parking

The Center for the Arts is located in Crested Butte Town Park on 6th Street as you enter Crested Butte from the south. It will be on the right hand side past the first stop sign as you enter town.

Parking + Public Transportation

Small-Scale Events (max of 35 people): 

Transportation: Guests are encouraged to take public transportation (Mountain Express or RTA), ride bicycles, walk, or carpool to the Center.

Mountain Express

Serving Crested Butte, Mt. Crested Butte, and Crested Butte South

The Mountain Express Town Shuttle provides free daily service between Crested Butte and Mt. Crested Butte from 7:35 AM until midnight. It runs every 20 minutes during the summer season (June 5-October 25).

The closest Mountain Express bus stops to the Center are located at 6th and Belleview, and at the 4-Way Stop (6th and Elk).

Be sure to check the Mountain Express website for current route and schedule information.

Phone: 970-349-5616 | Website | Please note that masks are still required on public transportation.

RTA (Rural Transportation Authority)

Gunnison to Mt. Crested Butte, and select points in between

The RTA provides free transportation between Gunnison and Mt. Crested Butte with some flag stops (on-demand stops) along the way. RTA buses stop at the 4-Way Stop in Crested Butte before heading to Mt. Crested Butte. The RTA’s southbound stop in Crested Butte is on the northwest corner of 6th and Sopris and is a small covered shed in front of Paradise Café.

Phone: 970-641-5074 | Website | Please note that masks are still required on public transportation.

Parking: For this small-scale event, Center guests may park head-in on the east side of the soccer fields at Town Park (between Belleview and Whiterock). 

Park and walk west on the concrete sidewalk that runs along the south side of the Pirate Park and Outdoor Stage. Turn northward (right) and walk through the Center’s small parking lot and up the exterior stairs on the north side of the lot to access the Center through our second floor main entrance.

Additional parking is also available a leisurely four-minute walk away at the 4-Way Stop (6th Street and Elk Avenue) circled on the map in turquoise. Please note that due to construction on Academy Place, the parking lot at 6th Street and Whiterock is permanently closed.

Handicapped Parking Information*: For those who have a handicapped parking placard or require a short walking distance into the building, please enter the Center’s small parking lot via Sixth Street. The turn-in is immediately south of the concrete retaining wall and marquee sign.

*Please keep the Center’s parking lot spaces for those with handicapped parking placards and those who may need to enter our building from a closer access point, as the lot has a very limited number of spaces.

Please do not park in the driveway parallel to Sixth Street on the west side of the Center; this is a fire lane and is for pick-up/drop-off and loading only.

Below are parking areas highlighted in green.


Mid to Large Scale Events: 

Transportation: Guests are encouraged to take public transportation (Mountain Express or RTA), ride bicycles, walk, or carpool to the Center. See above for more information.

Parking Near the Center: Please be courteous to our neighbors by parking a leisurely four-minute walk away at the 4-Way Stop (6th Street and Elk Avenue) highlighted below in green. 

Please refrain from parking on Seventh Street and the adjacent neighborhood or along 6th St. for this large-scale event due to the volume of vehicles expected. Also, please do not park in the driveway parallel to Sixth Street on the west side of the Center; this is a fire lane and is for pick-up/drop-off and loading only. 

FYI: Arrangements can be made with the Crested Butte Community School to host additional parking in their parking lot.  CFTA requires written permission for this option from CBCS for your event.