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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CrossCurrents Exhibition

Through November 6th


Curated by Lynette O'Kane, this exhibit visually articulates the seemingly random animations of wind and water. The exhibit includes an installation of delicate wire constructed tumbleweeds, plaster and encaustic wall works depicting clouds and weather patterns and monoprints representing the movement and flow of water. The artists discuss the unpredictable vagaries and synchronicities of their lives. There are 3 disparate sets of circumstances, 3 geographical locations and 3 creative expressions in different media. In CrossCurrents, …

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Dia de los Muertos

Friday, October 30 from 5:30 to 7:30pm


Friday Oct. 30, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. beginning at the Third Street Center, concluding at The Launchpad

The annual celebration of the dead returns the night before halloween, Friday, Oct. 30 from 5:30-7:30p.m. Join CCAH, Valley Settlement Project and Thunder River Theater in an evening of color, procession and performance. The evening starts in the Round Room of the Third Street Center …

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Brad Gilbert at Bonfire Coffee

Through November


Stop by Bonfire Coffee during their normal business hours to view the artwork of Brad Gilbert: Mississippi native, musician, artist & mountain biker.  His inspiration comes from bands and their album covers such as The Beatles, The Grateful Dead, as well as artist Walter Anderson.


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

September 29 from 6 to 8:30pm


Take an Art Break and give yourself the opportunity to relax and create on Tuesday, September 29th 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. September’s focus […]

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Beginning Sewing & Fashion Class

Mondays 3:30-5:15pm, September 21 to November 9


Students ages 6 and up will hand sew in addition to learning some basics on the sewing machine. They will create a costume and an outfit for the Cirque d’ Sopris Extravaganza taking place January 23-24. This class will be held in Suite 15 (SoL Theatre’s space) at the Third Street Center.

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Ultimate Arts Day For Kids

October 23


Ultimate Art Day is coming up soon at The Carbondale Library in their Community Room with instructors Olivia Pevec & Rochelle Norwood. Art projects include: Art from bike parts, masks, and a junk band. Proceeds will benefit Scavenger Industries, the Valley’s First Art Re-Store w/ community classroom & studio space. Ultimate Arts Day 4 Kids Out Of School! Friday, October […]

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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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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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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.

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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