38th Annual Crested Butte Arts Festival This Weekend

One of the most popular summer event weekends for Crested Butte is upon us. 

The 38th Annual Crested Butte Arts Festival, happening this coming weekend from Saturday, July 31 to Sunday, Aug. 1, will draw top artists from around the United States and there will be several international exhibitors.

The festival was recently ranked the 35th best fine art and fine craft show in the country by the Arts Fair Sourcebook, a definitive guide to art festivals, and is listed as one of the Harris List’s top five fine art and craft shows in Colorado.

Open-air booths line Elk Avenue of Crested Butte’s National Historic District from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. both days, featuring 185 artists who are selected through a very competitive jury process. 

New this year is a culinary arts demonstration tent on both days of the festival, and dinners featuring top chefs from Denver and Longmont on July 30 and 31.

In addition to the culinary art demo tent, there will be 185 visual artist booths with ceramics, drawing and graphics, fiber, glass, jewelry, metal, mixed media, painting, photography, sculpture, wearable art and wood; Art Alley, a hands-on festival all its own for kids 2-12; artist demonstration tent; an art auction tent; a beer and wine pavilion; a culinary court; and the Ragged Mountain Entertainment Stage with magic, music and more.

For  more information and a list of exhibitors and performing artists, call 970-349-1184 or go to www.crestedbutteartsfestival.com.

Thanks for visiting today and enjoy the arts!

Channing Boucher
Visit My Crested Butte Real Estate Guide

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