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Outdoor Art Studio


A peek at creating in our outdoor art studio at May’s First Friday in historic downtown Carbondale | CO!  HANDMAKERY: A Children’s Art Studio had the opportunity be a sponsor at the Family Block Party for a second year!  The Family Block Party is an annual event that includes a fabulous live band, beautiful face painting, exciting carnival games + a bounce house, arts + crafts {with us}, sweet adoptable pets looking for a forever home, a silent auction full of amazing giveaways, food + drink hosted by The Village Smithy Restaurant and more!  Funds benefit Colorado Animal Rescue, Children’s Rocky Mountain Preschool and Carbondale Recreation!  This night wouldn’t be possible without all the fabulous organizers, volunteers, local businesses, community sponsors + supporters and all the MANY families + friends that attended the 4-8PM celebration of moving into spring!

HANDMAKERY butterfly in hands

Happy 1st Birthday HANDMAKERY, so wonderful that SO many amazing HANDMAKERY artists + volunteers joined us for an action packed evening!  Last year we made our debut at Family Block Party 2013, which was another incredible night of celebration and art-making with children!

HANDMAKERY butterfly

Vibrant + beautifully painted + symmetrical + glittered butterflies were a favorite of the evening!  An array of arts + crafts were happening in our outdoor art studio!  Color was overflowing!  It was so wonderful to see so many familiar faces, yet to meet many new locals to the Roaring Fork Valley!

HANDMAKERY giant spin art

Handmade spin art using bright + bold colors put big smiles on many little faces!


A peek into where all the art adventure + creative expression took place with all the local children!

HANDMAKERY garden table

Our garden exploration table for digging + planting + watering bright spring flowers!

HANDMAKERY patagonia

A cozy + warm little one in her flowery Patagonia was very busy planting away!

HANDMAKERY butterfly girl

A little one, who’s mama orchestrates Carbondale Moms for Moms for our community, enjoyed all her colorful treasures at hand!  Face painting was a favorite at the Family Block Party!

HANDMAKERY butterfly 2

Loving the symmetry, complementary color scheme and vibrance of the start to this painting!

HANDMAKERY best friends

Forever friends ♥ ♥

HANDMAKERY butterflies on line

Butterflies clipped to the line so they didn’t fly away before it was time to head home, as many families were dancing the night away after Lulubelle’s Annual Main Street Fashion Show with May Selby DJ’ing!

HANDMAKERY garden sensory

Spring is in bloom!


All hands-on at HANDMAKERY: A Children’s {Outdoor} Art Studio with this sweet smile!


Beautiful compliments!

HANDMAKERY spin with D

A little one all decked out for Family Block Party doing ‘a little street spin art’ with one of our amazing volunteers, Sarah Murray!

HANDMAKERY Stripes at Spin Art

Another fabulous volunteer helping an artistic little one get her spin art underway!

HANDMAKERY glitter table with M

The glitter table was the place to be for fine details, sparkle + shine and the true magic to come alive!

HANDMAKERY sensory table

Another little spring-time gardener.


It’s never easy making your color scheme choice when colors are THIS beautiful!

HANDMAKERY spin art under tent

A collection of spin art.


A peek at the glitter table as the evening came to an end!  The street was sparkling as the sun went down in this little mountain town!

HANDMAKERY butterfly gir

Love the boldness + simplicity of this lovely piece  and the ever so lovely face painting to compliment!


The evening brought together creativity + community + children + conversation + connection + confidence!  A huge THANK YOU to all the volunteers that donated their time throughout the night in our outdoor art studio- Danielle Wilson, Sarah Murray, Robin Beck-Jennings, all of our Carbondale Middle School “amazing” assistants, volunteers from Colorado Animal Rescue + Jaywalkers Lodge + friends in our Carbondale community!


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