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 of “Alarming! Our Human Identity in the Digital Age”

Friday, October 18 from 6-8pm with preview at 5:30pm


Carbondale Arts presents a new exhibition, “Alarming! Our Human Identity in the Digital Age” opening on Friday, October 18, from 6-8pm at the R2 Gallery located inside The Launchpad, at 76 S 4th Street in Carbondale. A member and gallery patron preview will take place at 5:30pm, and will include a short art talk before the public reception at 6pm.

Our identity in relationship to technology is rapidly changing. This exhibition, by K. Vuletich, …

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Dia de los Muertos Family Mask Making

October 27 from 2-5pm


Join puppet master Soozie Lindbloom in a fun filled afternoon of Dia mask making. Hosted by Valley Settlement, Carbondale Arts and SoL Theater, everyone can have their own beautifully decorated mask for the Dia Procession. Drop by the Third Street Center between 2 - 5 pm and create your own work of art to wear. Fun for all ages. This event is free but we will happily take donations to offset the costs. No …

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Carbondale Clay Center Resident Artist Slideshow

October 16 at 6:30pm


Carbondale Clay Center would like to give a warm welcome to the 2019-2020 CCC Resident Artists, Jennifer Arnold & Kaitlyn Getz. Join us at the Launchpad on October 16th at 6:30pm for an intimate gathering with snacks, beverages, and slide talks from each artist. These gals have been a part of the CCC family for some time now, through teaching, volunteering, and exhibiting. We are so excited to have them here as residents for the …

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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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Introduction to Apparel Alteration and Apparel Design

Wednesdays 6:30-8:30pm, for adults


This 5 week adult course taught by Delia Bolster is an introduction to altering and designing clothing. Classes will take place November 6, 13, 20, December 4, 11 from 6:30-8:30pm at the SoL Theatre classroom in the Third Street Center. We will begin with learning basic alterations to rejuvenate your closet or just make your […]

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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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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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