The Grand Mesa Arts and Events Center is located in Cedaredge, Colorado; a scenic town nestled in the Surface Creek Valley at the base of the Grand Mesa, the largest flat-topped mountain in the world. With a wonderful climate, small town charm, and endless recreational opportunities, the Surface Creek Valley is home to more than 8000 people, many of whom brought with them amazing artistic, musical, and other creative talents.
One of those talents is local musician David Starr. David and his wife Cindy had a vision that Cedaredge needed a permanent venue to host performing and visual arts. Cindy began sharing their vision and soon a group began plans to make the vision a reality.
Deborah Shaffer led the group discussions and it wasn’t long before a mission and vision statement was established, board members voted in, and an advisory council established. After establishing a 501c3, a building was secured and plans to begin campaigning for funds was underway.
The building, built in 1904, has a rich history and housed many businesses such as a movie theater, bank, general store, auto garage and spa. It would become the perfect venue… with a little work.
After successful fundraising campaigns and lots of hard work (thanks to our volunteers) renovating the building,
the Grand Mesa Arts & Events Center opened its doors to the public on June 15, 2018.
The Grand Mesa Arts & Events Center has already become a cornerstone of our community.
We have hosted some amazing musical artists who have performed to sold out audiences in the Bank of Colorado Theatre, talented visual artists in the Starr Family Gallery, and classes to educate both the young and young at heart in music, dance, art and more, inspiring our community to continue to flourish in the visual and performing arts.