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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48th Annual Carbondale Mountain Fair

July 28-30, 2017 in Sopris Park


Don’t miss the 48th Annual Carbondale Mountain Fair July 26-28, 2019 in Sopris Park. The Mountain Fair draws over 145 vendors poised to bring their unique and diverse homemade wares to town each summer. In addition to vendors, Mountain Fair features non-stop entertainment–both in live music and various forms of performing arts; a family-area called The Oasis which provides interactive, creative experiences for children; great food; friendly competitions that run the gamut from pie baking …

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Group Exhibition “Cross-Pollinate” Now Showing

Thursday, July 11, from 6-8pm


Carbondale Arts presents “Cross-Pollinate: Works on Paper”, a group exhibition curated by Marcia Weese with an opening reception on Thursday, July 11, from 6-8pm at the R2 Gallery located inside The Launchpad at 76 S. 4th Street in Carbondale. “Cross-Pollinate” brings a variety of professionals together, including architects, sculptors, ceramic artists, printmakers, (and even a theoretical physicist!), with the common thread being works on paper.

Curator Marcia Weese (printmaker) brings together 8 other professionals including Gordon …

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Creative District Photographers at CMC

Now through August 25


The Colorado Mountain College (CMC) ArtShare Program, along with the Carbondale Creative District, have partnered to present a group photography show. Photographers included in this exhibition are Sami Dinar, Martin Garfinkel, Karen Glenn, Penelope Greenwell, Cindy Higby, George Lilly, Mike Rand, Mark Ronay, Lesa Russo, Deborah Shannan and Greg Watts. The show runs through August 25. Morgridge Commons is located at 815 Cooper Avenue on the 2nd floor. For information, call (970) 947-8360 …

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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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STEAM Engine: Awesome Art and Science Camp

August 7-9 from 9:30am-1:00pm


STEAM Engine. Explore both science and art to inspire new ideas and surprising creations. This camp is for ages 9-13 and is a partnership between Carbondale Arts/Rosybelle Mobile Maker Bus and The Aspen Science Center. Limited to 12 students. $160 for Carbondale Arts Members/$175 for non-members (includes materials)

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Rosybelle Art Bus + Recreation Medley Camp

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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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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