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Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Center with the MarchFourth Marching Band in a special free Alpenglow Concert on July 2 Photo by Merrick Chase

Bringing the Arts to Life!


FOR TICKETS & INFORMATION: Center Box Office: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday 606 6th Street Crested Butte, CO Mail: P.O. Box 1819 Crested Butte, CO 81224 Phone: (970) 349–7487 FAX (970) 349–5626 Online:

20th Anniversary Alpenglow Celebration with Bob Malone Photo by Nathan Bilow


25 Years of Creativity, Inspiration & Collaboration

THERE IS NO OTHER TIME LIKE SUMMER that truly demonstrates the Center for the Art’s evolution as a community gathering place. The free summer Alpenglow concert series is one of the most perfect expressions of the Center’s goal of art for everyone. Every Monday evening an entire community, guests and all, convene on the lawn to shake the worries and cares away. Through collaboration creativity blossoms and there are few places where this is more evident than in the Center’s partnerships with the Crested Butte Dance Collective and Art Studio. From fire spinning with the Dance Collective to plein air watercolor workshops with the Art Studio, you have the opportunity to fully engage your creativity. Through new collaborations with the Crested Butte Wildflower Festival and the Crested Butte Arts Festival, you’ll find artistic opportunities even beyond our four walls. The Piper Gallery is the only public space in town where an artist may turn the spotlight on their art alone. Affordable and open to all, artists further their careers by garnering valuable experience and exposure in displaying their work. Oils, photography, multimedia, and acrylics are just some of the talent this summer. This summer’s concerts range from Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Richie Furay, to country smash hit artist Pat Green, to the funk-driven percussion and world beat of Eufórquestra. Our facility also hosts the Crested Butte Music Festival, Crested Butte School of Dance-Dansummer, Public Policy Forum, Crested Butte Mountain Theatre, and Crested Butte Film Festival in their community events. No matter what your fancy, everyone can find a home for their creativity in the Center. Join us this summer to celebrate our long history of making and sharing art together.

25TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL PROGRAMMING 6/25 20th Anniversary Alpenglow Celebration & Summer Kick-off with pianoman Bob Malone, with commemorative cups and drink specials. 5:30 p.m. 7/2 MarchFourth Marching Band & Second Line Parade with KBUT. Meet at the top of Elk to march Second Line style to the Outdoor Stage for an outrageous double whammy Alpenglow birthday party for the Center and KBUT. 4:45 p.m.

8/7 “Creating an Institution: 25 Years of Artistic Expression at the Center” opening in the Piper Gallery spotlights the people and their art that have both created and been influenced by the Center’s long history. 5:30 p.m. Coming for the fall: Watch for details on the New Author Series beginning in September and a special Halloween Family Fun Night in October.

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7/6 Richie Furay

8/12 Nina McLemore

Musical legend and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Richie Furay is the formidable writer, guitarist and vocalist of the pivotal rock group Buffalo Springfield. With famous members such as Stephen Stills and Neil Young, they laid the groundwork for the folk-rock and county-rock genres that took root in the 70’s, serving as the foundational precursor to artists such as the Eagles and Jackson Brown. 6:30 p.m. General seating is free. VIP Private Seating with appetizers, cash bar and private bathrooms $100 or $200 when combined with the Tour de Forks private Meet and Greet event on July 5.

Founder of Liz Claiborne Accessories, celebrated fashion designer and philanthropist Nina McLemore speaks on “Women and Philanthropy.” Nina served as Chair of the Center for Women’s Business Research and Fashion Group International and is a Founding Member of the Committee of 200, Women Corporate Directors. She founded the Nina McLemore Collection in 2003 of designer clothing for executive women and community professionals. Following her talk will be a trunk show of some of the favorites from her collection with 20% of the proceeds being contributed to the Center. 4:00 p.m. Free.

