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Open Wheel Throwing

Crested Butte, CO
Join one or all of these weekly drop-in sessions with instruction on the wheel. Start your own journey into the joy of clay, or continue to the next level through expert guidance. Ages 12 and up. Instructor:  Laura Elm. $7... read more

Making Paint with Powdered Pigment

Crested Butte, CO
Work with powdered pigment and binders to mix your own batches of watercolor / gouache, acrylic, water-soluble oil and egg tempera. Instructor: Harriet Huff. 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. $65 WHENSaturday June 24TIME9:00 am - 3:00... read more

Cyanotype Photogram Production

Crested Butte, CO
Using a photographic process developed in the early 1800s, produce cyanotype photograms with local artist and owner of the Grubstake Gallery, Kimbre Woods.  Cyanotype is an iron-based process where students use non-toxic c... read more

Home Winemaking

Crested Butte South, CO
Let’s make a barrel of wine! Join local professional chef and home winemaker Tim Egelhoff for a series of wine making and tasting classes. Participants craft a batch of Cabernet Sauvignon from juice to finished bottle. At ... read more

Phoebe Hunt and The Gatherers

Crested Butte, CO
Austin singer-songwriter and accomplished fiddle player Phoebe Hunt entwines elements of Texas swing, jazz and Americana into dazzling compositions. In an impressive creative leap, she further interlaces exotic rhythmic co... read more

Plein Air Pastel Flowers

Crested Butte, CO
Show up at a pre-announced garden or trailside location where the blooms are going off! After registration and a few days in advance of class, you will receive an email you with the meeting location, based on where the bes... read more

Cleo Parker Robinson - Intermediate Modern

Crested Butte, CO
Celebrating its 47th Anniversary Season, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance is an international dance-arts and educational institution rooted in African American traditions, dedicated to excellence in instruction, performance and ... read more

Watercolor and Wine

Crested Butte, CO
Join local watercolor artist, Suzanne Pierson, for a step-by-step watercolor painting class during afternoon happy hour!  Suzanne guides the group through a watercolor painting from start to finish, giving instruction on s... read more

Shades of Hip Hop

Crested Butte, CO
Celebrating its 47th Anniversary Season, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance is an international dance-arts and educational institution rooted in African American traditions, dedicated to excellence in instruction, performance and ... read more

Cleo Parker Robinson - Advanced Modern

Crested Butte, CO
Celebrating its 47th Anniversary Season, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance is an international dance-arts and educational institution rooted in African American traditions, dedicated to excellence in instruction, performance and ... read more

Cleo Parker Robinson

Crested Butte, CO
Celebrating its 47th Anniversary Season, the internationally-renowned Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble presents two intriguing new works - "Bamboula: Musicians' Brew" by Millicent Johnnie, exploring the profound paralle... read more

The HillBenders present The Who's Tommy: A Bluegrass Opry

Crested Butte, CO
The HillBenders have always had one foot in bluegrass while simultaneously exploring rock and roll, jazz, funk and Americana. Bridging the gap between the common music consumer and the bluegrass genre, they intentionally s... read more

Trevor Hall: A Night in the Village

Crested Butte, CO
Trevor Hall’s music is an eclectic mix of acoustic rock, reggae and Sanskrit chanting, arising from his experiences through pilgrimages in India, his life in an ashram, and musical tours while maintaining his spiritual mon... read more

Silversmithing Summer 2017

Crested Butte, CO
Create a set of five stackable sterling silver rings, each with its own metal texture. Learn soldering, annealing, chasing, polishing and more. Class held on Thursdays for three weeks. Instructor: Meaghan Young. 5

New Orleans Suspects Summer 2017

Crested Butte, CO
Crescent City’s supergroup, the New Orleans Suspects, is tied to the biggest names in New Orleans music. Regulars at the famed Maple Leaf and fully embodying the deep-seated flavor of the city are: “Mean” Willie Green (Nev... read more

Sourdough Bread Making

Crested Butte, CO
Using just four simple ingredients - organic flour, salt, sourdough starter and water - learn to make yummy, fresh bread from scratch. The key ingredient is live sourdough starter. This particular starter comes from West A... read more

Sauce, Sauce, Sauce!

Crested Butte, CO
Sauces enhance our food exponentially. Learn three distinct sauces you can easily use in a variety of dishes in your everyday cooking. Crafted with a mortar and pestle, learn how to balance the sweet, spice, sour and salt ... read more

MarchFourth

Crested Butte, CO
Come on a joy-inducing, booty-shaking, soul-stirring journey with the big band vaudeville extravaganza that is MarchFourth. High energy originals are a genre-breaking force, rocketing through the swamps of Louisiana, to th... read more

Traditional Glass Painting

Crested Butte, CO
Learn the basics of painting on glass using kiln fired enamels painting in layers of washes and lines to create a three dimensional image. Make an edged frame, soldering with zinc leading. Instructor: Christina Stillwaggon.

