about us

The Center 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, the Center 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, the Center hosts events throughout the year on our outdoor stage, expansive indoor auditorium (The Steddy Theater), 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.


The Center strives to enrich and engage the community by fostering artistic expression and cultural experiences in the Gunnison 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.


The Center for the Arts is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.


Enriching our community through arts and cultural experiences for everyone.


We present captivating, transformative, and fun experiences that enliven the creative soul and are essential to the vitality of our community.


Learn more about the Center's programming: Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Culinary Arts and Literary Arts.