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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Art of Nathan Segovia & Valerie Rose at Bonfire Coffee


Stop by Bonfire Coffee on Main Street, Carbondale in May or June to see the artwork of Nathan Segovia and Valerie Rose. Originally from the West Coast with many miles between here and there, Nathan is a self-taught freelance artist, calligrapher, photographer and woodworker whose work has always had a few things in common: Nature, big color, and bold lines. Finding inspiration in the intersections of science, design and the environment, his work echoes …

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Community Mosaic Days

With Shannon Muse

You may have missed Community Clay Days but there are more opportunities for participation on the Rio Grande ARTway coming up. Shannon Muse will be leading the creation of a mosaic table for the Latino Folk Art Garden through May and June. You can be part of this creation starting May 24th as we delve into the design of the table. Work sessions will continue every Thursday …

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Artwork Feedback Night with Tania Dibbs

May 24 at The Art Base


Carbondale Arts and The Art Base are hosting "Artwork Feedback Nights" as part of their commitment to serving local artists, with the next one to be held on Thursday, May 24, from 6-8:30pm at The Art Base (76 S. 4th St., Carbondale). Being critiqued isn't easy but often helps artists problem solve and progress. Insight between artists, peers and critics often spark phenomenal ideas. Feedback Nights are given by professional and accomplished artists and …

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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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Tiny Art: The Devil Is In The Details!

Saturday, June 2, from 10am til 3pm


Master printmaker Johanna Mueller of Fort Collins-based FeverishArt, and juror of the Tiny Art Show on exhibit at Carbondale Arts June 1 through 29, will lead a one day workshop on Saturday, June 2, from 10am til 3pm using engraving techniques on plastic plates at the project shop, located inside S.A.W. (Studio For Arts + […]

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Artwork Feedback Night with Tania Dibbs: FULL!

May 24 at The Art Base


Carbondale Arts and The Art Base are hosting “Artwork Feedback Nights” as part of their commitment to serving local artists, with the next one to be held on Thursday, May 24, from 6-8:30pm at The Art Base (76 S. 4th St., Carbondale). Being critiqued isn’t easy but often helps artists problem solve and progress. Insight […]

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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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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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Opportunity to join dynamic team

Operations Manager position available

Deborah Colley, Operations Manager for Carbondale Arts, is leaving her position in August. A job description is listed below. The position will start in July as part time hourly, working along side Deborah. The position will move to 3/4 time in August. Starting salary between $34,000 -$36,000 plus benefits depending on experience. Please send a resume and cover letter to No calls please. Deadline for application is

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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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2018 Mountain Fair Poster Contest Winner

About Bonnie Barker

Drumroll please! The winner of the 47th Annual Carbondale Mountain Fair Poster and T-shirt Contest is Bonnie Barker. Our 2018 theme is "LOVE POLLINATOR." Bonnie has been entering the t-shirt contest for years, and all that hard work finally paid off! Of her work, Bonnie says: "Art is one of my greatest passions.  It comes very naturally, since I can remember, I have had a pencil or brush in my hand.  It …

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Affordable Housing Moves 1 Step Closer

Artspace Preliminary Feasibility Report

The Town of Carbondale invited Artspace, a national nonprofit real estate developer of affordable space for the arts,based in Minneapolis, MN, to conduct a Preliminary Feasibility Study (PFS). The PFS provides preliminary feedbackabout the feasibility of creating new, sustainably affordable space for the arts, creative, and cultural sector. Artspace originally created the PFS to respond to communities interested in an Artspace-developed affordable artist live/work, mixed-use facility. Over the years, the PFS has evolved into a …

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Artist Exhibition Opportunities

Applications for shows now available!

Artists! Several applications are available NOW for upcoming exhibition opportunities. Don't miss out! Learn more about each of these exciting opportunities under the R2 Gallery tab at the top of the page (then see Artist Resources or Upcoming Exhibitions).

Applications for "Narrative Threads", a juried traveling book art show in the R2 Gallery this May 4-25, curated by Alicia Bailey of Denver-based Abecedarian Artists Books (due March 5, 2018):

Applications for "Tiny Art Show", an exhibition …

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Mountain Fair Art Vendor Applications are Available

Applications due March 2

To be selected as an Art Vendor at Mountain Fair, you must meet the following eligibility requirements. 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. Criteria for judging include quality and uniqueness of items. For more information, please e-mail Alta Otto at or call 970-379-5403. …

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