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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Opening Reception of Colorado ArtBeat Film Series + Art Exhibition

Feb. 23, 6-8p.m. at Carbondale Arts' R2 Gallery in The Launchpad


Carbondale Arts presents "Colorado ArtBeat Film Series + Art Exhibition" featuring works by Gregory Block, Robert Burch, Linda Girvin, Joshua Goss, and Sara Ransford with an opening reception on Friday, Feb. 23 from 6 to 8p.m. at The Launchpad (76 S. 4th St, Carbondale). A special preview for gallery patrons and Carbondale Arts members will take place at 5:30p.m. Colorado is home to many world class artists who don't always get the recognition …

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Fashion Show Preview Night Tickets

Thursday, March 8th


On March 9  and 10, Carbondale Arts presents The 10th 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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Artist Critique Nights

February 16th


Carbondale Arts will begin hosting "Artist Critique Night" as part of its commitment to serving local artists, with the first to be held on Friday, February 16 from 6-8pm at The Launchpad (76 S. 4th St., Carbondale). Being critiqued isn't easy but often helps artists problem solve and progress. Insight between artists, peers and critics often spark phenomenal ideas. Critique Nights are given by professional and accomplished artists and curators in a casual environment (BYOB). …

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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 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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Innovative Folded Forms

Saturday, May 12 from 10am-5pm


A one-day workshop held at the Project Shop at Studio for Arts + Works (S.A.W.) with instructor Alicia Bailey of the Denver-based Abecedarian Artists Books. Students will be introduced to creative and innovative book structures using that most wondrous of humble materials, paper. This class is suitable for all skill levels, ages 16 and […]

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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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Artist Grants Available

Applications Now Available, Due April 6

Carbondale Arts is pleased to announce our new Artist Fellowship Program (AFP), consisting of three artist grant opportunities: The Alleghany Meadows Fellowship, The Ro Mead Community Arts Grant, and The Carbondale Arts Fellowship. The AFP is for artists and creatives of any genre, who need some funding to help them further their career, their art, or their ideas. The criteria is fairly open for these grants, and any artist residing within a ZIP code beginning …

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Artist Exhibition Opportunities

Applications for shows now available!

Artists! Several applications are available NOW for upcoming exhibition opportunities. Don't miss out! Learn more about each of these exciting opportunities under the R2 Gallery tab at the top of the page (then see Artist Resources or Upcoming Exhibitions).

Applications for "Narrative Threads", a juried traveling book art show in the R2 Gallery this May 4-25, curated by Alicia Bailey of Denver-based Abecedarian Artists Books (due March 5, 2018):

Applications for "Tiny Art Show", an exhibition …

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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 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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