Crested Butte Winter Arts Guide

In Winter & Spring 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.

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

Art Walk

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

Performances

(photo/Nathan Bilow)

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

GalleriesTypeAddress
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




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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.


Featured Partner

Center for the Arts

114 Elk Ave, Crested Butte, CO 81224
(970) 363-6688Map

Events Calendar

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.