our preferred arts partners

Through our Preferred Partners Program, the Center works with a host of community organizations who bring arts and cultural programming to Crested Butte year-round. Our Preferred Partners present events & programs in our building on a regular basis. To learn more about our Preferred Partners and their schedules, please visit the links to their individual websites below.


Crested Butte Mountain Theatre is in its 48th consecutive year, making it the longest running community theatre in Colorado. Their  mission is to entertain, educate, and enrich the Crested Butte community and greater Gunnison Valley by providing a well-balanced theatrical season of high artistic quality.


Please visit the CBMT website for their full schedule.

Crested Butte School of Dance's mission is to deepen the connection to ourselves, to each other, and to the world around us through dance. They are a community-based, educational organization dedicated to fostering creativity, self-expression, and personal growth to people of all ages through professional dance instruction and performance opportunities.


Please visit the Crested Butte School of Dance website for a full schedule.

The Trailhead Children’s Discovery Museum offers an engaging environment that inspires children and families to explore, create and learn together through discovery and play.

The Trailhead provides arts and exploratory play programming for families and children in K-5th grade.


Please visit the Trailhead's website for a full schedule.

Crested Butte Clay Studio is a ceramics studio that focuses on building community through clay and creativity. They offer studio memberships to self-guided ceramic artists and provide a fully equipped studio in which to create. They also offer a range of classes in hand-building, wheel-throwing, and sculpture to kids and adults, rentals for small parties, workshops throughout the year, an annual pottery showcase, and a gallery of ceramic art.


Please visit Crested Butte Clay Studio's website for a full schedule.

The Crested Butte Music Festival's mission is to present an annual festival of diverse music, opera and dance performed by outstanding artists, to inspire a greater appreciation of these art forms, and to help develop the performers of tomorrow.


Please visit CBMF's website for a full schedule.

The mission of the Public Policy Forum is to promote civic dialogue, debate and community engagement with distinguished expert speakers on issues of international, national and local significance.


Please visit the Public Policy Forum's website for a full schedule.

The CBCS Enrichment Program seeks to broaden our students' experience by providing them with a variety of artistic, cultural and educational opportunities which expand upon the traditional academic program. The Enrichment Program organizes and funds artist-in-residence programs, workshops, performances and after-school clubs. These activities are open and free to all students.


Please visit the CBCS Enrichment Program website for more information.


Named one of the "Top 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World" by MovieMaker Magazine, Crested Butte Film Festival is an international film festival with a mission of fostering connection and inspiring creativity, cultural awareness and social action through the transformative power of film. They offer year-round independent film programming as well as an annual Fall Festival at the end of September.


Please visit the Crested Butte Film Festival website for more information.

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The Kissidgu Foundation is dedicated to bringing exceptional and experiential cultural arts programming to participants of all ages. The foundation works with a variety of African artists to bring dynamic classes, workshops, conferences and performances with the intention of providing an opportunity for people to connect to themselves, others, and their community through music, dance and dialogue. The foundation also supports a school of music, dance and education in Guinea, West Africa.


Please visit the Kissidugu Foundation website for more information.

Other Presenters

The following organizations also present events & programs in our building on a regular basis. Click on their logos to learn more.