Crosswalk Dance at the District 6 Art Walk

Hundreds of people spent their Friday evening enjoying more than 900 works of art created by students and on display at the District 6 Art Walk. Anyone who walked (or drove) near the intersection of 8th Avenue and 9th Street got some extra fun at a Crosswalk Dance in Downtown Greeley. The group on dancers choreographed moves to Walk The Moon’s “Shut Up And Dance,” adding more participants as the night rolled on and entertaining passersby.

What is a crosswalk dance? Crews installed “Dance” signs in place of “Walk” signs at an intersection and hook up a sound system to play music as pedestrians cross. Then add some dancers and it turns crossing the street into a dance party.

The Greeley Creative District is proud to be a part of showing of creativity like this. Thanks to the City of Greeley crews who set up the signs and music, all of the dancers, and the participants joined in on the fun.

Mexican American Arts Festival

The 8th Annual Mexican American Arts Festival is happening at the University of Northern Colorado on Tuesday March 8th! Come enjoy this unique festival at Zachariah’s/The Atrium at the University Center and experience interactive art made by the audience and the artists!

  • 5:00-5:45 p.m.: Buffet (Tostadas, black beans & lemonade)
  • 5:00-7:00 p.m.: Visual and unique performing arts

View the Full Mexican American Arts Festival Program of Events

Featured artists include Armando Silva and Larissa Romero-Perry.

This is a FREE event, but tickets are required. Pick up yours at the UC Information Desk between 8:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. or call 970-351-4849 between 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

2016 Mexican American Arts Festival Greeley

 

Disaster Recovery Resource for Artists

Craft Emergency Relief Fund (CERF+) accomplishes its mission through direct financial and educational assistance to craft artists including emergency relief assistance, business development support, and resources and referrals on topics such as health, safety, and insurance.

If you’d like to learn more, visit this website www.CraftEmergency.org.

Additionally, you can contact the organization atrelief@craftemergency.org or visit the CERF+ Facebook page.

How to make the most of local music and art events

Graduating student Sarah Kirby writes about her experience at UNC and Greeley.

“I did not know anyone when I moved here, but I will be leaving with dear friends and fantastic memories, most of which involve the arts scene that constitutes Greeley’s creative flair. With memories of Ben Pu’s solo acoustic performances while drinking Crabtree’s delicious beer at the Chumpkin Pumpkin, Irish Music courtesy of the Stubby Shellelaghs at Patrick’s Irish Pub on Tuesday nights and big band performances by UNC jazz students in the park, I believe no one can say that Greeley does not provide opportunities for students and community members to relax after a long workday and be entertained.”

Read more in the UNC Mirror»

Inspire creativity and critical thinking

DanceEighty-five percent of working professionals agree that creative thinking is critical for problem-solving in their career, and 71 percent say creative thinking should be taught as a course, like math and science.

Follow this link to more survey results»