Now in its 68th year of operation, The Art Center of Western Colorado (TAC) has embarked on a $600,000 capital campaign to build the new Jac Kephart Gallery within its 13,000 square foot arts campus, in honor of the late Jac Kephart and his legacy. Jac was a beloved local artist and influential community member who mentored and inspired many. His legacy will live on through these spaces.

Jac Kephart
Jac Kephart


This project will allow TAC to expand, but not for the first time. From its humble beginnings in a small two-story house on 7th Street after its incorporation in 1953, to the current building erected in 1970, TAC has grown and adapted to meet the changing needs of our community.

While TAC has raised more than three-quarters of the necessary funds through generous donors, the organization cannot complete the project without the support of the community in order to reach the goal of $600,000. Not only will the campaign build a 1,700 square foot gallery in honor of Jac Kephart, it will allow for the installation of a modern fire mitigation system to protect the building and collections, an upgrade to the permanent collection preservation, and updates to the Gould Gallery. Additionally, it will provide a new space for the evolving and in-demand education programs offered to the community, which are used by more than 3,000 children in Western Colorado annually.

Please give generously today!


Please join us in supporting the arts in our community and raising the final legacy funding as TAC pursues its mission of enriching lives by promoting the enjoyment and understanding of the arts. The Art Center is critical to the health and prosperity of Grand Junction because the availability of arts and cultural offerings create better communities.

Checks should be made out to The Art Center, with “Kephart Project” in the memo.

All donations are tax deductible.

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