Getting to MARBLEmarble Directions from Carbondale 40 minutes. Last place to get gas, groceries, liquor, or cash. From Colorado Highway 82 ⇒ turn south on CO Hwy 133 Approximately 23 miles south on CO Hwy 133 ⇒ turn left (southeast) on County Road 3 to Marble Approximately 6 miles on County Rd 3, look for […]


MARBLE/marble began with a dream. On July 4th,1977 Madeline Wiener watched Scott Owens, Frank Swanson and Gregory Tonozzi carving a shared block of marble at the Marble Fair. They had one compressor, three air lines and were embarked on a collaborative creation. Watching her friends carving outdoors, sharing tools and ideas, planted the seed in […]

Where to Stay

Lodging Options in and near Marble, Colorado The Inn at Raspberry Ridge offers a variety of accommodations within walking distance of the Symposium grounds. The all-new Raspberry Cafe, located at the Inn, will be open from 8 am-2 pm daily serving breakfast burritos, salads, coffee drinks, and baked goods. Beaver Lake Lodge  970-963-2504 This […]

What to Bring

What to Bring SAFETY GEAR We have 3M dust masks, pink filters, and a variety of safety glasses (not suited for going over prescription glasses) for sale. We offer free earplugs. Full or partial face mask for dust – 3M, Norton, Surviveaire, Wilson, Dustflo. Goggles or safety glasses – a must! Style – your preference. […]

The Workshops

OPEN-FORUM CLASSES Led by our long-time professional staff instructors, you will learn about every aspect of stone carving from selecting a stone to finishing and mounting your sculpture. Additionally, guest instructors come each year from around the world to offer special insights into carving everything from classical figurative work to detailed relief and large-scale abstract. […]


The MARBLE/marble Symposium consists of three sessions, always on the same dates, each summer: 1st Session JULY 2 – 9  •  2nd Session JULY 15 – 22  •  3rd Session JULY 29 – AUG 5 Participants of MARBLE/marble enjoy A complimentary MARBLE/marble T-shirt; Long-sleeve shirts, hats and other accessories available for purchase A block of Colorado Yule Marble to […]


Frequently Asked Questions   Where is Marble, Colorado? Marble is located in the Rocky Mountains, 220 miles (4 hours) west of Denver, between Aspen and Glenwood Springs, 28 miles south of Carbondale off State Highway 133. The towns of Aspen and Eagle have the nearest regional airports. People also fly into Denver International Airport and […]


MARBLE AREA LINKS Marble, Colorado Marble is a small town near Aspen, Colorado. The site of the Symposium is in the old Yule Quarry finishing mill, which was the world’s largest. Remnants of the blocks used for The Tomb of the Unkown Soldier, the Lincoln Memorial and other monuments throughout the world are scattered throughout the […]


About Us The Marble Institute of Colorado, Inc. (MIC) was established as a non-profit organization for the education, training, and growth and development of stone carvers. MIC will advance the development of stone carvers through a series of educational and training symposia. These workshops facilitate stone carvers from all over the world to work together […]