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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Dolores Way Maker Party!

May 4 from 4:30 to 6:30pm


Dolores Way houses some of Carbondale’s unique artisan entrepreneurs. They are opening their doors to the public and the Summit goers for a Dolores Way Celebration on May 4 from 4:30 to 6:30p.m. Meet the creators and innovators behind these successful creative industries, enjoy brewery tours, local food, art, music, pop up t-shirt shop and bike tuning. Brewery Tours are 4:30 and 5:30p.m., as well as a silent …

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First Friday at The Launchpad

May 6 from 6 to 8pm

Join CCAH on First Friday, May 6th from 6 to 8pm to view the Bowlby, Kemp, Sprick, Tonozzi exhibition: "Renscence." Dean Bowlby, Andrea Kemp and Daniel Sprick are renowned contemporary realist painters and Gregory Tonozzi is an accomplished marble sculptor. Also, beginning at 6:30pm at The Launchpad, Gregory Tonozzi will demo his marble mastery live and he's going to bring along some extra hammers and chisels for youth and adults alike …

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Creative District Celebration!

May 5 from 5 to 9pm


The core of Carbondale’s Creative District is its Historic Downtown Main Street. The whole community is invited to come out and join Colorado Creative Industries Summit participants for an artwalk along Main Street and more! Enjoy Carbondale’s culinary offerings, visit local shops, check out unique haunts like Steve’s Guitars, view glass arts demonstrations at Crystal Glass, or tour the Carbondale Public Art Sculptures located throughout town.

Come on out for BBQ by Slow Groovin’, and live music …

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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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Figure Drawing Workshop

Saturday, April 30, 2016


Please join CCAH and artist Andrea Kemp for a special one day figure drawing workshop with a drawing demonstration, direct instruction and opportunities for brief critique and questions. A live model will be provided. Kemp, an early student of master painter Daniel Sprick, is an accomplished and highly skilled artist best known for her figurative work. Kemp has a long list […]

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YogArt Camp: yoga and art for kids

June 6 through 9, 9am to 3pm at the Launchpad


YogArt is a week full of self exploration and creative expression in art, movement, games, and yoga! Kids will learn about their bodies through age appropriate yoga basics & creative movement. Opportunities to integrate self expression & reflection will be built into art projects throughout!

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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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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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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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Register for the Colorado Creative Industries Summit

May 4 to 6 in Carbondale!

Registration is now open for the 5th Annual Creative Industries Summit, which will be held May 5-6, 2016 at the Gathering Center at the Orchard in Carbondale. The Summit will feature more than 30 distinguished national and local panelists and speakers, including cultural leaders, artists, business experts, and creative community development specialists. Carbondale-based arts and creative organizations will be featured at the Summit, and there will be an exclusive art walk 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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