Paonia has been selected for “Space to Create” in Northwest Colorado!!

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 North Fork Valley Creative District, one of twenty-one certified creative districts in Colorado.

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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EVENTS

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MAP OF CREATIVES

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DIRECTORY OF CREATIVES

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Paonia Wayfinding + Signage Master Plan

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May 14, 2018 — On April 18th, the North Fork Valley Creative Coalition (NFVCC) was awarded a $10,000 grant from Colorado Creative Industries’ Creative District Technical Assistance program to develop a Signage and Wayfinding Plan for Paonia Creative District and Town of Paonia. NFVCC will hire C+B Design, LLC of…

FY2017 Annual Report- Colorado Certified Creative Districts

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From July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017, Colorado Creative Industries and the Boettcher Foundation supported the development of 18 Certified Creative Districts across the state in: Attracting visitors, creative entrepreneurs and artists to a community, infusing new energy and innovation, and enhancing the economic and civic capital of the…
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Final Friday Frolics

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Downtown Paonia sparkles with creativity during Final Friday Frolics. The last Friday of each month May thru October. Visit galleries, studios, boutiques and restaurants. Enjoy our tasty local food and wine, mingle with the community and find the perfect treasure to take home. Hours for each location vary, so please…

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

may, 2018

24may4:00 pmJoseph Colwell - Book Talk + Signing

25may5:00 pm- 8:00 pmSecond Story Studios・Final Friday Frolic

25may5:00 pm- 7:00 pmFoodie Fridays

25may5:00 pmFinal Friday Frolic

25may7:00 pm- 9:00 pmArt Opening: May Trumble

28may6:30 pm- 8:00 pmNFV Community Parade Band

30may - 5junAll DayPaonia Signage + Wayfinding Kickoff Events

"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