December 6, 3-8pm on Main Street, CCAH, & the Third Street Center
Usher in the Holiday Season in Carbondale on First Friday, Dec. 6! Santa will be visiting the Third Street Center Round Room from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. to consult with the little ones. Bikers (with helmets!) are welcome to come to the Third Street Center at 4pm to decorate their bikes for the Parade of Bike Lights that escorts Santa to Main Street at 5pm. The time honored traditional tree lighting ceremony will take place at Weant and Main Street at 5:15pm, with the help of CRES choir carolers. While enjoying the festivities on Main, stop by Main & to warm up by the bonfire with free hot chocolate! Santa will return to the Third Street Center from 6:15pm to 8 p.m. and CCAH’s holiday show, Deck the Walls, will be open for holiday shopping!
OPENING RECEPTION: Nov. 14., 6-8 p.m. at the R2 Gallery
FIRST FRIDAY LIGHT UP CARBONDALE: Dec. 6, 3-5 p.m & 6-8p.m. at the R2 Gallery
Deck the Walls features unique artisan gift items including Sweet Rubies chocolates by Rochelle Norwood, ornaments by David Powers sand Jill Scher, mushroom dyed scarves by Michelle Dockins, ceramic works by Angus Graham and Diane Kenney, prayer malas by Alexa Webster, woodwork by Brad Reed Nelson’s Board by Design, soaps and lotions by Queen of the Meadow and Laine Fabijianic, handmade jewelry Mary Cervantes, Susie Kaldis, Sondie Reiff, and Terry Muldoon, and much more! CCAH will also be open for holiday shopping Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m, and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., First Friday Light Up Carbondale on Dec. 6 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., and special Saturday Shopping events Dec. 7, 14, and 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m at the CCAH Gallery.
@ Bonfire Coffee on Main Street
Brian’s artwork attempts to engage the viewers on a more thought-provoking (and sometimes humorous) level, asking questions about humanity in relation to society, nature, and the universe. He’s not sure if any of it is ultimately successful, but enjoys the struggle nonetheless.
We want to know what you are up to and what you have in the pipeline. CCAH exists to foster creativity and community and learning more about your efforts can help us do so. We are looking for VISUAL, WRITTEN, or VIDEO submissions.
Email your submissions to email@example.com or drop it off at the CCAH office at 520 South Third Street
Gov. Hickenlooper today announced that the Town of Carbondale and the City of Lafayette have been selected as the recipients for the 2012 Governor’s Arts Award. They will be honored at the closing luncheon of the 1st Annual Creative Industries Summit on April 13 in Breckenridge.
“The communities being honored by this award have each made a major commitment to the arts and creativity,” said Gov. Hickenlooper. “They have invested in arts centers and downtown arts districts. They have made sure their young people continue to have access to the arts in school, and they have encouraged their citizens and their businesses to support local artists and arts organizations. I offer them each my hearty congratulations for their work to promote and grow Colorado as a premier creative hub.”
The annual Governor’s Arts Award recognizes a Colorado town or city for their collective efforts to enhance their community and their economy through strategic use of the arts. Carbondale Mayor Stacey Patch Bernot and Lafayette Mayor Carolyn Cutler will be presented with the awards, which are original oil paintings by artist John Lintott of Fruita. The artworks will hang in public locations in the respective cities, and a third painting by Lintott will hang in the lobby of the Governor’s Office.
“Extremely honored only begins to describe our reaction to being named a recipient of the 2012 Governor’s Art Award,” said Mayor Bernot. “Art and creativity are attributes that have been interwoven into the fiber of Carbondale for generations. Our community prides itself on our ability to appreciate, teach, and engage in arts and creativity in a multitude of ways. Whether viewed through the beauty of our public art program, our cultural centers and businesses or witnessed by the creative spark that is ignited in the minds of our youth through our programs, Carbondale values art and creative expression. We are grateful and proud to be this year’s award recipient.”
Mayor Cutler said “The Governor’s Art Award pays tribute to our community’s commitment to the arts articulated by the Cultural Arts Commission some years ago. That vision has been carried forward through the collaborative efforts and hard work of the cultural arts community, local creative industries and City staff. It couldn’t have happened without community support, artists, and local leaders. Lafayette is so proud to be honored for our efforts in the arts, efforts that will continue adding value and vitality to our community.”
Colorado Creative Industries, a division of the Office of Economic Development and International Trade, annually convenes a panel to review nominations. In selecting Carbondale and Lafayette as the recipients, the review panel cited each city’s detailed plans for making the arts central to economic and community development. They were impressed with both towns’ commitment to public art and their efforts to support and promote their artists and creative entrepreneurs. The other nominated cities were Aspen, Durango, Greeley, Lone Tree, Louisville, Mancos, Parker and Westminster.
The Colorado Creative Industries division of the Office of Economic Development and International Trade combines state funds with federal funds from the National Endowment for the Arts to promote, support and expand the creative industries to drive Colorado’s economy, grow jobs, and enhance our quality of life. For more information and to register for the Creative Industries Summit, visit www.coloradocreativeindustries.org.
In 2011, the Colorado legislature passed HB11-1031. In brief, it encourages the formation of Creative Districts in communities, neighborhoods, or contiguous geographic areas, for the purposes of:
- Attracting creative entrepreneurs and artists to a community, infusing new energy and innovation which in turn will enhance the economic and civic capital of the community
- Creating hubs of economic activity, thereby enhancing the area as an appealing place to live, visit and conduct business, as well as create new economic activity
- Attracting visitors
- Revitalizing and beautifying communities
- Providing a focal point for celebrating and strengthening a community’s unique identity
- Showcasing cultural and artistic organizations, events, and amenities
The legislation is written broadly enough to ensure that the Creative District concept is relevant to places large and small, urban and rural, well-established and new. Still, they will have things in common: Creative Districts are defined areas that include a mix of uses within their boundaries, and they are typically small enough to be walkable. All include arts/cultural assets and non-profit as well as for-profit creative businesses. Most will incorporate complementary non-arts businesses such as restaurants, offices, retail stores and housing. Districts may offer events like art walks and arts festivals. Often they will include community gathering places such as a plaza or park.