8/9 Motown in the Mountains

8/17 Pat Green

Pat Green is simultaneously a GrammyGet ready to get nominated hit maker with an outsider funky at the most far reputation, a Texas inspiration and a out fundraiser for the mainstream country artist who can rock Center. The Center arena and stadium stages with the likes pARTners host their of Gretchen Wilson and Kenny Chesney. hip-shakin’, moneyAn ace songwriter with 15 years in the makin’, good time event recording business and ten albums, he’s Richie Furay of the summer. After co-written songs with Willie Nelson and enjoying diner-delicious food, Jewel, been hailed by Billboard and move back the tables as the outdoor Country Weekly, and and indoor stages come alive with DJ regularly sells out Triple-L spinning her groovy tunes shows from Los into the night. A silent auction, Angeles to New live auction, and some of the York. 8:00 p.m. best bell bottoms this side of the $35 / $30 in Continental Divide round out this advance. outstanding FUNdraiser. Pat Green 6:00 p.m. $85.

TICKETS Motown in the Mountains Photo by Nathan Bilow

(970) 349–7487 X 3 Online: Center Box Office: 606 6th Street 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday

9/8 Grant Farm

Come celebrate the gastronomic knowledge and edible prowess of local chefs at the culinary game show of Crested Butte. With limited groceries, only basic cooking implements, and a one hour time limit, chefs will be forced to flex their cooking muscles when the Secret Ingredient is revealed. Emcees Mike Marchitelli of the Gourmet Noodle and Peter Maxwell of Maxwell’s keep the crowd entertained and informed. This is an event for the rowdy foodie, served up Crested Butte style – on a boisterous platter of enthusiasm. 6:00 p.m. $20.

Grant Farm is a country-disco, roots-rock, booty-shakin’, jam-tastic phenomenon conceived by Tyler Grant and Andy Thorn from the Emmitt-Nershi Band. Frontman Tyler is an internationally recognized guitar virtuoso with first-place winnings from the National Flatpicking and MerleFest Doc Watson Guitar Championships. Partner in crime and multi-instrumentalist Andy joins with his aggressive and melodic banjo. They are rounded out by Chris Misner on drums, Adrian Engfer on bass, and Sean Foley on keyboards. 8:00 p.m. $15.

8/27 Survivor Golf Challenge

9/14 Eufórquestra

In “Survivor Golf” participants raise $2,500 in pledges that they can play 100 holes of golf. Event complete with breakfast and appetizers following by Chef Ben Breslauer of the Club at Crested Butte. Hosted by Ren and Gloria Kern. 6:00 p.m. $2,500 worth of pledges.

This seven-member percussion and horndriven powerhouse fuses afrobeat, reggae, dub, funk, rock, soca and highlife with traditional sounds from Cuba, Brazil, West Africa and beyond. The high-octane concoction becomes a cutting edge brew that ignites dance floors and melts world genres into one harmonic mix. With three albums and a solid national presence through festivals such as Wakarusa and NedFest, Eufórquestra with their self-termed “Afro-Caribbean-Barnyard-Funk” has become highly contagious. 8:00 p.m. $15.

8/30 Elephant Revival The instrumentally dextrous Elephant Revival play everything from djembe and electric banjo to musical saw. Their flexibility goes even further with originals that snap and sparkle with elements of traditional balladry, ScottishCeltic fiddle, psychedelic old-time indie rock, rustic Americana, world beat, ’40s’50s jazz and hip-hop. Get ready for a foot-stomping hootenanny. 8:00 p.m. $15.


8/20 Chefs on the Edge

Elephant Revival Chefs on the Edge Photo by Alex Fenlon

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Crested Butte

TO REGISTER (970) 349–7487 X 6 Online: Center Box Office: 606 6th Street 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday

6/10, 7/1, 8/26 Beginner & Intermediate Hula-Hoop Dancing Come and enjoy learning hula-hooping techniques and tricks that will “wow” everyone you know! Students will learn the core and off-body techniques of hooping that will build a solid foundation to use in hoop dancing. The movements taught here will strengthen the major muscle groups of the body while challenging the mind. The practice of hoopdance opens the upper back and chest, increases balance and flexibility and is a fun cardio workout. Includes warm ups, trick instruction, freestyle flow to music, blind-folded exercises and stretching routine. Instructor: Lealyn Poponi. 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. $20 / $15 in advance per class.

