Crested Butte Art & Photography Galleries


A great way to spend some time here is by viewing Crested Butte art & photo collections created by the valley’s talented locals.  Seeing these amazing photos and paintings can elevate your relaxation to another level.  Much of what is showcased here is also for sale, allowing you to take home a beautiful reminder of your trip.

Love art and Crested Butte? Make sure to book your trip during the 45th Annual Crested Butte Arts Festival, August 4-6th. Art booths span the entire length of Elk Avenue for a weekend of fine art, jewelry, entertainment, cuisine, demonstrations and children’s activities. The artist application deadline is fast approaching, so if you’d like to have a booth at this years festival signup soon!

45th Annual Crested Butte Arts Festival

August 4th-6th, 2017 • Website
Now in its 45th year, the Crested Butte Arts Festival features incredible art, cuisine, exciting entertainment, artist demonstrations, children’s activities and an art auction. This is one of the best arts festivals in the nation, and an event you won’t want to miss. Elk Avenue is shut down, and artists booths line the street. If you’re interested in being an artist featured in the festival, please fill out an application by March 3, 2015 midnight MST.


Artisan Rug Gallery

(970) 349-0116  •
Hours: 10am – 8pm
311 Elk Avenue  •  Map

Crested Butte’s source for  unique new and antique hand-woven rugs from southern Iran to Tibet.  With large stacks of rugs and hanging displays in the gallery, you can be sure to find a style to suit anyone’s tastes.


(970) 349-5936  •
Hours: 10am – 9pm
409 3rd Street  •  Map

This gallery off of 3rd Street focuses on original landscape paintings.  Its collection includes beautiful works from some of the best landscape painters working today.  The Oh-Be-Joyful Gallery is named for the pristine valley close to town, which features waterfalls and dramatic alpine vistas.

Paragon Gallery

(970) 349-6484  •
132 Elk Avenue  •  Map

This artist cooperative is made up of 14 local artists dedicated to the Crested Butte community.

Rijks Family Gallery

(970)-349-5289  •
310 Second Street  •  Map

A small family owned and operated business, this gallery won’t disappoint you with their eclectic collection.

J.C. Leacock’s Photography Gallery

(970) 901-0087  •
429 Elk Ave  •  Map

J.C. is a notable local photographer with themes of The American West, landscapes, cowboys, and lifestyles.

Alpenglow Gallery

(970) 349-4000
Lodge at Mountaineer Square  •  Map

Featuring local artists in mediums including photography, paint, sculpture, ceramics and more.