Arts & Culture

It all started with the blacksmiths – a craft of iron, fire, and sweat in a community of emerging and accomplished artisans and artists. Find yourself in a dramatic outdoor setting as you experience the visual arts, theatre, dance, and music. It boasts a history of craftsmanship that is alive and well in the Carbondale area, which now has a lively and thriving creative district.

Wind your way from gallery to gallery. Uncover the spirit of the valley in photography, painting, sculpture, glass, ceramics, jewelry, woodworking, blacksmithing, and the performing arts.

Several diverse organizations are dedicated to the inspiration and promotion of the arts. Our love of melody has spawned season after season of musical performances in venues from the parks to the pubs. Perhaps one of the most notable is the Annual Carbondale Mountain Fair, which offers three days of music, arts, and crafts.

Carbondale is home to upward of 200 creative organizations, businesses, artists and artisans. Authenticity, heritage, creativity and collaboration dominate the Carbondale Creative District vision. Carbondale is considered as a place that fosters creativity, collaboration and artistic exploration. In addition to its plethora of creative organizations, artists and artisans, Carbondale boasts many annual arts and cultural events.

There is so much to explore in the Carbondale Creative District from craft breweries, farm to table food and healing gardens to artist collectives, a world class museum and unusual music venues, we have a little something for everyone.

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Events & Activities

Mar 1
>First Friday “Creative District Focus”
First Friday “Creative District Focus”

Come celebrate First Friday in March!

Stroll Main Street in the heart of Carbondale’s Creative District and take ...

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Mar 7
>Green is the New Black Fashion Show
Green is the New Black Fashion Show

March 7-9 (Thurs-Sat)

Green Is the New Black is an alluring, dynamic show featuring both local and regional designe...

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Mar 30
>“Where My Peeps At?” Scavenger Hunt
“Where My Peeps At?” Scavenger Hunt

7th Annual Where My Peeps At? Scavenger hunt.
Race: Where My Peeps At?
Teams: 2-6 people (Kids welcome but clu...

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Apr 5
>First Friday — Spring into Wellness & Healing Hoof It 5K
First Friday — Spring into Wellness & Healing Hoof It 5K

Stroll Main Street in the heart of Carbondale’s Creative District and take in a wide range of local arts and galleries, ...

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Apr 24
>5 Point Film Festival
5 Point Film Festival

April 24-28 (Wed-Sun)

Every year, we come together as an outdoor-loving family to get inspired and motivated. Intim...

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May 3
>Fireball Drop — Carbondale Rotary Club
Fireball Drop — Carbondale Rotary Club

Imagine 1,000 ping pong balls being dropped from a Fire Ladder truck onto targets at Sopris Park in downtown Carbondale! I...

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