Calling all Fashion Designers!

Posted by LauraStover on November 26, 2014  |   No Comments »


Application forms for the 2015 Green is the New Black Fashion Extravaganza on March 13th and 14th are now available! It’s that time of year again to start thinking about the 2015 Green is the New Black Fashion Extravaganza– if you have not been already. This year’s theme is Underground. There are SO MANY ways to interpret this one. Let us help you get the wheels turning: counter-culture, subterranean, creation and magma, light vs. dark, dirt, tunnels and mines, urban post-apocalypse, root systems, revolution, and on and on and let’s not forget that first and foremost, this show is about sustainability. All designs must meet 3 out of 4 sustainability requirements outlined on the application.

A few important things to keep in mind:
1. The show will take place on March 13 and 14, 2015. You do not need to be present to design for this show.
2. We are looking for both male and female clothes.
3. All clothes must meet 3 out of 4 of our sustainability requirements.
4. To be considered a “line” you must have a minimum of 4 or 5 (preferably) looks in your collection. We do not have a maximum.
5. It is possible to submit only 1 or 2 looks to the show, however, your designs time on the runway will be treated differently than a full designer line.
6. There is an early application deadline on December 15th. Designers who apply by December 15th will be notified of acceptance by December 19th. Any applications received after December 15th will be juried at the January 12th final deadline. This deadline is a good one to apply for if you’ve already been at work or would like to get started sooner than later with the assurance of your participation in GITNB
7. The final deadline to submit an application for this year’s show is January 12th. Designers will be notified of acceptance by January 19th.

Phat Figures

Posted by DebColley on November 23, 2014  |   No Comments »

Social Sketching

December 2nd from 7-9pm at Phat Thai in Carbondale

Come to Phat Thai Tuesday, December 2nd from 7 to 9pm for Social Sketching!
For those of you who do not already know, Phat Figures isn’t your run-of-the-mill figure drawing session. Have a drink, grab some food, chat with friends and bow out if a pose doesn’t pique your interest. It’s okay to just sit back and enjoy because our models not only know how to hold a pose but they sing, play music, dance… December’s “Featured Figure” is Bill Laemmel accompanied by local band: Trout, plural. We’ll provide materials, but bring your own if you are picky. There is a suggested donation of $5 to help pay for the modeling talent. Facilitated by Philip Hone Williams, hosted by Phat Thai, and organized by CCAH. Phat Figures happens on the First Tuesday of every month, so if you can’t make November, don’t sweat it and come in December! For more information contact CCAH at 970.963.1680 or visit Reservations are recommended. To reserve a table call Phat Thai at (970) 963-7001.

Light Up Carbondale!

Posted by DebColley on November 21, 2014  |   No Comments »

December 5, 3:30-8pm on Main Street and CCAH at The Launchpad

Usher in the Holiday Season in Carbondale this First Friday, Dec. 5!  Santa will be visiting The Launchpad from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. to consult with the little ones. A performance with excerpts from Crystal River Ballet’s Nutcracker, songs by SOL Theatre, and a holiday hip-hop performance by Quincy Gray will take place at 4pm at the Launchpad and again at 6:30pm.  At 5 pm, Santa will parade down Main Street to the Forest Service Tree on at Weant and Main Street to Light Up Carbondale, with the assistance of the  CRES Choir carolers! Santa will return to The Launchpad from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. and CCAH’s holiday show, Deck the Walls, will be open for holiday shopping! Deck the Walls features unique handmade gifts and artisan items by local artists! For more information visit or call (970) 963-1680.


Posted by DebColley on November 10, 2014  |   No Comments »

Opening Reception on Thursday, Nov. 20, 6-8pm at The R2 Gallery in The Launchpad

For the holiday season, CCAH transforms the R2 Gallery into a shop filled with artisanal goods created by local and regional artists! The Deck The Walls Holiday show features fine jewelry, silks scarves, and wool cowles, handmade dolls, lamps, and candles, handcrafted bath & beauty supplies and kitchen wares, and one of a kind holiday ornaments and cards. Deck the Walls will be open for shopping Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm and Saturdays, 10am to 5pm from November 21 through December 24. For more information visit or call (970) 963-1680.

Valley Visual Art Show Applications for Artists Due January 9

Posted by LauraStover on November 5, 2014  |   No Comments »

CCAH is seeking artists to participate in the 35th Annual Valley Visual Art Show!  The Valley Visual Art Show is the largest of CCAH’s year round exhibitions and usually features over 50 artists from the Roaring Fork and Crystal Valley. The opening reception will be held on Friday, January 23rd from 6 to 8pm and is a true celebration of Roaring Fork Valley’s incredible artistic talent. Artists interested in participating can find more information and download an application  Applications are also available for pick up at the CCAH office in The Launchpad at 76 S. 4th Street. The deadline to apply is Friday, January 9th. Download your application here.

Dia De Los Muertos

Posted by DebColley on October 20, 2014  |   No Comments »

Thank You

Thank you to all the community members who came and participated in this year’s Dia De Los Muertos Celebration. Special thanks to Richard Lyons of the TRTC, Alejandra Rico, Third Street Center, The Valley Settlement Project, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet Folklorico, Cucina De Valle, Sol Theatre, and Davi Nikent.

Altar Exhibition

On Display until Nov. 14

Stop by the Round Room in the Third Street Center to see the altars created by Carbondale Community Members. The altars are a tradition of Dia De Los Muertos and honor a loved one who has passed. Traditionally these altars have items, food, and beverages that were near and dear to the person who has passed. The altars traditionally also have candles, marigolds, sugar skulls, and pan du muerta.

Carbondale becomes a candidate Creative District

Posted by LauraStover on June 26, 2014  |   No Comments »

CONGRATULATIONS CARBONDALE!!! We are a candidate creative district with the state. (and we made the front page of the Post Independent for it:

Carbondale began a Creative Plan in 2013 focusing on connectivity and wayfinding, strengthening the creative industries which include businesses from publishing to local food production to culinary arts, as well as artists and designers, and marketing and branding.

The Creative District program through CCI, enourages communities to come together under a unified vision to encourage economy and growth through creative business. The next steps are underway. The public can view what has been accomplished so far, as well as comment at