The Valley Visual Art Show is one of the longest-standing community art shows committed to showing the work of local artists. VVAS began in 1980 as a venue for local artists to share their artwork with the public. VVAS still provides this opportunity, especially for artists new to the area and budding artists, but the show has also become both a salute to the wide variety of artistic talents in our area and a time to bring the artist community together.
This First Fridays in Carbondale kicks off a long tradition of holiday celebration. Santa will be coming to Carbondale for a special visit on December 1 from 3 to 7pm at The Launchpad. Santa will also light the trees on Main Street, beginning at Main and Weant at 5:15pm followed by a fire and hot chocolate and music by the Carbondale Middle School Band on the Fourth Street Plaza.
For the holiday season, Carbondale Arts transforms the R2 Gallery into a shop filled with artisanal goods created by local and regional artists! The Deck The Walls Artisanal Market features remarkable handcrafted items such as candles, wool hats and gloves, silk scarves, blown glass, ceramic kitchen wares, one of a kind holiday ornaments, cards and so much more
Affordable Housing in Carbondale is crucial and you can help make it happen! The Town of Carbondale in partnership with the Carbondale Creative District is pleased to invite you to participate in our Town’s Artspace Housing Feasibility Study, aimed at understanding affordable housing needs for Carbondale’s Creative Population.
Detour Music hit the road again on October 4th, 2017 with DJ Full Metal, Rebekah Durham, and The Ginny Mules. We visited three communities (Carbondale, Glenwood Springs, Basalt) with an aim to shine light on youth music education through experiential learning. Collaborating with Carbondale Arts and the Rosybelle Maker Bus, we gave over 250 youth an interactive experience with music.
ONE NIGHT ONLY! TRTC's Diva Cabaret presents vocalist Nikki Boxer in "Colored Lights: A Night of Music and Memories" featuring songs made popular by famous Divas such as Ella Fitzgerald, Judy Garland, Edith Piaf, and others. Talented piano man Jonathan Gorst accompanies. Don't miss this special evening in the intimate Lon Winston Theatre at Thunder River Theatre Company in downtown Carbondale!
The Thunder River Theatre, Carbondale Arts, Valley Settlement Project, Carbondale Creative District, and the Third Street Center are all working together to make the 13th Annual Dia De Los Muertos Celebration an incredibly inclusive community event during November’s First Friday in Carbondale on Nov. 3 from 5 to 8p.m.
After nearly two years of planning, community members celebrated boots-on-the-ground progress of the Rio Grande ARTway last weekend with two volunteer work sessions at the new DeRail Park near Highway 133. A third volunteer work day is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Latino Folk Art Garden along the path near Eighth Street.
CARBONDALE — A climber, a paddler, a skier and a hunter gather over beers in a mountain town. Over time, they craft a business. Anything that will keep them there, playing in the mountains. It’s a scene frequently played out in towns across the West. Only this time, it worked.
We all carry stories within ourselves - stories about who we are, who we’re meant to be, and stories about what has come to pass in our lives. This is how we shape ourselves, but we often don’t have a way to share our deepest stories with others.
Dance Initiative kicks off this weekend of dance with a Happy Hour Reception and the screening of the internationally acclaimed documentary Mr. Gaga. Come to The Launchpad at 6p.m. for libations, snacks, and House Demos by the company members of the STAYCEE PEARL dance project, a taste of Denver’s Control Group Productions and the trailer of local outdoor dance film project Letter To Congress: A WILD Sanity.
Carbondale Arts presents two-person exhibition “Line of Totality” with Chris Hassig and Elliot Norquist, opening Thursday, October 12, from 6-8pm. Hassig’s detailed, richly complex drawings have recently moved into a more abstract, evocative realm, using diverse media whose marks simultaneously suggest strata, landscape, and atmosphere. Norquist, a metal sculptor, has been exploring simple shapes and their relationships for years. With both these complex and bold works on display together in the R2 Gallery, there is plenty of space for new meanings and explorations along the Line of Totality.
The first art installation on the Rio Grande ArtWay will be celebrated with a special dedication ceremony on Wednesday, Oct. 4, at 11:00 a.m. A collaborative art project between Ascendigo Autism Services and Scavenger Industries, the mosaic bench was created by multiple members of the community during this summer’s Carbondale Mountain Fair. The dedication ceremony will take place adjacent to the corner of 8th Street and the Rio Grande Trail in Carbondale.
The CU Carbondale Speakers Series presents a printmaking workshop with C.U. Graduate Student Julia Klema on Saturday, Oct. 21 from 10a.m. to 3p.m. at The Project Shop at SAW (525 Buggy Cir., Carbondale). This workshop explores a variety of monoprinting techniques including color reductive printing from plexiglass, collograph printing, and the use of stenciling.
The Carbondale Creative Industry Inventory provides a listing of your name or business, a photo, location (which automatically populates on our Carbondale map), contact information and a weblink and is accessible from kiosks throughout town for the use of locals and visitors alike.
In this talk, Ricarose Roque, Assistant Professor in the Information Science department at the University of Colorado Boulder, will explore how to design inclusive learning experiences that enable young people to create and express themselves with new technologies and media.
Dance Initiative's 6th annual Spectrum Dance Festival features a Happy Hour screening of the acclaimed dance film, "Mr. Gaga", a performance by Dance Initiative's Artist in Residence STAYCEE PEARL Dance Project (SPdp), and adult and youth master classes on September 29 and 30th at The Launchpad.
he Salon, curated by Alya Howe and Andrea Clearfield, is an award-winning performance series that just recently found a new home at The Launchpad in Carbondale. Join the curators on Sept. 9 at 7:30p.m. to watch eleven artists present piano, dance, poetry, harp, comedy, singer/songwriting in an intimate setting.