Affordable Housing Update & Market Study

Read the reports here!

The Town of Carbondale, Art Space and the CCD have finished the Market Study for affordable housing in Carbondale. The results are really interesting. We have them shared on both of our web pages, Carbondale Arts and the Carbondale Creative District. We are now looking for developers and land owners who may be interested in the study, and, hopefully, a project in Carbondale. We can’t do this alone but we are determined to advocate for affordable housing projects in Carbondale and hope we can bring one to fruition!

Read the Arts Market Study: Report of Findings here.

Read the Arts Market Study: Technical Report here.

Artist Fellowship Grant Winners

For the Alleghany Meadows Fellowship, Ro Mead Community Grant & Carbondale Arts Career Advancement Grant

Carbondale Arts is pleased to announce the recipients of our new Artist Fellowship Program (AFP), consisting of three artist grant opportunities: The Alleghany Meadows Fellowship, The Ro Mead Community Arts Grant, and The Carbondale Arts Career Advancement Grant. The AFP is for artists and creatives of any genre, who need some funding to assist in artistic or career development or support artwork concepts that can benefit both the artist and community. CA believes that there is great value in fostering creativity and inspiration. These grants help further the mission of Carbondale Arts (building community through art) and the mission of the Carbondale Creative District (nurturing a vibrant Carbondale community through creative industry, collaboration and artistic exploration).

The Alleghany Meadows Fellowship will help further the artistic development of two valley artists, Amanda Ramsay and Kaitlyn Getz. Amanda will use the fellowship to help support the making of a new body of work, which will be shown at a solo show in the valley, February 2019. Kaitlyn works primarily in clay but has started integrating oil painting into her work. This fellowship will allow her to develop more skills in this medium.

The Ro Mead Community Grant, sponsored by Frosty and Carly Merriott, has been awarded to Chris Harrison, Sue Drinker and Sarah Uhl. Harrison will help provide scholarships for his School of Rock Summer Camp. These scholarships are provided to local children who cannot afford to pursue their musical dreams. Drinker will use her grant award to work with four parent/child students from different areas and cultures in the valley. She will teach them photography, which they will use to work toward a common vision and final piece. Artist Sarah Uhl will use her funds to work with local youth on a Kindness Mural. In Sarah’s words,” murals are a powerful tool for social change and a brighter, more connected world.”

The Carbondale Arts Career Advancement Grant will help two valley artists further their aspirations in their creative fields. One will help artist Lindsay Jones produce a new body of work revolving around the theme of Manifest Destiny. She is applying for a show at The Launchpad in 2019, and will be using this work to apply at other galleries throughout the nation. Trapeze Artist, Jordan Tribble will use his grant to offset some of the startup costs of creating his own troupe. After some time with Cirque Du SoleiI he has come home to take his artistry in a new direction.


Rio Grande ARTway Update

2 new parks forging ahead!

The Rio Grande ARTway is a Creative Placemaking Project that inspires community and stewardship. It is a linear park and visual stimulus through the one mile stretch of trail that runs through Carbondale. Two parks are in the process now, DeRail Park located at Hwy 133 and trail and The Latino Folk Art Garden at 8th Street and trail. The creation and upkeep of these special places lies in the community. YOU are the ones who will make these spaces happen. Please join in any of our projects or just stop and pull some weeds when recreating!

Upcoming ways to get involved:
  • DeRail Park Railroad History Artifacts: Coming in August
  • The Rio Grande ARTway ARCHWAY: Coming in October
  • Mosaic table & Benches Community Art Days: Thursdays 2-4pm & Saturdays 10am-noon at 289 Sopris Avenue in Carbondale.  Sign up at
  • Botanical Gardens & ARTway Celebration: Sunday, August 19th 2-4

The ARTway is a project of Carbondale Arts, the Carbondale Creative District and RFTA. Stay tuned for future stewardship days and calls for art installations at