Carbondale Creative District Update
The Carbondale Creative District is humming with activity. Concerts, murals, art installations and new creative businesses are marking the summer of 2017. We want to welcome the addition of Ami Maes and Handmakery, coming to Main Street in August and the opening of Batch in June. The Thunder River Theater Company has garnered many Henry nominations for excellence in their field, the Carbondale Clay Center is welcoming new residencies, Carbondale Arts is bringing local demos like aerial silks and wheel throwing to the Wednesday Farmer's Market and First Friday's are alive with music, art and lots of people. The Creative Vitality Index compares the per capita concentration of creative activity in two regions and bases our creative activity on comparisons. Data is culled from a variety of sources including census and economic sources. According to the CV Suite, the 81623 region has gained 3.1 million dollars in creative industry earnings since 2013 for a total of 17.1 million dollars. This economy is generated primarily from writers, artists, architects, internet publishing, performers, and interior designers. Nonprofit revenues are also up $180 million since 2013. For more information on the Carbondale Creative District visit carbondalearts.com.