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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Garden Clean Up Days & Happy Hour

Tuesday, June 25, 4-6pm


Don’t be shy..see a weed or two popping through DeRail Park or the Latino Folk Art Garden? Please pull them out. Both parks depend on the community helping with upkeep to keep them beautiful. It can be a fun family activity or a moment of solitude with headphones on. Either way, if you use the trail and you like the parks, take a moment and help us out. Community Work and Planting Days will …

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An Evening with the “Bauhaus Seen” Artists: Dick, Dave and Brad

July 2nd from 6 to 7:30pm

Carbondale Arts presents an evening with the artists of "Bauhaus Seen" on Tuesday evening, July 2, from 6:00-7:30pm. "Bauhaus Seen" is currently on view at the R2 Gallery inside The Launchpad and celebrates 100 years of the art movement and features Bauhaus-inspired furniture makers from across the country curated by Brad Reed Nelson as well as Bauhaus-influenced painters Richard Carter and Dave Durrance. This evening's talk, led by Reed Nelson, Durrance, and Carter, will explore the …

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“Bauhaus Seen” at the R2 Gallery

Now through July 5


Carbondale Arts presents “Bauhaus Seen”, a group exhibition featuring Bauhaus-inspired furniture makers from across the country curated by Brad Reed Nelson as well as Bauhaus-influenced painters Richard Carter and Dave Durrance.

This year, the Bauhaus school celebrates its 100th year. When renowned Aspenites Walter and Elizabeth Paepcke invited the famed Bauhaus designer Herbert Bayer to Aspen in the 1940s, they planted the seeds of the mountain modernism that now flourishes in both the Roaring Fork area …

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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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The Artful Garden Camp

June 10-12, 9:30am-1:30pm


This camp will be celebration of creativity, gardens, and summer games for ages 8-12 (limited to 12 students). A collaboration between Carbondale Arts/Rosybelle Mobile Makerbus, The Valley Settlement Project, and Carbondale Recreation. The camp will take place on The Rosybelle Bus at the Carbondale Recreation Center and at The Latino Folk Art Garden. This camp […]

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Rosybelle Art Bus + Recreation Medley Camp

June 17-20 & August 12-15, 9-11am (Art), 11:30-1pm (Rec)


Hop aboard the Rosybelle Bus for some art fun in the morning (9-11am). Then after lunch, we’ll get active (11:30-1pm)! Bring a sack lunch. This camp is for ages 7-10. Rosybelle will be at the Carbondale Recreation Center. Registration deadline is one week prior. All Registrations will happen through the Carbondale Recreation Center.

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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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Call for Mural Artists: Mural Express Project

Application deadline May 31

Carbondale Arts is now seeking artists interested in creating a mural here in Carbondale! Two locations have been chosen: the east wall of the Near New Store on Third Street and the east wall of the Century Link building on 4th St. These are large sized murals. A committee panel will choose two different artists or artist collectives. This call is open to any artist (or creative group) in the world that can …

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Mountain Fair Poster & T-Shirt Contest

Can we get a drumroll please!?

The 48th Annual Carbondale Mountain Fair Theme is….Rainbow Connection. Carbondale Arts is pleased to announce Brian Colley as the winner of the 48th annual Carbondale Mountain Fair Poster Design. Brian has entered the contest for the last five years and has finally won the top spot. Congratulations Brian!

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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Rio Grande ARTway Update

Archway, Youth Art Park and a Mural

Believe it or not, the Rio Grande ARTway will host a beautiful arch created by many local artists, architects and visionaries. Led by Olivia Pevec the arch infrastructure was created by Stuart Edgerly and Steve Novy and Isaac Ellis from GreenLine Architects. Evolve Structural Engineers made sure the structure will be sound. Artists such as Bill Morrow, Wewer and Steve Keohane, Joe Burleigh, Shannon Muse, Jim and Sherrill Hawkins, Jim Mason, Crystal Glass Studios, Laura …

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