Mountain Fair Grand Prize: A Hot Tub!

Generously donated by Crystal River Spas

The 46th Annual Mountain Fair theme is Water so what better grand prize than a gorgeous HOT TUB thanks to an incredibly generous donation by Crystal River Spas: The Hot Tub Experts. This refurbished 6 person hot tub is a 2003 Hot Springs Sovereign model worth $3500!! This beauty will be on site during the fair, so you can check out your potential new backyard or patio centerpiece. Raffle tickets will go on sale in early July at Carbondale Arts office in The Launchpad and of course, you can always just visit the Raffle Booth at the fair or flag down one of our raffle rovers.

The second prize, donated by Aspen Skiing Company features a ski weekend worth $1580 with 2- 2 day lift tickets, 1 night stay at the Limelight Hotel, 2- 2 day rentals and $150 to Ajax Tavern. Like the last few years, raffle winners will get to choose from a variety of enticing packages donated by local businesses and vendors in Carbondale and throughout the valley.

Mountain Fair Shade Tent Lottery

July 10 - July 21

Carbondale Arts will raffle off 24 shade tent spaces for the Carbondale Mountain Fair. Enter only one name per family into the lottery at between July 10 and 21, 2017. Names will be drawn on July 24th. Winners must confirm they are taking their spots by 12pm on July 25. It is a $50 deposit to enter which will go toward the total cost of the space, $100, should your name be drawn. All other deposits will be refunded 14 business days after the lottery has been drawn. Winners must set up their 10 x 10 shade tents between Thursday, the 27th at 6pm and Friday, the 28th at 3pm  For questions call (970)963-1680.

46th Annual Mountain Fair Poster & T-Shirt

Designed by Riley Hutchens

The 2017 Mountain Fair poster and t-shirt Design was created by Riley Hutchens of Basalt. Riley is a mother, graphic designer & illustrator. She started her business, Riley Designs, over 10 years ago out of Basalt, where I specialize in branding & marketing. “I work with companies to establish & maintain their own unique brand, so that a clear and concise idea will come to mind when a consumer thinks of their company. I’ve worked with companies of all shapes and sizes like private label manufacturers, Whole Foods, Aspen Valley Ski & Snowboard Club, Frito Lay, Inner-eco Probiotics, Raymond James, etc. Illustration is my true passion, though. Thankfully, it supports and enhances what I do for a living!”

What Riley loves about Carbondale: “Carbondale is such a special place! I love that they embrace artists, ranchers, families and free thinkers of all kinds. It’s a beautiful blend of the arts and the outdoors. I love how Carbondale honors their history and embraces the new. They also do a beautiful  job of finding fun ways to bring all these different kinds of people together with their community events and businesses. Keep it up, Carbondale!”





Sign Up for Creative District Inventory

with the Carbondale Creative District

The Carbondale Creative District (CCD) is about to unleash the visible beginnings of three years of hard work by many in the community. Starting in May, way finding signage will roll out along the Rio Grande ArtWay, The Crystal Trail and our Main Street Creative District core.

In conjunction with the wayfinding signs, inventory icons and logo design, which will start springing up to bring visual interest and direction to the public, we are in the process of building a web page housing The Carbondale Creative Industry Inventory. This page provides a listing of your name or business, a photo, location (which automatically populates on our Carbondale map), contact information and a weblink. This inventory will be accessible from kiosks throughout town for the use of locals and visitors alike. Your listing will be searchable through your creative industry category, as well as through keywords and the listing will include a map with your business location. These kiosks are in collaboration with the Carbondale Business Chamber and Carbondale Tourism.

Carbondale’s Creative Industries are divided into the following categories: 1. Design, Media and Innovation; 2. Visual Arts; 3. Performing Arts; 4. Healing Arts; 5. Culinary Arts; 6. Cultural Heritage which includes local food production, ranching and history

Each category has a color and icon to identify it visually. The icons will be on the signs. The CCD has a 4” sticker of our logo in the color that relates to your industry. We have you listed under Healing Arts and we hope you will display the sticker somewhere in your business to create visual connection and identity.

The CCD is picking up the cost of most of this but is asking our creatives to help get us increased visibility and economy for Carbondale and for you. An individual creative or artist: $25.00 a year for listing and sticker. A Business of two or more: $50.00 a year for listing and sticker. If you cannot pay this cost, but want to be listed we have a number of scholarships available. Your quick response is much appreciated.

Along with the increased CCD marketing efforts, Carbondale will receive increased promotion from the State of Colorado Tourism Council and the Colorado Creative Industries. Carbondale is poised to receive our official state certification as a district this summer. You can sign up for a listing and sticker at: or mail in your info to: Carbondale Arts, PO Box 175, 81623. We will have some of the signage and icons up by the Colorado Creative Industries Summit in Carbondale, May 4-6! For questions and more information call Amy at 970.963.1680