6/22, 6/29, 7/6 Poi, Awareness, & the Art of Flow Explore the mind, body, and spirit through object/gravity manipulation. Find your inner balance and show your true physical mandala through poi. Spin weights around a center point in concentric circles guided by specific geometric patterns. This skill is fun and easy to learn, so come and learn basic principles such as: poi mentality, balance, smoke and mirrors, planes, interpretive/ecstatic, and glow/flow basics with the opportunity to play with fire if you like after each class! Instructors: Nolan Hapeman and Sharon Reimer. 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. $40 for all three. Drop in $15 / class.

6/30 Introduction to Stilt Walking Come have a blast learning how to stilt walk! Do it just for fun and then maybe choose to join us on one of our many stilt walking adventures such as the Center for the Arts and KBUT’s 25th Anniversary special Alpenglow celebration with MarchFourth Marching Band, the 4th of July Parade or Vinotok. Pre-order your very own pair of stilts by June 10 for $45 or borrow a pair of ours. Practice will be on the grass outside. Instructor: Joan Grant. 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. $25 / $20 in advance.

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Photos by Nathan Bilow

7/13, 7/14 Dance in Nature Workshop — Crested Butte & Taylor Canyon Held at Tony’s Trail on the Upper Loop and Taylor Canyon, this class incorporates elements of aerial dance, rock climbing, and modern dance. Use natural features to create a short dance piece to music. In the height of the Crested Butte wildflower season, be inspired to connect to your authentic movement in nature. On the second day of the workshop, friends and family are invited to watch the dance piece. Advance registration required. Instructors: Joan Grant and Adam Ferro. 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. $40 both days. $25 one day.

9/4, 9/6, 9/11, 9/13 Beginner Aerial Dance Series Learn how to climb the aerial fabric, move with grace on the aerial hoop and trapeze. In this class you will gain core strength, balance, and coordination while having a great time. Each week we will progress to new tricks and all levels are welcome. Instructors: Joan Grant and Kate Orr. 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. $75 / $65 in advance.

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The Piper Gallery is an open gallery that serves as a vibrant home for local artists to display their work exclusively and affordably while helping to expand their careers.

Sunflower Sunset Photo by J.C. Leacock

5/29–6/8 Artists of the West Elks, Multimedia Group Show AWE aspires to unify, enrich and educate novice, emerging and professional artists by encouraging and challenging them to develop to their full potential. Opening reception: Tuesday, May 29, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Free.

6/25–7/2 J.C. Leacock, Photography J.C. Leacock’s landscape images capture the light, grandeur and intimacy of the West, while his photographic portrayal of western lifestyles is both authentic and spirited. Opening reception: Tuesday, June 26, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

7/2–7/9 Adam Freed, Oil Paintings on Canvas “Crested Butte Impressions” are impressionistic paintings that consider the important fundamentals of drawing and painting, but truly reside somewhere beyond the scope of line, form and color. Opening reception: Tuesday, July 3, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Free.

7/16–7/23 Robin Parker & Nancy Dickins, Oil Paintings “Southern Strokes: Two Arkansas Women Paint the Rockies” showcases two Arkansas women in their plein air paintings focusing on the light, color and shadow of Crested Butte and the south of France. Opening reception: Tuesday, July 17, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

7/23–7/30 Vitek Kruta, Acrylic Paint on Panels “Contemplating Forms,” explores the interaction of forms, space and perception where Vitek’s fuses his training in Old World techniques of fine and decorative arts with his eclectic variety of painting styles. Opening reception: Tuesday, July 24, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Free.


The artist’s world is limitless. It can be found anywhere, far from where he lives or a few feet away. It is always on his doorstep. Paul Strand

PIPER GALLERY 2nd Floor of the Center 606 6th Street 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday & for ticket holders during Center events

7/30–8/6 Kathryn Barry, Oil Paintings “Summer in Crested Butte” comes influenced from art history at the Sorbonne to personal inspiration found in Georgia O’Keefe in New Mexico. Opening reception: Tuesday, July 31, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Free.

8/6–8/13 Center for the Arts 25th Anniversary Show The Piper Gallery has long been a valuable venue for local artists to showcase their artwork and expand their careers. To celebrate the Center for the Arts’ 25th Anniversary, the Piper Gallery spotlights the people and their art that have both created and been influenced by the Center’s long history with this special show, “Creating an Institution: 25 Years of Artistic Expression at the Center.” Come see the faces, personal stories and creative expressions of these instrumental artists including Pat Crow, John Bukaty, Drew Emmit, Nathan Bilow, Bobbie Reinhardt, Les Choy, Ben McLoughlin and more. Opening reception: Tuesday, August 7 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Free.

