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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CA Membership Mingle Jingle & Holiday Show Preview

Thursday, November 21, 6-8pm


Carbondale Arts members get 10% off any holiday shop purchases made 6-8pm on Thursday, November 21 for our annual membership meeting (aka: "Mingle & Jingle")! We cannot do what we do without the help of our members and we want to THANK YOU! Join us for yummy food, updates, stories on Carbondale Arts this past year and a preview of our Deck the Walls holiday show (the best little holiday shop around!). All current members will get …

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Opening Reception: Deck the Walls

Friday, November 22, 6-8pm


Carbondale Arts presents Deck the Walls, an Artisan Market, opening to the public on Friday, November 22, from 6-8pm at The Launchpad and running through December 28. Learn more about the 50+ local and regional artisans at our website!

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 …

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40th Annual Valley Visual Art Show

Lottery system goes live Nov 18 at 9am!


Artist opportunity! In an effort to professionally exhibit artwork in our R2 Gallery space, we will only be able to accommodate 60 artworks (one work per artist) in our upcoming 40th Annual Valley Visual Art Show (opening Friday, January 17, 2020) on a LOTTERY-BASED entry system. Artists not selected in the lottery will be given the option to show their wall-hanging artworks at Bonfire Coffee on Main Street through the duration of 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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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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Creative District Business & Non-Profit Survey

The Carbondale Creative District has launched a business and non-profit survey to determine needs within the district, as well as what projects are important to pursue. We also want to collect data that we can all use. We will share results with our partners, The Carbondale Business Chamber and Town of Carbondale. We will be reaching out to artists in 2020. If you are a business or nonprofit …

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Join the Carbondale Arts Team!

Carbondale Arts is looking for an Events and Marketing Manager. This position is full time and filled with community love and spirit. A full job description is available through inquiry to Must be proficient in Adobe Creative Suite tools (mainly Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign), as well as social media. Bilingual in Spanish is a plus.

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Wewer Keohane Art Saves Lives Scholarship

Application Deadline December 20

The Wewer Keohane Art Saves Lives Scholarship will provide $1,000 towards idea incubation and/or education for an artist and/or a counselor, to learn ways to utilize creative expression as a way of nonverbally communicating emotion. The education can come in many forms, from developing an idea you have to address trauma to taking classes to creating a pilot project for high risk youth or simply a project that develops …

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Thank You, Art Heist Donors!

You rock!

Thank you to the 70+ artists and collectors who generously donated original works of art for our "Art Heist: Wild Wild West" fundraiser for The Launchpad on October 13! You all have made it possible to keep this "space for the arts" an affordable place for local artists, performers, teachers, and students who depend on The Launchpad as a creative destination. Check out photos from the event below!

Katie Alderson, Alice Bedard-Voorhees, Stanley Bell, Tom Berthiaume, Gail Brown, Robert …

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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!

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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