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.
Saturday, February 9 at Batch
Carbondale Arts presents Carbondale’s first ever lip sync battle at Batch. Come for the delicious beer and stay for the one of a kind entertainment! We have 20 spots available for individuals, teams or businesses, so brush off those super star hair brush performances and email email@example.com to sign up! Prizes include $200 cash, RFBC gift certificates from $30-$70 and a gift certificate to the Artique gift shop. Batch is generously donating 10% of beer sales to Carbondale Arts. Lip syncing kicks off at 7:30pm! Props and costumes MORE THAN ENCOURAGED 🙂
Beginning Jan. 18 at 10:00am
On March 15 and 16, Carbondale Arts presents The 11th Annual Green is the New Black Fashion Extravaganza: OZ. Full of locals, performance art, multimedia, inspiring sustainable fashion and a storyline to boot, this show isn’t just entertaining- it is about raising money to provide arts education to our youth in the Roaring Fork Valley. In 2018, GITNB sold out at 550 seated tickets plus standing room each night. Local and national designers and artists come together to create a dynamic, alluring, and thought-provoking event featuring fashion that sparks the imagination and is created from recycled and/or sustainable materials. These creations, intertwined with dance and multimedia artistry, attract an audience from throughout the Roaring Fork Valley and beyond.
Tickets are now on sale (see red button below). VIP Tickets are $125 and General Admission tickets each night are $55 and $50 (for CA members).Buy Tickets Here
Friday, January 18 from 6-8pm
Join Carbondale Arts in celebrating 50 artists of the Roaring Fork Valley during the opening reception of the 39th Annual Valley Visual Art Show on Friday, January 18, from 6 to 8pm at Carbondale Arts’ R2 Gallery located in the The Launchpad (76 S. 4th Street). There will be a patron and Carbondale Arts member preview and artist meet-and-greet at 5:30pm.
The public is encouraged to come view the Valley Visual through February 22 as well as to cast their vote for the People’s Choice Award. The R2 Gallery is open weekdays from 9am to 5pm and Saturdays from 10am to 2pm. For more information visit carbondalearts.com or call (970)963-1680.
Featured Artists include: Jennifer Balmes, Alice Bedard-Voorhees, Kelsey Brasseur, Becky Chase, Kay Clarke, Brian Colley, Barbara Courtney, Larry Day, Katherine Dessert, Staci Dickerson, Katalin Domoszlay, Kristen Doyle, Kelly Grace Field, Judy Fox-Perry, Stephen Gall, Sheri Gaynor, Doug Graybeal, Chet Haring, Jon Harman, DJ Hill, Heather Hopper, Jeremy Joseph, Reina Katzenberger, Diane Kenney, Stephanie McConaughy, Dorsey Moore, Bobbie Moross, Lee Mulcahy, Carol Murphy, Jocelyn Murray, Vallee Noone, Judith Nordhagen, Dave Notor, Ali O’Neal, Brenda Peters, Bill Poague, Ann L Ramsey, Carla Reed, Kat Rich, Andrew & Annette Roberts-Gray, Valerie Rose, Jill Scher, Deborah Shannan, Deva Shantay, Mark Simpkins, Jeffrey Stevens, Stephanie Stocking, Benjamin Timpson, Adam Ting, Thomas Tomezsko, Megan Van Zandt, and Bill Weidman
Featuring Elizabeth Shields Photography
Elizabeth Shields’ 2019 exhibit, opening January 18th, explores dynamic photographic processes including multiple strobe exposures and painting with colored light to create otherworldly images of locally designed clothing lines showcased by local models! This visually stimulating and inspiring show will coincide with the release of the 2019 GITNB OZ tickets and the opening of the 39th Annual Valley Visual Art Show.
January 11 through February 3
CMC ArtShare and Carbondale Arts present “Impressions In Ink” at the CMC ArtShare Gallery at Morgridge Commons in downtown Glenwood Springs through February 3. Colorado has 20 state-certified Creative Districts. Colorado Mountain College and Carbondale Arts are curating a series of exhibitions that connect and promote artists from many of these districts. “Impressions In Ink” is the first in this series that features artists from the Carbondale Creative District, Steamboat Creates, Paonia Creative District, Crested Butte and others. Featured printmakers include Brian Colley, John Fellows, Penelope Greenwell, Reina Katzenberger, Nadine O’Brien, Ali O’Neal, Vanessa Porras, and Barbara Sanders.
The Creative District certification process focuses on defining specific geographic areas that can attract artists and creative entrepreneurs to a community, infuse new energy and innovation, and enhance economic and civic capital. The CMC ArtShare Gallery is at 815 Cooper Ave., 2nd floor, Glenwood Springs.
On display January and February
Jamie is originally from La Crosse, Wisconsin where she enjoyed spending time outdoors and studied Outdoor Recreation at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. She moved out to Colorado in the summer of 2015 to follow her passion for the outdoors. She eventually found her home in the Roaring Fork Valley in May 2017 to work as a Recreation Coordinator with the Town of Carbondale Parks & Recreation Department. Even though the outdoors is her number one passion, she has always had a creative outlook on life that dates back as early as the fourth grade. In high school, she had entered an art contest where one of her watercolor pieces was chosen to be hung in the U.S. capitol in Washington D.C. Currently, she enjoys drawing and painting from real life experiences in the form of watercolor and aspires to continue to share her art with the valley through commissioned pieces.