Call for entries for Carbondale’s Art aRound Town

Staff report

The Carbondale Public Arts Commission (CPAC) is seeking entries for the 2015 Art aRound Town sculpture installation.

The entry deadline is Feb. 15. Selected sculptors will be notified by the end of March.

Since 2002, CPAC has sponsored the Art aRound Town program, which selects 14 new sculptures annually to be installed throughout the downtown core area of Carbondale. The sculptures remain on display for one year.

A jury selects the sculptures from entries that are submitted from artists across the country. The selected artists receive a $500 honorarium to help with travel and installation expenses. During the year a “Best of Show” is selected, with the artist receiving a $1,000 award. Over the years, sculptures have been purchased by locals and tourists, as well as by the commission, to be added to the Carbondale Town Collection.

The annual exhibition receives high acknowledgment due to Carbondale’s recognition as an artists’ mecca. Carbondale was recently accepted as one of Colorado’s Cultural Districts.

Applications are available at www.

Installation of the selected sculptures will be during the first week of June 2015 and remain on site through May 2016.