8/13 Melissa Getz, Bronze & Mixed Media “Open for Twisted Whimsey” is a unique and highly entertaining collection of three dimensional art with a straightforward subject matter and a humorous narrative quality throughout. Opening reception: Friday, August 17, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Free. Artists can reserve the gallery by calling (970) 349–7487, ext. 1; by emailing or by stopping by the Center.

Almost Home — painting by local artist Adam Freed

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CONCERTS Mondays at 5:30 Rain or Shine Crested Butte Town Park Bring a chair & a picnic or enjoy food from our vendors!

6/25 Bob Malone Jazz, rock ‘n roll, soul and blues fused into a one of a kind hybrid with pulsating, roaring keyboards. Food: Feast & Merriment. Sponsor: Board Member Night. 5:30 p.m. Free.

7/2 MarchFourth Marching Band & Second Line Parade

Salvador Santana

A double whammy 25th Birthday Party for Center for the Arts and KBUT. MarchFourth is a mobile big band spectacular of Eastern European gypsy brass, samba, latin, funk, afro-beat, big-band, jazz, rock music, circus, and vaudeville. Visually enhanced by costumed dancing beauties, acrobatic stilt walkers, unicycles, fire arts, and life size marionettes. Food: Mikey’s Pizza & Slogar. Sponsor: Oskar Blues. Join in on the Second Line Parade to the Center’s Outdoor Stage with MarchFourth at the top of Elk at 4:45 p.m. Opening band Iola begins at approximately 5:20 with MarchFourth kicking off around 6:00 p.m. Free.


Local’s Night in CB South with Chris Coady & Mine Control

MarchFourth Marching Band

Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds

7/9 Salvador Santana Spontaneous and dynamic, the son of Carlos Santana melds rap, remix and Latino with a strong Bay Area personality. Food: Crested Butte’s Personal Chefs. Sponsor: Building Industry Night. 5:30 p.m. Free.

7/16 Mike Pale & BluOrbit Instrumental funky soul-jazz with non-stop groove for the body, improvisation, and intelligent purposeful musicianship for the intent listener. Food: Colorado Lucky Dog. 5:30 p.m. Free.

7/23 Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds Nine-piece powerhouse puts a modern spin on classic soul with a spellbinding female vocalist and a flock of men laying down thundering grooves and soaring melodies. Food: Mountain Roots Food Project. 5:30 p.m. Free.

7/30 101st Army Band Centennial Wind Ensemble of the Colorado National Guard Originally formed in 1937 the band is now in its 73rd year performing patriotic and family friendly music. Food & Sponsor: Rotary Night. 5:30 p.m. Free.

8/6 Spring Creek Bluegrass Crisp, seamless and contagiously energetic with a deep respect for the bluegrass tradition combined with an innate sense of musical innovation. Food: Community Potluck. 5:30 p.m. Free.

8/13 Local’s Night in CB South with Chris Coady & Mine Control Local singer-songwriter with an original blend of blues, country, folk rock and Americana speaking of experiences to which audiences can easily relate. Food: Ruben’s. Sponsor: Crested Butte South. 5:30 p.m. Free.

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TO REGISTER (970) 349–7044 Online: The Art Studio 111 Elk Avenue 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday – Sunday

Red Moon by local potter Laura Elm

Paint Your Own Pottery

The Art Studio at Artwalk

Paint your own pottery seven days a week with ready-made pieces. Mugs, bowls, wine glasses, plates, children’s figurines and more available. Mondays at Alpenglow 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday at the Art Studio 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Price depends on piece and ranges from $5–$55.

The Studio will feature rotating local artists with gallery show openings each Artwalk night. On the last Thursday of each month stroll through the galleries of Crested Butte to experience local art and speak with the artists while enjoying appetizers and libations. Maps are available at and participating galleries. June 28, July 26, August 2, August 30 and September 27. 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Free.

Private Art Lessons & Events Throw a private educational art event for adults or children such as: a ladies’ painting night; jewelry making birthday party; learn to throw on the wheel; get instruction in watercolor, oil, or acrylic painting; go out in the field with a pro photographer; or drawing. Private lessons in all mediums also available.

