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Supporting the Creative Industries of Colorado’s North Fork Valley

Comprised of the 3 towns of Paonia, Hotchkiss and Crawford – we are 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 state-certified district in the Colorado Creative Industries Creative District Program.


Our vision 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

"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!"


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


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


"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."


"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."


What We Offer

Upcoming Events


14jul5:00 pm6:00 pmPaolo Bacigalupi Reading NAVOLA and in conversation with Morgan MacInnis5:00 pm - 6:00 pm(GMT+00:00) Blue Sage Center for the Arts, 226-228 Grand Ave

16julAll DayPlein Air Artists Colorado Weekly Paint Out(All Day: Tuesday)(GMT-06:00)

23julAll DayPlein Air Artists Colorado Weekly Paint Out(All Day: Tuesday)(GMT-06:00)

26jul5:00 pm8:00 pmFinal Friday Frolic Artwalk5:00 pm - 8:00 pm(GMT-06:00) Paonia Creative District

30julAll DayPlein Air Artists Colorado Weekly Paint Out(All Day: Tuesday)(GMT-06:00)

Offering Opportunities and Resources for Artists & Creatives in Our Valley

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