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.

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Workshop: Creating a Successful Art Exhibition Proposal

Tuesday, January 21, 6-8:30pm Launchpad


This workshop, led by Teresa Booth Brown, discusses successful application strategies for artists interested in applying for shows, residencies, awards, grants, and other opportunities. The evening will focus on how to create stand-out images, clear writing samples, and thoughtful proposals.

Teresa Booth Brown lives and works in her home studio on a farm in Colorado. In addition to showing, teaching, and working as an arts advocate she has been a fellow at the Skowhegan School of …

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Fashion Show Model Auditions

Sunday, December 15 at 6pm

Carbondale Arts is seeking enthusiastic and creative community members, ages 18 to 80+, to be volunteer models for their annual benefit fashion show taking place March 12th - 14th. Auditions will take place Sunday, December 15th at 6pm in the Open Studio at The Launchpad in Carbondale. This year's theme is Fairy Tales! All models MUST attend the audition in order to be eligible to participate …

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Pop-Up Holiday Bakery & Food Market

Sat Dec. 21 10-5 & Sun Dec. 22 12-5


Save the dates! In addition to this year’s Deck the Walls Artisan Market, Carbondale Arts presents their second annual Pop-Up Holiday Farmer’s Market at The Launchpad on Saturday, December 21st, from 10am to 5pm and Sunday, December 22nd, from 12-5pm. Come by to gather holiday breads by Beth Johnson, fresh-baked sourdough breads by Shepherds Breads, empanadas, fresh vegetables from Erin’s Acres, fresh mushrooms from Mateo Rader, cookies, pies, cakes from Coppelia Cakes, and …

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Carbondale Arts provides art classes, studio sessions and other opportunities for arts education in collaboration with our public schools, teachers, and other community partners. Click below to see all of the offerings available.

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Rosybelle Mobile Maker Bus

Coming to a school near you!


Carbondale Arts has been committed to fostering arts education in our schools and our under-served communities for over 20 years. The Makerspace Movement is growing in popularity around the country as it allows students access to tools and technology that build important hands-on learning in areas like critical thinking, creativity and collaboration. Research has shown […]

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Creative Classroom

with Crystal River Elementary School students


Creative Classroom provides free after school art to students in grades 1 through 4 from Crystal River Elementary School. There are 3 8-week sessions each year. Each of the 3 sessions is open to a different grade at CRES and students can sign up for the program through the school’s art teacher. The Creative Classroom […]

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Piano Classes in Spanish

Fridays after school


When the program began, there were 7 students enrolled, with none of those students owning a piano or keyboard. Now 3 recitals and countless practice sessions later the program has grown to 30 students with the majority of students owning a keyboard for practicing at home. Carbondale Arts partnered with Glenwood Music to offer discounts on keyboards to the families of our students.

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Check back here for information on everything from upcoming events, opportunities for artists, news on the Carbondale Creative Plan, application deadlines or just exciting news that we want to share with our wonderful community.

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Creative District Business & Non-Profit Survey

The Carbondale Creative District has launched a business and non-profit survey to determine needs within the district, as well as what projects are important to pursue. We also want to collect data that we can all use. We will share results with our partners, The Carbondale Business Chamber and Town of Carbondale. We will be reaching out to artists in 2020. If you are a business or nonprofit …

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Join the Carbondale Arts Team!

Carbondale Arts is looking for an Events and Marketing Manager. This position is full time and filled with community love and spirit. A full job description is available through inquiry to Must be proficient in Adobe Creative Suite tools (mainly Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign), as well as social media. Bilingual in Spanish is a plus.

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Wewer Keohane Art Saves Lives Scholarship

Application Deadline December 20

The Wewer Keohane Art Saves Lives Scholarship will provide $1,000 towards idea incubation and/or education for an artist and/or a counselor, to learn ways to utilize creative expression as a way of nonverbally communicating emotion. The education can come in many forms, from developing an idea you have to address trauma to taking classes to creating a pilot project for high risk youth or simply a project that develops …

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Thank You, Art Heist Donors!

You rock!

Thank you to the 70+ artists and collectors who generously donated original works of art for our "Art Heist: Wild Wild West" fundraiser for The Launchpad on October 13! You all have made it possible to keep this "space for the arts" an affordable place for local artists, performers, teachers, and students who depend on The Launchpad as a creative destination. Check out photos from the event below!

Katie Alderson, Alice Bedard-Voorhees, Stanley Bell, Tom Berthiaume, Gail Brown, Robert …

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Volunteer for Mountain Fair

Sign up now to volunteer for this year's fair!

Over 300 volunteers come together every year to make Mountain Fair one of the most popular and unique fairs in Colorado. Mountain Fair needs help with everything from selling T-shirts and Peace Patrolling the fairgrounds to Green Team and Backstage Security. Listen to great live music, view arts booths, eat delicious food, and mingle with Carbondale’s finest while you’re at it!

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 …

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