Donate to the Center

Since 1987, Center for the Arts Crested Butte has been a leader in providing dynamic events and fostering the arts and cultural community in Colorado's Upper East River Valley. With more than 40,000 visitors annually, the Center is a premier performing and visual arts venue and popular destination for tourists and residents alike. To continue this tradition of excellence and bring an even more dynamic repertoire of cultural events to the area, we rely on the generous donations from individuals and corporations throughout our community.

If you wish to ensure that the Center for the Arts stays healthy and beneficial to you and your family, please join us. You can support us through capital contributions, corporate sponsorships, personal memberships, volunteering, and special programs. We offer a variety of ways for you to support at any level.


Memorial & Honorary Gifts

First and foremost, thank you! We truly appreciate your thoughtfulness and generosity in making this gift. Donating to the Center for the Arts, in memory or honor of a special person, is a touching way to remember a loved one or celebrate a special occasion. Gifts may be made in honor or memory of a special person to existing funds at the Center for the Arts. Gifts may be made by mail or online (please see below for instructions).

Information to Include When Making the Gift.

A note accompanying the gift should indicate:
  • The fund to which the gift is directed:
  • The person, people, or group this gift is being made in honor or memory of
  • The name AND address of the person or people who should be notified of this gift
If you are unsure of the name of the fund or what fund you would like to support, please contact us for assistance at: or 970-349-7487 

We are grateful for your generosity and will work with you to ensure that your philanthropic interests are met!

How to Donate

  • Make a Gift by Mail:
    • Checks, payable to “The Center for the Arts,” can be mailed to:
      • The Center for the Arts P.O. Box 1819 Crested Butte, CO 81224
  • Make a Gift Online:
    • Donations can also be made from our secure Web server.
  • To make a memorial or honorary gift online, select the appropriate box on the giving page, and follow the prompts to enter the name of the honoree and who should be notified of the gift.
    • For assistance with online giving, please call (970) 349-7487 ext. 702

What Happens After We Receive the Gift?

You will receive a gift receipt/tax letter from the Center for the Arts that lists the amount of your contribution, the date we received it, the fund you donated to, and the name of the person you made the gift in honor or memory of.

The Center sends notification letters to honorees and decedents’ families once a week. Please allow up to three (3) weeks for your gift to be received, processed, and for the honoree/family to be notified. Also, please be sure to include the name and address of those who should be notified of your gift (please note: the amount of the donation will not be disclosed unless we are instructed otherwise).



Thank you again for supporting the Center for the Arts! If you have additional questions about memorial or honor gifts, please contact:
Phone: (970) 349-7487 ext. 702


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Center for the Arts Crested Butte
606 Sixth Street
PO Box 1819
Crested Butte, CO 81224