Art Around Town



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, Colorado.

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.
Follow The Town of Carbondale, CO Public Art Commission Facebook Page for current updates

Commission Members:
Michael Stout, Chair
Brian Colley, Member
Suzanne Frazier, Member
Kris Elice, Member
Frank Nadell, Member

Laurie Lindberg, Town Staff Liaison
Ross Kribbs, Board of Trustees Liaison
If you have questions about the Agendas or Minutes, or would like to apply to be a member of the Public Arts Commission, please email or 970-510-1248

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, 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".

chet - belt broken 2019 (2)   "Rack & Pinion", Chet Haring on 3rd St., $4,500


"Bone Machine", Chet Haring on Highway 133, $10,000

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