Patron Programs

At the Crested Butte Center for the Arts, we are fortunate to be supported by an incredible group of people who believe in the power of the arts to enliven the soul and bring people together. That’s why we offer exclusive membership programs designed to enhance your experience and provide you with unique opportunities not available to the general public. Our two premier patron programs, the Backstage Club and the Front Row, offer a range of benefits tailored to enrich your engagement with the arts and our community.

Whether you’re passionate about theater, music, dance, or visual arts, the Crested Butte Center for the Arts has a patron program designed to enhance your experience and connect you with others who share your passion for the arts. Join the Backstage Club or the Front Row today and embark on a journey of artistic discovery, creativity, and lifelong memories.


The Backstage is a group of donors who believe in the Center’s mission and support it behind the scenes. With a gift of $5,000 or more, renewable annually, Backstage members are vital to sustaining the arts and cultural experiences that make Crested Butte so special. Being a member of the Backstage allows you to support the programming you love and make meaningful connections with like-minded people.

Backstage members receive access to exclusive events and opportunities that are not offered to the general public.

Backstage members’ donations may be eligible for Colorado tax credits. The Center for the Arts is eligible under the guidelines of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade for Enterprise Zone Tax Credits for cash or in-kind donations made to the organization. This means that in addition to the standard deductions that you are already eligible to claim on Federal and State returns, individuals who pay Colorado income tax and donate $250 or more to the Center may be eligible for a 25% tax credit on their Colorado State Income Tax Return.

To join, email Development Manager Erika Brownlee at

Front Row Logo

The Front Row is a group of people who share a deep connection to the Center for the Arts and want to support the mission of the Center long-term. With a $100,000 pledge paid over up to 10 years, Front Row members ensure the future vitality of arts and culture in Crested Butte.

Front Row Benefits May Include:

  • First notice on season schedule
  • Pre-sale tickets
  • Beginning-of-summer season preview party
  • Invitations to VIP parties before select events
  • Invitations to donor parties
  • Acknowledgement on the Center website and donor wall
  • Free drinks at Alpenglow
  • Exclusive Front Row merchandise
Front Row Members 
Anne Lamkin Kinder
Anthony and Randi Stroh
Barbara Glazer Rosenblatt and Randy Rosenblatt
Becky Frey Real Estate
Beverly and Balie Griffith
The Blake Hawk Family
Bob Valentine and Steve Bolton
Bonnie and David Weekley
Carmen Day-Alexander and Craig Alexander
Carol Ann May and James Saindon
Cathey and Don Humphreys
Chip and Shannon Fudge
Christe and Tim Fretthold
Christy Schoedel and John Segal
Daphne and Frank Goldsberry
Denise and Todd Liebl
Faith Spitz and Garrett Smith
Jay Jones
The Jobar Foundation of the Benisch Family
Dr. John and Emily Bruno
Julie and Andy McNeill
Kathryn and Scott King
Lenni and Bill Burke
Margery Feldberg and Dr. Jeremy Levin
Margie and Dr. John Haley
Mary and Richard Allen
Rick LaDue
Robert and Noel McCarter
Robin and Hays Glover & Family
The Saperstein Family
The Stangl-Deutscher Family
Venise and Larry Stuart
Virginia and Ansel Condray
Martha Churchill + Rick Jungers


For more information about the Front Row Club, please contact our Development Manager, Erika Brownlee at