Mountain Fair Vendor Applications Available

Posted by LauraStover on December 8, 2014  |   No Comments »

Art Vendors: February 27, 2015

Food Vendors: April 3, 2015

Applications are now available for Food Vendors and Art Vendors interested in the 44th Annual Carbondale Mountain Fair! Mountain Fair celebrates art in all forms of expression, and is known for its diverse range, non-stop entertainment, great food and amazing spirit. Who’s eligible? For Art Vendors: Any artist or craft person exhibiting his or her own handmade works of art (not manufactured, not imported). Any community service, civic, or social organization, or educational institution selling only its own works of art. For Food Vendors: Any individual or organization selling ONLY its own, hand-prepared food is eligible to apply. Criteria for judging Art & Food vendors includes quality and uniqueness of items. For Food Vendors: Send to applications to Mountain Fair at P.O. Box 175, Carbondale, CO 81623. For questions call Marianne, the Mountain Fair Vendor Liaison at (970) 319-3555.

Mountain Fair_Art Vendor App 2015

Mountain Fair_Food Vendor App 2015

Anderson Ranch Residents Talk @ The Launchpad

Posted by DebColley on December 2, 2014  |   No Comments »

Anderson Ranch Residents will speak at and share images of their work at The Launchpad on Friday, December 12 from 5:30 to 7:30pm. Artists include printmakers Tara Cooper and Daniel Greenberg, sculptor Jeremy Dean, ceramicist Marisa Finos, photographer and new media artists Anna Garner, painter Caitlin Cocco. Happy Hour Libations will be provided. For more information call (970) 963-1680.

Holiday Piano Recital

Posted by DebColley on December 2, 2014  |   No Comments »

For several months now, Sonia Roldan has been teaching more than ten students from our Latino community to play the piano. These students, ranging in age from four to twelve, meet once a week on Wednesdays after school. In their fourth 8-week session of the year, they are practicing hard for a Bilingual Piano Recital, Dec. 18 at 6p.m. on the grand piano in the Calaway Room at the Third Street Center. Please come out and show your support! For more information call (970) 963-1680.

Saturday Shopping Events at CCAH

Posted by DebColley on December 2, 2014  |   No Comments »

CCAH is opening its the doors of the Deck The Walls Holiday Show for Saturday Shoppers from 10am to 5pm with special events taking place on each Saturday!

  From 12 to 4pm on Saturday, December 13, enjoy Champagne Shopping! Parents, we will have an activity for children in “Studio C” at The Launchpad so that you can shop and enjoy your champagne without worrying if little Johnny is going to drop that glass Christmas ball he just found.


  Join CCAH for a Holiday Cookie Swap and squeeze in some last minute shopping on Saturday, Dec. 20 at 4pm. Bring a dozen of your favorite holiday cookies, mix and match with other cookie bakers, and come home with a fun assortment of treats!


For more information on Saturday Shopping Events call (970) 963-1680.

Calling all Fashion Designers!

Posted by LauraStover on November 26, 2014  |   No Comments »

Application forms for the 2015 Green is the New Black Fashion Extravaganza on March 13th and 14th are now available! It’s that time of year again to start thinking about the 2015 Green is the New Black Fashion Extravaganza– if you have not been already. This year’s theme is Underground. There are SO MANY ways to interpret this one. Let us help you get the wheels turning: counter-culture, subterranean, creation and magma, light vs. dark, dirt, tunnels and mines, urban post-apocalypse, root systems, revolution, and on and on and let’s not forget that first and foremost, this show is about sustainability. All designs must meet 3 out of 4 sustainability requirements outlined on the application.

A few important things to keep in mind:
1. The show will take place on March 13 and 14, 2015. You do not need to be present to design for this show.
2. We are looking for both male and female clothes.
3. All clothes must meet 3 out of 4 of our sustainability requirements.
4. To be considered a “line” you must have a minimum of 4 or 5 (preferably) looks in your collection. We do not have a maximum.
5. It is possible to submit only 1 or 2 looks to the show, however, your designs time on the runway will be treated differently than a full designer line.
6. There is an early application deadline on December 15th. Designers who apply by December 15th will be notified of acceptance by December 19th. Any applications received after December 15th will be juried at the January 12th final deadline. This deadline is a good one to apply for if you’ve already been at work or would like to get started sooner than later with the assurance of your participation in GITNB
7. The final deadline to submit an application for this year’s show is January 12th. Designers will be notified of acceptance by January 19th.

