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

 

So much to do in the Greeley Creative District!!

Greeley Downtown just posted their events newsletter, which includes activities in all of the GCD. Absolutely amazing how much is going on in the next couple of weeks. Food, craft beer, art, shopping, theatre, concerts – the list just goes on and on!  Check it out – get all the details here: http://www.greeleydowntown.com/blog/news/downtown-greeley-happenings-february-2-2015

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Dinosaurs arrive in Greeley for a Jurassic Quest

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A handful of dinosaurs must have escaped that fateful meteor, at-least that’s what it seemed like Saturday in Greeley.

The life-like model dinosaurs, which came in many shapes and sizes, made themselves at home in Island Grove Regional Park for Jurassic Quest.

The exhibit, which displayed over 50 dinosaurs, many of which were animatronic, and some which were able to be ridden, drew about 6,000 people over the course of the first day. This weekend alone, Chris Arnold, operations coordinator, said the event was expected to draw a total of 10,000 people.

Read the whole story and see the Video in two Greeley Tribune articles:

Prehistoric Paradise  and Jurassic Quest

Chalk-a-lot Event a Great Success!

More than 2000 people enjoyed a great day on Saturday, September 6, as Greeley attempted a Guinness World Record for the longest continuous chalk drawing.  3.7 miles of connected 6.6 foot squares was the recording-breaking goal.  We made it to 1.5 miles and approximately 1400 squares–an American record at least, if not the world record!

Most importantly, everyone that participated had so much fun!  We all enjoyed a beautiful sunny day, music, making new friends and laughing with long-time friends and neighbors, all the while creating an amazing trail of nature-themed, brightly colored designs.  It was truly a fantastic community gathering.

See photos on our Facebook page 

Tribune Opinion: Block Party is music to our ears…

Welcome back, University of Northern Colorado students. Here’s more than 40 bands as a present.

The annual Greeley Block Party, hosted by Ely Corliss, owner of the Moxi Theater, should show UNC students that downtown is a fun place to visit.

Some of those bands will appear in Greeley’s downtown establishments, as well as the 9th Street Plaza. It starts at 5 tonight and all of it is free. What better way for downtown to show off his feathers?

About 4,500 attended the Block Party last year, and it’s not just for UNC students. As a bonus, Greeley residents get to enjoy the bands, as well. Therefore, we’re all for anyone reaching out to UNC by offering a bunch of great bands. That benefits the rest of us, as well.

Get out your chalk and get ready to draw

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Greeley residents will try to set a new Guinness World Record for the longest continuous chalk art drawing on Saturday, and we hope they succeed.

But even if they don’t, that’s all right. It should be a fun event for everyone involved.

The goal of the city’s first Chalk A Lot event is a drawing 3.7 miles long. The University of Northern Colorado is providing a spot on campus, and organizers are hopeful many students will participate.

The Chalk A Lot is a great way to draw public attention to Greeley’s Creative District.

“It was cheap, free and something fun and a little out of the ordinary,” Greeley Assistant City Manager Becky Safarik said of sponsoring the event, which cost the city about $8,000.

Greeley may make the Chalk A Lot an annual event if it turns out to be popular. We hope so, because it sounds like it will be a blast.

from the Greeley Tribune, September 4th, 2014

1st Annual AgriCulture Fest and Feast a Great Success

On August 23rd, the Greeley Creative District hosted the inaugural AgriCulture Fest and Feast to explore and celebrate the endless ways our local rural and urban arenas intersect and enrich our lives.  The Fest during the day was filled with activity, history, education and entertainment, followed by the locally-sourced 12+ course Feast that evening.  The entire experience was nothing less than amazing.  More than 2000 people enjoyed the Fest. The Feast was sold out to 250 very lucky diners.

In this case, a picture truly is worth a thousand words. Follow the link below to see photos of the events. In the linked pdf documents, you can read about the incredible chefs, food providers and sponsors that made the AgriCulture Fest & Feast possible —and a total success.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/ladymoonstudio/sets/72157646419222939/

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Looking Back at June – Great Things Going On

Thanks to our friends at the Greeley Tribune, here a few headline highlights:

Greeley’s Creative District draws attention from the state – fully certified!

Downtown Greeley alley getting mural makeover –

Craft brewery No. 4 set to open in Greeley’s downtown – WeldWerks Brewing CO to locate in the GCD

Photo Story: Greeley turns blue at Blues Jam

Stuft brings gourmet burgers to Greeley’s downtown

Kris Lager Band brings festival to downtown Greeley

and don’t miss this video about the creative process

http://vimeo.com/99186716

If you haven’t been in the Greeley Creative District lately, what are you waiting for!?

 

 

 

Free Admission to Arts Keynote Presentations

The Center for Integrated Arts Education’s eighth annual Leadership Institute features a screening of Trash Dance and a presentation by the filmmaker of the acclaimed documentary.

The local arts community is invited to attend the institute’s performances and keynote presentations free of charge June 10-12. That includes the SXSW award-winning film Trash Dance at 2:30 p.m. June 10 at Kress Theatre, 817 8th Ave. The showing will be followed by a keynote address from the film’s director Andrew Garrison, who followed a choreographer riding along with sanitation workers to capture their performances in everyday life.

To reserve free admission to any of these keynote events email ciae@unco.edu. More information about the full training presentations and performances is available at www.unco.edu/arts/ciae.

The Arts In Motion Institute is made possible through grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, Think 360 Arts and in collaboration with Colorado Creative Industries. The offer of free admission to keynote presentations is made possible by support from the City of Greeley and Greeley Creative District.

Full schedule at http://www.unco.edu/news/releases.aspx?id=6785&utm_source=2014-06-10&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=unctoday

 

New Children’s Program at the Greeley Farmers’ Market

In partnership with the Make TODAY Count! campaign and University of Colorado Health’s Healthy Kids Club, the Greeley Farmers’ Market is launching a new monthly program for children ages 3 to 12. The Growing Kids Program features a Kid’s Zone at the Market, and is free and open to the community. It will take place on the second Saturday of each month from 9:30 to 11:30am with kid-oriented activities focused on healthy living.

Each child participating will receive a special $2 coupon to spend at the Market on fruits and vegetables and a reusable shopping bag. Activities include seed planting, cooking lessons, scavenger hunts, and vegetable art.

The Greeley Farmers’ Market is located at 902 7th Avenue and is open on Saturdays from 7:30 to noon. For more information on the Growing Kids program, please visit www.maketodaycount.org. For information on the Greeley Farmers’ Market visit www.greeleygov.com/fm.