At Roadside Gallery, you can meet fine-art photographer Martin Garfinkel and view his striking images of Americana. Around the block, The Launchpad provides space for performance- and movement-based artists, plus a gallery, sculpture garden and outdoor amphitheater. Pop into the on-site Artique to shop unique curated goods, and visit nearby Harmony Scott Jewelry Design to add to your collection of wearable art.
The Carbondale Clay Center serves as both a workspace and showplace for local ceramicists, with a gallery that’s open to the public. Let “mini-makers” get in on the creativity at The Handmakery, which holds craft workshops and art classes for kids. Just beyond downtown, SAW (Studio for Arts + Works) and Third Street Center both house numerous artist and maker studios; look for open houses and exhibitions for a chance to see these amazing artists at work.
And no trip to Carbondale is complete without visiting the architecturally stunning Powers Art Center, which boasts an impressive collection of works by Jasper Johns and other contemporary artists.