Crested Butte Center for the Arts

Truly unrivaled in Colorado as a captivating and welcoming place, The Center for the Arts brings people together to share, inspire, nurture, educate, and enjoy arts and culture.

Center for the Arts Crested Butte is home to popular signature events and a wide variety of indoor and outdoor attractions. Visitors young and old enjoy a year-round schedule of live music, dance and theater performances as well as art exhibits, speakers and much more. For more than 20 years, Center for the Arts has been committed to providing arts and cultural experiences that inspire and entertain all audiences, whether they call Crested Butte home everyday or just for the weekend.

As the premier visual and performing arts venue in the region, Center for the Arts hosts events throughout the year on our outdoor stage, expansive indoor auditorium (The Steddy Theatre), and at the Kinder Padon Gallery, a popular in-house gallery for local and regional exhibitions. In addition to our popular signature events, including Alpenglow, Tour de Forks and Winter Season, the Center also proudly serves as a premier events venue for local community organizations. Together, we bring attractions such as film screenings and music festivals to Crested Butte.

Center for the Arts strives to enrich and engage the community by fostering artistic expression and cultural experiences in Colorado’s Upper East River Valley. Our vibrant facility, diverse programs and community outreach provide the common ground for all of our visitors to experience arts and culture in a whole new way.

May 17, 2021
$98,000 - $120,000 yearly
Crested Butte Center for the Arts  Executive Director – Candidate Profile   The History In 1985, a passionate group of local residents began raising money for a nonprofit community arts center in the beautiful mountain town of Crested Butte, Colorado. Two years later, they had raised $425,000 and the old county road maintenance garage was renovated into a 6,000 square-foot Center for the Arts facility. Since those beginnings, the local population has doubled, and there has been tremendous growth in the number of events presented, the size of audiences, and the number and variety of educational programs provided by the Center for the Arts and its partner organizations. After recognizing the need to create a larger and lasting home for the Center, the Board embarked on an ambitious $20 million capital campaign to build a new, state-of-the-art facility. In December 2019, the new building was opened, featuring 28,000 square feet of multi-use space, including a 350-seat...
Crested Butte Center for the Arts Crested Butte, CO, USA Full-Time