Arts & Culture

Carbondale invites self-expression in all ways. Here, your voice is a valuable asset, and the City has a knack for producing boundless talent in every art form. There is a why-not ingenuity born of the community's no-judgment mentality, and Carbondale Community Arts, fundraisers, and public art initiatives nurture it wholeheartedly. As the region's honored "Creative Capital," venues like The Varsity Theater, Artspace 304, and the McLeod Theater attract art goers from near and far. Cultural rules and music are kings, producing and attracting top names in every genre. Here, the artful life has an international palette that is enjoyed in all ways. 

Carbondale Community Arts

Carbondale History & Public Art Virtual Tour

McLeod Theater

Southern Illinois Musical Festival

Southern Illinois Symphony

The Stage Company

The Varsity Center