CCAH 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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44th Annual Carbondale Mountain Fair

July 24, 25 & 26, 2015 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 to wood splitting, and an amazing spirit. That spirit is best evidenced by the …

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12 by 2 Exhibition at the R2 Gallery

Friday, June 12, 6 to 8pm


CCAH presents "12 by 2: Conversations Between Poets and Visual Artists", a collaborative exhibition between poets and visual artists at the R2 Gallery in The Launchpad (76 S. 4th St., Carbondale). The 12 by 2 Exhibition is curated by fiber artist Jill Scher and will feature painters, ceramicists, sculptors, photographers, fiber artists who have each been paired with a poet to inspire one another to create new works. If you can't …

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24 Hours of Art & Y’Art Sale

July 1 to 4


You won't want to miss this fun multi-day event!

The Y'Art Sale starts on July 1st and will be open everyday until 3pm on July 4th. Like the old library book sale, great deals on art supplies and art will be available. Proceeds will benefit Ro Mead, former Director of CCAH, artist and beloved community member. A celebration of Ro's contribution to Carbondale will be …

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CCAH 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 Ultimate Arts Camp For Kids

July 13 to 17, 9am to 2pm (Pre-register by July 8)


Come join CCAH’s Ultimate Arts Camp this summer! Taught by Carbondale celebrities, Rochelle Norwood and Olivia Pevec, this Ultimate Arts Camp, will include outdoor art adventures around town, culminating in an art project with music and movement integrated through out! This place-based arts experience will conclude with a share-formance and an art opening to share […]

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Art Break

June 30 from 6 to 8:30pm


Take an Art Break and give yourself the opportunity to relax and create on Tuesday, June 30 from 6 to 8:30pm at Suite 15 Classroom at The Third Street Center. CCAH provides everything–the space, the drinks, snacks and a little help from Lisa Singer, who will be on hand to facilitate fun art projects. June’s focus […]

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Drop-in Figure Drawing

on hold until September


Non-taught, model figure drawing sessions in the CCAH Classroom at the Third Street Center every Monday from 6:30 to 9:30 pm. Facilitated by Philip Hone Williams with a live figure model. Call 970-456-2865 or email to reserve space.

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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 Shade Tent Lottery

Enter July 1-17, Drawing on July 20

CCAH will raffle off 24 shade tent spaces for the Carbondale Mountain Fair. Enter only one name per family into the lottery between July 1 and 17. Names will be drawn at 3pm on July 20. Winners must confirm they are taking their spots by 12pm on July 21. It is a $50 deposit …

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Calling All Mountain Fair Volunteers!

Online signups are now open

Sign up now to volunteer now to for the 44th Annual Carbondale Mountain 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.  Not to mention you get to hear great live music by headliner bands such as the Original Shakedown Street, Hot …

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The CCAH “Artique” is Open!

Stop by The Launchpad to check out our new gift shop

You know that little shop in museums with all the cool stuff you just can't find anywhere else--the Artique hopes to be that place in Carbondale. The Artique features hand-selected (and delightfully unusual) wares and books perfect for gifting... or keeping. Stop by and see us Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm or on Saturday from 10am to 2pm.

The Carbondale Creative District Surges Ahead!

Weigh in on the Strategic Plan!

We want to hear from you! The Carbondale Creative District Strategic Plan is in the final phases. Refreshments will be served. A diverse group of hard working people have been working through the winter with consultants Pryor and Associates to build the plan's framework. Now we need input from the community! The plan is available here: or for more comprehensive information on the Creative …

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Carbondale to host 2016’s Colorado Creative Industries Summit

May 4 to 6, 2016

The Colorado Creative Industries, a division of the Office of Economic Development and International Trade, revealed that the 2016 Creative Industry Summit will be held in Carbondale, Colorado. The Summit attracts up to 400 creatives from around the state for two days of workshops, art, conversation and networking. This year’s Summit was held in Fort Collins April 22-24. Larger grantors like The National Endowment on the Arts and Artspace were on hand, as well as …

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Artist in residence at The Launchpad

Dancer Patrick Mueller will be creating a new work over the next 3 months

CCAH’s partner at the Launchpad, Dance Initiative, kicked off its 2015 Artists in Residence Program with a special performance by Control Group Productions from Denver. Control Group Productions is directed by Patrick Mueller, who also dances in the company. Mueller has performed with Troika Ranch Dance Theater in NYC, the Ben J. Riepe and Mancopy Danse companies of Europe, and currently serves as …

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