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August 2017

05
August
12:00 pm — 1:00 pm
@ The Ragged Mountain Stage
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Mysto the Magi

Mysto the Magi’s magic shows are first and foremost FUN!  Mysto’s signature style and hilarious antics that will have you belly-laughing.  Full of mystery, illusion, and family friendly comedy.  His shows feature never before seen tricks and favorites plucked exclusively from Mysto’s 30-plus years and over 10,000 performances of Mysto-fying magic! Whether your party is a corporate banquet, large company picnic, festival, family-reunion, wedding, or simply a child’s birthday, Mysto has the perfect entertainment solution for you. Mysto regularly performs his stage illusion…

05
August
12:00 pm — 2:00 pm
@ The Gypsy Lounge
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Gypsy Jazz Social Club

  Built from guitarist Les Choy’s desire to create a string-band based jazz ensemble, GYPSY JAZZ SOCIAL CLUB draws from a roster of versatile musicians inhabiting Colorado’s western slope. Gypsy Jazz is the accepted moniker for a genre of music that was all but single-handedly developed by Django Reinhardt, a visionary gypsy guitar player of Belgian descent who successfully integrated American jazz, traditional gypsy melodies, popular tunes from the 1920’s to modern times, and a respectable selection of original compositions.…

05
August
12:00 pm — 1:00 pm
@ The 46th Annual Crested Butte Arts Festival
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Kimberly Moore ~ Mixed Media Demonstration ~ Booth 45

Watch Kimberly Moore paper clay sculpt on a wood panel, with a distinct nature theme. Accents of glass and copper are incorporated, and all are nished in acrylics.

05
August
1:00 pm — 2:00 pm
@ The Ragged Mountain Stage
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The Sweet Lillies

The Sweet Lillies’ original songs, powerful harmonies and beautiful string band instrumentation is lively and deeply soulful. The sound of the band derives it’s strength from virtuosic, banjo pickin’, beautiful melodic fiddle playing, solid rhythm guitar and wildly high energy upright bass playing. The Sweet Lillies have shared the stage with such legends as Peter Rowan, Vince Herman, Kyle Hollingsworth, Andy Hall and Tyler Grant just to name a few and have opened for Leftover Salmon, Members of String Cheese…

05
August
1:30 pm — 2:30 pm
@ The 46th Annual Crested Butte Arts Festival
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Joseph Magnano ~ Painting Demonstration ~ Booth 54

Meet Joseph Magnano, the artist behind vibrant cows. Watch him work live and answer questions about acrylic paint.

05
August
2:00 pm — 5:00 pm
@ The Ragged Mountain Stage
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Halden Wofford & the HiBeams

Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams ride out from the cutting edge cowtown of Denver, Colorado. Rootsy and real, neither revivalist nor retro, the Hi-Beams’ brand of country music is as boundless and electrifying as America itself. Equal parts Hank Williams and Johnny Depp, front man Halden Wofford pours forth a potent mix of rocked-up honky tonk, western swing, Dylanesque originals and spaghetti western epics. There is no creative limit to the songwriter, illustrator, author, storyteller and singer. But Halden has…

05
August
2:00 pm — 4:00 pm
@ The Gypsy Lounge
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Flores y la Noche

As a teenager, Ryan Flores discovered that music was his primary form of sustenance. He has evolved into a wildly talented independent musician with a flair for Balkan Vamp, Spanish Guitar and meticulous rhythms. His sonorous voice and exceptional skill on guitar have kept him constantly on tour in Colorado and beyond.

05
August
3:00 pm — 4:00 pm
@ The 46th Annual Crested Butte Arts Festival
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Charles Hazelaar ~ Sculpture Demonstration ~ Booth 31

Charles Hazelaar will discuss how sculpture works and how important the idea of home is today. His work creates homes, and he will show the process by which ideas and dreams become these objects. He will talk about the process of building work drawing on the past, as opposed to using building with pure imagination and finnally the idea of unfinished objects.

06
August
10:00 am — 4:00 pm
@ The 46th Annual Crested Butte Arts Festival
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Cast an Iron Sculpture in Children’s Art Alley

Stop by the Art Alley tent to purchase and carve a pre-made sculpture mold for the Art Studio of the Center for the Arts’ Annual Community Iron Pour! Your work will be brought to the October 5th Iron Pour where the Pour Team will heat iron to its liquid form in our furnace and carefully pour it into your mold. Your sculpture will get cooled in a bath of water, and TA DA! You are left with YOUR OWN IRON…

06
August
10:30 am — 11:30 am
@ The 46th Annual Crested Butte Arts Festival
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Gedion Nyanhongo ~ Sculpture Demonstration ~ Booth 51

Gedion Nyanhongo is a native of Zimbabwe, Africa. He will be demonstrating his skill and techniques used in the creation of hand- carved and chiseled stone sculpture in the traditional style of the Shona Sculpture movement of his homeland.

