Events

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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Opening Reception for Jack Brendlinger and Etar

Thursday, September 12, from 6-8pm

 

Carbondale Arts presents 2 exhibitions opening to the public on Thursday, September 12, from 6-8pm at the R2 Gallery located inside The Launchpad. A preview for Carbondale Arts members and gallery patrons will take place at 5:30pm with a talk by the artists.

An exhibition of Jack Brendlinger’s sculptural bronze works will be shown as a retrospective. Jack's sculptures are produced with the lost wax technique. With age, his work has become abstract, gravity defying, modern, …

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The Carbondale Salon

September 21, 7.30pm at The Launchpad

 

The Salon features a broad spectrum of artistic performance, including all types of music, spoken word, dance and multimedia works. Many of the pieces and ensembles are experimental and created specifically to suit the intimate atmosphere. While each salon is different, they all have a powerful, inspirational impact that comes from the close connection between the artists and the audience. Cost: $25 in advance, $28.00 night off ($28.50 with credit card). For tickets and …

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Deck the Walls: Call for Entries

Deadline to apply is Oct 14

 

Presented each holiday season by Carbondale Arts, Deck The Walls is carefully juried and open to artists and craftspeople all over the Roaring Fork Valley and the state of Colorado. Our goal is to provide vendors with an exceptional venue for their unique wares and to offer our community a chance to take home thoughtful and well-made local and regional goods.

Carbondale Arts is cultivating a vibrant collective of local and regional …

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Classes

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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News

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 carbondalearts.com 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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