Angela Bruno took over as executive director of the Carbondale Clay Center in 2017 after serving as interim director since late 2014. After growing up in Glenwood Springs, Bruno left the area but returned in 2009. She's a painter, sculptor and ceramic artist herself, and serves on the council of the Carbondale Creative District.
Carbondale Arts presents the 46th Carbondale Mountain Fair on July 28, 29, and 30 in Sopris Park. Mountain Fair celebrates art in all forms of expression with the fair's diverse range of arts and crafts, non-stop entertainment, great food and an amazing spirit.
Don't know if you noticed, but a beautiful fence has been built at DeRail Park, the first evidence that the Rio Grande ARTway is happening. The fence was designed and built by Scott Levine of Permascapes and is just the beginning of this artistic adventure.
The Carbondale Rodeo Committee is a not for-profit, volunteer organization committed to keeping the Roaring Fork Valley’s western heritage alive by offering a fun family-oriented event for residents and visitors alike. The The Carbondale Wild West Rodeo is held every Thursday from June until late August, rain or shine.
Colorado Creative Industries (CCI) today announced the certification of three new Creative Districts into the Colorado Creative Districts Program. The newly certified districts are Manitou Springs Creative District, Steamboat Springs Creative District and Westwood Creative District (Denver). Certification is for a five year period. Denver's Art District on Santa Feand the Salida Creative District were approved for re-certification following the initial five year period.
Volunteering is the heart and soul of the Carbondale Mountain Fair, taking place July 28, 29, & 30. Every year over 300 community members help out with everything from the Green Team to Peace Patrol. It is a great way to meet new people and be part of a 46-year-old festivity that brings the people of Carbondale and its surrounding areas today! When you volunteer more then 4 hours you can receive a free Mountain Fair Volunteer t-shirt! Volunteers can sign up at carbondalearts.com .
Carbondale creativity isn't anything new. The town has evolved through the years, leaning on ranching, mining, potato farming, tourism and creative businesses to sustain itself. Its arts community is well-established. But in the past year, community leaders have banded together as the Carbondale Creative District, an effort that has already seen success.
The acclaimed Salon, curated by Alya Howe, has found a new home in at the Launchpad. Modeled 19th Century European salons, the Salon at the Launchpad features a broad spectrum of artistic performance, including all types of music, spoken word, dance and multimedia works. Many of the pieces and ensembles are experimental and created specifically to suit the intimate atmosphere. While each salon is different, they all have a powerful, inspirational impact that comes from the close connection between the artists and the audience.
Six initiating artists have each corresponded with a fellow artist since October of 2016. These correspondences were sent and received via the postal system. For most of the artists this was the only means of communication between them, forcing an exploration of the intimacy of conversation through the physical exchange of letters/art works
46th Annual Carbondale Mountain Fair poster (our theme this year is Water), designed by local graphic artist Riley Hutchens! Save the last weekend in July (28-30), and check out all the fun activities and entertainment line up at our website: http://www.carbondalearts.com/mountain-fair/
Join the Carbondale Public Arts Commission, the artists and the Community for the new 2017-2018 Art Around Town Sculpture Show. The walk begins at Town Hall and meanders through Town to all of the new sculptures. Reception to follow at the Launchpad. Come and meet the new artists!
On Thursday evening, May 18, from 5:30-7pm, Carbondale Arts is excited to host an engaging, thoughtful, and free workshop for students and adults alike (parents with children 8 and up are welcome!) focusing on a fresh approach to photography. Meet at The Launchpad with your camera or smartphone and wear your walking shoes!
The operators of Roaring Fork Beer Co. are branching into a new project watering hole in downtown Carbondale.
Simultaneously, RFBC is stepping into a much bigger market, moving from a mostly Roaring Fork Valley-only beer to striking a deal for statewide distribution. A crowd of beer lovers flooded into and outside of RFBC's Dolores Way location for a final send-off party Friday.
The new downtown site will be called Batch: A Roaring Fork Beer Co. Project, which is expected to open in late May.
You'll find only one North American hotel on the 2017 Green Hotelier Awards list, and it's likely a familiar name. Carbondale's Marble Distilling Co. & The Distillery Inn received a spot on the awards' highly commended list, alongside Novotel Jaragua in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Peru's El Albergue Ollantaytambo took the top spot in the Americas category.
The modern, industrial-chic home that has taken shape on Pine Street in Satank is a dream made concrete by Steven and Bailey Haines. Handsomely finished with touches like weathered cedar siding and trendy concrete countertops, their “Hainestead” isn’t just a treat for the eye, it’s a better-than-net-zero house.
The Carbondale Creative District and KDNK Radio are pleased to announce Hootenanny With The Heathens on Friday, August 11th with The Band of Heathens. Local favorites, Mile Markers will open the festivities. KDNK will cook up some delicious BBQ and local brews will flow. All proceeds benefit KDNK Community Radio.
Dance Initiative welcomes Marielis Garcia of NYC and David Norsworthyof Toronto, Canada, as Artists in Residence at The Launchpad. This residency is a unique opportunity for the Carbondale community to take part in the creative process of dance making.
Dance Initiative welcomes Melissa Toogood to Carbondale on May 13 & 14. Toogood is a New York Dance and Bessie Performance Award winning performer and was a member of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company.
2017 is off to a great start! Christiana Axelsen was our first Artist in Residence the week of January 28- February 4. We were lucky to have Sumi Clements and Meg Madorin come work with her. Christiana taught an exuberant workshop and performed her work in progress with Sumi and Meg to the delight of our increasingly educated modern dance community.
It doesn't take much to elicit excitement from Crystal River Elementary School's after-school art students. All Kat Rich had to say were two lines:
"I'm the project director for the Rosybelle bus," said Rich, who oversees Carbondale Arts' school-bus-turned-makerspace. The 12 third- and fourth-grade students cheered. "And we're very excited because you're the very first class on the bus." At that, the kids erupted.