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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On Exhibit “Word Is Bond: A Collaborative Exhibition” with Stanley Bell & Takeo Hiromitsu

Now through April 27, 2018


Carbondale Arts presents “Word Is Bond”at the R2 Gallery in The Launchpad Mar. 30 through Apr. 27. This exhibition is a collaboration between Carbondale-based artists Stanley Bell and Takeo Hiromitsu who share a common tendency to lean into a more process-oriented creative expression: improvising and reacting. Working together offered the challenge of bonding their two individual styles into one painting, each artwork retelling the discoveries of collaboration. “Word Is Bond” will be open …

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The Art of Marketing: Artist Workshop Day

April 28, FREE for Members of Carbondale Arts and The Art Base


As part of its commitment to serving and supporting local artists in the Roaring Fork Valley, Carbondale Arts and The Art Base are hosting a workshop series on art and business, with the first day of workshops taking place at The Launchpad in Carbondale on April 28 from 10am to 3pm. These workshops, on the "The Art of Marketing" are FREE for current members of Carbondale Arts and The Art Base, but non-members are welcome …

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Artwork Feedback Night with Andrew Roberts Gray

April 27


Carbondale Arts is hosting "Artwork Feedback Nights" as part of its commitment to serving local artists, with the second to be held on Friday, April 27, from 6-8:30pm at The Launchpad (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 curators in a casual environment …

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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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The Art of Marketing: Artist Workshop Day

April 28 from 10am to 3pm


As part of its commitment to serving and supporting local artists in the Roaring Fork Valley, Carbondale Arts and The Art Base are hosting a workshop series on art and business, with the first day of workshops taking place at The Launchpad in Carbondale on April 28 from 10am to 3pm. These workshops, on the […]

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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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Innovative Folded Forms

Saturday, May 12 from 10am-5pm


A one-day workshop held at the Project Shop at Studio for Arts + Works (S.A.W.) with instructor Alicia Bailey of the Denver-based Abecedarian Artists Books. Students will be introduced to creative and innovative book structures using that most wondrous of humble materials, paper. This class is suitable for all skill levels, ages 16 and […]

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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 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 Poster & T-Shirt Contest

Deadline extended to Friday, April 6

The 47th Annual Carbondale Mountain Fair theme will be "LOVE POLLINATOR" and Carbondale Arts is seeking artists to submit their ideas for the Mountain Fair poster and t-shirt design. Artists must submit rough sketches of their ideas along with 2 work samples. A jury will pick one idea and Carbondale Arts staff will work with the artist to create the final poster design. The chosen artist will receive $650 and five t-shirts. Handmade …

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Artist Grants Available

Applications Now Available, Due April 6

Carbondale Arts is pleased to announce 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 Fellowship. The AFP is for artists and creatives of any genre, who need some funding to help them further their career, their art, or their ideas. The criteria is fairly open for these grants, and any artist residing within a ZIP code beginning …

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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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Affordable Housing for Creatives Takes First Step

Needs Assessment & Market Study

The Town of Carbondale and the Carbondale Creative District are taking the first steps towards an Affordable Housing project in Carbondale with a Needs Assessment and Market Study. The town has procured an administrative grant from the Department of Local Affairs(DOLA) and The Town, with help from the CCD, will cover the rest. The Needs Assessment will take place in the late fall and will be conducted by Art Space. Stay tuned for more information. …

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