Crested Butte 45th Arts Festival

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The festival is a summer time favorite, and is one of the nations top art festivals, drawing more than 12,000 people for the FREE 3 day event. What began as an informal gathering of local crafters has evolved into Crested Butte’s signature cultural event, featuring 175 of the nation’s finest visual artists.

Top chefs from Colorado and beyond participate in free culinary demonstrations and tastings during festival hours, and serve up succulent signature dishes at ticketed events in the evenings. A dozen or so exhibiting artists find time to lead demos inside the Artist Demonstration Tent, and children have ample opportunity to roll up their sleeves and create their own masterpieces inside the children’s Art Alley. Nationally touring musical acts and entertainers perform all weekend inside the Oskar Blues Beer & Barefoot Wine Pavilion.

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Featured Events

Friday August 4th:

Free live music at 3rd & Elk from Masontown & Bruce Hayes, and the opening of the 45th Annual CB Arts Festival!

Saturday August 5th:

Iron sculpture casting, metal demonstration by Jill Rikkers, live music including the Gypsy Jazz Social Club and art demonstrations including mixed media, painting and sculpture.

Sunday August 6th: 

Finish out the Festival with live music and art demonstrations including painting and sculpture!



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