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South African Cuisine

Crested Butte, CO
Learn all about “Cape Dutch” cuisine with a native South African chef.  Known for creative preparations of meats, preserves, pickling, fermentation, slow cooking and dried produce, South African cuisine combines curries, s... read more

Watercolor & Wine

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

Luted Crucible Jewelry Casting

Crested Butte, CO
Discover the Luted Crucible method of lost-wax metal casting while creating your own jewelry. During a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity over three days, work with pure beeswax, fine clay, silica sand, rice hulls, charcoal, p... read more

Creativity and Cocktails Series

Crested Butte, CO
Each Tuesday this summer on the Center’s Outdoor Stage, a team of our talented instructors present a rotating series of classes similar to our beloved “Cocktails & Canvases” series, but with a whole new set of art mediums ... read more

Robert Randolph & the Family Band

Crested Butte, CO
Robert Randolph’s unprecedented prowess on the pedal steel guitar has Rolling Stone calling him one of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.” Rising from his roots of playing in the Church of God where his art is deeme... read more

An Evening with Craig Childs

Crested Butte, CO
The Literary Arts Department presents an evening with award winning author, Craig Childs. Childs will present on his latest book, ATLAS OF A LOST WORLD: TRAVELS IN ICE AGE AMERICA, which examines the dynamics of people mov... read more

Josh Blue

Crested Butte, CO
The undeniably likeable comedian Josh Blue centers much of his self-deprecating act around having Cerebral Palsy, breaking down stereotypes of people with disabilities one laugh at a time. His stand-up routine is in a cons... read more

Amy Helm

Crested Butte, CO
Powerfully soulful, Amy Helm is blessed with a deeply expressive voice and an uncanny songwriting skill that instinctively draws upon a deep well of American musical traditions including blues, gospel, rock, country and fo... read more

MarchFourth 2018

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

Larry Keel

Crested Butte, CO
Larry Keel is described by music critics as the most powerful, innovative and all-out exhilarating acoustic flatpicking guitarist performing today. His blazing guitar power, deep rumbling voice, earthy and expansive song-w... read more

Nicolo Spera

Crested Butte, CO
Virtuouso classical guitarist Nicolò Spera brings a unique synthesis of European and American traditions together in a solo concert of classical and contemporary works. Originally from Italy, and one of the preeminent clas... read more

Painting Gold in Paradise: A Fall Plein Air Watercolor Workshop

Crested Butte, CO
“There’s Gold in them thar’ hills!”  Paint the golden aspen trees with local artist, Suzanne Pierson. Walk with our class into golden aspen tree forests to have a good ‘ol time learning techniques for watercolor painting i... read more

Painting Beyond Technique Workshop

Crested Butte, CO
Painting Beyond Technique is a workshop designed for artists with an established artistic practice.  The workshop encourages the participating artist to investigate her or his own vision of the world while developing skill... read more

Scorn not the Sonnet

Crested Butte, CO
Combining passionate feeling with precise logic, expansive form with tight turns, the sonnet is a lively combination of about 140 syllables, now nearly 800 years old. It continues to fascinate us with its possibilities and... read more
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Past Events

Perfect Pairs: Summer 2018

Perfect Pairs: Summer 2018

Crested Butte, CO
Explore the keys to tasting wine and pairing it with complimentary foods in this discussion, demonstration-style, tasting and eating course. Too many of us make wine and food pairing much more complicated than it needs to be. Become intuitive and natural in deciding food and wine combinations. Le...
Tue, Jul 24 2018 6:30 PM Tue, Aug 14 2018 8:30 PM

Middle School Art Workshop: Cyanotype Photo Production

Middle School Art Workshop: Cyanotype Photo Production

Crested Butte, CO
Weekly on Tuesdays, choose from watercolor (6/19), mixed media (6/26), cyanotype (7/3), henna (7/10), oil painting (7/17), art journal (7/24), textile design (7/31), dream catchers (8/7), cyanotype photo production (7/14). Ages 12-14. Instructors: Kimbre Woods, Judith Cassel-Mamet, Dawn Cohen, Ma...
Tuesday, August 14 2018 12:00 PM 4:00 PM

