The Carbondale Public Arts Commission and town staff have been working hard to get 14 “brand spankin’ new” sculptures installed in time for the art walk Thursday, May 31. Folks will meet at the Town Hall at 5:30 p.m. for a chance to tour and talk with the artists, then head to the Village Smithy for a reception.
“It’s always a fun little party and we like to have the town show up and say thank you for lending us their art for a year and trusting us,” explained CPAC Chair Sarah Moore.
Among the selections are works by Carbondale artists Wallace Graham and Chester Haring, with others ranging from Paonia and Aspen to Minnesota and Texas. It’s the cream of a crop of around 70 applicants.
“I think we’re on people’s radar,” Moore noted. “There have been some fun surprises. We have a lot of large pieces, so it was kind of interesting trying to pick places for that.”
Folks who can’t make the walk can get some of the same background by nabbing a postcard with a map from Town Hall or visiting the Town’s new website once it launches.
Speaking of art, it’s First Friday on June 1 with an array of new works indoors as well (including a special show by Carbondale Arts employees at The Launchpad) but the Chamber’s special entertainment district plan never moved forward, so don’t expect to drink on the street.