06
August
11:00 am — 12:00 pm
@ The Ragged Mountain Stage
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Linda and Essie Horne

Fifteen-year old singer-songwriter Linda Horne is a rising Crested Butte star. Since her first performance at the age of eight at a school talent show, Linda and her guitar have traveled from Cambodia to Savannah, to Las Vegas. She can often be heard in the summer months “busking” on Elk Avenue with her younger sister Essie on drums. The two have performed in the Opera Children’s Chorus for five years because it is something “you never really have the opportunity…

06
August
12:00 pm — 1:00 pm
@ The Ragged Mountain Stage
More Info

Mysto the Magi

  Mysto the Magi’s magic shows are first and foremost FUN!  Mysto’s signature style and hilarious antics that will have you belly-laughing.  Full of mystery, illusion, and family friendly comedy.  His shows feature never before seen tricks and favorites plucked exclusively from Mysto’s 30-plus years and over 10,000 performances of Mysto-fying magic! Whether your party is a corporate banquet, large company picnic, festival, family-reunion, wedding, or simply a child’s birthday, Mysto has the perfect entertainment solution for you. Mysto regularly performs his stage…

06
August
12:00 pm — 2:00 pm
@ The Gypsy Lounge
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Roma Ransom

Roma Ransom is an acoustic duet performing in a unique style. Their playing echos a vintage world style, eclectic and original. They have been performing together for the past 3 years, from venues such as art galleries, coffee shops, restaurants and bars, to nursing homes, weddings, and 4 diamond hotels.

06
August
12:00 pm — 1:00 pm
@ The 46th Annual Crested Butte Arts Festival
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Jessica Wright ~ Painting Demonstration ~ Booth 36

With acrylic paint, Jessica Wright throws, drizzles with a chopstick and even uses her fingertips to create multilayered, vivid, and modern Colorado landscapes.

06
August
1:00 pm — 2:30 pm
@ The Ragged Mountain Stage
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Moors and McCumber

James Moors and Kort McCumber grew up in different places and listening to different kinds of music – classical, rock, bluegrass, you name it. But when they met ten years ago they knew they’d found something golden. Since then, they’ve been cultivating their wide-ranging musical influences in songs that delve into love and life through haunting lyrics, soaring harmonies, and dazzling instrumental proficiency. As Grammy award-winning producer Lloyd Maines puts it, “These guys should be playing every major festival in…

06
August
2:00 pm — 4:00 pm
@ The Gypsy Lounge
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Flores y la Noche

As a teenager, Ryan Flores discovered that music was his primary form of sustenance. He has evolved into a wildly talented independent musician with a flair for Balkan Vamp, Spanish Guitar and meticulous rhythms. His sonorous voice and exceptional skill on guitar have kept him constantly on tour in Colorado and beyond.

06
August
2:30 pm — 5:00 pm
@ The Ragged Mountain Stage
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Taylor Scott Band

Taylor Scott is an international touring guitarist and singer/songwriter based in Denver, Colorado. He has consistently toured all over the US, Canada, and Europe with both the Taylor Scott Band and trance-blues legend Otis Taylor. In 2015, he played alongside the likes of Warren Haynes on Otis Taylor’s critically acclaimed release, “Hey Joe Opus: Red Meat.” The Taylor Scott Band, based in Denver, is an original soul & funk-rock band released their second album, “A Closer Look, the Second Glance”…

August 2018

03
August
August 3, 2018 5:00 pm — August 5, 2018 5:00 pm
@ The 46th Annual Crested Butte Arts Festival
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The 46th Annual Crested Butte Arts Festival

Crested Butte, Colorado, is home to one of the nation’s top arts festivals. Now in its 46th year, the Crested Butte Arts Festival features incredible art, fantastic cuisine, exhilarating entertainment, artist demonstrations, children’s activities and an art auction. There’s something for everyone at the Festival, where surrounding beauty, artistic talent, and appreciative patrons merge for one, glorious weekend. The Crested Butte Arts Festival produces an annual, nationally recognized Festival presenting a broad spectrum of the arts, whose proceeds perpetuate the…

03
August
5:00 pm
@ The 46th Annual Crested Butte Arts Festival
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Opening Ceremony

This year the Crested Butte Arts Festival is kicking off with a bang and a parade of dancers! Join us for the Opening Ceremony featuring The Crested Butte School of Dance! Boogie down and let’s celebrate!

03
August
5:15 pm
@ The Ragged Mountain Stage
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Viva la Noche with Nina & Tejas

Viva la Noche is a world fusion trio based in Colorado. Blending tango, flamenco, mariachi, Balkan, and Caribbean elements into something unique, sophisticated, danceable, and fun. The band was born 3 years ago when Ryan Flores and Stefan Doucette began gigging together regularly in other projects. They recruited Daniel de la Vega in 2016 and have been writing and gigging routinely ever since. Coming from a variety of disciplines, the members adeptly fuse Latin, Gypsy, Jazz, and even rock ‘n’…

04
August
All Day
@ The 46th Annual Crested Butte Arts Festival
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Art Alley

Time to roll up your sleeves, paint with abandon and release your inner artist inside Art Alley! Thanks to the creative energy of Art Alley Chairwoman Lynda Mikos, children and their caregivers can make inspired and imaginative keepsakes for FREE!

