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.
June 2 - June 30
Carbondale Arts presents Correspondence, an exhibition which displays the artfully slow-paced discourse between artists utilizing the postal system. For many of the artists this was the only means of communication between them, forcing an exploration of the intimacy of conversation through the physical exchange of letters/art works.
Participating correspondents include: Brian Colley, Christopher Dickerson, Staci Dickerson, Laurie Doctor, Deborah Jones, James Katzenberger, Reina Katzenberger (curator), Tracey Kessler, Gabriel Liston, Bonnie Nadzam, Jill Sabella, Laura Stover, and Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer. Additional correspondents include: Robert Burch, Juliana Forbes, Matter Studio, Takeo Hiromitsu, Bart Laemmel, Andrew Roberts-Gray, Maggie Woods, and more.
The exhibition will be open to the public June 2 through 30 from 9am to 5pm weekdays and 10a.m. to 2p.m. on Saturdays. For more information call (970) 963-1680.
Now through the end of June, 2017
Bill Weidman is a resident of the Roaring Fork Valley. He is a former art teacher who sees relief printmaking as a great expression through line and form. Bill’s work is carved into blue foam board used for insulation, and he prints with water soluble oil-based inks.
All framed prints at Bonfire are for sale. Bill also has additional unframed prints at the Artique gift shop, located inside The Launchpad.
July 28-30, 2017 in Sopris Park
Don’t miss the 46th Annual Carbondale Mountain Fair July 28-30, 2017 in Sopris Park. The Mountain Fair draws over 145 vendors poised to bring their unique and diverse homemade wares to town each summer. In addition to vendors, Mountain Fair features non-stop entertainment–both in live music and various forms of performing arts; a family-area called The Oasis which provides interactive, creative experiences for children; great food; friendly competitions that run the gamut from pie baking to wood splitting, and an amazing spirit. That spirit is best evidenced by the over 300 volunteers who come together to run the fair. Throughout the weekend, over 20,000 people pass through from across the state and all over the country! Vendor Hours are on Friday from 12-8pm, Saturday 10am to 8pm, and Sunday 10am to 5pm.
Friday, August 11, 2017
The Carbondale Creative District and KDNK Community Access Radio are pleased to announce Hootenanny With The Heathens on Friday, August 11th with The Band of Heathens. Local favorites Mile Markers will open the festivities. Food and brews from the valley will be available, with proceeds benefitting KDNK. The concert will be free.
The event celebrates the 1 year anniversary of the state certification of Carbondale’s Creative District. “The Creative District process has brought us all together in a stronger, collaborative way,” Amy Kimberly, Executive Director of Carbondale Arts explained, “And community control of our airwaves is important.” KDNK Station Manager Gavin Dahl added, “We are proud to be broadcasting from the heart of Carbondale’s Creative District, and looking forward to celebrating together as a community.”
The Band of Heathens have been Roaring Fork Valley favorites for many years. The band’s fifth studio album and eight overall, Duende, marks their tenth anniversary as a group. “I feel the album brings together all our influences, everything we’ve done over the years as a band,” explains Ed Jurdi. “We’ve touched on every part of our career, our roots, some singer-songwriter contemplative stuff, some high-energy rock ‘n’ roll. It’s all us, the record we were supposed to make. Ten years later, that’s what keeps us coming back.”
The celebration will include creativity in all colors including Rosybelle, the mobile maker bus, interactive installations and lots of community. The event starts at 5 pm on the 4th Street Plaza in the core of The Carbondale Creative District. No advance tickets are required. More info at carbondalecreativedistrict.com. Check out the radio station at kdnk.org. And listen to the Heathens’ music at bandofheathens.com.