The Crested Butte Center for the Arts Summer Line Up
For more than 20 years, Center for the Arts has been committed to providing arts and cultural experiences that inspire and entertain all audiences, whether they call Crested Butte home every day or just for the weekend. The Crested Butte Center for the Arts is the valley’s premier visual and home for concerts, dance performances, art exhibits and classes in creative arts. Popular winter traditions include Move the Butte (a wildly creative performance put on by all local dancers), monthly film screenings in partnership with the Crested Butte Film Festival, and winter photography workshops. The Center also brings nationally acclaimed musicians to the valley and offers classes in everything from aerial dance to paint-your-own pottery.
With shifting exhibitions of local artists and a stellar schedule of live music and performance pieces, there’s always something lively and interesting happening here. Here’s the Crested Butte Center for the Arts line-up for this summer season you don’t wanna miss!
CULINARY ARTS AT THE CENTER
The Center for the Arts brings you a series of culinary classes for the 2017 Summer/Fall Season! Some of the valley’s most creative chefs share their expertise in cooking, baking, and presentation. Sign up for one of our workshops this season, and learn something new in the kitchen.
Home Winemaking (WED. JUNE 28-AUG.23)
Make a barrel of wine! Join local professional chef and home winemaker Tim Egelhoff for a series of wine making and tasting classes. Participants craft a batch of Cabernet Sauvignon from juice to finished bottle. At each class, participants also learn and discuss the basics of wine tasting while sampling small-bite appetizers prepared by Chef Tim. Each participant takes home a few bottles of the finished wine.
To register online visit https://crestedbuttearts.ticketleap.com/home-winemaking/
The Art of Sourdough Bread Making (JULY 22-23)
Using just four simple ingredients – organic flour, salt, sourdough starter, and water – learn to make yummy, fresh bread from scratch. The key ingredient is a live sourdough starter. This particular starter comes from West Australia and has been passed from bread maker to bread maker for 30 years. On the first day learning the recipe, how to maintain your starter, how to get a feel for the dough, and practice shaping bread loaves. On the second day, continue work on shaping, and then after letting the bread rise, learn how to bake each loaf with steam in the oven. Finish the class by sampling bread fresh from the oven with both butter and a bruschetta recipe you make during class. Bring a large mixing bowl, a wooden spoon, a container with a lid, and warm hands. Participants each bring home a sample of the starter so you can continue making this bread recipe at home. It’s all done with love and kneaded by hand!
To register online visit http://crestedbuttearts.ticketleap.com/sourdough-bread-making/
Sauce, Sauce, Sauce! (JULY 27)
Sauces enhance our food exponentially. Learn three distinct sauces you can easily use in a variety of dishes in your everyday cooking. Crafted with a mortar and pestle, learn how to balance the sweet, spicy, sour and salt of a Thai sauce. Mix up a traditional Thai larb salad to drizzle the sauce over. Also create a basil yogurt dipping sauce for meats and vegetables as well as tackle a verjus dipping sauce, used mainly for fish and seafood. With a background in winemaking and grape growing, Elizabeth pairs wines with each of the small plates to sample during class, highlighting the three sauces as well as the select wines that expertly tie the flavors together.
To register online visit https://crestedbuttearts.ticketleap.com/sauce-sauce-sauce/
Knife Skills (AUG.16)
Join Private Chef Tim Egelhoff in the kitchen where he shares techniques, tricks, and habits of knife skills in the kitchen. The group works on preparing lunch, dicing and chopping up the ingredients for an appetizer strudel, a Chinese chicken salad, and a market fruit dessert. Tim guides you in knife choices, hand positioning, and a variety of knife cuts for food preparation that “every cook should know” – skills that enhance your meal preparation ability and confidence.
To register online visit https://crestedbuttearts.ticketleap.com/knife-skills/
Sheet Pan Dinners (SEPT.14)
Dinner doesn’t have to take 10 bowls and three hours to make. Spend an evening and learn some quick and flavorful weeknight dinners. Cooking everything on a sheet pan means less prep and less cleaning so you can make more time for you and your family. Prepare and cook Salmon Provencal with Roasted Tomatoes and Fingerling potatoes; Dijon Rosemary Chicken Thighs with Maple-Glazed Pumpkin and Chicken Tikka with Rice and Cauliflower.
To register online visit https://crestedbuttearts.ticketleap.com/sheet-pan-dinners/
LIVE MUSIC & PRODUCTIONS
Presented by the Crested Butte Center for the Arts and Mt. Crested Butte Town Center Community Association, enjoy free outdoor concerts with the most scenic backdrops every Monday and Wednesday this summer. Grab a blanket, some snacks, and your dancing shoes and soak up the evening sun.
