Artist Demonstrations provide a unique way to interact with some of our exhibiting artists in an informal setting. These interactive and engaging demos will again be incorporated into the Festival’s schedule in 2019 and will take place in each artists booth.

The 2019 Crested Butte Arts Festival Artist Demonstrations will be announced in the summer of 2019. Below is what was offered at our 2018 festival. Stay tuned for more details about the 2018 festival!

Paul Counts:  Glass 

 Hand blown glass made of molten material and suspended in time!

Melissa Weiss: Ceramics

Wheel thrown and hand built functional pottery from clay dug by the artist. Each pot is one of a kind. 




Kimbre Woods: Photography

Digital negatives and historical photographic printing processes such as tricolor gum bichromate, cyanotype, van dyke brown, platinum/palladium, kallitypes, and lumen prints. Printed on archival art papers, often finished works are hand tinted with either watercolor and vintage oil paints.




Brad and Sundie Ruppert: Mixed Media

Sculpted felt assemblages created from hat maker’s felt remnants rescued from Norther Colorado’s Greeley Hat Works.

Faye Crow: Painting

Painting with mixed media on various materials with oil, acrylic, wax, with layers if expressed drawing to emphasize color and texture. 






Michele Throne: Jewlery

Intricate imagery using a hand held jeweler’s saw.





Special thanks to the artists who volunteer their time and materials for these demos – we love their dedication to their craft and their willingness to share. Thank you!