What's Happening in Carbondale?!  - Aspen Real Life


What’s Happening in Carbondale?! 

The students of Carbondale Arts’ Creative Apprentice Program got to enjoy the experience of seeing their work make its debut in the Green is the New Black Fashion Extravaganza. To honor their work and complement the current exhibition WrappedPowers Art Center will be displaying their sketches and concept boards April 5 – May 4. The pieces were so successful that community members have inquired about purchasing them, which are now up for auction. Make your bids (or donations) here. Proceeds from the auction will support future collaborations between Carbondale Arts and the ReWear Upcycling Initiative at The Project Shop

Word on the street is: there is an exciting unveiling of a grandiose art piece by local artists Brian Colley and Andrew Chandler at El Dorado this Friday, March 22. Open to the public starting at 7pm. 

Happy Birthday Cocoa Club! Get yourself some birthday cake bonbons and/or chocolate martinis while enjoying some tunes by local band Sweet Jessup & The Dirty Buckets. Thursday March 21, 2-7pm.

Speaking of The Buckets, did you hear that the 2024 Mountain Fair music lineup was announced? Check it out here. And speaking of Mountain Fair, the deadline to submit sketch concepts for the Tshirt and Design contest is quickly approaching, April 1!
Crystal River Youth Ballet presents the Ballet Ball at Thunder River Theatre. An exquisite blend of art, culture, and sophistication in the heart of Carbondale, with a special performance of Sleeping Beauty. Friday, March 22, 6-9pm: get tickets here

April’s First Friday is all about self-care. Spring into Wellness, hosted by The Center of Human Flourishing, takes place at the Carbondale Rec Center Friday, April 5 from 5-8pm.  Come engage with valleywide practitioners and businesses committed to the health and wellness of our community. Learn more here

Bust out your finest Tshirt and jeans for Sunlight’s Closing Day Color Festival, Apri 7. Or head upvalley to Aspen Highlands, to close out the ‘23-’24 season with a bang!
Springtime = adventure, especially in the Roaring Fork Valley.

How lucky are we that 5Point Film hosts their flagship festival here in Carbondale?! April 24-28 at the Carbondale Rec Center — tickets are now on sale, scoop them up while you can! Congratulations to local artist Hugh McCormick for being selected as the featured artist! If you can’t wait to be inspired, come to the opening reception of 5Point’s Expedition Photographs exhibit at the 

Carbondale Arts Gallery paired with another fine art photography exhibit, Intimate Landscapes by Ashley Mosher. 

Detail of the 2024 5Point Film Festival poster. Artwork by Hugh McCormickACTIONVolunteer opportunity: Gay for Good and LiftUp, cooking and serving meals to those experiencing food insecurity, March 25, 4:30-6:30pm.

Get to know the candidates for Town Trustee, thanks to Sopris Sun and KDNK for keeping us informed! Vote now, elections are April 2, 2024.
As a citizen of the Roaring Fork Valley it’s important to speak up about mindful development. Glenwood residents don’t forget to fill out the Parks and Rec survey. Your feedback will inform future planning and project funding decisions. 
Provide your feedback here.

Get started on registering your kiddos for creative summer camps! Anderson Ranch Carbondale Arts | Carbondale Clay Center | Handmakery | Red Brick Aspen 
If a movement based camp is more of the vibe you’re looking for offer hip hop to your children! Dancer Joan Dizon is teaching Kids Hip Hop, Fridays at The Launchpad. April 5 – May 24, ages 8 – 13. Register here.

  Artist OpportunitiesLocal and regional opportunities for artists compiled monthly, here’s a few highlights (Spanish translation coming soon!):
Local artists! The Mountain Fair Tshirt and Poster Design contest is open! The selected artist receives $750, 5 Mountain Fair Tshirts, and year of local fame! Details available here
Local retail store, Hazy Oak is looking to locally made items and artwork, reach out to [email protected] for details. 

Carbondale Clay Center is accepting applications for Clay Nat’l XVIII: The Handle. Submission deadline is June 3.

Look for Opportunities!

Search or join the directory on  carbondalearts.com. The directory showcases the breadth of talent in the Roaring Fork Valley community. We encourage everyone working in the creative industry to join. Learn more here.   

Save the Date

Now thru April 5 Interdimensional Threads featuring Chris Erickson and Claire Wright at the Carbondale Arts GalleryNow thru April 12 Proximal Verdure featuring HP Bloomer and Sam Oliver at Carbondale Clay CenterNow thru April 12 Nesting Ground: Between Comfort and Memory featuring Colorado artists Elizabeth Morisette and Cassandra Chalfant at The Art Base

March 21 One year anniversary celebration for Cocoa Club, 2-5pm
March 22 Monophonics at TACAW 8pmSleeping Beauty and Ballet Ball by Crystal River Youth Ballet at TRTC 6-9pm
March 23 Houseplant Repotting Class at Eagle Crest Nursery, 10am
Roaring Fork Valley Storytellers Annual Liars Contest, 4pm at Mountain Chalet
Collage Techniques Workshop at The Art Base, 10am
March 24 TRTC’s Signature Cabaret Series presents Toddy Walters, 6:30pm
March 25 
Our Gal Hattie: A Pioneer Woman’s History, 6pm at the Carbondale Library
March 26-27 Elephant Revival at the Wheeler Opera House, 7:30pm
March 28 Spring Equinox Sound Journey at True Nature Healing Arts 6:00-7:15pm
March 30 8th Annual “Where My Peeps At?” Scavenger Hunt 8am at Carbondale Rec Center
March 31 Closing day at Buttermilk
April 1-7 Aspen Film Shortsfest
April 2 Master the Masters Workshop at The Art Base, 6pm
April 3 Shining Mountains Film Festival Reprise at TACAW 6:30pm
April 5 FIRST FRIDAY | Spring into WellnessClosing reception for Interdimensional Threads at the Carbondale Arts Gallery 5-7pm
April 6 Consensual Improv show at TACAW 8pmSeed Starting Workshop with Growing Empowerment 10am at the Carbondale LibrarySound Immersion, 4pm at the Carbondale Library
April 7 Sarah Uhl Spring Workshop- Sacred Geometry and Watercolor
Closing day at Sunlight, and Highlands 
April 8 Solar Eclipse Watch Party, 11:30am at all Garfield County Libraries
April 9 Bingo with KDNK at Carbondale Beerworks
April 11 Draw or Paint Your Pet Workshop at The Art Base
April 12 Opening reception for Intimate Landscapes featuring Ashley Mosher and 5Point Film’s Expedition Photographs at the Carbondale Arts Gallery 5-7
 JW Francis and Paul Cherry at TACAW 8pm
April 13-14 TRTC presents The Monster in Me, 10am & 12pm, $20
April 14 Closing day at Snowmass
April 15 Screening of Pirate Radio at Crystal Theater with KDNK 
April 20 Live bunny photo shoot sessions Katie J Photography Studio
April 21 Closing day at Aspen Mountain
TuesdaysRoaring Fork Drawing Club (sign up for details)
First Wednesdays of the month DIY by Donation with Cosecha Textiles 4-7pm

Want your event included in the Save the Date list? Email [email protected]   
The Carbondale Creative District is a program of Carbondale Arts     Carbondale Arts | 76 S 4th Street, Carbondale, CO 81623

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