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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45th Annual Carbondale Mountain Fair

July 29-31, 2016 in Sopris Park


Don’t miss the 45th Annual Carbondale Mountain Fair July 29-31, 2016 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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Opening Reception for Photography Retrospective with Anderson Ranch

First Friday, July 1st from 6 to 8pm


The CCAH teams up with Anderson Ranch in celebration of its 50th Anniversary during the Opening Reception of From Our Valley to the World, a photographic exhibition by four National Geographic photographers on July 1 from 6 to 8pm at The R2 Gallery located in The Launchpad (76 S. 4th St, Carbondale). Curated by Anderson Ranch’s Artistic Director of Photography, Andrea Wallace, the exhibition will transport visitors behind the lens of some of National Geographic’s …

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Art of Takeo Hiromitsu at Bonfire Coffee

Through June


Stop by Bonfire Coffee on Main Street to view the work of Takeo Hiromitsu through the month of June. Takeo is an artist in multiple media but has been focusing on drawing and painting as of late. Takeo graduated from CSU with a BFA in Printmaking in 2010. In addition to Takeo's works at Bonfire, you can see a giant 8' by 6-1/2' collaboration (still in progress) with Stanley Bell at The Launchpad. If you …

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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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Maker Table Art Camp

July 5 through 8, 9am to 3pm at the Launchpad


The maker table will be a place for children 8 and up spending the week working on their personal art goals. Rochelle will be the facilitator for the youth in creating anything from paintings & drawings to sculptures and sewing. The Maker Table Art Camp coincides with CCAH’s 24 Hours of Art Event and Y’Art […]

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Lemonade Day

July 11 through 14, 9am to 3pm at the Launchpad


“Make Your Own” Lemonade Stand and learn the dynamics of business, creativity and fun. Finish the week off celebrating Lemonade Day on Saturday, July 16. Each child will build their own stand, decide their menu and even learn a few Spanish words in the making! Come be a part of this valley-wide tradition! $150 non-members […]

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The Ultimate Arts Camp: art, music, & movement

August 1 through 4, 9am to 3pm at the Launchpad


Come join CCAH’s Ultimate Arts Camp this summer! This camp includes outdoor art adventures around town, culminating in an art project, with music and movement integrated throughout. This place-based arts experience will conclude with a share-formance and an art opening to share the end products from the kids’ extreme ventures in creativity! $125 for CCAH members […]

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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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Carbondale Becomes a Certified Creative District!

DENVER - Thurs., June 16, 2016 - Colorado Creative Industries (CCI) and The Boettcher Foundation today announced the certification of six new Creative Districts into the Colorado Creative Districts Program. The newly certified districts are Breckenridge Arts District, Carbondale Creative District, Crested Butte Creative District, Fort Collins Creative District, Golden Triangle Creative District, and Mancos Creative District. Certification is for a five year period.

"These 2016 certified creative districts are great examples of …

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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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Live Work Affordable Housing Survey

Help us gather information to assess the needs for affordable live/work spaces in Carbondale! The below survey should take around 5 minutes and consists mainly of multiple choice questions.

Governor John Hickenlooper joined Colorado artists and economic developers to announce the first state-driven initiative in the U.S. for affordable housing for artists: Space to Create, Colorado. The new program will develop affordable housing and work space for artists and arts organizations, as well as …

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