The Center is proud to be a home for visual artists of all mediums and typically hosts dozens of visual arts classes each season, including the popular Watercolor and Wine + Cocktails and Canvases series. Community visual arts events include the Community Iron Pour (usually held in early October) and Chalk Walk (usually held in early July). In 2019, nearly 2,500 artists participated in 213 individual visual arts events. That's a lot of art! 

summer 2020 visual arts classes + events

Wildflower, Watercolor + Wine: Thursday, August 6, 4:30 – 7:30 pm. $55. learn more
Wildflower, Watercolor + Wine: Thursday, August 13, 4:30 – 7:30 pm. learn more
Wildflower, Watercolor + Wine: Thursday, August 20, 4:30 – 7:30 pm learn more

listing of all events


the kinder padon gallery at the new center

The new Kinder Padon Gallery at the Center for the Arts in Crested Butte has a governing mission of elevating the visual arts through promotion of talent over various mediums.  This initiative celebrates the plethora of visions of artists, showcasing individuals, groups, exhibitions, installations, educational exhibits, and thematic shows.  

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Kinder Padon Gallery is currently closed to visitors. We will be announcing gallery open hours soon!

learn more here

private art classes + art parties at the center

Especially in these challenging times, the Center is pleased to offer private and small group art classes and private art parties at the Center. learn more here.

the art studio at 111 elk avenue is now closed.

We are sad to report that the Art Studio of the Center for the Arts, previously located at 111 Elk Avenue, is now closed. Learn more here.