Central Library community mural artist selected

Mesa County Libraries have selected an artist to create a unique new mural in the Central Library, and we’re seeking your help to create the mural design.

In 2022, Mesa County Libraries conducted community research and learned that the top priority from participants was “community and belonging.” This is now one of the library’s three focus areas for its new strategic roadmap. As such, the library will feature the Mesa County community in a mural inside the Central Library in downtown Grand Junction.

A Call for Artists to create this mural was opened in April 2023, and many talented artists responded. A selection committee made up of artists from the library’s Artist in Residence program and members of the library’s art committee reviewed applications and art samples before selecting Adrina Anders as the Mesa County artist to complete this project.

Anders will receive grant money from the Grand Junction Commission on Arts and Culture and will complete the mural before the library’s annual Culture Fest celebration on Nov. 4, 2023. To learn more about Adrina and view her artwork, please visit her website.



The mural will consist of community-centered artwork created from your input. If you are interested in participating, please complete a brief survey about community and how it is represented to you. All surveys will need to be completed by July 17, 2023, in order to be considered.

Thank you to the Grand Junction Commission on Arts and Culture for funding this project.

Painting of woman on couch holding a dog

Art by Adrina Anders

Painting of a man and a dog blowing out candles on a cupcake

Art by Adrina Anders

Posted in Artist in Residence, General, Library News.

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