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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
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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!

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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