6/22–6/24 Plein Air Oil Join Telluride Ah Haa School for the Arts instructor Kathy Hirsh to learn about setting up, planning a painting, edges, value, composition, underpainting, keeping it loose, and playing with color in landscape painting. Open to all levels. 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. $75 per day or $210 for three days.

Shared Artist’s Space The Shared Artist’s Space (SAS) is an affordable place to work on your art and a community of artists to work with. Membership includes: access to studio space seven days a week; personal storage for art supplies and works in progress; access to potter’s wheels, slab roller, wedging table, and basic ceramics tools and supplies; use of kiln, access to a community of artists, and the potential to show and sell your work at ASCA.

6/25 Where a Line May Lead You: A Day of Poetry & Drawing In poet Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer and painter Meredith Nemirov’s class, a line — whether it be of poetry or an expressive graphite mark — becomes a unit of play. Come with an open heart and a spirit of adventure and we promise you a day of beauty, soulful reflection, artistic expression and fun. 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. $175 (includes materials).

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25TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON Plein air landscape painting Photo by Nathan Bilow

6/27 Evening Pastel Still Life Drawing


Telluride Ah Haa School for the Arts instructor Kathy Hirsh teaches the always important basic drawing skills and learning to see shape, value, edges and color through the study of still life. She’ll discuss composition, how to start, doing thumbnails, underpainting and the all important — when to stop. 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. $25 + $8 materials fee.

The Art Studio teams up with the Crested Butte Wildflower Festival to offer artistic opportunities focused on the celebration of wildflowers. Register for these classes through the Wildflower Festival at or (970) 349–2571.

7/3, 7/10, 7/17, 7/24, 7/31 Live Painting Series at the Lobar

Join master potter and professional artist Laura Elm and learn painting techniques to create a gorgeous, one-ofa-kind vase inspired by local Crested Butte wildflowers. Vases are handthrown by Laura. 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. $65 (includes materials).

Bring the art of painting to life on the Lobar stage every Tuesday night in July. Watch the pros paint to music while splattering paint across your own canvas with expert instruction from the rotating roster of featured painters. Each participant (who is 21 years of age) will be supplied with libations while painting. 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Free to watch. $35 for your own canvas and paint.

7/6–7/8 Painting The Land: A Plein Air Watercolor Workshop Award-winning artist Meredith Nemirov teaches the gestural landscape; painting water; composition; and color and techniques with watercolor all on-site. Join for one, two or three days. All levels welcome. 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. $85 per day or $240 for all three days (materials not included).

7/9 Hand-Thrown Ceramic Vase Painting*

7/10 Plein Air Watercolor* Join local artist Gail Sovick in painting wildflowers “en plein air” with guidance on color mixing, wash and brushstroke techniques. Never-ever, novice, and experienced painters all 10:15 a.m. – 2:15 p.m. $65 (includes materials).

7/10 Garden Art* Learn acrylic painting techniques with local artist Mary Tuck to create beautiful images of wildflowers on smooth river rocks that may be placed in your garden, or on your front porch. 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. $55 (includes materials).

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7/11 Crocheted Wildflowers*

7/20 & 8/17 Art Talks

Join local artist Laura Elm to crochet flower embellishments learning the basics as well as how to wind simple chains into beautiful flower crocheted pieces. Use to adorn hats, clothing, bags, and more. 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. $50 (includes materials).

New 25th Anniversary Kick-Off Series! A dynamic conversation with artists about their medium, what it means to them, and their creative process. For practicing artists to find some of their own inspiration and art aficionados to learn more about the inner workings of an artist’s mind. July 20: Ceramicists Laura Elm and Donna Rozman. Aug. 17: Intuitive painter and sculptor Carol Conner. 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Free.

7/12 Wildflower Greeting Card Collage* Utilizing various papers, fabrics, digital images, and more, create a one-of-a-kind set of greeting cards in this wildflowerinspired multimedia collage workshop with local artist Laura Elm. 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. $55 (includes materials).

