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Call for Artists: Crested Butte Arts Festival

July 31st-August 2
Crested Butte, Colorado
Downtown streets
175 Artists
Deadline: March 1

The Crested Butte Arts Festival celebrates its 43rd year July 31st-August 2. Approximately 175 artists will line Historic Elk Avenue - nestled in the majestic Rocky Mountains. 

Sales at this show continue to increase as word spreads about the quality of artists exhibiting after a very competitive jury process. The show is gaining national attention and sponsorship and draws a savvy, sophisticated art buying clientele. 


The charming and eclectic town of Crested Butte, a National Historic District, is the venue for this outdoor show. Crested Butte is a tourist town, bringing in an affluent, educated crowd of 12,500 for Arts Festival weekend. 


Artist Amenities:

  • free snacks and water, booth sitting, 24 hour security, reserved parking
  • an artist's VIP area with indoor bathrooms 
  • a Saturday night Artists Awards Dinner
  • color thumbnail and links in artist gallery on our website

Admission and parking are free and entertainment. Children's programs, culinary demonstrations and hands-on workshops are scheduled throughout the weekend. 

Truly one of the industry's best kept secrets, the Crested Butte Arts Festival must be experienced to be believed. Join us!

Jury fee: $30; booth fee: $350; doubles are available

Apply today: www.

Email questions to or call 970-349-1184 to speak to Juliette Eymere, executive director.

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