Arts & Culture

Crested Butte might be a small, mountain town, but the art scene will prove how progressive and sophisticated the area truly is.  Ranging from opera, movies, concerts and plays to galleries and classes, you will discover Crested Butte has it all.  Crested Butte is the home to many festivals and events that showcase art, culture, well-being and nature.  Please reference our calendar of events for festival dates. 

Crested Butte Center for the Arts:  The Mission of the Center for the Arts is to enrich and expand community participation in the Arts. The Center hosts a wide variety of performances throughout the year - concerts, theater, dance, speakers, conferences and more.  

Alpenglow:  Alpenglow is the Center for the Arts free outdoor concert series on Monday evenings during the summer. With Crested Butte Mountain and Paradise Divide as the backdrop, come enjoy the sounds of a variety of music.


Crested Butte Mountain Theatre:  The Crested Butte Mountain Theatre is the longest continuously running community theatre in Colorado, producing nearly 200 plays over the last three decades. The theatre’s mission is to foster the growth of theatre as an art form through high-quality contemporary, classical and original productions as well as art education.  


Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum:  The Museum is home to a number of exhibits with something to interest almost anyone. When you step into the front doors of the building you step into the past. 

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