Did you know there are many events in Crested Butte and Gunnison? See live music, take an art class, volunteer, play trivia, watch (or participate in) a ski or bike race, and more! Check this calendar to see what’s going on.
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August ArtWalk at the Gunnison Arts Center
August 5 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Friday, August 5, 5 – 8 pm. Concert on the Courtyard: Luke Linville Main Gallery: “Wilds: Grow Freely” Traveling Show A new traveling art show that will showcase artists from Buena Vista, Gunnison, and Salida. Twenty-five artists from each community will exhibit their art interpreting the theme: “Wilds: Grow Freely”. All art in the show will be for sale and sales will be handled online through the Chaffee Arts website. Experience the great creative talent of three rural communities coming together over a common theme. Discover new artists while supporting old favorites! Secondary Gallery: Tiny Treasures The GAC’s Annual Tiny Treasures gallery fundraiser is back in its 7th year. The Cafe Gallery will feature a plethora of tiny artwork about “Balance” on canvas, watercolor paper, tiny sculptures and more, all created by local novice and professional artists. 100% of the proceeds will benefit the Gunnison Arts Center. The GAC will provide Tiny Canvases and Watercolor Paper. Turn all tiny work in by August 2. Contact [email protected] for more information. Featured Shop Artist: Karolina Szumilas, Ceramicist
Gunnison Valley is also host to several beloved annual events. A classic winter event is The Alley Loop, a Nordic ski race that doubles as a costume contest. In fall, Mt. Crested Butte hosts the famous Chili and Beer Festival. Every summer in Gunnison, a crowd gathers to watch America’s fourth-oldest rodeo, Cattlemen’s Days. There are also festivals in Crested Butte that celebrate local art, music, wildflowers, and more. Attending an annual event is a good way to connect with the culture of the Gunnison Valley. You might even create a new tradition for you and your family and friends!