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North Fork Valley Creative Coalition is a nonprofit 501c3 organization whose mission is to foster the development of a vibrant creative community and diverse economy in the North Fork Valley of Delta County, Colorado. We envision a thriving community where art and ag meet. We fulfill our mission through the following goals:
  • Encouraging artists and creative entrepreneurs to find their homes here
  • Revitalizing and beautifying our downtown Creative District
  • Celebrating and strengthening our community’s unique identity and heritage
  • Attracting more visitors to the area
  • Showcasing cultural and artistic organizations, events and amenities
  • Enhancing and preserving a quality of life here that is very special
2021 Accomplishments:
  • Hired a Marketing and Vendor Coordinator
  • Continued to grow our membership
  • Represented the creative industries on the One Delta Economic Alliance board
  • Promoted Final Friday Frolics monthly artwalks
  • Sent monthly newsletters promoting local business and events
  • Actively posted on Instagram and Facebook
  • Represented Paonia in the Colorado Creative Corridor partnership
  • Hosted several successful fundraisers
  • Hosted three Saturday Markets in the Summer
  • Commissioned a mural at Poulos Park
  • Worked with Town of Paonia to commission a sign at Poulos Park
  • Co-hosted Dia de Los Muertos
  • Hosted the 29th Annual Paonia Holiday Art Fair

2022 Goals:

  • Publish a print Creative Directory
  • Actively promote our members & grown our membership
  • Rework our online creative directory
  • Maintain our certified Creative District status
  • Commission a new sign at the corner of 3rd Street & Grand Ave
  • Work on a sculpture program for Paonia Creative District
  • Host a new downtown Summer Fair in June
  • Work with Mountain Harvest Creative on Mountain Harvest Festival in September
  • Host the 30th Annual Paonia Holiday Art Fair in December
  • Celebrate your 10-year Anniversary as a nonprofit organization!

We appreciate your donation to our cause – building a vibrant creative community & resilient economy in the NFV. Make a donation on our website today!

Yours truly,

Amy DeLuca, Kaspar Keil, and Mary George, Board of Directors
Susie Kaldis Lowe, Marketing Coordinator