Grand Lake Creative District

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Saint Patrick's Week
Get ready to immerse yourself in the magic of creativity during Saint Patrick's week in the Grand Lake Creative District! Join us for an enchanting experience as we present a special concert by Moors & McCumber. Stay tuned for more exciting details on how you can be a part of this captivating celebration of art, culture, and community. Your journey of creativity awaits in the heart of Grand Lake. Don't miss out on this vibrant fusion of music and inspiration!
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Ice Sculpting at Winter Carnival
Embrace the winter wonder at this year's Winter Carnival in Grand Lake! Join us for an enchanting experience as the Rocky Mountain Folk School offers an exciting opportunity to unleash your creativity in an ice sculpting beginner class the day before the carnival. Feel the artistic spirit come alive as participants mold their masterpieces, and on the carnival day, marvel at the live demonstrations by seasoned masters. The Creative District invites you to witness the magic of ice sculpting, connecting with nature's beauty while fostering your own artistic journey.
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Flora on the Gel Plateā€¦ a #PostConsumerWaste Art Project
Explore art with Robyn McClendon at the Rocky Mountain Folk School! Join the 3-day mono printing workshop to capture flora details on paper using techniques from Robyn's book. Learn basics, adopt best practices, and create unique prints with acrylic paints and inks. Click to secure your spot.
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Fiber Week
Rocky Mountain Folk School is thrilled to announce their first annual Fiber Week, taking place from September 22 to September 30, 2024. This exciting event offers a range of engaging fiber arts classes, including Primitive Rug Hooking, Botanical Dyeing, and Woven Wall Hanging. It's a unique opportunity to explore various aspects of the fiber arts world. To register for these classes, visit their website at
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Welcome to the Grand Lake Creative District, where nature’s splendor and artistic ingenuity converge to create a haven of inspiration and expression. Nestled in the heart of pristine landscapes and framed by the majestic Rocky Mountains, our district stands as a testament to the harmonious relationship between creativity and the great outdoors.

At the Grand Lake Creative District, we envision a Grand Lake that not only captivates with its natural beauty but also thrives as a flourishing hub for the arts. Our dream is to foster a community where the arts take center stage, seamlessly blending with the breathtaking surroundings to craft an unparalleled tapestry of experiences. As we set our sights on the horizon, we are committed to nurturing Grand Lake’s identity as a champion and incubator for artistic innovation, where imagination knows no bounds.

Together with esteemed partners like the Grand Arts Council, Grand County Library District, Shadowcliff Mountain Lodge, Rocky Mountain Folk School, Troublesome Fest, Grand Lake Area Historical Society, Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre, and Rocky Mountain Wooden Boat School, we’ve woven a vibrant cultural fabric that envelops both locals and visitors in a world where art, culture, and nature intertwine. From captivating performances at the Repertory Theatre to the intimate workshops offered by the Wooden Boat School, every brushstroke and melody echoes the essence of our surroundings.

Join us in celebrating a thriving year-round community that embraces family-friendly creative encounters amidst the awe-inspiring beauty of Grand Lake. As you wander through our district, you’ll discover a symphony of colors, stories, and experiences that reflect the very essence of life in this enchanting corner of the world. Welcome to the Grand Lake Creative District, where nature’s canvas meets the artist’s touch in a harmonious dance of creativity and wonder.