Art Workshops for Ages Eleven to Fourteen - 2018

Art Workshops for Ages Eleven to Fourteen - 2018

Crested Butte, CO
Weekly on Tuesdays, choose from watercolor (6/19), mixed media (6/26), cyanotype (7/3), henna (7/10), oil painting (7/17), art journal (7/24), textile design (7/31), dream catchers (8/7), cyanotype photo production (7/14). Ages 12-14. Instructors: Kimbre Woods, Judith Cassel-Mamet, Dawn Cohen, Ma...
Tue, Jun 19 2018 10:00 AM Tue, Aug 14 2018 4:00 PM

Amy Speace & Her Nashville Friends

Amy Speace & Her Nashville Friends

Crested Butte, CO
A timeless and classic folk singer, Amy Speace applies her rich and lovely voice to luminously smart songs. In this special benefit concert for the Center, Amy comes together with Nashville musical colleagues the Wild Ponies and Kira Small for an Evening in the Round of soaring vocals tinged with...
Saturday, August 11 2018 8:00 PM 10:30 PM

Playful Hand Lettering

Playful Hand Lettering

Crested Butte, CO
Would you like to add text to your mixed media or art journal work? Wondering how to add meaning using letter forms that are unique and personal, yet go beyond your handwriting? Join artist Judith Cassel-Mamet for a 3-hour workshop that will push the notion of text beyond calligraphy. Play with a...
Saturday, August 11 2018 10:00 AM 1:00 PM

Middle School Art Workshop: Dream Catchers

Middle School Art Workshop: Dream Catchers

Crested Butte, CO
Weekly on Tuesdays, choose from watercolor (6/19), mixed media (6/26), cyanotype (7/3), henna (7/10), oil painting (7/17), art journal (7/24), textile design (7/31), dream catchers (8/7), cyanotype photo production (7/14). Ages 12-14. Instructors: Kimbre Woods, Judith Cassel-Mamet, Dawn Cohen, Ma...
Tuesday, August 7 2018 10:00 AM 1:00 PM

Turkuaz

Turkuaz

Crested Butte, CO
Funk. Horns. R&B. Sizzling hot vocals. Dance. This band has it all. If you've heard MarchFourth or Karl Denson previously play in Crested Butte, then Turkuaz is right up your alley. Join us for a DANCE PARTY with Brooklyn-based nine-piece powerhouse band at the Big Mine Ice Arena! They deliver ...
Sunday, August 5 2018 7:30 PM 10:00 PM

Regenerations - Cultivating Connections to Earth, Art & Activism

Regenerations - Cultivating Connections to Earth, Art & Activism

Crested Butte, CO
To regenerate means to bring into renewed existence, to replace that which is injured, and give it a new and more vigorous life. Absorb yourself into Nature. Be still. Reconnect. The Regenerations series is an active investigation of our relationships to Nature, community, creative expression and...
Saturday, August 4 2018 8:00 AM 3:00 PM

Middle School Art Workshop: Textile Design

Middle School Art Workshop: Textile Design

Crested Butte, CO
Weekly on Tuesdays, choose from watercolor (6/19), mixed media (6/26), cyanotype (7/3), henna (7/10), oil painting (7/17), art journal (7/24), textile design (7/31), dream catchers (8/7), cyanotype photo production (7/14). Ages 12-14. Instructors: Kimbre Woods, Judith Cassel-Mamet, Dawn Cohen, Ma...
Tuesday, July 31 2018 10:00 AM 1:00 PM

Otis Taylor Band

Otis Taylor Band

Crested Butte, CO
Bluesman Otis Taylor fearlessly and unapologetically breaches the hard topics of race relations and social injustices with vivid and poignant storytelling based in truth and history delivered with a poet’s soul and a haunting voice. Accomplished in multiple instruments including guitar, banjo, ha...
Saturday, July 28 2018 8:00 PM 10:30 PM

Mailing Address

PO Box 1819 Crested Butte, CO 81224
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