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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Workshop: Creating a Successful Application for Artists

Tuesday, January 21, 6-8:30pm Launchpad


WORKSHOP IS STILL OPEN! We opened it up to more than 20 participants. Tell your friends and sign up online!

This workshop, led by Teresa Booth Brown, discusses successful application strategies for artists interested in applying for shows, residencies, awards, grants, and other opportunities. The evening will focus on how to create stand-out images, clear writing samples, and thoughtful proposals. This workshop is FREE.

Teresa Booth Brown is an artist and teacher best known for her use of …

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Fashion Show Tickets On Sale

Get your tickets January 22

On March 13th and 14th, Carbondale Arts presents The 12th Annual Green is the New Black Fashion Extravaganza: Mirror Mirror. Full of locals, performance art, multimedia, inspiring sustainable fashion and a storyline to boot, this show isn't just entertaining, it is about raising money to provide arts education to our youth in the Roaring Fork Valley. In 2019, GITNB sold out all seated tickets plus standing room each night in less …

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Love Me Some Lip Sync Battle

February 8, 7:30pm at Batch


Carbondale Arts and Batch present Carbondale’s second annual lip sync battle at Batch. Come for the delicious beer and stay for the one of a kind entertainment! We have 15 spots available for individuals, teams or businesses, so take those super star hair brush performances to the next level and sign up!! Registration fee is $12 for an individual and $22 for a group. *If you do not want to participate, but would like to attend, there will be …

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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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New City Market Mural Opportunity

Submissions due February 25

Carbondale Arts and Kroger have entered into an agreement for Carbondale Arts to facilitate a mural commission for the inside of the new Carbondale City Market. The artist will be from within the valley (and hopefully from Carbondale). The selected artist will receive $9,000, which will include supplies. There will also be a potential $300 stipend each for 3 runner ups.   

Request for Qualifications:

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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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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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