The Quebe Sisters

Crested Butte, CO
The singin,’ swingin,’ triple-fiddle-playin’ songbirds from Texas, the Quebe Sisters, perform Americana swing, old school country, and traditional Texas style fiddle tunes that are as rich and creamy as they are strong and... read more

2017 Summer Comedy Night

Crested Butte, CO
Get loose and let the burdens of life be lifted from your shoulders through an evening dedicated to riotous laughter. The Center’s seasonal Comedy Night brings intelligent, thought-provoking standup comedy chock full of cl... read more

Painting with Water Soluble Oils

Crested Butte, CO
Get acquainted with high performance, solvent-free, water-soluble oils focusing on composition and color. This two-day workshop offered two different times in the summer has time both indoors and outdoors en plein air. Ins... read more

Chefs on the Edge 2017

Crested Butte, CO
The rowdiest culinary event of the year! Chefs on the Edge is the edgy gastronomic game show where your best boisterous behavior is the perfect table manner.

Red Molly Benefit Concert

Crested Butte, CO
Red Molly’s trio of voices blend together like honey and whiskey in their soaring, signature harmonies caramelized with rich, varied tones. Their innovative instrumentation is perfectly suited for bluegrass-tinged barnburn... read more

Masters Workshop on the Foundations of Painting

Crested Butte, CO
For individual watercolor, acrylic and oil painters to reach the next level in their painting. Using your own paintings in progress, focus on the basics of value, color and composition to trouble shoot your work looking fo... read more

Knife Skills

Crested Butte, CO
Join Private Chef Tim Egelhoff in the kitchen where he shares techniques, tricks and habits of knife skills in the kitchen. The group works on preparing lunch, dicing and chopping up the ingredients for an appetizer strude... read more

Joe Pug

Crested Butte, CO
Critics praise singer songwriter Joe Pug for his achingly honest literary lyrics. Armed with a guitar, harmonica and voice, his signature techniques in allusion rise from the pen of great novelists, short story writers and... read more

Sierra Hull

Crested Butte, CO
Virtuoso mandolin player and ethereal tone-true vocalist Sierra Hull publically entered the bluegrass world as a teen prodigy on the Grand Ole Opry stage with Grammy-winning artist Alison Krauss. Her newest album (produced... read more

Painting Gold in Paradise

Crested Butte, CO
Capture Crested Butte’s fall foliage in a vibrant watercolor painting. Learn various watercolor techniques in the field.  Instructor: Suzanne Pierson. 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. $75 / session or $140 for both days

Sheet Pan Dinners

Crested Butte, CO
Dinner doesn’t have to take 10 bowls and three hours to make. Spend an evening and learn some quick and flavorful weeknight dinners. Cooking everything on a sheet pan means less prep and less cleaning so you can make more ... read more

Cornmeal

Crested Butte, CO
Cornmeal is the rockin’ slam-grass live hoedown you are looking for. Their high energy bluegrass is both traditional and unconventional, grounded in mainstay influences from David Grisman to John Hartford, yet unafraid to ... read more

Frank Francese Watercolor Workshop

Crested Butte, CO
Learn Frank Francese’s signature style in combining color and shape using a wet-on-wet method. Each day includes a morning and afternoon demonstration session with revolving topics of  nature scenes, country scenes, city s... read more

Dale's Pale Ale Presents Steep Canyon Rangers

Crested Butte, CO
A bluegrass band at their core, the Steep Canyon Rangers effortlessly walk the line between festival favorite and sophisticated string orchestra. They’re as danceable as the most progressive, party-oriented string band, an... read more

Sewing with Style

Crested Butte, CO
Enter into the DIY world of fabric wonder. Learn proper use of sewing machines and / or continue to build on your own basic sewing skills. Beginner to advanced. Instructor: Laura Elm. Class held on Thursdays for four weeks.

What do I do with all this Elk and Deer?!

