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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Fashion Show Salon

Thursday, September 29 at 6:30pm


Please join us to brainstorm ideas on our 2016 Green is the New Black Fashion Show theme, SHE! We are hosting a Salon on Thursday, September 29 at 6:30pm to discuss the possibilities at Amy's house located at 85 N. 7th St. in Carbondale. This salon is tradition that has spanned at least five years and is a great way for those of you who are inspired by the …

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Artist Beat: Vantage Points

Friday, September 30, 5:30-7:00pm


The artists of Vantage Points, the current exhibition at Carbondale Arts' R2 Gallery in The Launchpad (76 S. 4th St, Carbondale), will be speaking about their work to the public from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 30.  Patricia Ringer creates large scale abstract paintings and her new series, Ambiguity, came about as a radical attempt to break out of realism, opting instead to evoke a more personal story from her new …

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Chance Encounters of the Artistic Kind

Sunday, October 9, 2016

You see a piece of art and you feel inspired and happy. You hear certain music and are taken to a moment in your life. You watch a dancer and your next move is different. These are chance encounters of the artistic kind and The Launchpad helps you experience this everyday. Now you can help The Launchpad! Save the date to join us on October 9th for an evening of creative …

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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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Introduction to Engraving Workshop

Saturday, October 8


Carbondale Arts will host an Introduction to Engraving workshop with former Anderson Ranch Printmaking Instructor Johanna Mueller with assistance from Reina Katzenberger of on Saturday, Oct. 8 from 10 a.m. to 3p.m. at the projectshop, located in S.A.W. (525 Buggy Circle, Carbondale). Price includes all materials, and there is an hour break for lunch […]

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Intro To Fashion Design & Sewing Basics

Thursdays, Sept. 22- Dec- 15 from 3:30-5pm


Intro to Fashion Design is a  beginning sewing and fashion class for youth with Rochelle Norwood, ages 6+, who have expressed an interest in creating their own unique clothing creations! Participants will learn hand sewing techniques, no-sew techniques, how to use a sewing machine, and the basic elements of fashion design. Each participant will design […]

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Fashion Forward: Intermediate & Advanced Fashion Design

Thursdays, Sept. 22- Dec. 15 from 5-7pm


Fashion Forward is a clothing design class for youth with Rochelle Norwood, ages 8+, who have previously taken Carbondale Arts’ introductory sewing class, are able to hand sew, tie knots, knots for hand sewing and have sewed on a sewing machine before with comfort.  This class will introduce youth to elements of fashion design and […]

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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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Call to artists & designers!

$750 available for Rosybelle bus wrap design

Carbondale Arts is looking for a FUN and dynamic design to use on a vehicle wrap for the bus. For the selection process, please submit a concept and plan for your bus design and a detail sample of the style of art you are proposing. You do not need to submit a full completed piece of art at this time. Please read below for more details.

If your design is chosen, we will be able to …

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Carbondale Becomes a Certified Creative District!

DENVER - Thurs., June 16, 2016 - Colorado Creative Industries (CCI) and The Boettcher Foundation today announced the certification of six new Creative Districts into the Colorado Creative Districts Program. The newly certified districts are Breckenridge Arts District, Carbondale Creative District, Crested Butte Creative District, Fort Collins Creative District, Golden Triangle Creative District, and Mancos Creative District. Certification is for a five year period.

"These 2016 certified creative districts are great examples of …

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Sign Up for Creative District Inventory

with the Carbondale Creative District

The Carbondale Creative District (CCD) is about to unleash the visible beginnings of three years of hard work by many in the community. Starting in May, way finding signage will roll out along the Rio Grande ArtWay, The Crystal Trail and our Main Street Creative District core.

In conjunction with the wayfinding signs, inventory icons and logo design, which will start springing up to bring visual interest and direction to the public, we are in the …

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