Events

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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38th Annual Valley Visual Art Show

Opening Reception, Friday, Jan. 12, 6-8pm in the R2 Gallery

 

The 38th Annual Valley Visual Art Show opens on Friday, January 12, from 6-8pm, at Carbondale Arts' R2 Gallery located in the The Launchpad (76 S. 4th Street). The Valley Visual Art Show features 50 Roaring Fork artists and includes two and three dimensional work in a wide variety of media. We are thrilled to have received applications from many new artists as well as many long standing artists from the Roaring Fork Valley. Be sure …

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Fashion Show Tickets On Sale January 19

2018 Fashion Show is March 9th and 10th

 

On March 9  and 10, Carbondale Arts presents The 9th Annual Green is the New Black Fashion Extravaganza: SUPER.NATURAL. Full of locals, performance art, multimedia, inspiring sustainable fashion and a storyline to boot, this show isn’t just entertaining– it is about raising money to provide arts education to our youth in the Roaring Fork Valley. In 2017 GITNB sold out at 500 seated tickets plus standing room each night. Local and national designers and artists …

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Salon with Alya Howe

Saturday, January 13 at 6:30pm

 

Join Carbondale Arts and curator Alya Howe for The Salon, an an award-winning performance series bringing together performance by both local and national artists January 13 at 6:30pm at The Launchpad. Watch seven artists present writings, dance, trumpet, singer/songwriting and more in an intimate setting. Performers include playwright Rick Minkoff, trumpeter Tim Fox, tango dancers Cynthia Gottlob and Sean Ericson, singer songwriter Lucille Welder, and author Michelle Marchildon. Tickets are $25 and are available at …

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Classes

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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Cirque d’Sopris Youth Sewing Class

Tuesdays & Thursdays from January 9 - February 1

 

Registration is now open for Carbondale Arts’ annual youth fashion and sewing classes, ages 9 to 14, which will take place on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 3:30 to 5:30pm, January 9 through February 1 at the Sol Theater Classroom in The Third Street Center (Suite 12, 520 S 3rd St, Carbondale). Students have the option […]

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Drop-in Figure Drawing

Monday evenings 6:30-9:30pm

 

Non-taught, live model, nude figure drawing sessions in the Project Shop room at S.A.W. (Studio Arts and Works at 525 Buggy Circle, Carbondale) every Monday from 6:30 to 9:30pm. Facilitated by Staci Dickerson and others. Drawing sessions will operate on a monthly subscription basis. The fee is $15 drop-in or $40 at beginning of the […]

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News

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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Fashion Show Tickets On Sale January 19

2018 Fashion Show is March 9th and 10th

On March 9  and 10, Carbondale Arts presents The 9th Annual Green is the New Black Fashion Extravaganza: SUPER.NATURAL. Full of locals, performance art, multimedia, inspiring sustainable fashion and a storyline to boot, this show isn’t just entertaining– it is about raising money to provide arts education to our youth in the Roaring Fork Valley. In 2017 GITNB sold out at 500 seated tickets plus standing room each night. Local and national designers and artists …

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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 alta@carbondalearts.com 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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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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Sign Up for Creative District Inventory

with the Carbondale Creative District

The Carbondale Creative Industry Inventory provides a listing of your name or business, a photo, location (which automatically populates on our Carbondale map), contact information and a weblink and is accessible from kiosks throughout town for the use of locals and visitors alike. Your listing will be searchable through your creative industry category, as well as through keywords and the listing will include a map with your business location. These kiosks are in collaboration with …

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