Carbondale Arts 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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Opening Reception: “Homecoming” & “Pattern Recognition”

Friday, September 8, from 6-8pm


Carbondale Arts presents "Homecoming: A site-specific installation by Lara Whitley" and "Pattern Recognition: Observations and Explorations by Lindsay Jones", both opening in the R2 Gallery on Friday, September 8, from 6-8pm.

Lara Whitley built “Homecoming” using glass she foraged from abandoned town dumps in the Valley. The resurrected miner’s shack she created digs into both the history of our community and the zeitgeist of our time: throwaway culture. As Lara notes, "These bits of glass were …

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On Exhibition: Paul Manes

August 10 through September 1, 2017


Carbondale Arts presents a solo exhibition of paintings by Paul Manes, from August 10 through September 1 at the R2 Gallery in The Launchpad.

Paul Manes began his professional career in New York City in the early 1980s. His art has been widely exhibited in America and Europe and his paintings have been acquired by many museums including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, the …

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Erik Wardell Photographs at Bonfire Coffee

Through August 2017


Photographs from Erik Wardell's travels are on display at Bonfire Coffee (on Main Street in Carbondale) through the end of August, 2017. Erik is local photographer passionate about witnessing the spectrum of the human experience through travel and photography. He spent six months in the Indian subcontinent interacting with local cultures and volunteering for inspiring woman catalyzing change with various social ventures. During that time he lost 30 pounds while crisscrossing the country by rail …

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Carbondale Arts 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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Rosybelle Mobile Maker Space

We need your help!


“Art has the role in education of helping children become like themselves instead of more like everyone else.” [Sydney Gurewitz Clemens] At Carbondale Arts we strongly believe that the arts should be accessible to everyone. Nine out of ten American adults agree that the arts are vital to a well-rounded K-12 education and we couldn’t […]

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Youth Sewing Camp

August 28-31, 2017


Class will meet at The Launchpad (class is on the Rosybelle Bus!) Youth will create wearable art using fabrics, found objects, hand sewing, sewing machines, and surger. Parents are welcome to join on Thursday, August 31, at 2:30pm for a  presentation of the weeks’ accomplishments! Youth participants should bring a small sewing kit (needles, a […]

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Drop-in Figure Drawing

Monday evenings 6:30-9:30pm


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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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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Mountain Fair Grand Prize: A Hot Tub!

Generously donated by Crystal River Spas

The 46th Annual Mountain Fair theme is Water so what better grand prize than a gorgeous HOT TUB thanks to an incredibly generous donation by Crystal River Spas: The Hot Tub Experts. This refurbished 6 person hot tub is a 2003 Hot Springs Sovereign model worth $3500!! This beauty will be on site during the fair, so you can check out your potential new backyard or patio centerpiece. Raffle tickets will go on sale in …

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Mountain Fair Shade Tent Lottery

July 10 - July 21

Carbondale Arts will raffle off 24 shade tent spaces for the Carbondale Mountain Fair. Enter only one name per family into the lottery at between July 10 and 21, 2017. Names will be drawn on July 24th. Winners must confirm they are taking their spots by 12pm on July 25. It is a $50 deposit to enter which will go toward the total cost of the space, $100, should your name be drawn. All …

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46th Annual Mountain Fair Poster & T-Shirt

Designed by Riley Hutchens

The 2017 Mountain Fair poster and t-shirt Design was created by Riley Hutchens of Basalt. Riley is a mother, graphic designer & illustrator. She started her business, Riley Designs, over 10 years ago out of Basalt, where I specialize in branding & marketing. "I work with companies to establish & maintain their own unique brand, so that a clear and concise idea will come to mind when a consumer thinks of their company. I’ve worked …

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