Crested Butte Summer & Fall Arts Guide

In Less Sweat, Summer & Fall by Kryptonite Creative

Although there are endless outdoor activities to enjoy in the area, one thing that should not be overlooked is the rich artistic side of Crested Butte. Historic downtown is filled with galleries, art walks and events, which celebrate the talent of both local and regional artists.

Featured Event

CB Film Festival

Single tix to full passes
Over 100 films at multiple venues
Sept 26th – 29th

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This four-day celebration includes award-winning shorts, documentaries, and narrative features is September 26 – 29. Crested Butte Film Festival is all about inspiring and educating audiences through film and discussions that spark creativity, cultural awareness, and social and environmental change. 

Featured Event

Crested Butte Arts Festival

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Now in its 47th year, the Crested Butte Arts Festival features incredible art, cuisine, exciting, entertainment, artists demonstrations, children’s activities and an art auction. This is one of the best art festivals in the nation, and an event you won’t want to miss. Elk Avenue is shut down, and artists’ booths line the street.

Art Walks

On the last Thursday of each month take the opportunity to leisurely stroll through the galleries of Crested Butte to experience and be inspired by the diverse expressions of local artists. The walk takes place from 5pm to 8pm and visits participating galleries in the heart of downtown. Check out the Artists of Crested Butte for more information.


Crested Butte is host to a wide range of performances every year. Between the CB Dance collective and their annual “Move the Butte” performance and The Crested Butte Mountain Theatre’s yearly theatrical performance, there is something for everyone.

Galleries in Crested Butte

Redline GalleryPaintings, photography, sculpture 429 Elk Ave
Artisan Rug GalleryFine handmade rugs311 Elk Ave
Crested Butte Mountain Heritage MuseumCrested Butte's Local Museum331 Elk Ave
Shaun Horne GalleryLarge Plein Air Paintings429 Elk Ave
Oh Be Joyful GalleryInvestment-quality original landscape paintings. 232 Elk Ave
Paragon GalleryA Crested Butte Art Co-Op132 Elk Ave
Piper GalleryVisual Arts of local and regional artists606 6th St
Rendezvous Gallery and FramingArt gallery and framing427 Belleview Ave
Rijks Family GalleryAntiques, paintings, pottery, photography, posters and prints of the CB area.310 2nd St
The Art StuidoRotating Artists: Watercolor, Acrylics, paintings, clay111 Elk Ave
Kinder Padon GalleryRotating Artists: Watercolor, Acrylics, paintings, photography606 6th St


Crested Butte is an officially recognized Creative District in Colorado, due to its vibrant creative arts community and unique identity. The creative and historic downtown is filled with galleries, artwalks, cultural events, and more. Pick up a walking map at the Visitors Center to explore downtown Crested Butte’s creative businesses, unique public art installations, and events that you won’t want to miss.