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The Green is the New Black Fashion Extravaganza opens tonight at the Carbondale Recreation and Community Center. The event features volunteer fashion models who walk the runway in original designs that incorporate reused materials. The show is a big hit in Carbondale, selling out five years in a row. Claire Woodcock went to the first, full-cast rehearsal to get a behind-the-scenes peak.

Renee Ramge

There are 100 hopefuls for 50 remaining booths at Carbondale’s Mountain Fair this year.

Week in the Arts: February 19, 2018

Feb 19, 2018

On Tuesday, there will be a book talk and signing with novelist Christina Baker Kline starting at 6 pm at Paepcke Auditorium as part of Aspen Words Winter Words series.


Wednesday at the Aspen Chapel Gallery, STILL/LIFE, a mixed media show, opens starting at 5 pm.


Carbondale Arts’ annual fashion show seeking models

Jan 4, 2018
Beth White

Carbondale Arts’ 10th Annual Green is the New Black Fashion Extravaganza is coming up. And the non-profit is looking for models to strut their stuff.

Claire Woodcock / Aspen Public Radio

The national nonprofit Artspace was in Carbondale last week to help the town look into creating affordable living and work spaces for artists and arts organizations.

Claire Woodcock


Carbondale is in the midst of a feasibility study for affordable housing with the national nonprofit Artspace.

Claire Woodcock

The Rio Grande ARTway project in Carbondale has been years in the making. This fall, design on the first of three parks along the trail has begun with the Latino Folk Art Garden.

Curated: Oct. 30, 2017

Oct 30, 2017

This week on Curated is all about change makers. The valley's Latino community leaves their mark for generations to come, through art. A woman who grew up in the Taliban has created the only boarding school for girls in Afghanistan. Also, conceptual artist Lawrence Weiner reflects on his legacy.

Week in the Arts: Oct. 30, 2017

Oct 29, 2017


Welcome to an especially spooky week in the Roaring Fork Valley!


Tuesday, in celebration of Halloween, the Red Brick Center for the Arts and Aspen Recreation Center present Boo Bash! Food, games and art at the Aspen Fire Station start at 3 p.m.


Then, on Tuesday night, there will be a Halloween Dance Party with partner dancing in the Round Room at the Third Street Center in Carbondale. It all starts at 7 p.m.


Week in the Arts: Oct.16, 2017

Oct 16, 2017

Welcome to the beginning of another colorful week in the Roaring Fork Valley!


On Monday, Carbondale Arts’ Rosybelle Mobile Maker Space presents a Beyond the Street Sew Class: Creations, Costumes and Accessories, at 3:30 p.m. on 4th Street in town.


Week in the Arts: Oct. 9, 2017

Oct 9, 2017


Welcome to the beginning of another colorful fall week in the Roaring Fork Valley!


Tuesday through Friday, The Wheeler Opera House will be hosting a series of events in commemoration of John Denver. For a complete events schedule, visit wheeleroperahouse.com.


Week in the Arts: Oct. 2, 2017

Oct 2, 2017


Welcome to the beginning of the first week of snow in the Roaring Fork Valley!

The 39th annual Aspen Filmfest kicks off Tuesday at The Wheeler Opera House, with screenings and panel discussions also occurring at the ISIS Theatre in Aspen and the Crystal Theatre in Carbondale through Sunday. For the complete schedule, visit aspenfilm.org.


Claire Woodcock/Aspen Public Radio News

Last week, Colorado Creative Industries, a state division in the governor's Office of Economic Development, announced it's going with Paonia over Carbondale for the region’s Space to Create initiative.

Jon Stahl

On Thursday, a big announcement was made regarding a statewide effort to bring more affordable housing to artists in rural mountain towns. Colorado Creative Industries has selected Paonia over Carbondale to receive money for the northwest region's initiative.

Courtesy of Dance Initiative

Dance Initiative has choreographed an outdoor performance premiering this weekend. Now, local artists are turning the production, titled “Letter to Congress: A WILD Sanity” into a film to be presented to Congress.

Curated - July 31, 2017

Jul 31, 2017

This week’s episode of Curated revolves around the theme of the 46th annual Carbondale Mountain Fair: Water. First, we go behind the scenes of the fair to talk with the Carbondale Arts’ executive director and a volunteer pegged as the next generation of Mountain Fair. We also hear from two Standing Rock water protectors and local music from the band Let Them Roar.

The 46th annual Mountain Fair begins

Jul 27, 2017
Claire Woodcock/Aspen Public Radio News

In 1972 at the first Carbondale Mountain Fair, it was a small community event. Now, in its 46th year, it’s evolved into a weekend festival that brings in the masses.

Week in the Arts - June 12, 2017

Jun 11, 2017

Welcome to the beginning of another week in the Roaring Fork Valley!


This Wednesday marks the 44th annual year of the Snowmass Rodeo. Gates open at 5 p.m., offering activities leading up to the actual rodeo at 7 p.m. The rodeo will happen every Wednesday through August 23.


Week in the Arts - May 30, 2017

May 30, 2017



Wednesday, there is a Bow Wow Film Festival at The Wheeler Opera House. 90 minutes of award-winning films for dog lovers in the valley. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the screening begins at 6:30 p.m.

Call for local artists for the 46th annual Mountain Fair

May 17, 2017
Riley Hutchens

Applications for this year’s Valley Artists’ Booth at the annual Mountain Fair in Carbondale are being accepted through Friday.