To know more visit http://www.crestedbuttearts.org/Center-Productions
THE CRESTED BUTTE FILM FESTIVAL
The Crested Butte Film Festival features narratives, documentaries, outdoor adventure, and shorts as well as free children’s programming and filmmaker talks. The Center for the Arts is home to and one of the primary venues of the Crested Butte Film Festival. Films at the Center are shown on updated technical equipment, resulting in a state-of-the-art facility for film presentation.
The Crested Butte Film Festival brings a variety of films to the Center throughout the year. Catch inspiring, diverse films you would seldom see on the big screen. The Monthly Film Series is a partnership of CBFF and the Center for the Arts and has been generously sponsored by the Community Foundation of the Gunnison Valley.
20th Century Women (JUNE 15)
One of our favorite narrative films of the year. 20th Century Women takes us back to the summer of 1979.
To register online visit https://cbfilmfest.ticketleap.com/20th-century-women/
Tennessee Whiskey: The Dean Dillon Story (JULY 14)
Join local celebrities Dean Dillon and Cole Claassen for a few best-selling Country tunes and a documentary film about its creator, local favorite, Dean Dillon.
To register online visit https://cbfilmfest.ticketleap.com/tennessee-whiskey-the-dean-dillon-storu/
International Ocean Film Tour (JULY 20)
Brought to you by Warren Miller and Keen, the International Ocean Film Tour features seven short films showcasing the best in Outdoor Adventure, Action and Ocean Life films. Travel the seven seas with this thrilling collection of adventure and environmental documentaries – 120 minutes packed with the most inspiring stories, and the best water sports action of the year.
To register online https://cbfilmfest.ticketleap.com/international-ocean-film-tour2017/
I Am Not Your Negro (AUG.17)
One of the most brilliant and provocative documentaries on race relations in modern American, I Am Not Your Negro was written over fifty years ago. African-American writer James Baldwin, born the grandson of a slave, never ceased to reflect on what it means to be a black man in America.
To register online https://cbfilmfest.ticketleap.com/i-am-not-your-negro/
VISUAL ARTS AT THE CENTER
The majority of the Center’s visual arts programming and events happen at The Art Studio, including classes, workshops, private lessons, paint-your-own-pottery, the shared artist’s space, a ceramics studio, rental space for art parties and events, and a beautiful gallery showcasing the handmade artwork of many of our instructors, lecturers, and members.
To know more visit http://www.crestedbuttearts.org/Art-Classes
PERFORMING ARTS AT THE CENTER
This wildly creative signature production celebrates the connection and joy we all share through dance. Move the Butte showcases local adult artists and choreographers of all levels. This year’s innovative show features a stunning variety of dance modalities such as Ballet, Tap, Lyrical, Contemporary, Pop, Hip Hop, Contact Improv, Jazz and Aerial Dance.
The Crested Butte Dance Collective is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Crested Butte School of Dance effective earlier this month. Effective immediately, the School of Dance will serve as the 501C3 fiscal sponsor of the Dance Collective and all of its programs including aerial programming and the Move the Butte and Fall community productions.
CRESTED BUTTE WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL
This wine and culinary festival complement the array of amazing offerings in Towns of Crested Butte and Mt Crested Butte. Featuring a selection of seminars, fine dining winemaker dinners, and more, it’s a sommelier’s dream. The signature event, the Grand Tasting, presents over 500 select wines from 25 wineries and distributors, food demonstrations, and more.
Opening Celebration Dinner (JULY 25)
Help us kick off the 2017 Wine and Food Festival at the Opening Celebration Dinner. Join Chef John Tesar of the Knife Dallas and Winery Owner Ron Sanchez of Domaine Verdant at a private home in Crested Butte
To register online visit https://cbwineandfood.ticketleap.com/opening-celebration-dinner/
Cooking Class: The Fine Art of Brunch (JULY 26)
Learn from a pro the tricks of the trade with Chef David Wooding (private chef). Then relax and enjoy the meal in the warm and inviting home of a private residence in Crested Butte.
To register online visit https://cbwineandfood.ticketleap.com/the-fine-art-of-brunch
9 & Wine Golf Event (JULY 26)
At the Club at Crested Butte. Shotgun start, golf with wine tastings along the way and small bites at the newly renovated clubhouse following the 9-hole round.
To register online visit https://cbwineandfood.ticketleap.com/9–wine-golf-event/
Savor Your Senses (JULY 26)
A unique experience of purposely pairing music with wine and food. Featuring Concert Pianist and CO-Founder Elaine Kwon, wines from Blanchard Family Wines and heavy appetizers prepared by Chef David Wooding. At the home of Joy and Paul Adams.
To register online visit https://cbwineandfood.ticketleap.com/savor-your-senses/
Take a Hike! Wine Hike & Picnic Lunch Intermediate/Advanced (JULY 27)
Lunch Featuring Chef Tim Egelhoff (Tim Egelhoff Chef Services & Catering), Lucas Holub (Infinite Monkey Theorem), and Sommelier Aaron Tomcak (Mountain Spirits). In partnership with the Crested Butte Wildflower Festival.
