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.
The Mountain Art Summit is a four-day celebration hosted by the Center for the Arts. This multi-day event features the art and teaching of several artists whose portfolios focus on Environmental Advocacy. Renowned painter and environmental scientist Noelle Phares and other celebrated visual artists, photographers and filmmakers lead you to examine the junction of art, nature, and agency. Art and photography workshops, gallery receptions, live demonstrations, panel discussions, and film screenings invite you to hone your skills, and examine your place in our natural landscapes. Leave inspired to create your own art that speaks to climate action!
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!