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: Carbondale Arts, in partnership with City Market a division of the Kroger Company, will commission a professional artist to create indoor artwork for the new City Market in Carbondale. The artwork will be prominently displayed on a wall inside the store as part of the Kroger Company’s commitment to involving artists in beautifying new stores throughout the nation. The artwork will be expected to celebrate the spirit of the community and the unique identity of the neighborhood and its surroundings. The artwork will be mounted on panels of durable material that can be attached to the wall. The wall space is 15’W x 8’H. The artist will need to provide the panels and any mounting hardware. The panels can be plywood or canvas or another sturdy medium. Depth must be less than 4”.  

This RFQ is open to any artist in the Roaring Fork Valley. TO APPLY – Interested artists must submit the following documents and supporting materials VIA EMAIL (NO MAILED OR HARDCOPY SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED). Email to Applications are due by February 25th.

1. A current resume, in text or MS Word format.
2. Six (6) images documenting previously completed works that demonstrate the ability to design, create and install large-scale art. Each image must be no larger than 10 MB.
3. An annotated information sheet with the title, date, and a brief description of each image.

This is a really exciting opportunity that ties commerce and art together in ways that are authentic to our community. You will also notice that the new development on Main Street and Highway 133 has a mural as part of its design concept, as does a new project before the planning department along Highway 133. Here’s to a mural-filled 2020!

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 in Carbondale, please take the survey below.

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 affordable housing projects in Carbondale and hope we can bring one to fruition!

Read the Arts Market Study: Report of Findings here.

Read the Arts Market Study: Technical Report here.