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Carbondale Arts

The Roaring Fork Transportation Authority, or RFTA, has been nominated for a state arts award for its work on Carbondale’s Rio Grande ARTWay.

The Colorado Business Committee for the Arts selected RFTA as one of 12 nominees for this year’s Business for the Arts Award.

Carbondale Arts

Middle school students worked with local designers to come up with ideas for Carbondale’s Youth Art Park, which will be located behind Town Hall.  

Now, the public is invited to vote on their favorites.

A metal arch will be installed to mark the beginning of the Rio Grande ARTway in Carbondale this spring.

The ARTchway is meant to capture the character and history of Carbondale. It will be constructed partly out of reclaimed railroad ties and bicycles. It will span the ARTway at the intersection of Highway 133 and the Rio Grande, near the entrance of downtown Carbondale.



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The community is invited to help create a mosaic picnic table for the Latino Folk Art Garden on the Rio Grande Trail in Carbondale.  

Claire Woodcock

Pottery is being created for the Latino Folk Art Garden this weekend and the community can pitch in.  

Carbondale Creative District

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

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.

Patrick Fort / Aspen Public Radio

Colorado has the most creative people in the country, according to a nationwide study from the National Endowment for the arts. 65 percent of Coloradans “personally perform or create artworks,” according to the research.