Creativity Direct: Works of Art from the Carbondale Creative District

Colorado Creative Industries

present an Art Exhibition at the State Capitol

August 2019- December 2019

This exhibition features artists from the Carbondale Creative District, highlighting the town’s

thriving artistic population of painters, printmakers, mixed media artists, photographers, and

more. Carbondale, originally founded within the Roaring Fork Valley in 1888, received its official

status as a Colorado Certified Creative District in 2016. The district nurtures a vibrant economy

and community through the arts, supporting Carbondale’s identity as a place that fosters creativity,

collaboration, and artistic exploration. In addition to its plethora of creative organizations, artists

and artisans, Carbondale is also home to craft breweries, farm-to-table food, healing gardens, a

world-class museum, and intimate music venues. This exhibition displays the wide range of artists

living and working in Carbondale. The selected artworks will be on display at the Colorado State

Capitol, including the Lieutenant Governor’s Office, basement rotunda, and Legislative Council

staff offices.

Participating artists include Kay Clarke, Brian Colley, Larry Day, Staci Dickerson, Kristen Doyle,

Dave Durrance, Monica Goldsmith, Jim Harris, Chris Hassig, Lindsay Jones, Reina Katzenberger,

Wewer Keohane, Steve Lock, Charmaine Locke, Paul Manes, Rachael Manning, Jay Phillips,

William Poague, Mike Rand, Katherine Rickenbaugh Rich, Erin Rigney, Annette and Andrew

Roberts-Gray, Deva Shantay, Lisa Singer, Jeffrey Stevens, James Surls, Catherine Tallmadge,

Andy Taylor, Nicolette Toussaint, Katy VanNostrand, Greg Watts, and Marcia Weese.

Colorado’s certified Creative Districts are successful hubs of economic activity by providing a focal

point for celebrating and strengthening a community’s unique identity and enhancing the area as

an appealing place to live and do business. Learn more about the Carbondale Creative District at

The art exhibition