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.
In the R2 Gallery at The Launchpad
For the holiday season, Carbondale Arts transforms the R2 Gallery into a shop filled with artisanal goods created by local and regional artists! The Deck The Walls Artisanal Market features remarkable handcrafted items such as candles, wool hats and gloves, silk scarves, blown glass, ceramic kitchen wares, one of a kind holiday ornaments, cards and so much more. Every Saturday in December enjoy a complimentary glass of champagne while you shop from 3 to 5pm! Deck the Walls will be open for shopping Monday, Tuesday, & Friday, 9am to 5pm, Thursdays and Wednesdays from 9am to until 6pm and Saturdays from 10am to 5pm from November 17 through December 30.
First Friday, December 1 from 3-7pm
This First Fridays in Carbondale kicks off a long tradition of holiday celebration. Santa will be coming to Carbondale for a special visit on December 1 from 3 to 7pm at The Launchpad. Santa will also light the trees on Main Street, beginning at Main and Weant at 5:15pm followed by a fire and hot chocolate and music by the Carbondale Middle School Band on the Fourth Street Plaza. Stay tuned for more contributions by other fabulous creative community players and businesses and a joyous time will be had by all. Carbondale Arts “Deck the Walls” Holiday Market will be open for holiday shopping until 8pm!
Public Forum December 5
Opening Reception, Friday, Nov. 17, 6-8pm at The R2 Gallery in The Launchpad
For the holiday season, Carbondale Arts transforms the R2 Gallery into a shop filled with artisanal goods created by local and regional artists! Presented each holiday season by Carbondale Arts, Deck The Walls is a carefully juried artisanal market filled with unique handmade goods by artists from all over the Roaring Fork Valley and the state of Colorado. This year’s goods include candles, handmade scarves and hats, glass ornaments, cards & prints, skateboard decks, jewelry, bird houses & feeders, herbal salves & lotions, maple syrup, felted animals, calendars, ceramic mugs and whiskey glasses, upcycled mittens and hats, soaps, and more!
Deck the Walls will be open for shopping Monday, Tuesday, & Friday, 9a.m. to 5pm, Thursdays and Wednesdays from 9a.m. to until 6p.m. and Saturdays from 10a.m. to 5p.m. from Nov. 17 through Dec. 30.
Receive a complimentary glass of bubbly during our Champagne Shopping events from 3 to 5p.m. on Saturdays Dec. 9, 16, 23.
November through December, 2017
After a 25-year career in the oil and gas and computer software industries I found myself more than ready for a major career change. This desire to switch careers led me to depart the 50-60 hour per week corporate world and pursue my interest in and fascination with landscape photography. Being a self-taught photographer (and a remarkably slow learner) I ventured into the “brave new world” of digital photography. I began this journey in the late 1990’s using a state of the art Sony digital camera that captured 0.5 megapixel images on 3.5 inch floppy disks – by comparison, most cell phones today can capture and display 100’s, if not 1,000’s, of 10 megapixel photos right on the phone.
My first digital photography project focused on photographing and describing a seemingly endless number of Colorado’s most scenic and attractive locations. The final product of this undertaking was an interactive CD titled ”Colorado Travel and Adventure Guide” and it included over 5,000 digital photos and detailed descriptions of 350 scenic areas and attractions around the state. Completing this project, even with the relatively archaic digital equipment that was available at the time, really helped to reinforce my interest in landscape photography.
Living in the remarkably photogenic state of Colorado makes it exceptionally easy to find readily available subjects – over the years, I have found that virtually every scenic area or mountain I come across is usually very agreeable to a photo shoot pretty much any time of the day or night. It is through my passion for landscape photography that I hope to share some of the remarkable and constantly changing beauty of Colorado with those who may not have the opportunity to experience it for themselves.
See more of David’s photography work at photowerkx.com