Phat Figures

Posted by DebColley on November 23, 2014  |   No Comments »

Come to Phat Thai Tuesday, December 2nd from 7 to 9pm for Social Sketching!
For those of you who do not already know, Phat Figures isn’t your run-of-the-mill figure drawing session. Have a drink, grab some food, chat with friends and bow out if a pose doesn’t pique your interest. It’s okay to just sit back and enjoy because our models not only know how to hold a pose but they sing, play music, dance… We’ll provide materials, but bring your own if you are picky. There is a suggested donation of $5 to help pay for the modeling talent. Facilitated by Philip Hone Williams, hosted by Phat Thai, and organized by CCAH. Phat Figures happens on the First Tuesday of every month, so if you can’t make December, don’t sweat it and come in January! For more information contact CCAH at 970.963.1680 or visit Reservations are recommended. To reserve a table call Phat Thai at (970) 963-7001.

Light Up Carbondale!

Posted by DebColley on November 21, 2014  |   No Comments »

Friday, December 5, 3:30-8pm on Main Street and CCAH at The Launchpad

Usher in the Holiday Season in Carbondale this First Friday, Dec. 5!  Santa will be visiting The Launchpad from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. to consult with the little ones. A performance with excerpts from Crystal River Ballet’s Nutcracker, songs by SOL Theatre, and a holiday hip-hop performance by Quincy Gray will take place at 4pm at the Launchpad and again at 6:30pm.  At 5 pm, Santa will parade down Main Street to the Forest Service Tree on at Weant and Main Street to Light Up Carbondale, with the assistance of the  CRES Choir carolers! Santa will return to The Launchpad from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. and CCAH’s holiday show, Deck the Walls, will be open for holiday shopping! Deck the Walls features unique handmade gifts and artisan items by local artists! For more information call (970) 963-1680.


Posted by DebColley on November 10, 2014  |   No Comments »

Opening Reception on Thursday, Nov. 20, 6-8pm at The R2 Gallery in The Launchpad

For the holiday season, CCAH transforms the R2 Gallery into a shop filled with artisanal goods created by local and regional artists! The Deck The Walls Holiday show features fine jewelry, silks scarves, and wool cowles, handmade dolls, lamps, and candles, handcrafted bath & beauty supplies and kitchen wares, and one of a kind holiday ornaments and cards. Deck the Walls will be open for shopping Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm and Saturdays, 10am to 5pm from November 21 through December 24. For more information visit or call (970) 963-1680.

Valley Visual Art Show Applications for Artists Due January 9

Posted by LauraStover on November 5, 2014  |   No Comments »

CCAH is seeking artists to participate in the 35th Annual Valley Visual Art Show!  The Valley Visual Art Show is the largest of CCAH’s year round exhibitions and usually features over 50 artists from the Roaring Fork and Crystal Valley. The opening reception will be held on Friday, January 23rd from 6 to 8pm and is a true celebration of Roaring Fork Valley’s incredible artistic talent. Artists interested in participating can find more information and download an application  Applications are also available for pick up at the CCAH office in The Launchpad at 76 S. 4th Street. The deadline to apply is Friday, January 9th. Download your application here.

Carbondale becomes a candidate Creative District

Posted by LauraStover on June 26, 2014  |   No Comments »

CONGRATULATIONS CARBONDALE!!! We are a candidate creative district with the state. (and we made the front page of the Post Independent for it:

Carbondale began a Creative Plan in 2013 focusing on connectivity and wayfinding, strengthening the creative industries which include businesses from publishing to local food production to culinary arts, as well as artists and designers, and marketing and branding.

The Creative District program through CCI, enourages communities to come together under a unified vision to encourage economy and growth through creative business. The next steps are underway. The public can view what has been accomplished so far, as well as comment at