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.
Wednesdays, 5:30-7:00 pm. February 8-March 8. (5 classes) *First class meets at 5pm Whether you want to dive deep into a painting, a sculpture, or advance beyond the ol’ reliable stick figure. This course will be the best solution to help aid your next project. So many people shy away from any form of art because they don’t know how to draw. I’ll teach you how to pick a good reference and using a grid system will also help keep your proportions in check and help simplify those tricky areas. Perfect for the beginner artist who is feeling a little clueless on how to start. Registration includes a full drawing kit. Instructor: Katie Briggs. $140/person, $119/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!