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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Western Colorado University Arts Showcase Reception
April 8, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pmfree
The opening reception for the showcase will be April 8th, 2022 at 4 – 8 pm. The showcase will continue through April 15. In continuation of the previous Crested Butte Student Gallery Showcase in 2021, the Western Art League has made a return to continue their annual juried art show in the CFTA with new artworks and a multitude of other events including live music, poetry readings, film displays, theater performances, and more! Provided will be charcuterie, food, and one complimentary drink! So grab a snack and a drink and peruse the Kinder-Padon Gallery which will feature 27 works created by students of Western Colorado University. The body of work chosen is courtesy of the art juror Benjamin Cowan, a renowned artist living and working in New York as a background designer for Netflix. Stay tuned for the awards ceremonies to celebrate the winning artists as well as the scholarship winners for Western’s Pathfinder Magazine who will also be releasing the 2022 edition of their magazine!
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!