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.
Pet Portraits in Pastel
May 1 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm$135
Pastel can offer a lot of variety similar to that of painting. This course doesn’t require any experience and maybe the perfect place to start your art journey. Everyone has an animal they’re inspired by.. so no better way to get into art than drawing your favorite furry friend. Learn how to layer your pastel to achieve a realistic look of any pet! Bring a reference photo or have an image ready to print. Instructor: Katie Briggs. $135/person, $114.75/member
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!