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Winter Mud Wrestling 2017 - 2018

Crested Butte, CO
Grab a partner or friend and get your hands dirty with clay at the Art Studio’s monthly “Mud Wrestling” evenings.  We’ll hand you and your “date” a hunk of mud (er, clay that is) and literally see what you can make of it. ... read more

Plein Air Acrylic Painting 2018

Crested Butte, CO
Plein air is the art of painting landscapes and the outdoors from observation. In this class, taught by local artist, Megan Craver, learn composition, color theory, and the technical skills of painting. Supplies include pa... read more

Patty Larkin

Crested Butte, CO
Patty Larkin redefines the boundaries of folk-urban pop music with her inventive guitar wizardry and uncompromising vocals and lyrics. Hers are richly contemplative tracks about solitude and togetherness, open vistas and s... read more

Middle School Art Workshop: Spray & Splash

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).... 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

Cocktails & Canvases Winter 2017-2018

Crested Butte, CO
Once a month, local artist Mary Tuck guides the group through a step-by-step painting from start to finish, giving instruction on setting up to paint, mixing color, composition, and more. This winter, we offer classes both... read more

Alpin Hong Master Class

Crested Butte, CO
Unconventional classical pianist Alpin Hong executes his repertoire from Bach, to Rachmaninoff, to Gershwin, like a rock star. His youthful vivacity and boundless energy coalesces all ages, experiences and backgrounds, col... 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

Membership

Crested Butte, CO
Be a part of our exciting future! You can be among the first to experience the many perks of the new building and the best that the Center has to offer- as a member!

Middle School Art Workshop: Cyanotype Flags

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).... read more

Middle School Art Workshop: Henna 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).... read more

Glass Bead Making

Crested Butte, CO
Learn the art of glass bead making with Carbondale artist Robert Burch. This workshop will start with a lecture of the different facets of glass working and their achievability. Students will start their beads by heating g... read more

Plein Air Oil Painting with Dawn Cohen

Crested Butte, CO
Local oil painter, Dawn Cohen, shares her expertise in plein air oil painting over three Mondays this July.  Dawn is well known for her plein air works of Crested Butte and the surrounding areas, and her work can be viewed... read more

Middle School Art Workshop: Oil Painting

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).... read more

Middle School Art Workshop: Tags and Bags: Create Your Own Art Journals

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).... read more

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 ... read more

Robert Earl Keen Benefit Concert

Crested Butte, CO
It's not always easy to sum up a career - let alone a life's ambition - so succinctly, but those five words from Robert Earl Keen's calling-card anthem just about do it. You can complete the lyric with the next five words ... read more

Fundamentals of Successful Painting

Crested Butte, CO
Nationally known artist and instructor Peggy Morgan Stenmark has painted for over 20 years, specializing in watercolors and acrylics. She is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society, the National Watercolor So... read more

Ladybug Girl Storytime Extravaganza

Crested Butte, CO
Join us for a fun-filled morning reading the latest installment in the Ladybug Girl series, Ladybug Girl and the Rescue Dogs. Come as your best Ladybug Girl (or Bumblebee Boy or Grasshopper Girl) for a chance to win our co... read more

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 haunt... read more

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).... read more

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 inves... read more

Turkuaz

Crested Butte, CO
The Brooklyn-based nine-piece powerhouse, Turkuaz, delivers immensely danceable horn-filled soul- funk incorporating elements of R & B, psychedelic pop, gospel, Afro-pop, new wave and classic rock. Charismatically dressed ... read more

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).... read more

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... read more

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 Poni... read more

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).... read more

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

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

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

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

Middle School Art Workshop: Watercolor

Middle School Art Workshop: Watercolor

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, June 19 2018 10:00 AM 1:00 PM

High Altitude Baking

High Altitude Baking

Crested Butte, CO
Love living at altitude but hate baking here?  Explore the effects of elevation, including lower pressure and higher boiling points, and get some tricks from expert baker Rachel Alter for baking at altitude.  Learn to make cupcakes and chocolate chip cookies, walk away with recipes and samples fr...
Wednesday, June 13 2018 5:30 PM 7:30 PM

Gluten Free Baking

Gluten Free Baking

Crested Butte, CO
Learn about gluten-free flours and what each grain contributes to a gluten-free flour blend. Bake gluten-free chocolate chip cookies, and walk away with a recipe and cookies that you baked in class! At Studio West. Instructor: Baker Rachel Alter (Pedals and Pastries). 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. $65 Time:...
Wednesday, May 23 2018 5:30 PM 7:30 PM

Trout Steak Revival

Trout Steak Revival

Crested Butte, CO
Since winning the 2014 Telluride Bluegrass Festival Band Competition, Trout Steak Revival has skyrocketed through a steady stream of awards and accolades including being named by Westword as “Best Bluegrass Band” in 2016 and 2017 and nominated for the International Bluegrass Music Association’s 2...
Friday, April 6 2018 8:00 PM 11:00 PM

The Mark Rapp Group

The Mark Rapp Group

Crested Butte, CO
Distinguished jazz trumpeter Mark Rapp approaches his craft with adventure and risk. A superb interpreter of the standard principles of jazz, he styles his compositions with a variety of flavors and formats, pioneering compelling grooves and sultry nuances with unordinary approaches and a seeming...
Thursday, March 29 2018 7:00 PM 10:30 PM

Open Wheel Throwing Winter 2017 - 2018

Open Wheel Throwing Winter 2017 - 2018

Crested Butte, CO
Try your hand at throwing on the wheel or brush up your skills in altering, hand-building and sculpting. With weekly three-hour sessions, take one class or several! Space is limited to three students per session, so reserve in advance. With a small class size, instructor Laura Elm can teach multi...
Wed, Dec 20 2017 9:00 AM Wed, Mar 28 2018 12:00 PM

Elephant Revival 2018

Elephant Revival 2018

Crested Butte, CO
Multi-instrumentalist quintet Elephant Revival mesmerizes with their earthy rhythms, eclectic influences, and rich instrumental brews of rootsy Americana, Celtic, gypsy and folk. Here you find the moan of the blues, the lyricism of the folk ballad, the elegant bones of the chamber piece, the blue...
Wed, Mar 21 2018 8:00 PM Thu, Mar 22 2018 11:00 PM

Molecular Gastronomy & Mixology

Molecular Gastronomy & Mixology

Crested Butte, CO
Get acquainted with the science behind molecular gastronomy, the art of manipulating the chemical composition of food. Also referred to as modernist cuisine or culinary physics, this genre of techie cooking uses such approaches as immersion blenders, soy lecithin and iSi canisters to make foams a...
Thursday, March 22 2018 5:00 PM 7:00 PM

The Oh Hellos

The Oh Hellos

Crested Butte, CO
The Oh Hellos began in a cluttered bedroom, where siblings Maggie and Tyler Heath (born and raised in southern Texas) recorded their self-titled EP in 2011. In the fall of 2012, the duo released their debut full-length record Through the Deep, Dark Valley, an album full of regret and redemption, ...
Sunday, March 18 2018 8:00 PM 11:00 PM

Sam Bush

Sam Bush

Crested Butte, CO
The Father of Newgrass and King of Telluride, legendary mandolin master Sam Bush has long since established himself as bluegrass royalty. A lifetime of channeling his energy has led to stylistic innovations that have changed the course of bluegrass and roots music alike. The sheer ferocity of his...
Wednesday, March 14 2018 8:00 PM 11:00 PM

Mailing Address

PO Box 1819 Crested Butte, CO 81224
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