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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Light Up Carbondale & Santa at The Launchpad

First Friday December 4 from 3 to 7pm


Usher in the holiday season this First Friday, December 4th in Carbondale! Santa will be visiting The Launchpad from 3 to 7pm to consult with the little ones. Also at The Launchpad get Holiday Crafty from 5 to 7pm with the Carbondale Environmental Board's Eco-Elves who will help you wrap your present in style with compostable gift wrap & decorations. Bring a gift or or purchase one at CCAH’s holiday gift shop. The Eco-Elves will …

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Shop Deck the Walls Holiday Show

Complimentary glass of champagne for Saturday shoppers!


For the holiday season, CCAH has transformed the R2 Gallery into a shop filled with artisanal goods created by local and regional artists! This exhibition features remarkable handcrafted items such as candles, wool hats and gloves, silk scarves, jewelry, blown glass, functional ceramics, one-of-a-kind holiday ornaments, cards and so much more. When you do your holiday shopping at Deck the Walls you support a local artists and help CCAH build community through art. Shoppers who …

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Gingerbread Making with Eliza Rogan

December 19 from 1:30 to 3:30pm


On Saturday, December 19th from 1:30 to 3:30pm Eliza Rogan will teach you artistic techniques to make a beautiful “Aspen Style” Gingerbread House. Decorate with a variety of candy, create a winter wonderland landscape with trees and ponds, create edible hand painted characters to live in your cozy cabin. All Ages Welcome – Kids under 5 please bring a parent. Price for this class is $50 with all materials included.


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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Art Break

January 26 from 6 to 8:30pm


Take an Art Break and give yourself the opportunity to relax and create on January 26th 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. All levels of […]

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Drop-in Figure Drawing

Resuming on September 7


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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Creative Classroom

with Crystal River Elementary School students


Creative Classroom provides free after school art to students in grades 1 through 4 from Crystal River Elementary School. There are 3 8-week sessions each year. Each of the 3 sessions is open to a different grade at CRES and students can sign up for the program through the school’s art teacher. The Creative Classroom […]

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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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Valley Visual Art Show Deadline Extended

Application due on December 11th

CCAH is seeking artists to participate in the 36th Annual Valley Visual Art Show! The Valley Visual Art Show is the largest of CCAH's year-round exhibitions and features artists from the Roaring Fork Valley who work in all media. The exhibition is open to all artists who are current members of CCAH and reside in an 816xx zip code. All work must be original, created in the last 12 months, and not previously shown at …

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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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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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