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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Business After Hours with the Carbondale Creative District

Wednesday August 21 at The Launchpad


If you are a member of the district or Carbondale Chamber, or want to be, stop by The Launchpad between 5.30pm and 7pm and enjoy delicious nibbles from The Way Home, libations from Roaring Fork Beer Company and creativity from some of our favorite artists.

Now at the R2 Gallery: “LOOM” & “Post-Frontier Landscapes”

Now through September 6


Carbondale Arts presents two exhibitions that run through First Friday, September 6.

“LOOM” explores the relationship between the weaving loom and the evolution of the modern computer. This two-person show is organized around collaborative pieces by mixed media artist Andrew Roberts-Gray and painter and textile artist Cate Tallmadge. The works investigate connections between woven geometry and painterly geometry, and highlights the link between the binary coding in weaving and computing.

“Post-Frontier Landscapes” is a solo exhibition by …

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Carbondale Artists Exhibit at the State Capitol

Mid August through the fall


If you find yourself in Denver, be sure to check out the work of Carbondale artists in the Rotunda of the Capitol, in the Lieutenant Governor's office, located inside the Capitol, as well as the office of the staff for the Legislative Council. Participating artists in this dynamic group exhibition include Kay Clarke, Brian Colley, Larry Day, Staci Dickerson, Kristen Doyle, Dave Durrance, Monica Goldsmith, Jim Harris, Chris Hassig, Lindsay Jones, Reina Katzenberger, Wewer Keohane, …

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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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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!

Mountain Fair Shade Tent Lottery

July 10 - July 21

Carbondale Arts will raffle off 24 shade tent spaces for the 48th Annual Mountain Fair. Enter the lottery at between July 1 and July 15. Sign ups can only be done online and paid for with a credit card. We will be taking a $100 deposit to enter the drawing- which is the full cost of the tent space. Entrants who are NOT drawn a shade spot will receive …

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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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