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NORTH FORK VALLEY CREATIVE COALITION

SUPPORTING THE CREATIVE INDUSTRIES OF COLORADO’S NORTH FORK VALLEY

The North Fork Valley of Colorado – comprised of the 3 towns of Paonia, Hotchkiss and Crawford – is a thriving community with visionary artists, creative businesses, and a special quality of life. The North Fork Valley Creative Coalition is a nonprofit organization that manages the Paonia Creative District, a Certified District in the Colorado Creative Industries Creative District Program.

Our goal is to grow the valley’s economy by:

  • Attracting more visitors
  • Encouraging artists and creative entrepreneurs to find their homes here
  • Revitalizing and beautifying our community
  • Celebrating and strengthening our community’s unique identity and heritage
  • Showcasing cultural and artistic organizations, events and amenities
  • Enhancing and preserving a quality of life here that is very special

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March 10, 2016

EVENTS

March 10, 2016

MAP OF CREATIVES

March 10, 2016

DIRECTORY OF CREATIVES

March 10, 2016

Welcome to Paonia

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The Welcome to Paonia sign has gone up!  Thank you all to the people who came out to help out during the installation of the sign.  This sign has been in the making for some time now and has been a monumental effort.  So many were involved in its creation,…

$10,000 grant from Colorado Tourism Office

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The NFVCC has also recently received a $10,000 grant from the Colorado Tourism Office (CTO)to use for marketing the campaign "Small Towns, Big Personality: Where Ag and Art Meet", which will showcase the North Fork Valley as a hub of arts and cultural activity in rural Western Colorado. Thank you CTO!

Thank You West Elk Community Fund!

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On Wednesday night, many nonprofits gathered at the Blue Sage to receive grant awards from the new West Elk Community Fund (WECF). North Fork Valley Creative Coalition is honored to be one of the recipients of funds to support our Colorado Creative Corridor Project. Thank you, WECF! The West Elk…

Watch these profile videos for a taste of our creative community…

march, 2019

22mar7:00 pm- 11:00 pmSugaray Rayford7:00 pm - 11:00 pm Paradise Theater of Paonia, 215 Grand Ave

24mar3:30 pm- 5:30 pmCreative Journey - Bi-weekly Class3:30 pm - 5:30 pm Creamery Arts Center, 165 Bridge Street in Hotchkiss, CO 81419

25mar6:30 pm- 8:00 pmCreate Success!6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Paonia Public Library, 2 3rd St, Paonia, CO 81428

29mar5:30 pm- 8:00 pmRock. Paper. Feathers. - New works by Spencer Mahaffey Lightfoot5:30 pm - 8:00 pm Needlerock Mountain Realty, 236 Grand Avenue, Paonia, CO 81428

29mar7:00 pm29th Annual Dessert Show7:00 pm Paonia High School, 846 Grand Avenue, Paonia, CO 81428

29mar7:00 pm- 9:00 pmSage Stage Open Mic Nite7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Blue Sage Center for the Arts, 226-228 Grand Avenue, Paonia, CO 81428

29mar7:00 pm- 9:00 pmArt Opening: Nolan Lightfoot7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Cirque Cyclery & Remedy Cafe, 232 Grand Avenue, Paonia, CO 81428

30mar7:00 pm29th Annual Dessert Show7:00 pm Paonia High School, 846 Grand Avenue, Paonia, CO 81428

"To preserve and promote this place as a destination for creative people and those who love the arts is a worthy and worthwhile goal. I'm proud to be a part of the creative process here and a member of the NFVCC. Thank you!"

Ben

"The creative industries are one of the many things that make this area so abundant and magical."

Shannon

"The Coalition helps us to growth together artistically as a community."

Lea

"I value the creative industries because creative expression is a part of being human. If we close that off we stop growing and wither just as the plant that receives no water and sunlight."

Andrea

"The creative industries enrich the lives of those who live and work in the North Fork value and encourage other people, who also value to arts, to move here."

Celia