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
Over 100 films at multiple venues
Sept 26th – 29th
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.
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.
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.