Barely 30 miles northwest of Aspen, in the shadow of the majestic Elk Mountains, tiny Carbondale is becoming Colorado’s most exciting summer destination.Read More
The Carbondale Public Arts Commission and town staff have been working hard to get 14 “brand spankin’ new” sculptures.Read More
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.Read More
Join the Youth Water Leadership Program to celebrate films made by middle and high school students that explore the effects of climate change on their community.Read More
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.
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.Read More
A symposium to accelerate progress on innovative, sustainable building practices in Garfield, Pitkin and Eagle counties
The buildings sector is responsible for 40% of all energy used in the U.S.
"The Girl Who Cannot Speak," a short documentary edited by the Carbondale-based and Emmy Award-winning editor Krysia Carter-Giez, will have its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival on Friday.
WE DESIRE GROWTH. WE WANT TO CONNECT TO THE BEAUTY AND POWER OF OUR BODIES, OUR BREATH AND OUR MINDS. BECAUSE FIRE, HAMMERS, AND YOGA EQUALS YES!Read More
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 tableRead More
This week will feature local teachers, speakers, healers, artists and musicians, all with the intention of engaging our community in conscious action and connection.Read More
Take advantage of this opportunity to study with Ramji, a teacher with over 50 years experience, living and learning with Vedanta masters in India.Read More
Join us for much-loved weekly + specialty + school year + summer art workshops, classes, and camps. Workshops meet once a week throughout the school year and Monday - Thursday or Friday throughout the summer!Read More
Dance Initiative presents Dylan Crossman and Crossman Dance Company
Save the date!! Dylan Crossman and Crossman Dans(c)e company are Dance Initiative's next Artist In Residence. Coming from New York, they'll be here August 6 - 11 to blow your socks off. Photo by John Suhar.
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.Read More
After a rigorous process and many phenomenal submissions, 22 Colorado artists and organizations have been selected to win $480,000 through Arts in Society funding backed by Bonfils-Stanton Foundation, Colorado Creative Industries, and Hemera Foundation in partnership with RedLine Contemporary Art Center.Read More
Infusion5 video with Connie Baker, a craft distiller in Carbondale Creative District.Read More
Carbondale Arts and the Carbondale Clay Center are hosting three days of community art building on April 13, 14, and 15! Bring yourself, your family and a friend to help build large clay planter pots that will live in the Latino Folk Art Garden.Read More
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.
Now turning 80, artist Mark Yale Harris can look back at the gamble he took at age 59 when he traded the security of an extremely successful business for the risky career of an artist, and happily declare it paid off.Read More