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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Solstice Planting Day

Help out on the Rio Grande ARTway


On Thursday, June 21st from 4 to 8pm, we will be holding our second planting day at DeRail Park (Hwy 133 and the Rio Grande Trail) as well as at the Latino Folk Art Garden (8th & the Rio Grande Trail). Volunteering for a community project on the summer solstice sounds like some good juju to us! Bring some gloves and a shovel or trowel and help us get some new plants in the ground …

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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 June. Work sessions are held every Thursday and Saturday until the project is done. Right now the Thursday sessions run

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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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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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DJing & Audio Production

June 18- 22 from 9:30am-1:30pm at The Launchpad


Learn hands-on, the essentials of DJing and audio production. Fundamentals of mix structure, putting a set together and basic scratch techniques will be covered. By the day’s end campers will have a foundational understanding of beat matching, mixing and blending. All equipment provided. No experience necessary. $160 for Carbondale Arts Members/$175 for non-members (includes materials […]

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Painting and Arts Extravaganza

June 25-28 at The New Castle Recreation Center


Enjoy painting and creative exploration with Valerie Rose in this artistic extravaganza aboard the Rosybelle Art Bus! Work towards helping to create a mural in New Castle. For details and registration please contact

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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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Volunteer for Mountain Fair

Sign up now to volunteer for this year's fair!

Over 300 volunteers come together every year to make Mountain Fair one of the most popular and unique fairs in Colorado. Mountain Fair needs help with everything from selling T-shirts and Peace Patrolling the fairgrounds to Green Team and Backstage Security. Listen to great live music, view arts booths, eat delicious food, and mingle with Carbondale’s finest while you’re at it!

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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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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Rio Grande ARTway Update

2 new parks forging ahead!

You will start seeing more changes on the ARTway this fall. Designs are complete for DeRail Park at Hwy. 133 and the trail and the Latino Folk Art Garden at 8th and the Rio Grande. RFTA has graded DeRail and some clean-up and Planting Days are in the works in late September and early October. The Carbondale Rotary Clubs are leading the charge for DeRail Park. We are in great need of plants and trees. …

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