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Crested Butte Center for the Arts

Crested Butte Center for the Arts


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About Us

The Center for the Arts is proud to open its doors to a brand new, reimagined community arts facility that is home to a year-round schedule of programming in the culinary, performing, visual and literary arts. The Center's schedule includes art exhibitions, artist-in-residence programs, lectures, live music, film screenings, art classes, and inspirational authors of all genres of literature. As the Western Slope's premier arts venue, the Center's spaces include the 400-seat, cutting-edge Steddy Theater and the Kinder Padon Gallery, showcasing local, regional, national and international visual arts exhibitions.

In addition to our popular signature events, including Alpenglow, the Mountain Words Literary Festival, and the Crested Butte Wine + Food Festival, the Center gratefully serves as a central events venue for local community organizations, including the Crested Butte School of Dance, Trailhead Children's Museum, Crested Butte Mountain Theatre, Crested Butte Music Festival, Crested Butte Film Festival, Public Policy Forum of Crested Butte, Crested Butte Community School Enrichment Program, Crested Butte Clay Studio, and more.

Together, we bring quality attractions such as film screenings, live theatrical performances, and music festivals to our rural mountain town. The Center also offers rental space for private meetings, weddings, and social gatherings in the King Community Room, the Jones Performance Hall or the third-floor Comiskey Terrace with panoramic views of Paradise Divide and Mount Crested Butte. (970) 349-7487.


The Wood Brothers at the Steddy Theater, 2.26.21. Photo by Nolan Blunck.
The Grand Tasting at the 2021 Crested Butte Wine and Food Festival. Photo by Nolan Blunck.
Author Steven Dunn reads his work as a part of the Literary Arts + Lectures Program. Photo by Nolan Blunck.
Fun at the 2021 Alpenglow free summer concert series for all ages. Photo by Nolan Blunck
School of Dance students perform in "Rise Up" in winter 2021. Photo by Nolan Blunck.
Patrons view art in the Center's Kinder Padon Gallery, summer 2021. Photo by Nolan Blunck.
Artist Dan Marshall instructs a plein air watercolor class at the 2021 Watercolor Symposium. Photo by Nolan Blunck.