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.Read More
Now through First Friday, October 5
Based in Aspen, CO, Mary Conover is an abstract artist who explores the symbolism of light in her studio practice of painting, collage, photography, and digital photomontage. The work in her solo exhibition at Carbondale Arts was created during a recent sojourn in the Caribbean where she works several times each year. The work represents a paean to the islands after the devastating destruction from hurricane Irma in the fall of 2017.
September through October, 2018
Dave grew up in Aspen. The Durrance family arrived in 1947 when Dave was two. While he is more widely known for his various roles in skiing as a racer, coach, and retailer, he began studying art in high school. He earned a BFA in painting at the University of Denver in 1968. That summer he had a one-man show at the Wooden Horse Gallery in the mid-valley. Growing up in Aspen in …
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 spark phenomenal ideas. Feedback Nights are given by professional and accomplished artists and curators in a casual environment (BYOB) …
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.Read More
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 […]
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 […]
Now in a new location
Non-taught, live model, nude figure drawing sessions in the Helios Center at 601 Sopris Avenue (in the building behind the main house on NW corner of Sopris and Weant) every Monday from 6:30 to 9:30pm. Facilitated by Staci Dickerson and others. The fee is $15 drop-in or “subscription fee” of $40 at beginning of the month for 4 Mondays of […]
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.Read More
Calling All Artisans and Crafts-folk!
Carbondale Arts is now accepting applications for our 8th Annual "Deck The Walls: An Artisan Market" which takes place this November 15 through December 29.This year, applications are ONLY online via this link. The entry fee is still just $25.00, and should be paid online using a credit card. Also, as usual for this show, all applicants are required to be current Carbondale Arts members (
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 CarbondaleAffordableCreativeSpaceSurvey.org from June 25th to August 14th, 2018. Spread the word!
Artspace, the survey facilitator, is the nation's …
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 …
About Bonnie BarkerDrumroll 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 …
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. …
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 …