A non-proft 501(c)3 organization committed to fostering economic growth in Western Colorado through the creative industries.

The Creative Coalition manages the North Fork Valley Creative District, one of 21 certified creative districts in Colorado certified by the Colorado Creative Industries, a division of the Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade.

OUR MISSION:

  • GROW economic activity
  • NURTURE creative community networking
  • CREATE opportunities for our youth
  • ENCOURAGE self-suffciency
  • INCREASE the beauty of our public spaces
  • CELEBRATE our local heritage + character

MEMBER SERVICES

Professional Development Workshops
Business Mentoring
Online Creative Directory + Marketing
Sales + Exhibit Opportunities

CREATIVE DISTRICT

Public Art + Signage + Marketing
Final Friday Frolics – Monthly Artwalks
Annual North Fork Valley Art+Ag Tour
Annual Celebrate the Fork Dinner
Kids’ Art Activities at Pickin’ in the Park

SPACE TO CREATE PAONIA

Affordable Housing for Creatives
Work Space for Creatives

OUR GOAL IS TO GROW THE ECONOMY IN THE VALLEY 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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