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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Cirque d’Sopris

February 22 & 23


Carbondale Arts will partner with SoL Theatre for the annual Cirque D'Sopris Youth Talent Show taking place Friday, February 22 and Saturday, February 23 at 6pm at the Third Street Center Gym in Carbondale. The show will feature dance performances, aerial silks by the students of Sopris Soarers, martial arts by the students of Rising Crane, and fashion designs by the Carbondale Arts and SoL Youth Sewing Class. To get involved …

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Opening Reception of “It Was Dark Inside The Wolf” by Jeff Stevens and “Site 1” by Saxon Martinez

Friday, March 1 from 6 to 8pm


Join Carbondale Arts on First Friday, March 1 at the R2 Gallery in The Launchpad for the Opening Reception of two exhibitions: "It Was Dark Inside the Wolf" by Jeff Stevens and "Site 1" by Saxon Martinez.

Our eyes and minds are exposed to a brilliant amalgamation of imagery through entertainment, social media and advertising on a disposable content cycle that lasts less than 24 hours. Jeff Stevens' exhibition "It Was Dark Inside …

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Fashion Show Thursday Preview Tickets

Friday and Saturday are sold out!


Friday and Saturday night tickets (both general admission and VIP for March 15/16) are now SOLD OUT! But don't let that stop you from getting tickets to our Preview Night on Thursday, March 14 (doors 7:30pm / show at 8pm). You'll get to see the same incredible and dynamic show with the only changes being open seating and no bar. Tickets are just $25 (no member discounts) and can be found online at EventBrite by …

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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 Andy Taylor

February 22 at The Launchpad


Carbondale Arts and The Art Base are hosting β€œArtwork Feedback Nights” as part of their commitment to serving local artists, with the next one to be held on Friday, February 22 from 6-8:30 pm at The Launchpad. Successful critiques are about perceptive, constructive feedback. Insight between artists, peers and critics often provide a pathway to […]

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Cirque d’Sopris Fashion Design Class


This five week introductory class will focus on the fun and basics of making a costume from recycled clothing! No previous experience necessary! The class culminates with the pieces the students create being featured in the annual Cirque de Sopris Kids Fashion and Talent Show on February 22nd and 23rd. Classes meet on Fridays from […]

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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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Artist Grants Available

Applications Available February 20

Carbondale Arts is excited to announce our 2nd Annual Artist Fellowship Program. The AFP is for artists and creatives of any genre living in a ZIP code beginning with "816" and who need some funding to help them further their career, their art, or their ideas. These grants are highly competitive; thorough, passionate and well thought out responses are encouraged when filling out the application.

There are three categories: The Alleghany Meadows Fellowship The …

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Valley Visual Art Show People’s Choice Award Winners

39th Annual Valley Visual Art Show

Announcing the winners of our 39th Annual Valley Visual Art Show People's Choice Awards! In first place, with 23 votes, we have "Sopris Sketches", a double-sided Yule marble sculpture by Judy Fox-Perry. And in second place, with 19 votes, is "The Whisper", an oil and cold wax medium on panel work by Staci Dickerson. Judy wins $100 and 2 Friday night tickets to our sold out Green Is The New Black Fashion Extravaganza: …

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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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