Crested Butte, Colorado, contains a rich, creative culture that affects all who live and vacation here. With unbelievably beautiful scenery and charming historic areas, artists are constantly using this picturesque backdrop as inspiration for their works. This abundance of artistic qualities led to the creation of the Crested Butte Arts Festival, a beloved annual event that celebrates the works and achievements of numerous local artists in the community. Discover what makes this festival so special and mark your calendar today so you don’t miss out on all the fun!
Everything You Need to Know about the Crested Butte Arts Festival
When and Where
The 44th Annual Crested Butte Arts Festival will take place August 5th-7th, 2016. Attractions and activities of the festival will be set up on Elk Avenue, where visitors can stroll to take a look at the many works of art. Parking and admission is completely free of charge!
Things to Do
One of the most highly anticipated events of the year, the Crested Butte Arts Festival has received abundant praise and recognition as one of the best arts festivals in the country. Its wide variety of things to do makes this the ideal event for people of all ages. This weekend-long celebration features an art auction, artist demonstrations, children’s arts and crafts area, live music and entertainment, and a beer and wine pavilion. Interactive presentations and programs allow visitors to learn some new skills and techniques from several talented artists as well. The artists that will be at the 2016 Crested Butte Arts Festival include Leslie Friedman, Don Mancini, Caitlin Ward, Keun Park, Sarah Bean, Meyer Abrams, and many others. You can grab a bite to eat as you meander through the many artists’ booths; there will be several local food and beverage vendors present so you can enjoy some tasty treats throughout the day.
Other Local Events
In addition to the Crested Butte Arts Festival, this beautiful area hosts many other events that draw countless people from far and wide! The Crested Butte Wildflower Festival is a favorite of many as it honors the great outdoors of Colorado through hikes, nature walks, Jeep tours, and much more. If you’re searching for more art events in the area, check the schedule of the Crested Butte Center for the Arts and see what performances they have coming up, as well as exhibits from local artists.
Come Stay with Us at Alpine Getaways!
Make sure you stay in the best possible lodging during your trip to Crested Butte! Alpine Getaways provides all our guests with amazing vacation rentals located throughout the most picturesque parts of this town in the Rocky Mountains. Our outstanding cottages, cabins, apartments, and villas are all comfortably furnished and fully equipped with the finest amenities. You can choose to settle down close to the excellent downtown area with all their numerous shops and cafes, or bask in the peace and quiet of a more secluded, scenic area. No matter where you choose to stay, you’ll be impressed by the quality of comfort our vacation rentals provide! Check our availability online today to start planning your dream getaway to Crested Butte, CO, today!
Photo by georgealmanza / Thinkstock