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2017 Crested Butte Arts Festival




Crested Butte, Colorado, is home to one of the nation’s top arts festivals. Now in its 45th year, the Crested Butte Arts Festival features incredible art, fantastic cuisine, exhilarating entertainment, artist demonstrations, children’s activities and an art auction.

The festival, August 4-6, 2017, on Elk Avenue in Downtown Crested Butte, will showcase the works of a multitude of artists and styles, including ceramics, drawing and graphic, fiber, glass, jewelry, metal, mixed media, painting, photography, sculpture and wood. Find all of the 2017 artists here!

The 2017 poster artist is Crested Butte local Adam Freed. The native New Yorker found his way to the gorgeous Colorado ski town, and the rest is history.

“My enthusiasm for drawing and painting seemed to reach a new level of intensity. The open spaces of the plains and the rugged landscape of the mountains spoke to my appreciation of nature, while the colorful history of the old mining town sparked my sense of community,” says Freed.

You can purchase Freed’s work at local art markets, festivals, and galleries in Crested Butte. Click here to see more of his fabulous work!

While you’re perusing the art-filled streets during the festival, be sure to stop by the Art of Living Design Suite, presented by Colorado Homes & Lifestyles and Mountain Living.

The talented talented team of local designers will build a pop-up design studio meant to be a functional space for dreaming and designing!

The space will be fitted with furnishings and fixtures sourced from within the designers’ own studios and workshops. There will be books, materials, catalogs, and a layout/drawing table, and seating for relaxing and chatting with folks about home design.

About Crested Butte Arts Festival

The Crested Butte Arts Festival produces an annual, nationally recognized Festival presenting a broad spectrum of the arts, whose proceeds perpetuate the Festival and also provide for year-round, sustainable arts outreach programs for the community of the Gunnison Valley.

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