Mountain Fair Art Vendor Applications are Available

Applications due March 2

To be selected as an Art Vendor at Mountain Fair, you must meet the following eligibility requirements. Any artist or craft person exhibiting his or her own handmade works of art. (Not manufactured, not imported.) Any community service, civic, or social organization, or educational institution selling only its own works of art. Criteria for judging include quality and uniqueness of items. For more information, please e-mail Alta Otto at alta@carbondalearts.com or call 970-379-5403.

Affordable Housing for Creatives Takes First Step

Needs Assessment & Market Study

The Town of Carbondale and the Carbondale Creative District are taking the first steps towards an Affordable Housing project in Carbondale with a Needs Assessment and Market Study. The town has procured an administrative grant from the Department of Local Affairs(DOLA) and The Town, with help from the CCD, will cover the rest. The Needs Assessment will take place in the late fall and will be conducted by Art Space. Stay tuned for more information. We work hard to make dreams come true and this would be the first step in a big dream we have!

Rio Grande ARTway Update

2 new parks forging ahead!

You will start seeing more changes on the ARTway this fall. Designs are complete for DeRail Park at Hwy. 133 and the trail and the Latino Folk Art Garden at 8th and the Rio Grande. RFTA has graded DeRail and some clean-up and Planting Days are in the works in late September and early October. The Carbondale Rotary Clubs are leading the charge for DeRail Park. We are in great need of plants and trees. Please contact amy@carbondalearts if you are interested in helping with either of these parks. A big thanks goes out to Bailey Haines and DHM Architects, Vanessa Gilbert and Brett Meredith for all the work on the design and plant palettes. The Rio Grande ARTway is a project of the Carbondale Creative District. Stay connected to this project at carbondalecreativedistrict.com.

Sign Up for Creative District Inventory

with the Carbondale Creative District

The Carbondale Creative Industry Inventory provides a listing of your name or business, a photo, location (which automatically populates on our Carbondale map), contact information and a weblink and is 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: carbondalearts.com 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