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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Deck the Walls Saturday Champagne Shopping

In the R2 Gallery at The Launchpad


For the holiday season, Carbondale Arts transforms the R2 Gallery into a shop filled with artisanal goods created by local and regional artists! The Deck The Walls Artisanal Market features remarkable handcrafted items such as candles, wool hats and gloves, silk scarves, blown glass, ceramic kitchen wares, one of a kind holiday ornaments, cards and so much more. Every Saturday in December enjoy a complimentary glass of champagne while you shop from 3 to 5pm! …

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Holiday Cookie Exchange

Satuday, December 16 at 4pm


Carbondale Arts hosts a Cookie Exchange and Caroling on December 16th, at 4pm. Bring a dozen (or more!) cookies to exchange to make yourself a delicious holiday assortment. A cookie exchange is a really fun way to expand your cookie cache and meet others. At The Launchpad you'll get to trade your cookies for others so that everyone leaves with a rich array of treats. The more people participate, the more fun it is so …

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Deck The Walls Holiday Artisanal Market

Opening Reception, Friday, Nov. 17, 6-8pm at The R2 Gallery in The Launchpad


For the holiday season, Carbondale Arts transforms the R2 Gallery into a shop filled with artisanal goods created by local and regional artists! Presented each holiday season by Carbondale Arts, Deck The Walls is a carefully juried artisanal market filled with unique handmade goods by artists from all over the Roaring Fork Valley and the state of Colorado. This year’s goods include candles, handmade scarves and hats, glass ornaments, cards & prints, skateboard …

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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 Space

We need your help!


“Art has the role in education of helping children become like themselves instead of more like everyone else.” [Sydney Gurewitz Clemens] At Carbondale Arts we strongly believe that the arts should be accessible to everyone. Nine out of ten American adults agree that the arts are vital to a well-rounded K-12 education and we couldn’t […]

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Cirque d’Sopris Youth Sewing Class

Tuesdays & Thursdays from January 9 - February 1


Carbondale Arts will hold its annual youth fashion and sewing classes for youth ages 9 to 14 on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 3:30 to 5:30p.m., January 9 through February 1 at the Sol Theater Classroom in The Third Street Center (Suite 12, 520 S 3rd St, Carbondale). Students have the option of signing up for […]

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Drop-in Figure Drawing

Monday evenings 6:30-9:30pm


Non-taught, model figure drawing sessions in the CCAH Classroom at the Third Street Center every Monday from 6:30 to 9:30 pm. Facilitated by Philip Hone Williams with a live figure model. Call 970-456-2865 or email to reserve space.

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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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Mountain Fair Art Vendor Applications are Available

Applications due March 2

To be selected as an Art Vendor at Mountain Fair, you must meet the following eligibility requirements. Any artist or craft person exhibiting his or her own handmade works of art. (Not manufactured, not imported.) Any community service, civic, or social organization, or educational institution selling only its own works of art. Criteria for judging include quality and uniqueness of items. For more information, please e-mail Alta Otto at or call 970-379-5403. …

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Affordable Housing for Creatives Takes First Step

Needs Assessment & Market Study

The Town of Carbondale and the Carbondale Creative District are taking the first steps towards an Affordable Housing project in Carbondale with a Needs Assessment and Market Study. The town has procured an administrative grant from the Department of Local Affairs(DOLA) and The Town, with help from the CCD, will cover the rest. The Needs Assessment will take place in the late fall and will be conducted by Art Space. Stay tuned for more information. …

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Rio Grande ARTway Update

2 new parks forging ahead!

You will start seeing more changes on the ARTway this fall. Designs are complete for DeRail Park at Hwy. 133 and the trail and the Latino Folk Art Garden at 8th and the Rio Grande. RFTA has graded DeRail and some clean-up and Planting Days are in the works in late September and early October. The Carbondale Rotary Clubs are leading the charge for DeRail Park. We are in great need of plants and trees. …

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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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