7/13 Hand-Painted Flour Sack Towels* Local artist Gail Sovick teaches using fabric paints to on a set of flour sack kitchen towels with one-stroke silk painting techniques and heliographics (a process by which the sun “develops” fabric paint) to create simple, elegant designs of wildflowers. 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. $65 (includes materials).

7/14 Wildflower Batik* Taught by local artist Gail Sovick, learn an ancient art form utilizing wax resist and colorful dyes. Leave with a unique creation to use as a wall hanging, fabric for a sewing project, or a handmade gift. 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. $75 (includes materials).

7/16–7/20 Street Art: Speed Painting & Graffiti for Middle & High School Students Learn the history of street art and wellknown grafitti artists like Banksy with instructor John Meckes while working with design concepts, drawing, stenciling, spray painting, and speed painting to develop your own styles. 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. $200 (includes materials).

7/17 Dragonology: A Family Art Workshop Learn the real art of practical magic, through drawing, collage, mixed media where mythical beasts and fairy creatures come to life on paper. Taught by local professional artist Laura Elm. 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. $25 for one person, $45 for two people, $20 each for three people or more enrolling together.

7/26 Painting From the Soul Touch Painting. Instructor Becky Chappell leads students to get in touch with what their body and soul want to say by meditating with music, then painting those experiences with fingers on paper over paint. 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. $45 (includes materials).

7/27 Fait a la Main Bookbinding Instructor Cindy Lang Ingalls of Eidelon Press focuses on making two books in the French style: a soft cover binding and a paper-covered hard-back structure in the traditional “case bound” method. 1:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. $75 (includes materials).

CRESTED BUTTE ARTS FESTIVAL EXPANSION PROGRAMMING* The Center for the Arts and Artists of the West Elks (AWE) help expand the Crested Butte Arts Festival with visual arts workshops, lectures, short films, and docent tours of artist created sitespecific works of art.

8/2 Guided Local Gallery Tour* Learn about the materials, techniques, and processes that artists use to create the final products you see on gallery walls and pedestals. Special tour discounts. Departs from Oh Be Joyful Gallery. Space is limited, reserve by calling 349–7044. 1:00 p.m. Free.

8/2 Super ArtWalk Evening* Join us in celebration of 40 years of art in the streets with the Crested Butte Arts Festival. The Art Studio is open during the “Super Artwalk” with Elk Avenue transformed by artists working outdoors, live street music, appetizers and libations, and a chance to see Crested Butte’s local artists at their best. Maps available at participating galleries and 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

8/5 Site-Specific Artworks in the Beautiful Crested Butte*

Learn more about the the artwork at entrance to the Arts Festival, over town bridges and Coal Creek hearing from the artists about their vision and process. Coal Creek Tours include information on Crested Butte’s watershed and associated environmental concerns. 8/3 Arts Festival Entryway Lecture and Tour. 5:00 p.m. 8/4 Bridge Tour. 1:00 p.m. 8/4 Coal Creek Coalition Tour. Adult Themed. 4:00 p.m. 8/5 Bridge Tour. 11:00 a.m. 8/5 Coal Creek Coalition Tour. Hands-On Tour for Kids. 2:00 p.m. Sign up for tours at the Arts Festival Programming Booth on Elk Avenue during Arts Festival. There will also be information at the Coal Creek Coalition Booth on taking a self-guided tour and scavenger hunt.

Led by local land artist, Ivy Walker, participants will work to create their own unique and surprising pieces of artwork out in nature, Andy Goldsworthy style, working with a variety of materials and learning how to photo document their pieces. 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. $65 (includes materials).

8/3 Canvas & Cabernet* With step-by-step instructions, demonstrations on how to mix your paint and how to apply it to canvas, instructor Becky Chappell proves anyone can paint. If you have always wanted to paint, but don’t know where to begin, this is the workshop for you! 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. $35 (includes materials and wine).

8/4 Paradise Divide Photo Walk* Capture the incredible morning light on Paradise Divide with photographer Trent Bona. Using manual settings of your digital camera learn composition; depth of field; ISO; the relationship between exposure variables; effects of lens focal length; processing RAW images with studio computer session for editing and developing. Beginner and intermediate. 6:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. $45.

