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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Apres Fashion Show Trunk Sale

March 16 from 2-5pm at The Marble Bar in Aspen


Carbondale Arts and Marble Distillery invite you to a designer Trunk Sale and Après on Saturday, March 16 from 2-5pm. Designers from the Green Is the New Black Fashion Extravaganza will be featured. Each designer creates fashion that is wearable and made sustainably. Marble Bar, who also built their incredible products to be sustainable, will be generously offering $2 off each item on their menu during the event.

The Marble Bar is located in the Hyatt …

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Fashion Show This Weekend!



OZ is ready and waiting for you! Thursday Preview (3/14): doors at 7:30 / show at 8. Limited tickets still available at the door Thursday only. Friday and Saturday (3/15 & 3/16) doors at 7 / show at 8.

Come early to grab your seats! Fri/Sat enjoy a dessert reception before the show begins and cash bar (with OZ-themed drinks!) open all plenty of other fun surprises! Are you a good witch, or a bad witch? We’ll …

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“It Was Dark Inside The Wolf” by Jeff Stevens and “Site 1” by Saxon Martinez

Now at the R2 Gallery through March


Visit the R2 Gallery in The Launchpad and see 2 solo exhibitions "It Was Dark Inside the Wolf" by Jeff Stevens and "Site 1" by Saxon Martinez. There will be an artist talk and preview for Carbondale Arts patrons and members at 5:30pm!

Our eyes and minds are exposed to a brilliant amalgamation of imagery through entertainment, social media and advertising on a disposable content cycle that lasts less than 24 hours. Jeff …

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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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Cirque d’Sopris Fashion Design Class


This five week introductory class will focus on the fun and basics of making a costume from recycled clothing! No previous experience necessary! The class culminates with the pieces the students create being featured in the annual Cirque de Sopris Kids Fashion and Talent Show on February 22nd and 23rd. Classes meet on Fridays from […]

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Life Drawing

Now at The Launchpad


Non-taught, live model, nude figure drawing sessions in Studio C inside The Launchpad every Monday from 6:30 to 9:30pm. Facilitated by Staci Dickerson and others. The fee is $15 drop-in or “subscription fee” of $40 at beginning of the month for 4 Mondays of that month. Format is three-5 minute short poses leading into a long pose with five-20 minute […]

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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 Poster & T-Shirt Contest

Deadline for design idea: April 10

The 48th Annual Carbondale Mountain Fair Theme is….Rainbow Connection and any interested artists may submit an idea for the poster and a rough sketch of idea, along with 2 work samples. A jury will choose a design and we will work with the artist to create the final poster. The chosen artist will receive $650 and 5 t-shirts. All submissions should have your name and contact info on the back of the …

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Artist Grants Available

Applications Available February 20

Carbondale Arts is excited to announce our 2nd Annual Artist Fellowship Program. The AFP is for artists and creatives of any genre living in a ZIP code beginning with "816" and who need some funding to help them further their career, their art, or their ideas. These grants are highly competitive; thorough, passionate and well thought out responses are encouraged when filling out the application.

There are three categories: The Alleghany Meadows Fellowship The …

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Valley Visual Art Show People’s Choice Award Winners

39th Annual Valley Visual Art Show

Announcing the winners of our 39th Annual Valley Visual Art Show People's Choice Awards! In first place, with 23 votes, we have "Sopris Sketches", a double-sided Yule marble sculpture by Judy Fox-Perry. And in second place, with 19 votes, is "The Whisper", an oil and cold wax medium on panel work by Staci Dickerson. Judy wins $100 and 2 Friday night tickets to our sold out Green Is The New Black Fashion Extravaganza: …

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Rio Grande ARTway Update

Archway, Youth Art Park and a Mural

Believe it or not, the Rio Grande ARTway will host a beautiful arch created by many local artists, architects and visionaries. Led by Olivia Pevec the arch infrastructure was created by Stuart Edgerly and Steve Novy and Isaac Ellis from GreenLine Architects. Evolve Structural Engineers made sure the structure will be sound. Artists such as Bill Morrow, Wewer and Steve Keohane, Joe Burleigh, Shannon Muse, Jim and Sherrill Hawkins, Jim Mason, Crystal Glass Studios, Laura …

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