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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5Point Presents Gallery Reception and Happy Hour at the R2 Gallery with Artists Robert Martin and Will Gurley

April 26, 5-6pm at The R2 Gallery in The Launchpad


Join 5Point Film with current exhibiting artists Will Gurley and Robert Martin for a special happy hour and tasting in partnership with Tin Cup Whiskey and Buckel Family Wine. Free and open to the public. For more information email or or call 970-963-1680.

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Youth Art Park Prototypes at Library

Carbondale Library, April 15-May 15


Students from the 7th grade Middle School have designed models of the park they would like to see. The students worked in teams to create ideas for the Youth Art Park, which will be located behind town Hall along the ARTway. Each student had a position such as Project Manager or Landscape Architect etc. and they picked themes to design by. Kurt Peterson from Forum Phi and Andi Korber from Land+Shelter, along with designer …

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Latino Folk Art Garden Mural Dedication Ceremony

May 3 at 5pm at the Latino Folk Art Garden


An incredible mural designed by Tansy Zacarias and Valerie Rose will be installed in the Latino Folk Art Garden at the end of the month with a dedication on First Friday, May 3rd at 5 pm in the garden. It should last about 15 minutes and will honor all the wonderful community members who helped paint it. From there we will all come into town and celebrate the Youth Pride Parade and the Family …

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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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DJing and Audio Production for Adults: Ableton 101

June 25 & 26, 6:30pm-9:30pm


Ever wanted to learn music production? Learn the hands-on skills of music production from Music District professional producers. Gain an understanding of music production using the industry-standard program, Ableton, and by the camp’s end you will have at least one completed track to take home and share. No equipment needed; some computer experience preferred but […]

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Awesome Art and Science Camp

August 7-9 from 9:30am-1:00pm


STEAM Engine. Explore both science and art to inspire new ideas and surprising creations. This camp is for ages 9-13 and is a partnership between Carbondale Arts/Rosybelle Mobile Maker Bus and The Aspen Science Center. Limited to 12 students. $160 for Carbondale Arts Members/$175 for non-members (includes materials)

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Arts Extravaganza: Ocean Mosaic

July 1-3 9:30am-12:30pm


Come explore sea creatures and other ocean life in our hands on mosaic workshop! Our young artists will first draw their very own mosaic design before we dive into mixed media. We will use colorful ceramic tiles, stone, and glass to make our mosaics come to life. On the last day, we will use homemade […]

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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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Call to Artists: ArtShare 2019

Colorado Mountain College and Carbondale Arts are curating a series of exhibitions that connect and promote artists from many of these districts. This ArtShare Photography Show is the third partnership in 2019. Selected works for each exhibition will hang in Morgridge Commons in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, and may travel to other CMC locations in Colorado Creative District areas. FREE to enter!

All submitted works must be available for sale and …

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Call for Mural Artists: Mural Express Project

Application deadline May 31

Carbondale Arts is now seeking artists interested in creating a mural here in Carbondale! Two locations have been chosen: the east wall of the Near New Store on Third Street and the east wall of the Century Link building on 4th St. These are large sized murals. A committee panel will choose two different artists or artist collectives. This call is open to any artist (or creative group) in the world that can …

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Mountain Fair Poster & T-Shirt Contest

Deadline for design idea: April 10

The 48th Annual Carbondale Mountain Fair Theme is….Rainbow Connection and any interested artists may submit an idea for the poster and a rough sketch of idea, along with 2 work samples. A jury will choose a design and we will work with the artist to create the final poster. The chosen artist will receive $650 and 5 t-shirts. All submissions should have your name and contact info on the back of the …

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Affordable Housing Update & Market Study

Read the reports here!

The Town of Carbondale, Art Space and the CCD have finished the Market Study for affordable housing in Carbondale. The results are really interesting. We have them shared on both of our web pages, Carbondale Arts and the Carbondale Creative District. We are now looking for developers and land owners who may be interested in the study, and, hopefully, a project in Carbondale. We can’t do this alone but we are determined to advocate for …

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Rio Grande ARTway Update

Archway, Youth Art Park and a Mural

Believe it or not, the Rio Grande ARTway will host a beautiful arch created by many local artists, architects and visionaries. Led by Olivia Pevec the arch infrastructure was created by Stuart Edgerly and Steve Novy and Isaac Ellis from GreenLine Architects. Evolve Structural Engineers made sure the structure will be sound. Artists such as Bill Morrow, Wewer and Steve Keohane, Joe Burleigh, Shannon Muse, Jim and Sherrill Hawkins, Jim Mason, Crystal Glass Studios, Laura …

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