An ancient Japanese legend promises that anyone who folds a thousand origami cranes will be granted a wish by the gods. Some stories believe you are granted happiness and eternal good luck, instead of just one wish but in Cedaredge a group of local artists are living proof that those cranes bring all of the above.
In the fall of 2017 Lorae Fortner-Welch was on a road trip with her husband, Bill and they came across a gallery displaying hundreds of paper crane chains. It turned out that the cranes were being created as part of a local fundraising effort. Lorae brought the idea back to her friends in Cedaredge and they decided it would be fun to see if they could raise some money for the new Grand Mesa Arts & Entertainment Center. (read more)
We hope you enjoy a glimpse into some of the special things that we treasure about the Cedaredge, Surface Creek and Grand Mesa areas.