Operational Donations

The mission of the Center for the Arts is to enrich and expand community participation in the arts.


Our core services include:

  1. providing an affordable venue as well as support for community performances and events;
  2. presenting artists from outside the area to expand horizons and engage the community in the performing arts;
  3. providing a venue and programs to involve the community in the visual arts;
  4. providing leadership in the community to expand and facilitate opportunities for cultural experience as well as to build a cultural identity for our towns.

The Center for the Arts serves people of all ages who live in or visit the upper East River Valley, including the Towns of Crested Butte, Mt. Crested Butte and the unincorporated areas of Gunnison County.


In order to meet our mission, we must raise close to 66% of the operating budget each year through contributions and fundraising events. Thanks to the generosity of our donors and successful fundraisers, we are able to operate the Center as an affordable community arts venue. You can help keep the arts at the center of our community by making a tax deductible donation today.

Center for the Arts Giving Area’s

Alpenglow Summer Concert Series
Capital Campaign
Children’s Programs
Culinary Program
General Operations
Summer Season Performances
Visual Arts Programs & Workshops
Winter Season Performances


Make an online donation by selecting your level:

Select Friend to Donate $25- $499


Select Patron to Donate $500


Select Center Circle to Donate $1000


Select Founders Club to Donate $2500


Select Benefactor to Donate $5,000


Select Spotlight to Donate $10,000


Select Leadership to Donate $25,000


Select Any Amount to Donate any amount desired 


If you wish to contrinute to Building in the Hearts of Crested Butte and our capital campaign to raise funds for our new building, please click HERE.