04
August
10:30 am
@ The 46th Annual Crested Butte Arts Festival
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Paul Counts | Glass Booth# 62

Come learn about my art and handblown glass! You will experience the mysteries of the molten material and see firsthand how my work is made! Super cooled liquid forever suspended in time!

04
August
12:00 pm
@ The Ragged Mountain Stage
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Linda and Essie Horne

Teenage singer-songwriter sisters, Linda and Essie Horne are Crested Butte stars and they are BACK to rock at this year’s CBAF! Since Linda’s first performance at the age of eight at a school talent show, she and her guitar have traveled from Cambodia to Savannah, to Las Vegas. The Horne sisters can often be heard in the summer months “busking” on Elk Avenue. The two have performed in the Opera Children’s Chorus because it is something “you never really have…

04
August
12:00 pm
@ The 46th Annual Crested Butte Arts Festival
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Melissa Weiss | Ceramics Booth #168

I make wheel thrown and hand built functional pottery from clay i dig and make myself. Each pot is made by me and one of a kind. All my pots are food safe and high fired in a gas reduction kiln.

04
August
1:00 pm
@ The Ragged Mountain Stage
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Roma Ransom

Roma Ransom is an acoustic duet performing in a unique style. Their playing echos a vintage world style, eclectic and original. They have been performing together for the past 4 years, from venues such as art galleries, coffee shops, restaurants and bars, to nursing homes, weddings, and 4 diamond hotels.

04
August
1:30 pm
@ The 46th Annual Crested Butte Arts Festival
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Kimbre Woods | Photography Booth # 77

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.

04
August
3:00 pm — 5:00 pm
@ The Ragged Mountain Stage
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Viva la Noche with Nina & Tejas

Viva la Noche is a world fusion trio based in Colorado. Blending tango, flamenco, mariachi, Balkan, and Caribbean elements into something unique, sophisticated, danceable, and fun. The band was born 3 years ago when Ryan Flores and Stefan Doucette began gigging together regularly in other projects. They recruited Daniel de la Vega in 2016 and have been writing and gigging routinely ever since. Coming from a variety of disciplines, the members adeptly fuse Latin, Gypsy, Jazz, and even rock ‘n’…

04
August
3:00 pm
@ The 46th Annual Crested Butte Arts Festival
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Brad and Sundie Ruppert | Mixed Media Booth #172

Sculptural Felt assemblages created from hat-maker’s felt remnants rescued from Northern Colorado’s Greeley Hat Works. Brad hand-cuts, bends and nails each piece of felt to a carved wood base creating great relief and texture. When combined with Sundie’s intricately painted layers of metal, which truly bare the soul of each portrait, it is hard for the viewer not to reach out and touch to help the brain interpret what the eyes are seeing.

05
August
All Day
@ The 46th Annual Crested Butte Arts Festival
More Info

Art Alley

Time to roll up your sleeves, paint with abandon and release your inner artist inside Art Alley! Thanks to the creative energy of Art Alley Chairwoman Lynda Mikos, children and their caregivers can make inspired and imaginative keepsakes for FREE!

05
August
10:30 am
@ The 46th Annual Crested Butte Arts Festival
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Faye Crowe | Painting Booth #179

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

05
August
12:00 pm
@ The Ragged Mountain Stage
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Ragged Mountain Bluegrass

RAGGED MOUNTAIN BLUEGRASS features Dwayne Dodson on Guitar, Lizzy Plotkin on Fiddle, Chris Hudson on Bass, and Bruce Hayes with the Mandolin and Dobro… everyone sings those ragged but right harmonies!

05
August
12:00 pm
@ The 46th Annual Crested Butte Arts Festival
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Michele Throne | Jewelry Booth #91

Our process has many steps involved, but the most frequent question asked is how we get the imagery in our pieces. Many people ask if it’s done with a laser! Michele will be demonstrating how she saws out the intricate imagery using a hand held jeweler’s saw.

05
August
1:30 pm
@ The Ragged Mountain Stage
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High Water

Art Stevenson & High Water bluegrass sound comes from the close duet singing of husband and wife team Art and Stephanie Stevenson, along with the spirited banjo and Dobro playing of Dale Reichert, and the hard-driving mandolin picking of Bruce King. High Water’s music is heard on bluegrass radio programs around the USA and has received critical acclaim in the magazines Bluegrass Unlimited and Bluegrass Now. Recording artist James King and country music historian Bill Malone agree that Art and…

05
August
3:00 pm — 5:00 pm
@ The Ragged Mountain Stage
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Blue Recluse

Blue Recluse plays a wide range of blues, rhythm and blues, and country blues from the ‘40s to the present day. Powerful, sultry vocals in combination with a hard-groovin’ rhythm section and classic electric blues guitar and keys makes this band a blues lover’s dream. Put on your dancing shoes, because Blue Recluse will rock your soul with its unique brand of rare and classic songs by the likes of Koko Taylor, Etta James, Big Maybelle, Susan Tedeschi, Bonnie Raitt…

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