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.
Join us for Crested Butte’s first Inktober Challenge! Artist Jake Parker created the month-long art challenge to improve skills and create positive drawing habits and it’s since grown into a worldwide endeavor, with thousands of artists taking on the challenge every year. In this fun and informative kick-off session, local artists Linsey Olesiak and Paul Mack will set you up for a month of success, no matter your skill level. Examine examples from previous years, and engage in drawing challenges to spark your creativity before the month of drawing begins. All ages welcome. King Community Room and Terrace | $15 (includes a beverage)
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!