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Carbondale Arts outfits mobile maker space

Nov 16, 2016

Carbondale Arts is also planning to rent out Rosybelle to other nonprofits, as well as for private events.
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The nonprofit organization Carbondale Arts is trekking ahead with their mobile maker space, a yellow school bus that will travel to schools from Aspen to Parachute to provide art education.

The buses name is Rosybelle. Her interior is currently being outfitted and she’ll be ready to go in February.

 

She’s being created to give kids a space away from home and school where they can strengthen their art skills. At the start, executive director Amy Kimberly wanted to find a permanent spot for this space, but choosing a location was tricky.

 

“...as I really explored the possibility of finding a space, the only answer that kept coming up is that it’s got to be mobile,” Kimberly said. “We have to go to where the kids are.”

 

Kimberly said they want to focus on getting the new mobile maker space to towns in West Garfield County like Rifle and Parachute, where art programs are sparse.

 

Carbondale Arts is hiring a bus coordinator. Click here for more information.