Greeley Creative District is a Certified Creative District in the Colorado Creative Industries Creative District Program.
GCD is supported in part by Colorado Creative Industries and the Boettcher Foundation. Learn more»
“We fully expect The Moxi and the downtown area to be the hot spot in Greeley for years to come.” -Ely Corliss, owner/operator of The Moxi—a new venue in the GCD
“I came to Greeley to finish my art degree, but I fell in love with the art community here…I want to continue working and developing my portfolio. Being an artist requires being disciplined, as well as creative and the community here helps so much with that.” -Kati Stanford, printmaker & University of Northern Colorado senior speaking to the Greeley Tribune
“Tap Into Your Creative Side: The crowning trait of personal leadership is creativity. Creativity is an even finer art than pure inventive genius. It is a conceptual skill, the willingness to innovate, to try the untried, to see the usual in unusual ways, and to relate the normally unrelated…” -From the LMI Journal distributed monthly by Pete Morrell, President Morrell & Associates, a business located in the GCD
Renaissance best describes the climate encompassed by the Greeley Creative District, which blends the historic Downtown Development and University Districts in a continuum of dynamic and complementary uses.
This area represents the city’s highest concentration of micro-businesses, performance venues, cultural outlets, galleries, museums, entertainment, and mixed residential development. Historic architecture blends with contemporary additions, while wall murals surprise visitors throughout the area, which is rich with public art.
Three primary partners form the leadership and foundation of this initiative: City of Greeley, University of Northern Colorado and the Downtown Development Authority. Involvement in the area’s vitality, however, is represented by an extensive and varied complement of volunteers and representatives from creative industries and businesses, artists, entertainers, and civic organizations.
Signature community events exist in the heart of the Creative District such as the annual Arts Picnic, Das Greeley Oktoberfest, the Blues Jam, Farmers’ Market, UNC Gala, Independence Stampede Parade, UNC/Greeley Jazz Festival, Greeley Lights the Nights, and Greeley Philharmonic Series. Cultural outlets in the Creative District are extensive and include several theatres and performance stages, three museums, and numerous art galleries. Civic facilities include a 1,700 seat auditorium, ice skating arena, public library, and three parks.
Our mission is to enhance the community’s distinctive creative identity and increase its economic vitality. The District provides educational and promotional support that engages the full spectrum of creative industries, organizations, businesses, artists, patrons, and cultural heritage, and that inspires youth and emerging talents.