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.
CB Film Festival
Single tix to full passes
Completely virtual this year
Sept 25th – Oct 4th
This year, in an effort to keep our community of filmmakers, audience members, and partners safe as we celebrate our tenth anniversary, we are moving to a new virtual format – complete with expanded festival dates, affordable ticket options, and creative partnership opportunities, while celebrating the spirit, innovation, and fun that has always been at the foundation of CBFF.
Now is the perfect time to Connect, Empower, and Re-imagine the Crested Butte Arts Festival and how we as a national community support the arts! All in for the Arts silent art auction is a venue where patrons, artisans, and those who simply love the arts can place a bid on a piece, or multiple pieces out of this amazing collection. The best part? 80% of proceeds go directly back to artists!
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 Gallery||Paintings, photography, sculpture||429 Elk Ave|
|Artisan Rug Gallery||Fine handmade rugs||311 Elk Ave
|Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum||Crested Butte's Local Museum||331 Elk Ave|
|Shaun Horne Gallery||Large Plein Air Paintings||429 Elk Ave|
|Oh Be Joyful Gallery||Investment-quality original landscape paintings.||232 Elk Ave
|Paragon Gallery||A Crested Butte Art Co-Op||132 Elk Ave
|Piper Gallery||Visual Arts of local and regional artists||606 6th St|
|Rendezvous Gallery and Framing||Art gallery and framing||427 Belleview Ave
|Rijks Family Gallery||Antiques, paintings, pottery, photography, posters and prints of the CB area.||310 2nd St|
|The Art Stuido||Rotating Artists: Watercolor, Acrylics, paintings, clay||111 Elk Ave|
|Kinder Padon Gallery||Rotating Artists: Watercolor, Acrylics, paintings, photography||606 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.