Carbondale Arts

Hamilton Pevec


After ten years Carbondale’s Green is the New Black Fashion Extravaganza has evolved from an inspired display of creative upcycling to a highly polished production. Local independent producer and filmmaker Hamilton Pevec reports.

Carbondale Arts

Here’s your community calendar for Thursday, March 8th, underwritten by Sopris Liquor and Wine, at the corner of 133 and Main in Carbondale.  For a list of today's events like Green is the New Black SUPERNATURAL Preview night follow the headline...

The curator of the Salon series Alya Howe is joined by trumpeter Tim Fox, dancer Io, and USA Tango Champion Sean Ericson to describe the year's first Salon at the Launchpad.

Friday Community Calendar

Jan 12, 2018
Valley Visual Art Show

Here’s your community calendar for Friday, January 12th, underwritten by Sopris Liquor and Wine, at the corner of 133 and Main in Carbondale. Sopris Liquor and Wine carries local and imported spirits, beer, and wine. For a list of today's events like The 38th Annual Valley Visual Arts show opening at the R2 Gallery in the Launchpad follow the headline...

AH Marsh photo

Carbondale firefighters put out a small but significant fire this afternoon just outside the Launchpad. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has more.


Tonight, Carbondale hosts a 13th annual Day of the Dead Celebration. The celebration begins at the Third Street Center at 5pm with hot chocolate and tamales. The procession to The Thunder River Theatre starts at 6 for performances at 7 and 7:45. Meanwhile, El Colectivo presents a puppet show at The Launchpad at 7 and 7:45. Altars will be on display at The Third Street Center through November 7th.

The Drunken Hearts stopped by Express Yourself before their Belly Up gig. And artist Chris Hassig about his new show at the Launchpad, The Line of Totality.

Chris Hassig Artist

Oct 20, 2017

Carbondale native and artist Chris Hassig talks about his new show at the Launchpad and about his working process. The piece below, Lost Coast, is one of the pieces that sold. The show will hang until November 8.

Heidi Hendricks

Carbondale’s community gathered for the 108th Annual Potato Day this past weekend. Along the RioGrande ArtWay volunteers worked to clear weeds and rocks and to plant trees in preparation for future art installations. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh has these reports. All are welcome to participate in the final Rio Grande ArtWay workday on Saturday, October 14th from 9 to noon at the intersection of 8th Street and the Rio Grande bike trail. Lunch will be provided.

Raleigh Burleigh

Carbondale’s Rio Grande ArtWAY, a collaboration between many community organizations, celebrated the first official installation yesterday. Ascendigo Autism Services together with Scavenger Industries built a bench in memory of Alex DeMeo. Raleigh Burleigh has this report. Upcoming community workdays for Derail Park are Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and work on the Latino Folk Art Garden is Saturday from 9 to noon. More information is available here

Latino Folk Art Garden

News Director Raleigh Burleigh learns more about the Rio Grande ARTway from executive director of Carbondale Arts Amy Kimberly.

Latino Folk Art Garden

Carbondale Arts está pidiendo ayuda para la creación de un Jardín de Arte Popular Latino en Carbondale. Los días de trabajo son 7 y 14 de octubre.

Her enthusiasm runneth over. And her fingers moveth quickly upon the keyboard. Bulgarian concert pianist Tania Stavreva impresseth. 

Express Yourself

Aug 25, 2017

Today's show features a conversation with a new voice on KDNK Jill Rubin and her guest Paul Manes, a noted artist with a show that hangs at the Launchpad until September 1. And we hear the second Music Meeting. All of that and maybe more on Express Yourself.

A dance piece by Deb Colley and a live in-studio from The Brother Brothers.

Deb Colley, of Co-Motion and Dance Initiative, and creator of A Letter to Congress: A WILD Sanity, along with one of her dancers Carolyn Yates, about the unique piece and how it was made, and about the live performance of the piece.

