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.
Now through March 23 at Carbondale Arts' R2 Gallery in The Launchpad
Carbondale Arts presents “Colorado ArtBeat Film Series + Art Exhibition” featuring works by Gregory Block, Robert Burch, Linda Girvin, Joshua Goss, and Sara Ransford, which opened on Friday, Feb. 23 at The Launchpad (76 S. 4th St, Carbondale). Colorado is home to many world class artists who don’t always get the recognition and exposure that they deserve. “Colorado ArtBeat”, produced by Chris and Heather Macdonald of FuseMedia, is a documentary film series and art exhibit that will introduce the 5 exceptional artists living and working in the state of Colorado. This exhibition is open to the public Monday through Friday from 9a.m. to 5p.m. and Saturdays from 10a.m. to 2p.m. through March 23. There will be a full screening of the 55 minute film on Mar. 2, at 6:30p.m. For more information about the artists, visit the exhibition’s page or call (970)963-1680.
Friday, March 16, at 6:30pm
Join us for a fun and engaging presentation of artwork on Friday, March 16 beginning at 6:30pm, with Anderson Ranch Arts Center’s current Artists-in-Residence. Each resident will share 20 slides of his/her artwork in five-minute segments. Refreshments and snacks will be served. The public is invited to meet the residents, mingle and ask questions after the presentation.
Due Friday, March 30
The 47th Annual Carbondale Mountain Fair theme will be “LOVE POLLINATOR” and Carbondale Arts is seeking artists to submit their ideas for the Mountain Fair poster and tshirt design. Artists must submit rough sketches of their ideas along with 2 work samples. A jury will pick one idea and Carbondale Arts staff will work with the artist to create the final poster design. The chosen artist will receive $650 and five t-shirts. Handmade and digital entries are welcome and can be delivered to 76 S. 4th St. or emailed to email@example.com by 5p.m. on Friday, Mar. 30. For more information call (970) 963-1680.
Frosty Merriott’s photographs of Africa are now showing at Bonfire Coffee through April, 2018.
Frosty began his hobby of photography with a Polaroid while in college at Louisiana Tech University in the late 60s and purchased his first camera, a used 35mm Minolta at a pawn shop in Haight Ashbury in 1970 while on a sabbatical of sorts. From there, Frosty combined his love of wildlife, flowers and the outdoors with multiple trips to Yellowstone National Park, one on a winter workshop with renowned photographer Cactus Clyde Lockwood. He has visited Katmai National Park in Alaska where he camped with grizzlies for 7 nights on a guided bear photo shoot and last March traveled to Kenya and Tanzania with his daughter Shiloh on a Daddy Daughter Bucket List Trip.
Frosty’s Africa pictures will be at Bonfire Coffee (located on Main Street in Carbondale, CO) through April of 2018. Frosty’s other favorite photos can be viewed on his FlickR account on his website firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 27, June 15, October 19
Carbondale Arts is hosting “Artist Critique Nights” as part of its commitment to serving local artists, with the first (which was rescheduled) to now be held on Tuesday, March 20 from 6-8pm at The Launchpad (76 S. 4th St., Carbondale). Only TWO SPOTS REMAIN!
Being critiqued isn’t easy but often helps artists problem solve and progress. Insight between artists, peers and critics often spark phenomenal ideas. Critique Nights are given by professional and accomplished artists and curators in a casual environment (BYOB). Artists may bring works in progress or finalized pieces to discuss.
To reserve a spot at an upcoming critique night, please email email@example.com. Artist Critique Night dates in 2018 are April 27, June 15 and October 19.
Critique Nights participation is limited to 6 artists (two spots left!) and is free for current Carbondale Arts & Art Base members and $20 for non members. The discount promo code is MEMBER.SIGN UP