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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How to Look at Art
March 20 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pmfree
Join us at the Crested Butte Library on Monday, March 20 at 5:30 pm for a presentation by the library’s own, Keelin MacCarthy. “How to Look at Art: Making Sense of the Stuff We Make” will walk attendees through some famous art pieces like The Arnolfini Portrait and some in the library’s collection. Does art intimidate you? Do you ever feel like you just don’t get it? Does the mere mention of Rothko make you shiver? Join us for a relaxed evening of making sense of the stuff humans make, and then make some stuff of your own! No judgment, just snacks and chats. About Keelin: Keelin MacCarthy is an educator specializing in art and science communication, youth programming, and cat memes. Before moving to Gunnison, she worked in museums, creating experiences to inspire audiences of all ages at institutions such as the Denver Art Museum and the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. MacCarthy taught exhibition design at Western Colorado University, and she is currently the Coordinator of Youth & Family Services at Gunnison County Libraries.
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!