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The 44th Annual Crested Butte Arts Festival

Photo: Kim Raines

The 44th Annual Crested Butte Arts Festival takes place August 5-7, 2016, and is the perfect place to browse a selection of fine art for your home. The festival is an annual, nationally recognized Festival featuring a broad spectrum of the arts, and proceeds provide for year-round, sustainable arts outreach programs for the community of Gunnison Valley.

Head to Elk Avenue in downtown Crested Butte to explore the scene of exhibiting artists, culinary court vendors, beer and wine pavilion, artist demos and the children’s art alley.

Photo: Tippie Pics/courtesy of Artisan Rug Gallery

The Festival will showcase artists and their work, musicians and entertainers like The Blue Canyon Boys, Bruce Hayes, Melody Pond, Roma Ransom and many others. Check out the schedule for music and entertainment for the whole weekend here.

Grab some grub from a wide selection of featured vendors like 5 B’s BBQ, A Daily Dose, Delish Food Truck, Whimsicles and many more.

Photo: Courtesy of Interior Visions

Click here to see the whole list of 2016 featured artists!


Dates: August 5-7, 2016

Hours: Friday 5 pm-dark; Saturday/Sunday 10 am-5 pm

Parking: Free! Public lots located at the 4-way Stop at 6th St/Elk Ae and at 1st St/Elk Ave.
*Handicapped parking areas will be designated at both ends of the festival as well as on nearby cross streets.

Admission: FREE!

Want to support the festival through a donation? Click here!

While you're there, check out the “Art of Living Design Suite" presented by Mountain Living and Colorado Homes & Lifestyles, where you will find great home decorating ideas from local designers Mountain Colors, Interior Visions, and The Artisan Rug Gallery.

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