47th Annual Carbondale Mountain Fair

The Carbondale Mountain Fair began in 1972 with 20 booths showcasing local artists and artisans. Today, 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 to wood splitting, and an amazing spirit.

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CREATIVE WELLBEING hosted by Genna Moe, Amy Kimberly, Aspen Words

MONDAY’S TOPIC: CREATIVE WELLBEING hosted by Genna Moe, Amy Kimberly, Aspen Words

Working with Nu·Topia and the Wheeler Opera House is Lead with Love, creating a weeks-worth of consciousness raising events in the Wheeler lobby including free morning class offerings of yoga and meditation Monday, June 4 - Friday, June 8 at 9:30 AM. Lead with Love will also be hosting a lunch discussion at Bosq every day. These lunches will feature special speakers / hosts to lead discussions on the virtue of the self-examined life and the attributes of self-care as major principals to healing practitioners.

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National artist, Tom Jaszcazk presents: “Minimal, Less is More” Opening reception June 1st

Each year, the Carbondale Clay Center selects one national artist to invite for a solo show. This year’s national artist opening reception for “Minimal, Less is More” will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on First Friday, June 1st, at the Carbondale Clay Center, 135 Main St. The show will be available for viewing from June 1 - June 29 in the Carbondale Clay Center Gallery. 

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ou may have missed Community Clay Days but there are more opportunities for participation on the Rio Grande ARTway coming up. Shannon Muse will be leading the creation of a mosaic table for the Latino Folk Art Garden through May and June. You can be part of this creation starting May 24th as we delve into the design of the table

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Carbondale Arts is pleased to announce the recipients of our new Artist Fellowship Program (AFP), consisting of three artist grant opportunities: The Alleghany Meadows Fellowship, The Ro Mead Community Arts Grant, and The Carbondale Arts Career Advancement Grant.

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AFFORDABLE HOUSING MOVES 1 STEP CLOSER Artspace Preliminary Feasibility Report

The Town of Carbondale invited Artspace, a national nonprofit real estate developer of affordable space for the arts,based in Minneapolis, MN, to conduct a Preliminary Feasibility Study (PFS). The PFS provides preliminary feedbackabout the feasibility of creating new, sustainably affordable space for the arts, creative, and cultural sector. Artspace originally created the PFS to respond to communities interested in an Artspace-developed affordable artist live/work, mixed-use facility. Over the years, the PFS has evolved into a tool for communities to advance a variety of space-related goals. Artspace uses its 30+ years of knowledge as a practitioner in the field to share findings and recommendations for next steps. The study focuses on six components of community-led development: 1. Project Concept, 2. Arts Market, 3. Local Leadership, 4. Funding & Financing, 5. Potential Sites, 6. Alignment with Broader Community Goals.

The Carbondale Preliminary Feasibility Visit took place December 4-6, 2017. During these three days, Artspace staff met stakeholders, visited current arts assets, toured potential sites, and facilitated a public meeting. Artspace was represented by Wendy Holmes, Senior Vice President and Anna Growcott, Director, both from the Consulting and Strategic Partnerships Department. This executive summary of the full Preliminary Feasibility Report contains Artspace’s observations, findings, and recommendations. For greater nuance, detail, citations, and context, please refer to the full report.