The annual Downtown Art and Music Festival which occurs every May is shifting gears this year by refocusing the event.

The 2016 event will be the Annual Downtown Music Festival. The three day festival, May 20 through 22, is being held in conjunction with the Grand Junction Off-Road Mountain Biking Festival.

As for the art, it will have it's own festival in October. The area's amazing artists and their artwork are large and diverse enough to merit a festival specifically for art. The new event will be called the Downtown Art Festival.

A specific date for the art festival has yet to be announced. Until then, art lovers can continue to enjoy all the great art in downtown Grand Junction.