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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Tree Dedication in honor of Ro Mead & Carol Rothrock

Monday, October 24th at The Launchpad from 5 to 6pm


We are honoring the one year anniversary of Ro's moving on with a tree dedication onMonday, October 24th at 5pm at The Launchpad. We have two trees to dedicate, one for Ro and one for Carol Rothrock, a former CCAH Board member and artist who passed away several years ago. Both are fruit bearing trees that will give back to this community as both these women did. The celebration will be from 5 to 6pm. …

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Dia de los Muertos

First Friday, November 4


The annual celebration of the dead returns on November 4 for First Friday in an evening of color, procession and performance. The evening will begin with an art walk around the Carbondale Creative District from 5 to 6:30pm. At 6:30pm, all will gather at the Thunder River Theatre for a performance by students from Ross Montessori as well as Community Offerenda and the Innvocation of the Dead. Following these pieces, we will process to the …

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In the gallery: Feverish Migrations & ALLOY

Through November 5


Stop by the R2 Gallery in The Launchpad to view Feverish Migrations and ALLOY. Feverish Migrations brings together poetry by Cameron Scott and engraved prints by Johanna Mueller.  Cameron is a winner of the 2016 Blue Light Book Award for his recent work, “The Book of Cold Mountain” a collection of poems illustrated by Johanna, who uses animals in her artwork to express her vulnerability, spirituality in conjunction with nature, and awe of the …

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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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Intro To Fashion Design & Sewing Basics

Thursdays, Sept. 22- Dec- 15 from 3:30-5pm


Intro to Fashion Design is a  beginning sewing and fashion class for youth with Rochelle Norwood, ages 6+, who have expressed an interest in creating their own unique clothing creations! Participants will learn hand sewing techniques, no-sew techniques, how to use a sewing machine, and the basic elements of fashion design. Each participant will design […]

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Fashion Forward: Intermediate & Advanced Fashion Design

Thursdays, Sept. 22- Dec. 15 from 5-7pm


Fashion Forward is a clothing design class for youth with Rochelle Norwood, ages 8+, who have previously taken Carbondale Arts’ introductory sewing class, are able to hand sew, tie knots, knots for hand sewing and have sewed on a sewing machine before with comfort.  This class will introduce youth to elements of fashion design and […]

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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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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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Call to artists & designers!

$750 available for Rosybelle bus wrap design

Carbondale Arts is looking for a FUN and dynamic design to use on a vehicle wrap for the bus. For the selection process, please submit a concept and plan for your bus design and a detail sample of the style of art you are proposing. You do not need to submit a full completed piece of art at this time. Please read below for more details.

If your design is chosen, we will be able to …

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Carbondale Becomes a Certified Creative District!

DENVER - Thurs., June 16, 2016 - Colorado Creative Industries (CCI) and The Boettcher Foundation today announced the certification of six new Creative Districts into the Colorado Creative Districts Program. The newly certified districts are Breckenridge Arts District, Carbondale Creative District, Crested Butte Creative District, Fort Collins Creative District, Golden Triangle Creative District, and Mancos Creative District. Certification is for a five year period.

"These 2016 certified creative districts are great examples of …

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Sign Up for Creative District Inventory

with the Carbondale Creative District

The Carbondale Creative District (CCD) is about to unleash the visible beginnings of three years of hard work by many in the community. Starting in May, way finding signage will roll out along the Rio Grande ArtWay, The Crystal Trail and our Main Street Creative District core.

In conjunction with the wayfinding signs, inventory icons and logo design, which will start springing up to bring visual interest and direction to the public, we are in the …

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