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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Now at the R2 Gallery: PRINT WORKS

Thursday, August 9, from 6-8pm


The PRINT WORKS exhibition highlights how contemporary artists are exploring modern applications of these traditional techniques and incorporating fresh perspectives. Printmaking has been central to humanity’s development, presentation, and communication of ideas for centuries. The curators of PRINT WORKS, Reina Katzenberger and Brian Colley of The Project Shop based in Carbondale, would argue that even in a “digital age”, the power and importance of printmaking is as relevant as ever.

Printmakers …

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Mountain Fair Volunteer Party

September 7 from 5:30 to 7:30pm


Carbondale Arts invites ALL Mountain Fair volunteers to the Volunteer Party and Chili Cook-off Friday, September 7 at The Launchpad in downtown Carbondale. Get your super secret family chili recipes out because you will be competing for chili glory, fame and fortune (two tickets to our not-to-be-missed Green Is The New Black Fashion Extravaganza!). The winner will be chosen by public vote, so get your spices simmering!

In addition to the delicious chili and crusty bread …

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Art by Rokoko at Bonfire Coffee

Through August 30


Rokoko is the collaboration of artists and Mitch Alamag. Established in 1983 upon graduation from the Rhode Island School of Design. They have been featured in many articles and in two television productions, Discovery Channel and Home & Garden. They sell their work nationally at art and music festivals and to various art and craft galleries. Their name 'Rokoko' is derived from the Japanese word 'kokoro', which means 'of the heart'. It also is …

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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 Bus

Coming to a school near you!


Carbondale Arts has been committed to fostering arts education in our schools and our under-served communities for over 20 years. The Makerspace Movement is growing in popularity around the country as it allows students access to tools and technology that build important hands-on learning in areas like critical thinking, creativity and collaboration. Research has shown […]

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Artwork Feedback Night with Tania Dibbs

September 21 at The Art Base


Carbondale Arts and The Art Base are hosting “Artwork Feedback Nights” as part of their commitment to serving local artists, with the next one to be held on Friday, September 21 from 6-8pm at The Launchpad. Being critiqued isn’t easy but often helps artists problem solve and progress. Insight between artists, peers and critics often […]

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DIY Stencil Screenprinting

September 8 from 11am to 2pm


Join Carbondale Arts and The Project Shop on September 8th from 11am to 2pm for a DIY Stencil Screenprinting workshop  What in this fun-filled, hands-on crash course, students will learn and apply the basics of screenprinting utilizing hand cut stencils, skipping all the traditional chemicals and equipment-heavy processes. Emphasis will be on the range of […]

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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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We Need to Hear From You on Affordable Housing!

Please take this Creative Space Survey

Affordable Housing in Carbondale is crucial and you can help make it happen! The Town of Carbondale in partnership with the Carbondale Creative District is pleased to invite you to participate in our Carbondale Affordable Creative Space Survey, aimed at understanding affordable housing needs for Carbondale’s Creative Community. The survey will be available online at from June 25th to August 14th, 2018. Spread the word!

Artspace, the survey facilitator, is the nation's …

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Artist Fellowship Grant Winners

For the Alleghany Meadows Fellowship, Ro Mead Community Grant & Carbondale Arts Career Advancement Grant

Carbondale Arts is pleased to announce the recipients of our new Artist Fellowship Program (AFP), consisting of three artist grant opportunities: The Alleghany Meadows Fellowship, The Ro Mead Community Arts Grant, and The Carbondale Arts Career Advancement Grant. The AFP is for artists and creatives of any genre, who need some funding to assist in artistic or career development or support artwork concepts that can benefit both the artist and community. CA believes that there …

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2018 Mountain Fair Poster Contest Winner

About Bonnie Barker

Drumroll please! The winner of the 47th Annual Carbondale Mountain Fair Poster and T-shirt Contest is Bonnie Barker. Our 2018 theme is "LOVE POLLINATOR." Bonnie has been entering the t-shirt contest for years, and all that hard work finally paid off! Of her work, Bonnie says: "Art is one of my greatest passions.  It comes very naturally, since I can remember, I have had a pencil or brush in my hand.  It …

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Rio Grande ARTway Update

2 new parks forging ahead!

The Rio Grande ARTway is a Creative Placemaking Project that inspires community and stewardship. It is a linear park and visual stimulus through the one mile stretch of trail that runs through Carbondale. Two parks are in the process now, DeRail Park located at Hwy 133 and trail and The Latino Folk Art Garden at 8th Street and trail. The creation and upkeep of these special places lies in the community. …

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Sign Up for Creative District Inventory

with the Carbondale Creative District

The Carbondale Creative Industry Inventory provides a listing of your name or business, a photo, location (which automatically populates on our Carbondale map), contact information and a weblink and is accessible from kiosks throughout town for the use of locals and visitors alike. Your listing will be searchable through your creative industry category, as well as through keywords and the listing will include a map with your business location. These kiosks are in collaboration with …

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