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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Love Me Some Lipsync Battle

Saturday, February 9 at Batch


Carbondale Arts presents Carbondale's first ever lip sync battle at Batch. Come for the delicious beer and stay for the one of a kind entertainment! We have 20 spots available for individuals, teams or businesses, so brush off those super star hair brush performances and email to sign up! Prizes include $200 cash, RFBC gift certificates from $30-$70 and a gift certificate to the Artique gift shop. Batch is generously donating 10% of …

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Fashion Tickets Now On Sale Here

Beginning Jan. 18 at 10:00am


On March 15 and 16, Carbondale Arts presents The 11th Annual Green is the New Black Fashion Extravaganza: OZ. Full of locals, performance art, multimedia, inspiring sustainable fashion and a storyline to boot, this show isn’t just entertaining- it is about raising money to provide arts education to our youth in the Roaring Fork Valley. In 2018, GITNB sold out at 550 seated tickets plus standing room each night. Local and national designers and artists …

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Opening Reception of the Valley Visual Art Show

Friday, January 18 from 6-8pm


Join Carbondale Arts in celebrating 50 artists of the Roaring Fork Valley during the opening reception of the 39th Annual Valley Visual Art Show on Friday, January 18, from 6 to 8pm at Carbondale Arts’ R2 Gallery located in the The Launchpad (76 S. 4th Street). There will be a patron and Carbondale Arts member preview and artist meet-and-greet at 5:30pm.

The public is encouraged to come view the Valley Visual through February 22 as well …

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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 Bus

Coming to a school near you!


Carbondale Arts has been committed to fostering arts education in our schools and our under-served communities for over 20 years. The Makerspace Movement is growing in popularity around the country as it allows students access to tools and technology that build important hands-on learning in areas like critical thinking, creativity and collaboration. Research has shown […]

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Basic Sewing for Adults

Thursdays 6-8pm from Jan 17-Feb 21


This 6 week course taught by Delia Bolster will focus on the fundamentals of sewing. Participants will become familiar with a sewing machine, basic pattern layout, fabric cutting, essential construction skills and finishing techniques. The class will be project based, but won’t be your typical home-ec pajama pants! Rudimentary tools will be provided and sewing […]

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Cirque d’Sopris Fashion Design Class


This five week introductory class will focus on the fun and basics of making a costume from recycled clothing! No previous experience necessary! The class culminates with the pieces the students create being featured in the annual Cirque de Sopris Kids Fashion and Talent Show on February 22nd and 23rd. Classes meet on Fridays from […]

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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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Affordable Housing Update & Market Study

Read the reports here!

The Town of Carbondale, Art Space and the CCD have finished the Market Study for affordable housing in Carbondale. The results are really interesting. We have them shared on both of our web pages, Carbondale Arts and the Carbondale Creative District. We are now looking for developers and land owners who may be interested in the study, and, hopefully, a project in Carbondale. We can’t do this alone but we are determined to advocate for …

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Artist Fellowship Grant Winners

For the Alleghany Meadows Fellowship, Ro Mead Community Grant & Carbondale Arts Career Advancement Grant

Carbondale Arts is pleased to announce the recipients of our new Artist Fellowship Program (AFP), consisting of three artist grant opportunities: The Alleghany Meadows Fellowship, The Ro Mead Community Arts Grant, and The Carbondale Arts Career Advancement Grant. The AFP is for artists and creatives of any genre, who need some funding to assist in artistic or career development or support artwork concepts that can benefit both the artist and community. CA believes that there …

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Rio Grande ARTway Update

2 new parks forging ahead!

The Rio Grande ARTway is a Creative Placemaking Project that inspires community and stewardship. It is a linear park and visual stimulus through the one mile stretch of trail that runs through Carbondale. Two parks are in the process now, DeRail Park located at Hwy 133 and trail and The Latino Folk Art Garden at 8th Street and trail. The creation and upkeep of these special places lies in the community. …

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