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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Art Talk & Opening Reception for Line of Totality

Thursday, October 12, 2017


Carbondale Arts presents two-person exhibition "Line of Totality" with Chris Hassig and Elliot Norquist, opening Thursday, October 12, from 6-8pm. Hassig’s detailed, richly complex drawings have recently moved into a more abstract, evocative realm, using diverse media whose marks simultaneously suggest strata, landscape, and atmosphere. Norquist, a metal sculptor, has been exploring “usual shapes” and their relationships for years. His minimalist-inspired work in this exhibition employs a newly-found sense of depth, pattern, and a continued …

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Dia de los Muertos

First Friday, November 3


Carbondale Arts and The Thunder River Theatre bring the community together on First Friday, November 3 from 5 to 8pm for the annual celebration of Dia De Los Muertos or Day of the Dead. Festivities start at 5pm at the Third Street Center (TSC) for altar viewing, face painting, Mexican hot chocolate, and traditional treats. At 6:15pm, a …

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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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Beyond the Street Sew Class

Mondays, October 16 - December 4 from 3:30-5:30pm


Carbondale Arts will hold its annual fall youth fashion and sewing classes for ages 9 to 14 on Mondays from 3:30 to 5:30pm, October 16 – December 4 on The Rosybelle Bus at The Launchpad. Instructor Kendra Hegland will introduce students to beginning and intermediate techniques that will help students build the constructive skills they […]

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Printmaking at The Project Shop

Saturday, October 21, from 10am-3pm


The CU Carbondale Speakers Series presents a printmaking workshop with C.U. Graduate Student Julia Klema on Saturday, Oct. 21 from 10a.m. to 3p.m. at The Project Shop at SAW (525 Buggy Cir., Carbondale). This workshop explores a variety of monoprinting techniques including color reductive printing from plexiglass, collograph printing, and the use of stenciling. These […]

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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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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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