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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Fashion Show Model Auditions

Sunday, January 8, 5-7pm

Carbondale Arts is seeking enthusiastic and creative community members, ages 18 to 80+, to be volunteer models for their annual benefit fashion show taking place March 10 and 11. Auditions will take place Sunday, January 8 from 5-7pm in the Open Studio at The Launchpad in Carbondale. Next year's theme is SHE! And you don't need to be a …

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37th Annual Valley Visual Art Show Opening

January 13 from 6-8pm


Join Carbondale Arts in celebrating the artists of the Roaring Fork Valley during the Opening Reception of the 37th Annual Valley Visual Art Show on Friday, January 13 from 6 to 8pm at Carbondale Arts' R2 Gallery located in the The Launchpad (76 S. 4th Street). The Valley Visual Art Show will feature 50 Roaring Fork artists and include two and three dimensional work in a …

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Hone Williams at Bonfire Coffee

Through December


Stop by Bonfire Coffee on Main Street in Carbondale to see paintings by Hone Williams now through December. Hone studied oil painting and graduated from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in coordination with the Grad. School of Fine Arts at the University of PA. After painting commissioned portraits for several years, he became involved with sound as an expressive medium.  To support that interest, he freelanced for 12 years as a location sound engineer …

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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 Space

We need your help!


“Art has the role in education of helping children become like themselves instead of more like everyone else.” [Sydney Gurewitz Clemens] At Carbondale Arts we strongly believe that the arts should be accessible to everyone. Nine out of ten American adults agree that the arts are vital to a well-rounded K-12 education and we couldn’t […]

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Drop-in Figure Drawing

Monday evenings 6:30-9:30pm


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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Proposals for Gallery Exhibitions in 2018 now available

due May 1, 2017

Carbondale Arts is seeking proposals for gallery exhibitions for the 2018 calendar year. We strive to showcase a balance of exhibitions that reflect the various aspects of the Roaring Fork community and beyond: a mix of emerging and established artists, solo and group shows, opportunities for educational experiences, and new ideas and techniques perhaps not previously seen in our gallery.

Proposals may be for an exhibition of your own work, or a group show …

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Volunteer Opportunities!

Carbondale Arts needs your help

Hello everyone! Carbondale Arts has a bunch of volunteer opportunities coming up and we could really use the help! We have a line up of fun and festive Holiday events taking place over the next few weeks and we need a bit of help to make them happen! We'll be hosting a Membership Celebration & Deck The Walls Preview Party (Thurs, November 17), the Opening Reception of the Deck The Walls …

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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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