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.
Santa at The Launchpad from 3-7pm
December’s First Friday in Carbondale kicks off a long tradition of holiday celebrations. Santa will be coming to Carbondale for a special visit on December 2 from 3 to 7pm to visit with the smaller citizens of Carbondale at The Launchpad (76 S. 4th Street). At 5:15pm, Santa will lead the lighting of the Forest Service Tree on Weant & Main St. Following the ceremony, all will parade to the Fourth Street Plaza for a fire, hot chocolate and music by the Carbondale Middle School Band. Back at The Launchpad ,SoL Children’s Theater will sing selections from their upcoming show “Elf” and Carbondale Art’s Deck The Walls Holiday Show will be filled with unique, handmade gifts and cider and holiday goodies will be served. For more information visit www.carbondalearts.com or call (970) 963-1680.
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 2 to 5pm! Deck the Walls will be open for shopping Monday, Tuesday, & Friday, 9am to 5pm, Thursdays and Wednesdays from 9am to until 6pm and Saturdays from 10am to 5pm from November 18 through December 30.
Stop by Bonfire Coffee on Main Street in Carbondale to see paintings by Hone Williams now through December. Hone studied oil painting and graduated from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in coordination with the Grad. School of Fine Arts at the University of PA. After painting commissioned portraits for several years, he became involved with sound as an expressive medium. To support that interest, he freelanced for 12 years as a location sound engineer in the film industry. Traveled the world on hundreds of jobs and collected thousands of sound effects for his personal library/palette of sounds with which he produced sound shows several times a year. In the early 80s he turned to computers to get a better handle on his library of sound and became so involved with the computers and programming, he retired from the sound business and became a freelance computer programmer. In the early 90s when software programs began showing serious promise as creative tools or art, he shifted from computer programming to freelance digital illustration. In 2000 he became a full time commercial illustrator. Then in November 2008, he traveled full circle and began oil painting again. HonePie.com