Looking to visit a Northern Colorado destination brimming with handmade goods and galleries? Or maybe you’re a local who wants to discover hidden gems in your own area. Go to Greeley, Colorado, where art can be found tucked inside local restaurants, lining city streets, and spanning the sides of downtown buildings.
All you need is a guide, and My Greeley’s got you covered.
Whether you have one hour or a whole day, build your own immersive art itinerary with our round-up of an art enthusiast’s best spots in Greeley, Colorado.
Greeley Art in Public Places
Put on your walking shoes or pick your mode of transportation. From east side parks to west Greeley sculptures, there’s a wealth of outdoor artwork worth exploring using the City of Greeley’s public art map.
For a fun walking tour, we suggest you check out a few outdoor sculptures at Historic Lincoln Park, then travel down the “Art Alleyway” between 8th Street and 9th Street, and finish with a stroll by Greeley’s Uptown Tree “grove” on 8th Avenue.
Galleries and Art Storefronts in Greeley
If you’re looking for one-of-a-kind creations to take home, check out these unique venues, showcasing and selling local art in a variety of mediums.
Established in 1987, this cooperative gallery showcases a variety of Northern Colorado artists’ work, including pottery, jewelry, woodworking, and photography. Visit during normal business hours or attend an upcoming art show.
Browse through curated artwork from the Eden Gallery’s family of artists, discover reclaimed art, and enjoy a variety of other products at the brick-and-mortar location or by shopping online.
Another Greeley staple since 1980, The Dragon’s Cache creates custom-designed stained glass while selling other local fine arts and crafts.
The only city-run gallery in Greeley, the Tointon Gallery features up to 12 different exhibits throughout the year and is always free and open to the public during the Greeley Recreation Center’s public business hours.
Take an Art Class
Immerse yourself in creativity and learn a new skill at these fun locations for art classes in Greeley. There’s nothing more gratifying than getting to take home your own creation.
A staple of Greeley for almost 30 years, Showcase Art Center houses both local art and art supplies, and offers a variety of community art classes, including watercolor and acrylic painting.
Explore the world of ceramics at The Clay Center, boasting four different types of kilns (wood, gas, electric, and soda) for creating a distinct pottery product.
With a constantly updated event calendar, Work of Art Greeley provides a variety of classes and mediums for all ages. Try an instructor-led painting class or drop off the kids for a Friday art club. Looking for a space to create? Keep an eye out for walk-in open studio hours.
Wonderhand Studios is a communal print shop offering various levels of membership for printmakers and studio partners. Check out their availability for one-on-one and seasonal workshops.
A Meal with a View
They say you eat first with your eyes. Well, these Greeley locations provide creative canvases in addition to delicious food.
Luna’s scratch kitchen serves the highest quality local ingredients with an innovative menu that pays homage to Mexican flavors. Dine inside and enjoy a two-story indoor mural by Armando Silva, or enjoy rooftop views of Downtown Greeley’s alleyway murals.
Housed in a beautifully restored historic building, Margie’s serves delicious beverages and café-style meals, while also sharing handmade artwork and gifts in their adjoining marketplace. It’s a perfect pitstop for a coffee with a friend or that last-minute birthday gift. (My Greeley tip: We recommend ordering Margie’s avocado toast, which is featured on the 2022 Greeley Grub menu.)
Roma’s is a staple of Greeley, serving up mouthwatering pizzas and pastas since 1988. What makes Roma’s special is the décor, a collage of posters from bands to movies and everything in between.
Looking for a weekend watering hole? TightKnit Brewing provides both drinks and art, often decorating its walls with items for sale and frequently hosting art shows. Don’t miss a nod to their own brews, like the “Pink Raptor,” on the indoor murals. Bonus: the aptly named Greeley Beer is part of our 2022 Greeley Grub menu!
Mark Your Calendar
Greeley’s Annual Arts Picnic (July)
This annual festival takes place in Downtown Greeley’s historic Lincoln Park and features more than 160 arts and crafts booths, with items ranging from woodwork and pottery to jewelry and paintings for sale. It’s a local art connoisseur’s paradise and is the perfect event to kickstart your Greeley art experience.
Indie Arts Market (November)
Hosted at the Atlas Theater, the Indie Arts Market is the perfect holiday gift stop with all local, handmade goods from area artists. With coffee and treats available from the John Galt Coffee Company, it’s both a stellar way to support Greeley small businesses and the coziest winter shopping experience you could ask for.
Festival of Trees (Nov. through Dec.)
We consider tree decorating one of the highest artforms. Launched at the Union Colony Civic Center the Friday after Thanksgiving, Festival of Trees highlights a variety of businesses, non-profits, and community members through their unique and often quirky Christmas tree creations. The festival includes special events, a silent auction, and horse carriage rides.
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