Express Yourself

Aug 11, 2017
Craig Silberman

Sondie Rieff of the Our Town One Table event about this year's version the day before the eclipse. Aspen author Jill Sheeley about her 12-book-long career in writing, spanning a Christmas book, two cookbooks, 9 children's books, and a young adult novel. And Ed Jurdi of the Band of Heathens talks about their new CD Duende. 

Heathens at the Hootenanny

Aug 11, 2017

The Band of Heathens are helping KDNK and Carbondale Arts celebrate the first birthday of the Carbondale Creative District with a hootenanny tonight at the 4th Street Plaza. KDNK's Amy Kimberly spoke with founding member, singer and co-songwriter of the Band of Heathens, Ed Jurdi, about their new CD Duende and about how the band expresses their authenticity.

Paul Manes


Here’s your community calendar for Thursday, August 10, underwritten by the Mount Sopris Rotary Club, meeting every Thursday at noon at Mi Casita in Carbondale. Rotary: Service above self. Click the headline for today's events, like an opening reception at The Launchpad for painter Paul Manes.

Express Yourself

Aug 4, 2017

Katy Marshall about the effort to keep Humpty Dumpty in Carbondale. Linda Flynn and Corrie Karnan talk about their new books, which receive a reading at the Carbondale Branch Library on August 16. And landscape artist Dan Young about his new show at the Korologos Gallery in Basalt and about his 30 year career as a landscape artist.

If the circus came to Frenchman Street, it might find the March Fourth Marching Band. The ensemble marches into this year's Mountain Fair at the very end, on Sunday night at 5:15. Check out this video and then pick your jaw up off the floor. No telling if they're bringing the stilt walkers, but they sure do bring the pizzazz.

The song, Savage Blue, courtesy of the KEXP Presents series of videos, introduces Noah Shomberg, the drummer for the wild and crazy Denver band The Yawpers, who play Mountain Fair Saturday evening from 5:15-6:30. Check out the entire KEXP video here.

The band played a couple tunes live on Beyond Beyond before their Mountain Fair gig, Milonga and Rumo au Bosque. We discovered they are working on a new tune called Rumba & Raga. And their new drummer has more tattoos than he can count. Valle Musico plays the Fair on Saturday from 12:30-2pm

Frank Martin, guitar slinger and singer/songwriter has produced a new CD Blue on Blue on Blue. He joins Express Yourself with his producer Dave Taylor, of Cool Brick Studios, to talk about the project and play a couple tunes from the album, Pick Up Your Feet and Leaving Cheyenne. Frank's Trio plays Mountain Fair on Saturday morning at 11. More info at .

Intuit pays their first visit to the Carbondale Mountain Fair this year on Friday night. A young band based in Boulder, Intuit has an appealing blend of reggae, folk and funk, with a little jam on the side.  Check out a great video here.

Brian Colley


The 46th Annual Carbondale Mountain Fair begins this Friday. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Carbondale Arts to learn what changes to expect this year.

Express Yourself

Jun 16, 2017

Alya Howe, Sarah Graf and Stefano Da Fre about the first Salon at the Launchpad on Saturday night. Chris Bank about this summer's Glenwood Summer of Music Concert Series. And Sue Lavin, Jennifer Johnson and Will Bledsoe about the new Thunder River Theatre production.

Deb Jones and Laurie Doctor about their art in the new Carbondale Arts exhibition. And the organizers of the benefit gala in Glenwood Springs next week  in support of the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts.

Artist Laurie Doctor

Jun 2, 2017

Laurie Doctor proves to be articulate not only about her art, but about how and why that art is an expression of soul. Laurie partnered with Deb Jones to participate in the new Carbondale Arts exhibit which opens tonight at the Launchpad with a reception at 6pm.

Artist Deb Jones

Jun 2, 2017

Deb Jones, founder of The Wyly Community Arts Center and artist in the Roaring Fork Valley since the 1970s, about her participation in the new Carbondale Arts exhibit, Correspondence, which opens with a reception tonight, and about her art, her process, and her current project.