8/4 Precious Metal Clay Jewelry Crafting* Precious metal clay, PMC, is a crafting medium with the consistency of polymer clay infused with very small particles of silver. Instructor Mary Tuck teaches participants to form pendants, rings, and earrings, before firing them in a kiln where the binder burns away leaving a 99% pure silver piece. 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. $85 (includes materials).

8/10–8/12 Ripple: A Women’s Restorative Art Retreat Instructors and artists Melissa Mason and Ivy Walker lead this women’s retreat through the theme of “Following the Inner Impulse: Creative Play and Art in the Landscape.” This restorative retreat steeped in the visual arts allows time and space to connect with one’s inner visions and express them in a supportive environment. Designed to awaken and foster women’s innate creative energy, our methods help women make a connection to the self to create a positive shift in personal creative growth. 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. $450 (includes materials, catered snacks and beverages).

9/2 heART + LAND: Creating Transformative Artworks in the Landscape With local artist Ivy Walker participants use mixed media and natural elements, participants to explore creating temporary art in the landscape. Transformative artwork initiates an interesting, new perspective on how to approach creativity and the results make tangible the inner workings of the heart. 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. $45 (includes materials).

9/29 What Glitters is Gold: Fall Photography Join local professional photographer Raynor Czerwinski in the breathtaking outdoors and unreal fall colors to learn technical compositional skills, including incorporating light while finding and developing your own unique personal vision and how to express that through photography. Beginner to advanced. 4:30 – 8:30 p.m. $75.

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8/3–8/5 Tours of Site-Specific Artworks*


REGISTRATION Must be mailed or faxed. Form available at: tourdeforks Fax: (970) 349–5626 Mail: P.O. Box 1819 Crested Butte, CO 81224

TOUR DE FORKS EVENTS ARE THE DELECTABLE, signature fundraising series for the Center for the Arts. Throughout the 20 Tour de Forks events of the summer, food and architectural enthusiasts visit a variety of private homes and dine on epicurean delights from accomplished chefs. One evening may feature an historic ranch rife with history, alive with the breath of a simpler past. The next evening you’re on a sunny deck watching the alpenglow fade as the Slate River meanders past you. One day is reserved for adventure, as you hike through fields of wildflowers before being treated to a well deserved lunch. Globally trained chefs prepare an exotic array of fine food from French to Italian to Asian. Your meals range from a casual outdoor feast inside the cozy interior of a teepee to an elegant, candlelight dinner in a home perched above town. One event might feature a fashion show, another an opportunity to rub elbows with musical legends and listen to a personal concert. With a vision to be a captivating and welcoming place to nurture the arts, the Center offers over 120 performances to over 26,000 people every year. This would not be possible without the support garnered through Tour de Forks. The Center must raise close to 60% of its operating budget each year through fundraising events and contributions, and Tour de Forks is the cornerstone of this effort. With every sip of wine or every tantalizing taste of meticulously prepared cuisine, Tour de Forks participants help achieve the Center’s goal of providing art for everyone.

25TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON Tour de Forks Photos by Nathan Bilow

6/24 Working Elegance Chef Jason Vernon of Soupçon Bistro at the working ancestral ranch of Catherine and Bill Lacy. 6:00 p.m. $150. Sold out

6/26 Adventures in Luxury Chef Ashely Odem of Feast and Merriment catering at the Scarp Ridge Lodge in downtown Crested Butte. Hosted by The Eleven Experiences, Irwin. 6:00 p.m. $150.

7/1 A Spirit-ual Experience Chef Brendan Moloney of the Old Croatian at the Forest Queen in downtown Crested Butte with ghost stories by Henrietta Raines and Barbara Mason. Hosted by Kristy Swanson and Dutch Spahn. 6:00 p.m. $150.

7/5 Making Space in the World & Richie Furay Meet & Greet Executive Chef Bill Watkins of Western State College at Melissa and James Kontos’ home in Smith Hill Ranches. Musical legend and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Richie Furay of Buffalo Springfield will be on hand for a personal meet and greet. 6:30 p.m. $125. $200 when combined with VIP Private Seating at Richie Furay Concert on July 5.

7/8 Teepee Party with Dean Dillon Featuring Nashville Songwriter’s Hall of Fame inductee Dean Dillon in a campfire concert and the famous Slogar’s comfort food served in the outdoor ambiance of teepees. Set on the Hidden Mine Ranch this event is hosted by Megan and Cjay Clark. 5:00 p.m. $200.

