Call for Mural Artists: Mural Express Project

Application deadline May 31

Carbondale Arts is now seeking artists interested in creating a mural here in Carbondale! Two locations have been chosen: the east wall of the Near New Store on Third Street and the east wall of the Century Link building on 4th St. These are large sized murals. A committee panel will choose two different artists or artist collectives. This call is open to any artist (or creative group) in the world that can produce a mural within our budget. We can’t wait to see what unfolds!!
Apply to the call (due May 31) by visiting this link. Email questions to or call 970-963-1680.

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.

Rio Grande ARTway Update

Archway, Youth Art Park and a Mural

Believe it or not, the Rio Grande ARTway will host a beautiful arch created by many local artists, architects and visionaries. Led by Olivia Pevec the arch infrastructure was created by Stuart Edgerly and Steve Novy and Isaac Ellis from GreenLine Architects. Evolve Structural Engineers made sure the structure will be sound. Artists such as Bill Morrow, Wewer and Steve Keohane, Joe Burleigh, Shannon Muse, Jim and Sherrill Hawkins, Jim Mason, Crystal Glass Studios, Laura Stover, Olivia Pevec and more will be adding their special touches to the arch. RA Nelson Construction will oversee the installation in the early spring. Get ready to be wowed! The arch will be installed at DeRail Park, the entrance of the Rio Grande ARTway from Hwy. 133.
Carbondale Arts is working with youth from the Carbondale Middle Schools on the design of the Youth Art Park, the final park along the ARTway. This will be located behind Town Hall and will integrate with the parks all ready located there.
Artist Valerie Rose is working with local students on a mural that will live in the Latino Folk Art Garden. The design will focus on Latino Folk Art Styles and is funded through an Arts In Society grant.
Stay tuned for lots of opportunities to get involved in keeping the ARTway beautiful and thriving!