Greeley Unexpected is promoting October as National Arts Month. Engage in at least one arts or cultural event during the month!
Below are 7 ways to celebrate National Arts Month in Greeley and beyond
1. Go to an Art Exhibit.
There are currently several art shows going on in the community:
- Union Colony Civic Center: Two Rivers Lounge: The Golden Gallery 50+ Art Show – until October 4
- Tointon Gallery for Visual Arts: Global Vanitas: My Many Coloured Daze by Sonya PauKune – until October 7
- Tointon Gallery for Visual Arts: Dia de los Muertos Art Show – October 13 through 28
- UNC Mariani Gallery, Guggenheim Hall: Dylan Gebbia-Richards: Echo – until December 11
2. Explore Greeley’s Collection of Outdoor Art.
The City of Greeley has over 100 pieces of outdoor artwork in its Public Art Collection that can be viewed with the online Art in Public Places map or on our online Public Art catalog. We have a diverse section of murals, sculpture and more. Read more about Greeley’s Community Arts.
3. Check out First Friday: A Night of Art on October 6 for more art opportunities.
This event is a great opportunity to visit local galleries and businesses featuring artwork in Downtown Greeley. It’s held the first Friday of each month from 5 to 8 p.m. First Friday is a self-guided tour and maps are available at each of the participating galleries. See a full list of participating businesses from the Downtown Development Authority.
4. Experience and Explore the Greeley Creative District.
Creative Districts are hubs of economic activity, enhancing the area as an appealing place to live, visit and conduct business, and generate new economic activity. Here is an online guide to activities and businesses in the Greeley Creative District.
5. Expand your focus.
It’s not just all visual art. Enjoy music, theatre, dance, films, festivals, and more. Check out the Greeley Unexpected Event Calendar for more ideas.
6. Promote National Arts Month.
The Greeley Creative District created a logo for use by businesses, individuals, and arts organizations to show their support for the arts. Feel free to use it in promotions, flyers, newsletters, menus, advertising, correspondence, social media, and other publications throughout the month of October.
Download Color Logo
Download Black & White Logo
7. Join the National Celebration on Instagram!
Show Your Art is a social media campaign designed to engage arts advocates on local, state, and national levels, and to bring awareness of National Arts and Humanities Month. Individuals and organizations are encouraged to share images on Instagram (be sure to tag @americans4arts and use #ShowYourArt2017).
Arts & humanities lovers, it’s our time to shine—National Arts and Humanities Month starts this weekend, and so does our 31-day Instagram photo challenge! Check out this year’s themes here, start looking around for inspiration, and share this post to challenge your friends to join the fun! We’ll be posting every day in October, and reposting some of our favorites, so make sure to tag @americans4arts and use the hashtag #ShowYourArt2017. #NAHM