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.
Center For The Arts
The Center for the Arts brings talented musicians, performances, and arts to Crested Butte all winter long. They offer programing in Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Literary Arts, and Culinary Arts. Their brand new, state of the art facility and concert hall has all the amenities to take art in Crested Butte to the next level. Classes and workshops occur on a regular basis. Click the links below to find more information on programing at The Center.
Monthly Film Series
Hosted by the Crested Butte Film Fest and the Center for the Arts, the Monthly Film Series brings you inspiring films, audience favorites, and new independent masterpieces on the third Thursday of every month. Films will be held at the Center for the arts unless otherwise noted. To purchase tickets or to check out what films are playing visit there website here
The Center for the Arts hosts a monthly Art Walk at their gallery: The Art Studio from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. Featured artists at Art Studio Gallery hold an opening reception at each ArtWalk. Stop by the cozy nook to meet the artists, enjoy a snack or a glass of wine, and browse the showing of local artwork. Walk up and down the rest of Elk Avenue to meet the artists of other local galleries. Strolling is free. Art is available for purchase. ArtWalk 2020 Dates:
Saturday, December 28
Saturday, January 18
Saturday, February 15
Friday, March 20
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.
The Center for the Arts brings talented musicians, performances, and arts to Crested Butte all winter long. The venue boasts a large amount stadium seating for the audience to soak up tunes from a wide variety of talent. Classes and workshops also occur on the regular.