Crested Butte, CO
Join Private Chef Tim Egelhoff in the kitchen, where he helps settle the question of what to do with all the different cuts of meat you have, now that hunting season is over. Tim shares recipes that explore the various tas... read more

Harvest Season: Apples and Pears

Crested Butte, CO
Join Private Chef Tim Egelhoff in the kitchen, to learn all the wonderful ways to prepare fall’s most bountiful and versatile harvest – apples and pears. From basic apple cider and apple sauce to apple pie filling, apple a... read more
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Past Events

Del & Dawg—Featuring Del McCoury and David Grisman

Del & Dawg—Featuring Del McCoury and David Grisman

Crested Butte, CO
Del McCoury and David Grisman celebrate nearly 50 years of bluegrass friendship.  It was 1963 when Del and Dawg first met.  Del was playing his first show (on Banjo) with Bill Monroe’s Blue Grass Boys at New York University and got a true taste of being in the spotlight.  It was at this time that...
Wednesday, June 21 2017 7:30 PM 11:00 PM

Magic Dick & Shun Ng

Magic Dick & Shun Ng

Crested Butte, CO
Founding member and famous harmonica master of the J. Geils Band, Magic Dick, and award-winning fingerstyle guitar and vocal virtuoso, Shun Ng, join forces for a powerhouse sound of soul, funk, blues and jazz. Magic Dick, known for his experimentation on the harmonica, jammed with blues legends f...
Sunday, June 11 2017 8:00 PM 11:00 PM

Music for Mud Season Chamber Music Series

Music for Mud Season Chamber Music Series

Crested Butte, CO
Crested Butte, Colorado – May 15, 2017 – Looking for an inspiring musical event to sprout flowers in your mud season? Join us Friday, May 26, at 7 pm at the Center of the Arts for a concert featuring David Winn, one of the Gunnison Valley’s preeminent pianists, who will perform pieces by Copeland...
Friday, May 26 2017 7:00 PM 9:30 PM

Silversmithing

Silversmithing

Crested Butte, CO
Create a set of five stackable sterling silver rings, each with its own metal texture. Learn soldering, annealing, chasing and polishing and more. Instructor: Meaghan Young. Wednesday for 3 weeks DateWednesday May 24 - June 7 Time5:30 - 8:00 p.mCost$85 + 45 supply fee
Wed, May 24 2017 5:30 PM Wed, Jun 7 2017 8:00 PM

Winter Cocktails & Canvases

Winter Cocktails & Canvases

Crested Butte, CO
Winter Cocktails & Canvases Join us Tuesdays for monthly step-by-step painting classes in the Center for the Arts lobby and bar. Instructor, Becky Chappell  guides the class through a painting from start to finish with tips on composition, mixing color, and more. All supplies and a drink provide...
Tue, Dec 13 2016 5:30 PM Tue, May 23 2017 7:30 PM

Precious Metal Clay Jewelry Making

Precious Metal Clay Jewelry Making

Crested Butte, CO
Mold and shape precious metal clay (PMC) into beautiful pendants, rings, and earrings. Jewelry is fired immediately in our tabletop kiln. Come to one or both single-day sessions! Instructor: Mary Tuck.  WHENThursday March 16, 1:00 - 6:00 p.m.Saturday May 20, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.COST$95 per ses...
Thu, Mar 16 2017 1:00 PM Sat, May 20 2017 3:00 PM

Party … Cupcake Style!

Party … Cupcake Style!

Crested Butte, CO
Use buttercream and fondant to make fun, whimsical and beautiful cupcake creations. Snacks and wine provided. Receive a $5 per person discount if you sign up with one or more friends. Instructor: DJ Brown. Time5:30 - 7:30 p.mCost$40, includes supplies or two tickets for $70, includes supplies
Tuesday, May 9 2017 5:30 PM 7:30 PM

Open Sewing Workshops

Open Sewing Workshops

Crested Butte, CO
In these weekly drop-in sessions, receive guidance on the sewing machine. Machines and supplies available or bring your own. Instructor: Laura Elm. Weekly on Saturdays. 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. $60 + $15 supply fee (if needed). WHENSaturday January 7 - April 1TIME9:00 AM-12:00 PMCOST$60 per sessio...
Sat, Jan 7 2017 9:00 AM Sat, Apr 1 2017 12:00 PM

Open Clay Workshops

Open Clay Workshops

Crested Butte, CO
During weekly drop-in sessions, try your hand at throwing on the wheel or brush up your skills in altering, hand-building, sculpting and glazing. Instructor: Laura Elm. WHENFridays, January 6 - March 31TIME9:00 AM-12:00 PMCOST$75 per session includes clay
Fri, Jan 6 2017 9:00 AM Fri, Mar 31 2017 12:00 PM

Strange Americans

Strange Americans

Crested Butte, CO
It’s a little raw, a bit loud, unapologetic and honest. It’s blue-collar, Carhartt-wearing, hard-working, PBR beer-drinking rock and roll and it’s something that Strange Americans are crafting with both brawn and finesse. The Colorado quintet imparts an accessible, straightforward, no-frills 1970...
Saturday, March 25 2017 8:00 PM 9:30 PM

Mailing Address

PO Box 1819 Crested Butte, CO 81224
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