CCAH offers a wide range of community events

R2 Gallery / Summer Music / Creative Plan / Mountain Fair / Fashion Show



Opening Reception Of CCAH’s Holiday Show

Opening Reception, Nov. 20, 6-8pm at The R2 Gallery in The Launchpad

For the holiday season, CCAH transforms the R2 Gallery into a shop filled with artisanal goods created by local and regional artists! The Deck The Walls Holiday show features fine jewelry, silks scarves, and wool cowles, handmade dolls, lamps, and candles, hand-crafted bath & beauty supplies and kitchen wares, and one of a kind holiday ornaments and cards. Deck the Walls will be open for shopping Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm and Saturdays, 10am to 5pm from November 21 through December 24. For more information visit or call (970) 963-1680.

Valley Visual Art Show Applications Due January 9

Opening Reception, January 23, 6-8pm at The R2 Gallery in The Launchpad

CCAH is seeking artists to participate in the 35th Annual Valley Visual Art Show!  The Valley Visual Art Show is the largest of CCAH’s year round exhibitions and usually features over 50 artists from the Roaring Fork and Crystal Valley. The opening reception will be held on Friday, January 23rd from 6 to 8pm and is a true celebration of Roaring Fork Valley’s incredible artistic talent. Artists interested in participating can find more information and download an  Applications are also available for pick up at the CCAH office in The Launchpad at 76 S. 4th Street. The deadline to apply is Friday, January 9th. Download your application here.



Your Participation is Needed!

2014 is the Year of the Carbondale Creative Plan and Carbondale is moving forward. The Creative Plan will focus on three areas : Connectivity and Wayfinding, Branding and Marketing and the Creative Inventory and Directory for Carbondale and it’s surrounding areas. This process is all in part to become a designated Creative District in the state of Colorado, but is also in effort to build greater identity and community around the various Creative Industries that exist in and around Carbondale.

We need our communities knowledge, vision, and input in order for the Creative Plan to bring economic development, support of our creatives and a vision for the future.




Light Up Carbondale!

December 5, 3:30-8pm on Main Street and CCAH at The Launchpad

Usher in the Holiday Season in Carbondale this First Friday, Dec. 5!  Santa will be visiting The Launchpad from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. to consult with the little ones. A performance with excerpts from Crystal River Ballet’s Nutcracker, songs by SOL Theatre, and a holiday hip-hop performance by Quincy Gray will take place at 4pm at the Launchpad and again at 6:30pm.  At 5 pm, Santa will parade down Main Street to the Forest Service Tree on at Weant and Main Street to Light Up Carbondale, with the assistance of the  CRES Choir carolers! Santa will return to The Launchpad from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. and CCAH’s holiday show, Deck the Walls, will be open for holiday shopping! Deck the Walls features unique handmade gifts and artisan items by local artists! For more information call (970) 963-1680.


Phat Figures: Social Sketching

First Tuesday of each month from 7-9pm at Phat Thai in Carbondale

Social Sketching at Phat Thai takes place on the first Tuesday of the month from 7 to 9pm. Have a drink, grab some food, and draw. CCAH will provide materials, but bring your own if you are picky. There is a suggested donation of $5 to help pay for the modeling talent. Facilitated by Philip Hone Williams, hosted by Phat Thai, and organized by CCAH! To reserve a table call Phat Thai at (970) 963-7001



The 43rd Annual Carbondale Mountain Fair

Thank you to all our sponsors, donors, partners, and volunteers for another successful fair!