CCAH Office Hours

Posted by DebColley on July 15, 2014  |   No Comments »

CCAH’s offices will be closed to the public during the Carbondale Mountain Fair beginning Friday, July 25th at 12pm and will reopen Monday, July 28 and Tuesday, July 29th from 9am to 5pm. The office will close again Wednesday, July 30th and will reopen on Monday August 4th at 9am.

Volunteer for Mountain Fair!

Posted by LauraStover on July 15, 2014  |   No Comments »

The 43rd Annual Carbondale Mountain Fair needs your help!  Over 300 volunteers come together every year to make Mountain Fair one of the most  popular and unique fairs in Colorado.  Mountain Fair needs help with everything from selling T-shirts to Peace Patrolling the fairgrounds.  Not to mention you get to hear great live music by headliner bands such as the Appleseed Collective, Dirty Bourbon River Show, and Lunar Fire, view over 125 handmade arts & crafts booths, eat delicious food, and mingle with Carbondale’s finest and most festive community members!  Mountain Fair Volunteers who give over 4 hours of their time are also eligible to receive a Mountain Fair T-Shirt and enter a raffle to win their very own New Belgium Cruiser Bike!



Mountain Fair Shade Tent Area Lottery

Posted by DebColley on July 15, 2014  |   No Comments »

The Shade Tent Lottery is in process! Notification of lottery winners will take place July 23 & 24. The cost of the space, should your name be drawn, is $100. You will be able to set up your tents at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 25.

43rd Carbondale Mountain Fair: WILD AT HEART

Posted by DebColley on July 2, 2014  |   No Comments »

July 25, 26, & 27

Carbondale is an “arts” town, and is a central hub of arts activity in the Roaring Fork Valley from Aspen to Rifle. In 2012, we were the recipients of the Governor’s Art Award for our commitment to arts and creativity. We are currently in the running for to become a designated Creative District by the State of Colorado. The Carbondale Mountain Fair is known for a diverse range of arts and crafts, non-stop entertainment, great food and an amazing spirit. Over 300 volunteers come together to make this one of the most  popular and unique fairs in Colorado, and admission is FREE.

This Mountain Fair honors the 50th year of the signing of the Wilderness Bill. Our theme is Wild At Heart: Celebrating Our People, Town, and Wilderness. This 43rd Mountain Fair will also celebrate art in all forms of expression with the fair’s diverse range of arts and crafts, non-stop entertainment, great food and an amazing spirit. A “Family Area” includes interactive, creative experiences for children, and friendly competitions run the gamut from cake baking to wood splitting. With over 145 vendors poised to bring their unique crafts and food to Sopris Park and 300 volunteers on hand to help, the Mountain Fair weekend will once again gather the tribes from far and wide. World-class acts like Radio La Chusma,The Dirty Bourbon River BandLunar FireThe Iguanas and more will bring fans and friends to Carbondale, adding to the fun.

Do you want to be a part of this special community event? CLICK HERE sign up to volunteer, donate a raffle prize, or view the schedule of events! 

Carbondale becomes a candidate Creative District

Posted by LauraStover on June 26, 2014  |   No Comments »

CONGRATULATIONS CARBONDALE!!! We are a candidate creative district with the state. (and we made the front page of the Post Independent for it:

Carbondale began a Creative Plan in 2013 focusing on connectivity and wayfinding, strengthening the creative industries which include businesses from publishing to local food production to culinary arts, as well as artists and designers, and marketing and branding.

The Creative District program through CCI, enourages communities to come together under a unified vision to encourage economy and growth through creative business. The next steps are underway. The public can view what has been accomplished so far, as well as comment at

Music & Movies at Third, July 20th: The Strolling Scones & Yellow Submarine

Posted by LauraStover on June 13, 2014  |   No Comments »

Next up: The Strolling Scones & Yellow Submarine

July 20, 7 p.m. at the Third Street Center’s Backyard

Bike In, drive in, bring a lounge chair, blanket, and costumes and join the Town of Carbondale’s Music and Movies at Third. The second event of the series, July 20th’s Music and Movies will begin Paonia’s The Strolling Scones followed by the movie Yellow Submarine. The Scones are known for their serious grooves, tight harmonies, flashy guitar work, and wonderfully catchy original songs. Don’t miss this opportunity to dig your bell bottoms out of the closet! An award for Best “60s Garb” will be given at 8:30pm. Young and old are encouraged to participate. The last Movie and Music dates August 17 presents Chris and Ananda Bank and Singing In the Rain. For more information visit or call (970) 963-1680.

Current Exhibition: Landscapes & Landmarks

Posted by DebColley on May 29, 2014  |   No Comments »

Artist Beat Event-  Thursday, June 26, 2014; 5:30 – 7 pm

The Landscapes & Landmarks Exhibition ushers in the summer season of outdoor activity and recreation amidst the gorgeous backdrop of the Roaring Fork and Crystal Valleys, the West Elks, the Thompson Divide, and the our historic town and culture.  Landscapes & Landmarks features landscape artists  working in different mediums- pastel with Mary Cervantes, acrylic with Mary Noone, latex with Charles O. Bailey, photography with Greg Watts, watercolor with Brian Colley, oil with Mark Simpkins, and mixed media with Carrie Trippe and Nicole Kinsler.

Register Now For Summer Arts Camps

Posted by DebColley on May 29, 2014  |   No Comments »

SEWING BASICS AND A FASHION SHOW! with Rochelle Norwood,  Ages 7 & up/ July 14 – 17,  1 to 4pm

$120/members, $135/non-members– REGISTER HERE by July 10.

SEWING BASICS AND A FASHION SHOW–GROUP 2! With Rochelle Norwood, Ages 7 & up/July 21 – 24, 1 to 4pm

$120/members, $135/nonmembers–  REGISTER HERE by July 17.

UKULELE & SINGING CAMP With Holly Richardson, Ages 7 to 99/ July 21 – 25, 9 a.m.- 12 p.m.

$135/members, $150/nonmembers– REGISTER HERE by July 17.

DESIGN IT WITH DUCT TAPE With Rochelle Norwood, Ages 7 & up/ Aug. 4 – 7, 1 to 4pm

$120/members, $135/nonmembers + $20 material fee–  REGISTER HERE by July 31.


Arts Explosion!

Posted by DebColley on April 15, 2014  |   No Comments »

On March 12 and 13, The Carbondale Middle School administers a half day of standardized tests… then 150 Middle School students went out into the community and spent the rest of they day immerse in the arts! CLICK HERE to a video of  what they did!