Salida City Council adopted the 2013 Salida Creative District Strategic Plan and logo at the Council meeting on October 1, 2013 via a non-binding resolution.
The document will serve as a guide for future planning and projects in the Creative District.
On March 30, 2012 Salida’s historic downtown was selected as one of only two inaugural “Certified Creative Districts” in Colorado by Colorado Creative Industries, or CCI, a division of the State’s Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) (today there are a total of 7: www.coloradocreativeindustries.org/communities/creative-district-certification ). The Salida Creative District was formed to support the ongoing economic growth in Salida and to create a climate in which creatives and creative enterprises can prosper. While the Creative District was officially formed in late 2011, with application to CCI submitted in January 2012, Salida’s growth as an art and culture center has taken many years. Salida’s Creative District includes not only artists, but creative entrepreneurs of all types, including locally owned restaurants and designers.
A sampling of what Salida’s Creative District has to offer today:
- 25 Locally owned restaurants, bars, microbreweries and one distillery
- A film production studio
- 40 Locally owned retail stores, including three locally owned bicycle shops
- A locally owned boutique hotel