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Carbondale, Salida, Crested Butte, Paonia and Ridgway are all certified creative districts here on Colorado’s Western Slope. This means they’ve been recognized by the state as having a concentration of arts organizations and a plethora of cultural opportunities. They’ve joined forces with the Colorado Tourism Office to comprise the new Colorado Creative Corridor.  

David Kodama

The Roaring Fork Valley is an artists’ mecca, and area artists say the community here is unusually close.  Because of that support, the valley just might have a signature aesthetic: collaborative art.

Christin Kay / Aspen Public Radio

Yaa Samar! Dance Theatre is made up of dancers from Palestine and the U.S.  The company uses contemporary dance to tell the stories of underrepresented communities. They’ve performed at universities, museums and U.N. refugee schools all over the world. They were in Carbondale for the past week for a residency with valley nonprofit, Dance Initiative.

Claire Woodcock

Artspace is a nonprofit that looks at the feasibility of building affordable spaces for a community’s arts and culture sector. Last week, it gave the town of Carbondale its recommendations on creating more housing for artists.  

Carbondale Arts

On Friday, a collaborative art show, “Word is Bond,” opens in Carbondale.  Arts reporter Christin Kay spoke with the the artists, who likened the process to a conversation.  

Carbondale Creative District

Carbondale artists are working together to design a gateway to welcome visitors to the Rio Grande ARTway in the town.  

Muse Motion

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.

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