kids’ birthdays.   gjangelos.com     • 2748 Patterson Rd., Grand Junction

Angelo’s Pottery and Glass

Open for 12 years and counting, Angelo’s offers “creation recreation.” Choose from hundreds of functional ceramic pieces like mugs, plates, and goblets – or get even more exciting with Frankenstein-shaped candy bowls, fairy figurines, and lanterns. Offerings change with the seasons. Inspirational examples – decorated by regulars and employee artists – cover the walls, shelves, and ceiling. Angelo’s attentive and skilled staff helps with lettering, techniques like marbling, and more. With 65 paint colors and 30 natural glazes, the options are endless. No wonder Angelo’s is a popular place for making unique gifts, gathering with friends, and celebrating kids’ birthdays. gjangelos.com 

• 2748 Patterson Rd., Grand Junction


  The Art Center   True to its name, The Art Center is a hub for local arts education. Established in 1953 with the goal of “improving quality of life by promoting the enjoyment and understanding of the visual arts and related arts,” the organization offers hands-on classes across ages and abilities, as well as exhibits, workshops, lectures, kids’ camps, and a homeschool program. From mug-making workshops to Manga for teens, there is something for everyone. In an effort to truly make art available to all, The Art Center provides scholarships for its educational programs and offers an Artability program that serves more than 200 students with special needs each month.   gjartcenter.org     • 1803 N. 7 St., Grand Junction

The Art Center

True to its name, The Art Center is a hub for local arts education. Established in 1953 with the goal of “improving quality of life by promoting the enjoyment and understanding of the visual arts and related arts,” the organization offers hands-on classes across ages and abilities, as well as exhibits, workshops, lectures, kids’ camps, and a homeschool program. From mug-making workshops to Manga for teens, there is something for everyone. In an effort to truly make art available to all, The Art Center provides scholarships for its educational programs and offers an Artability program that serves more than 200 students with special needs each month. gjartcenter.org

• 1803 N. 7 St., Grand Junction


  Creative Avenues   Along with its partner organizations, Creative Avenues offers a wide selection of creative opportunities for every age. Creative Avenues itself is an arts-based preschool for children aged two-and-a-half to six. The curriculum, integrated with traditional academic learning, is designed to bolster self-esteem and intellectual ability through visual and performing arts. Students learn through drawing, painting, and exploring music and theater. Partner organizations provide opportunities for kids and adults to participate in theater productions; art, music, dance, and acting lessons; and so much more. Schedule and pricing for all offerings, including the current School’s Out summer program, is available online.   creativeavenuesgj.com     • 835 N. 26 St., Grand Junction

Creative Avenues

Along with its partner organizations, Creative Avenues offers a wide selection of creative opportunities for every age. Creative Avenues itself is an arts-based preschool for children aged two-and-a-half to six. The curriculum, integrated with traditional academic learning, is designed to bolster self-esteem and intellectual ability through visual and performing arts. Students learn through drawing, painting, and exploring music and theater. Partner organizations provide opportunities for kids and adults to participate in theater productions; art, music, dance, and acting lessons; and so much more. Schedule and pricing for all offerings, including the current School’s Out summer program, is available online. creativeavenuesgj.com 

• 835 N. 26 St., Grand Junction