CCAH, Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities, 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.
May 4 from 4:30 to 6:30pm
Dolores Way houses some of Carbondale’s unique artisan entrepreneurs. They are opening their doors to the public and the Summit goers for a Dolores Way Celebration on May 4 from 4:30 to 6:30p.m. Meet the creators and innovators behind these successful creative industries, enjoy brewery tours, local food, art, music, pop up t-shirt shop and bike tuning. Brewery Tours are 4:30 and 5:30p.m., as well as a silent auction and DJ Dave spinning vinyl. Visit carbondalearts.com for more information.
May 6 from 6 to 8pm
May 5 from 5 to 9pm
The core of Carbondale’s Creative District is its Historic Downtown Main Street. The whole community is invited to come out and join Colorado Creative Industries Summit participants for an artwalk along Main Street and more! Enjoy Carbondale’s culinary offerings, visit local shops, check out unique haunts like Steve’s Guitars, view glass arts demonstrations at Crystal Glass, or tour the Carbondale Public Art Sculptures located throughout town.
Come on out for BBQ by Slow Groovin’, and live music by Zononoka Marimba and “Banjira Project” (banjo meets mbira). The Studio for Arts + Works will host their annual spring open house from 5 to 9p.m.and shuttles will be available to help you take it all in. The evening culminates at the East End of Main Street with a Mini Burn featuring Dance of the Sacred Fire, The Creative Industry Mini Temple Burn and The Carbondale Clay Center’s Outdoor Raku firing. The Marble Distillery will host live music with Let Them Roar and Distillery Tours and The Carbondale Clay Center will preview their latest exhibition. Hosted by The Carbondale Creative District. For more information visit carbondalearts.com.
Through May 27th
CCAH invites the public to attend the Opening Reception for “Renascence” an art exhibition featuring original works by Dean Bowlby, Andrea Kemp, Daniel Sprick and Gregory Tonozzi. The term “renascence” is an older term for “renaissance” and refers to a renewal, or revival, in the world of the classical arts and the spirit of learning and culture. Each of these now established and highly respected artists had their beginnings here in the Roaring Fork Valley and it is a great honor for CCAH to host their masterfully crafted paintings and sensual, tactile sculptures.
“Renascence” opens on Friday, April 29, from 6:30-8:30pm and runs through May 27. Gallery viewing hours are 9am-5pm on weekdays and 10am-2pm on Saturdays. More information under the R2 Gallery page.