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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Light Up Carbondale Fri., December 2!

Santa at The Launchpad from 3-7pm


December's First Friday in Carbondale kicks off a long tradition of holiday celebrations. Santa will be coming to Carbondale for a special visit on December 2 from 3 to 7pm to visit with the smaller citizens of Carbondale at The Launchpad (76 S. 4th Street). At 5:15pm, Santa will lead the lighting of the Forest Service Tree on Weant & Main St. …

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Deck the Walls Artisanal Market & Saturday Champagne Shopping

In the R2 Gallery at The Launchpad


For the holiday season, Carbondale Arts transforms the R2 Gallery into a shop filled with artisanal goods created by local and regional artists! The Deck The Walls Artisanal Market features remarkable handcrafted items such as candles, wool hats and gloves, silk scarves, blown glass, ceramic kitchen wares, one of a kind holiday ornaments, cards and so much more. Every Saturday in December enjoy a complimentary glass of champagne while you shop from 2 to 5pm! …

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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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Intro To Fashion Design & Sewing Basics

Thursdays, Sept. 22- Dec- 15 from 3:30-5pm


Intro to Fashion Design is a  beginning sewing and fashion class for youth with Rochelle Norwood, ages 6+, who have expressed an interest in creating their own unique clothing creations! Participants will learn hand sewing techniques, no-sew techniques, how to use a sewing machine, and the basic elements of fashion design. Each participant will design […]

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Fashion Forward: Intermediate & Advanced Fashion Design

Thursdays, Sept. 22- Dec. 15 from 5-7pm


Fashion Forward is a clothing design class for youth with Rochelle Norwood, ages 8+, who have previously taken Carbondale Arts’ introductory sewing class, are able to hand sew, tie knots, knots for hand sewing and have sewed on a sewing machine before with comfort.  This class will introduce youth to elements of fashion design and […]

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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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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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We’re Hiring!

Apply by December 8

Rosybelle, the Mobile Maker Bus Coordinator Job start: January, 2017 Hours: 15 hours per week/ Approx. $15,000 per year Goal: To further the vision of this traveling maker space by providing creative educational opportunities in Garfield County in general, and Carbondale in specific.

Duties: Work with individual communities on need with Rosybelle committee Coordinate teachers and classes Develop Programming with committee Coordinate bus drivers Create policies and budgets with CA Executive Director Maintain database for program Maintain and stock supplies Oversee class registrations As the program advances and this job …

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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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