North Fork Valley Creative District

North Fork Valley is a Colorado Certified Creative District.

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In June 2013, the North Fork Valley received CERTIFIED Creative District status from Colorado Creative Industries, a Division of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development & International Trade. Prior to receiving recognition of a Certified Creative District, the NFV entered the Colorado Creative District Program in March 2012 as an Emerging Creative District.

The North Fork Valley, along with the State of Colorado, recognizes that diversification of our industries is essential to a healthy economy, particularly in small towns.  Also, we recognize that a community that is rich in arts, culture, and heritage is a thriving community where the quality of life is satisfying and the spirit of the people attracts visitors seeking a respite from their busy, chaotic day-to-day routines.

Being a Certified Creative District will draw attention to our local artists and the traditions that permeate our crafts and value-added agricultural products.  In addition to having art that can be visited in galleries, studios or is present in our historic buildings in town, the North Fork Valley uniquely shares art that is tangible. Our art can be tasted, breathed, and felt.


North Fork Valley Creative Coalition

The North Fork Valley Creative Coalition (NFVCC) is a Non Profit community organization governed by a volunteer Board of Directors committed to cultivating sustainable economic growth in the North Fork Valley.

By strengthening and promoting our creative industries and local events, the NFVCC is improving the economic well-being & creative character of our rural community.

The NFVCC manages the State designated North Fork Valley Certified Creative District – including Paonia, Hotchkiss, Crawford, and surrounding areas – in Delta County, Colorado.

We are artisans, agrarians, performers, and epicureans. We nurture community through experiential learning, creative expression, and wholesome living. From our hands to yours, we are the North Fork Valley Creative Coalition.

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