The Town of Carbondale established the Carbondale Public Arts Commission (CPAC) in 1999 to promote all forms of visual art to be displayed throughout our community, for the benefit of residents and visitors. CPAC established the annual Art Around Town year-long exhibition, showcasing outdoor sculptures in highly visible places around the town of Carbondale, CO.
The Town of Carbondale Public Art Commission will evaluate sites within the Town of Carbondale appropriate for public art.
- To promote local artist's work.
- To recommend to the Board of Trustees the purchase or other acquisition of works of art that are suitable for public display.
- To pursue all means of funding to purchase, promote and commission works of art.
- To work in cooperation with other public agencies and private individuals to promote art awareness.
(Click on the left side menu for Art Around Town photos and maps)
The 2023-2024 Art Around Town call for artists is live! Deadline to apply is February 6, 2023.
Michael Stout, Chair
Susan Johnson, Member
Brian Colley, Member
Ann Harris, Member
Suzanne Frazier, Member
Kris Elice, Member
David Thickman, Member
2023 Art Around Town
2022 Art Around Town
2021 Art Around Town
2020 Art Around Town
2019 Art Around Town
2018 Art Around Town
2017 Art Around Town
2016 Art Around Town
Art Around Town & Permanent Collection Story Map
One Percent for the Arts Program:
The Town of Carbondale passed a resolution, (2005-14), creating a "One Percent for the Arts" program. The intent was to enhance the aesthetic environment of its public spaces, buildings, and property by integrating high quality urban design and art into its capital improvements projects, and 2) to create a more visually pleasing environment and expand the opportunities for residents and visitors to experience quality works of art by facilitating the acquisition, display, and development of such works of art in public places.The ordinance authorizes the allocation of funds for art in the construction of certain Town capital improvements projects, establishes a method of calculating art appropriations for Town capital projects, provides for an art selection process, and establishes a separate "1% for the Arts Fund".
"Bone Broken", Chet Haring on 3rd St.
Sullivan & Sullivan Public Art on 3rd St.
"Pencil", John Bozza, at the Carbondale Library, $500
Roaring Fork Weekly Journal, Carbondale sets the standard for public art consciousness, February 2019
Roaring Fork Lifestyle article about the marble bases - October 2015
1% for the Arts Resolution
Carbondale Public Art Commission Resolution