CCAH offers a wide range of community events throughout the year from gallery openings, to social sketching to Mountain Fair and even opera! Almost all of our events are free and open to the public.

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CCAH Member Celebration!

November 19 from 6 to 8pm


We cannot do what we do without the help of our members and we want to THANK YOU! On November 19th from 6 to 8pm at The Launchpad join us for yummy food, great surprise entertainment, updates, stories on CCAH this past year and a preview of our Deck The Walls Holiday show. We will also welcome Jody Ensign back onto the CCAH board. If there was ever a time for us to gather, laugh …

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Deck the Walls Holiday Show Opening Reception


Join us on Friday, November 20th, from 6 to 8pm for the opening reception of the Deck the Walls holiday show and some holiday shopping! For the holiday season, CCAH transforms the R2 Gallery into a shop filled with artisanal goods created by local and regional artists! This exhibition features remarkable handcrafted items such as candles, wool hats and gloves, silk scarves, jewelry, blown glass, functional ceramics, one-of-a-kind holiday ornaments, cards and so much more. …

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Brad Gilbert at Bonfire Coffee

Through November


Stop by Bonfire Coffee during their normal business hours to view the artwork of Brad Gilbert: Mississippi native, musician, artist & mountain biker.  His inspiration comes from bands and their album covers such as The Beatles, The Grateful Dead, as well as artist Walter Anderson.


CCAH provides art classes, studio sessions and other opportunities for arts education in collaboration with our public schools, teachers, and other community partners. Click below to see all of the offerings available.

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Art Break

November 17 from 6 to 8:30pm


Take an Art Break and give yourself the opportunity to relax and create on Tuesday, November 17th from 6 to 8:30pm at Suite 15 Classroom at The Third Street Center. CCAH provides everything–the space, the drinks, snacks and a little help from Lisa Singer, who will be on hand to facilitate fun art projects. Novembers’s focus […]

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Drop-in Figure Drawing

Resuming on September 7


Non-taught, model figure drawing sessions in the CCAH Classroom at the Third Street Center every Monday from 6:30 to 9:30 pm. Facilitated by Philip Hone Williams with a live figure model. Call 970-456-2865 or email to reserve space.

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Creative Classroom

with Crystal River Elementary School students


Creative Classroom provides free after school art to students in grades 1 through 4 from Crystal River Elementary School. There are 3 8-week sessions each year. Each of the 3 sessions is open to a different grade at CRES and students can sign up for the program through the school’s art teacher. The Creative Classroom […]

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Check back here for information on everything from upcoming events, opportunities for artists, news on the Carbondale Creative Plan, application deadlines or just exciting news that we want to share with our wonderful community.

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Live Work Affordable Housing Survey

Help us gather information to assess the needs for affordable live/work spaces in Carbondale! The below survey should take around 5 minutes and consists mainly of multiple choice questions.

Governor John Hickenlooper joined Colorado artists and economic developers to announce the first state-driven initiative in the U.S. for affordable housing for artists: Space to Create, Colorado. The new program will develop affordable housing and work space for artists and arts organizations, as well as …

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The CCAH “Artique” is Open!

Stop by The Launchpad to check out our new gift shop

You know that little shop in museums with all the cool stuff you just can't find anywhere else--the Artique hopes to be that place in Carbondale. The Artique features hand-selected (and delightfully unusual) wares and books perfect for gifting... or keeping. Stop by and see us Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm or on Saturday from 10am to 2pm.

Carbondale to host 2016’s Colorado Creative Industries Summit

May 4 to 6, 2016

The Colorado Creative Industries, a division of the Office of Economic Development and International Trade, revealed that the 2016 Creative Industry Summit will be held in Carbondale, Colorado. The Summit attracts up to 400 creatives from around the state for two days of workshops, art, conversation and networking. This year’s Summit was held in Fort Collins April 22-24. Larger grantors like The National Endowment on the Arts and Artspace were on hand, as well as …

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