November 17 at the Union Colony Civic Center
• A writer for Confluence Denver magazine called to see if we could spare some time to show/tell her about Greeley’s Creative District, so we spent about 4 hours or so effusing about our beloved Creative District, and taking her all around, following up with pictures, etc. Here is the result – so proud of our district and ALL the people who make things happen here! View the article, ‘In Greeley, Creative Economy Defies Expectations.’
Greeley Creative District is a Certified Creative District in the Colorado Creative Industries Creative District Program. Learn more»
Exciting 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.
The area’s vitality is a result of the vision and involvement of an extensive and varied complement of groups and individuals from creative industries and businesses, artists, entertainers, and civic and private organizations.
Signature community events exist in the heart of the Creative District, including, but not limited to: Friday Fest, Arts Picnic, Blues Jam, Farmers’ Market, AgriCulture Fest & Feast, Independence Stampede Parade, UNC/Greeley Jazz Festival, Oktobrewfest, Greeley Lights the Night, and numerous music and theatre performance series. Cultural outlets in the Creative District are extensive and include several theatres and performance venues, three museums, and numerous art galleries. Civic facilities include a 1,700 seat auditorium, ice skating arena, public library, and three parks. You are invited to Discover the Greeley Creative District!
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.