Artistic effort under way to support Habitat for Humanity

An annual benefit is under way to support Habitat for Humanity of Mesa County and its affordable homeownership program.

The Expressive Doors & Windows event will run through Oct. 10. People can view artwork created by 12 local artists and a youth group and participate in a silent auction at the Habitat ReStore located at 2936 North Ave. in Grand Junction. The event  is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday.

The artists and youth group selected unfinished doors from the Habitat ReStore to use as canvases for artwork that expresses their visions for home and tranquility. Alpine Bank sponsors the event and provides financial support.

Expressive Doors & Windows is part of a local observance of World Habitat Day, which falls on Oct. 5 this year.

Habitat for Humanity of Mesa County works with volunteers, donors and Habitat homeowners to build houses and provide affordable housing. For more information, call 255-9850 or visit the website at