7/13 Historic Landmark of a Pastoral Past Personal Chef Tim Englehoff at the old Rozman Ranch. Hosted by John Johnson. 6:00 p.m. $150.

7/15 Bold & Vibrant Beginnings Chef Alan Cunningham of Ruben’s New Mexican Restaurant at Luisa and Eric Naughton’s home in Cement Creek. 11:00 a.m. $100.

7/17 En Vogue A fashion show by Lavish, Petit Lavish, Princess, Milky Way, Mountain Store, Cabi, Stella & Dot, Alpineer and 418 with special discounts. Chef David Wooding of Maxwell’s provides luncheon food in his home restaurant with Kathy Barnhart hosting. 11:00 a.m. $65. Continued on next page


Teepee Party with Dean Dillon

7/23 Historical Expedition at Roaring Judy Hikes launching from the historic ranch into the National Forest with local historian and chef Nick Lypps. Nick and Mary Frame host with a Western barbeque. 9:00 a.m. $100.

7/26 Places in Paradise Chef Lon Lane of Kansas City’s Inspired Creations at “Paradise View” — the home of Terri and Chris VonDohlen. 6:00 p.m. $150.

7/29 Block Party on Grant Lake Five homes and live music on Garland Drive in Skyland with Chef Jonathon Coady of Western State College preparing a high end barbeque. 5:00 p.m. $125.

8/2 Evening at Wilder on the Taylor Chef Goose Sorensen of Solera in Denver at Wilder on the lawn of the banks of the Taylor River. 5:00 p.m. $150.

8/7 A Treehouse Like No Other Chef Troy Guard of TAG in Denver at Tony and Roy Bliss’ home at Trapper’s Crossing. 6:00 p.m. $150.

8/16 Adirondack Retreat Chef Michael Marchitelli of the Gourmet Noodle in Joan and Stephanie Flanigan’s home in Prospect. Local artists Shaun Horne, Dawn Cohen and Nicholas Reti also showcase their original landscape paintings. 6:00 p.m. $150.

8/23 Panoramic Views & Culinary Delights Chef Mike Busse of Garlic Mike’s at Kathy and Andy Rector and Cindy and Steve Eargle’s shared home on Grant Lake in Skyland. 6:00 p.m. $150.

8/30 Asian Sensibility Chefs Dana Zobs and Stacee VanAernem of Crested Butte’s Personal Chefs preparing Asian-themed cuisine at the home of Karen and Jim Barney in Skyland. 5:00 p.m. $125.

9/4 Creative & Sustainable Living Chef Brendan Moloney of Old Croatian Restaurant at the home of John and Robin Norton at Cement Creek. 5:30 p.m. $150.

9/9 Exclusive Entry Chef Jason Vernon of Soupçon in his home restaurant. 5:30 p.m. $150.

TOUR DE FORKS RESERVATION INFORMATION Tour de Forks reservations must be mailed or faxed to the Center. Full descriptions and reservation forms with instructions may be found on the website at as well as at the Center at 606 6th Street in Crested Butte open 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Mail: P.O. Box 1819, Crested Butte, CO 81224 Fax: (970) 349–5626


Thank You!

SUMMER SEASON FRIENDS Alpengardener, Ltd. • Blackline Entertainment • Bob Huckins Construction Clear Rivers Skin Care & Waxing • Community Foundation of the Gunnison Valley Crested Butte Bank • Crested Butte Events • Crested Butte/Mt. Crested Butte Rotary Club Electrical Logic Lighting, Inc. • Old Town Inn • Sign Guys & Gal • Sunlit Architecture The Princess Wine Bar/Coffee House & Western Design Co. Waste Management • Western Pilates • Yoga for the Peaceful BEVERAGE SPONSOR Camp 4 Coffee • Oskar Blues

P.O. Box 1819 • 606 6th St. Crested Butte, CO 81224 (970) 349–7487


Center for the Arts Summer Season Brochure  
Center for the Arts Summer Season Brochure  

This is a 6 x 11 piece, 16 pages plus cover. Guts printed on 80lb text, and cover on 80lb cover velvet.