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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Correspondence on Exhibition through June 30

June 2 - June 30


Carbondale Arts presents Correspondence, an exhibition which displays the artfully slow-paced discourse between artists utilizing the postal system. For many of the artists this was the only means of communication between them, forcing an exploration of the intimacy of conversation through the physical exchange of letters/art works.

Participating correspondents include: Brian Colley, Christopher Dickerson, Staci Dickerson, Laurie Doctor, Deborah Jones, James Katzenberger, Reina Katzenberger (curator), Tracey Kessler, Gabriel Liston, Bonnie Nadzam, …

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Bill Weidman at Bonfire Coffee

Now through the end of June, 2017


Bill Weidman is a resident of the Roaring Fork Valley.  He is a former art teacher who sees relief printmaking as a great expression through line and form. Bill's work is carved into blue foam board used for insulation, and he prints with water soluble oil-based inks.

All framed prints at Bonfire are for sale. Bill also has additional unframed prints at the Artique gift shop, located inside The Launchpad.

46th Annual Carbondale Mountain Fair

July 28-30, 2017 in Sopris Park


Don’t miss the 46th Annual Carbondale Mountain Fair July 28-30, 2017 in Sopris Park. The Mountain Fair draws over 145 vendors poised to bring their unique and diverse homemade wares to town each summer. In addition to vendors, Mountain Fair features non-stop entertainment–both in live music and various forms of performing arts; a family-area called The Oasis which provides interactive, creative experiences for children; great food; friendly competitions that run the gamut from pie baking …

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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 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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Youth Sewing Camp

August 28-31, 2017


Class will meet at The Launchpad (class is on the Rosybelle Bus!) Youth will create wearable art using fabrics, found objects, hand sewing, sewing machines, and surger. Parents are welcome to join on Thursday, August 31, at 2:30pm for a  presentation of the weeks’ accomplishments! Youth participants should bring a small sewing kit (needles, a […]

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YogArt Camp

July 17-20, 2017


YogArt Camp is a week full of self exploration and creative expression in art, movement, games, and yoga on the Rosybelle Bus and at The Launchpad! Kids will learn about their bodies through age appropriate yoga basics & creative movement. Opportunities to integrate self expression & reflection will be built into art projects throughout! Parents […]

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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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Mountain Fair Grand Prize: A Hot Tub!

Generously donated by Crystal River Spas

The 46th Annual Mountain Fair theme is Water so what better grand prize than a gorgeous HOT TUB thanks to an incredibly generous donation by Crystal River Spas: The Hot Tub Experts. This refurbished 6 person hot tub is a 2003 Hot Springs Sovereign model worth $3500!! This beauty will be on site during the fair, so you can check out your potential new backyard or patio centerpiece. Raffle tickets will go on sale in …

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Mountain Fair Shade Tent Lottery

July 10 - July 21

Carbondale Arts will raffle off 24 shade tent spaces for the Carbondale Mountain Fair. Enter only one name per family into the lottery at between July 10 and 21, 2017. Names will be drawn on July 24th. Winners must confirm they are taking their spots by 12pm on July 25. It is a $50 deposit to enter which will go toward the total cost of the space, $100, should your name be drawn. All …

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46th Annual Mountain Fair Poster & T-Shirt

Designed by Riley Hutchens

The 2017 Mountain Fair poster and t-shirt Design was created by Riley Hutchens of Basalt. Riley is a mother, graphic designer & illustrator. She started her business, Riley Designs, over 10 years ago out of Basalt, where I specialize in branding & marketing. "I work with companies to establish & maintain their own unique brand, so that a clear and concise idea will come to mind when a consumer thinks of their company. I’ve worked …

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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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