To register online visit https://cbwineandfood.ticketleap.com/take-a-hike-wine-hike-/
2017 Wine & Food Passes (JULY 25-30)
Thursday and Friday night Winemaker Dinners, two Wine & Dine Lunch and Winemaker Wine Pairings, Grand Tasting and more!
To register online visit https://cbwineandfood.ticketleap.com/2017-wine-food-passes/
Wine and Dine: Lunch & Winemaker Wine Pairing (JULY 27)
Featuring Founder and Winemaker Edgar Torres (Bodega de Edgar) and Chef Michael Marchitelli (Marchitelli’s Gourmet Noodle).
To register online visit https://cbwineandfood.ticketleap.com/wine-and-dine-lunch–winemaker-wine-pairing/
Seminar: Sensory Evaluation & Blind Tasting (JULY 27)
A Blind Tasting with Sommelier Aaron Tomcak (Mountain Spirits) on the Center for the Arts Outdoor Stage.
To register online visit https://cbwineandfood.ticketleap.com/seminar-blind-tasting/
Seminar: A Taste of Tuscany (JULY 27)
Seminar: A Taste of Tuscany with Nicholas Gabriel (BreakThru Beverage) at the Club at Crested Butte
To register online visit https://cbwineandfood.ticketleap.com/seminar-a-taste-of-tuscany/
Seminar: Speed Dating with Pinot Noir (JULY 27)
Discover the challenging journey of the pinot noir grape as it is widely considered to produce some of the finest wines in the world.
To register online visit https://cbwineandfood.ticketleap.com/seminar-speed-dating-with-pinot-noir/
Seminar: Anything but Chardonnay (JULY 27)
Seminar: Anything but Chardonnay with Southern Glazer Wine & Spirits at the Club at Crested Butte.
To register online visit https://cbwineandfood.ticketleap.com/seminar-great-whites/
Canvases & Cocktails (JULY 27)
A fun, informative painting session with local artist Becky Chappell with wine tasting on the Center for the Arts Outdoor Stage.
To register online visit https://cbwineandfood.ticketleap.com/canvases–cocktails/
Farm to Table Winemaker Dinner 2017 (JULY 27)
Featuring General Manager / Chief Winemaker Trevor Durling (Beaulieu Vineyard), with Chefs / Owners Dana Zobs and Stacee VanAernem (Crested Butte’s Personal Chefs) and Chef / Owner Kalon Wall (Sunflower).
To register online visit https://cbwineandfood.ticketleap.com/winemaker-dinner-2017/
Seminar: Reidel Glassware – Taste the Difference (JULY 28)
Seminar: Reidel Glassware – Taste the Difference with Riedel glassware expert Doug Reed and wines from Treasury Wine Estates.
To register online visit https://cbwineandfood.ticketleap.com/seminar-reidel-glassware/
Seminar: Eat. Drink. Think- Surf & Turf 2.0 (JULY 28)
Good Food Talks – Surf & Turf 2.0 With Festival Founder Jeff Hermanson, Sara Brito & Amanda Faison (Good Food Media Network), Adam Danforth (James Beard Award Winning Author & Butcher), & Simone Jones (Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch), and much more. Includes complimentary wine.
To register online visit https://cbwineandfood.ticketleap.com/seminar-good-food-100/
Wine and Dine: Lunch & Winemaker Wine Pairing (JULY 28)
Featuring Winemaker Molly Longborg with Wine Expert Macey Bires (Halter Ranch Winery) and Executive Chef Sean Harry (9380).
To register online visit https://cbwineandfood.ticketleap.com/wine-and-dinefridayjuly28/
Afternoon on Elk (JULY 28)
A Tasting Event Spend a leisurely afternoon tasting national and international wines and small bites in establishments within our newly named Crested Butte Creative District on Elk Avenue. A self-guided tour.
To register online visit https://cbwineandfood.ticketleap.com/afternoon-on-elk/
Surf & Turf 2.0- Good Food 100 Dinner (JULY 28)
Chef Kate Ladoulis (Django’s Kitchen), Alex Seidel (Fruition, Mercantile Dining & Provision, Fruition Farms Dairy), Chef Kelly Whitaker (Basta, Æ – Ash – Mobile Kitchen, Noble Grain Alliance), plus guest chefs from 2017 Good Food 100 Restaurants List.
To register online visit https://cbwineandfood.ticketleap.com/farm-to-table-dinner2017/
Take a Hike! Wine Hike & Picnic Lunch Beginner/Intermediate (JULY 29)
Featuring Chef Tim Egelhoff (Tim Egelhoff Chef Services & Catering), Rachel Macaluso (Guarachi Wine Partners), and Sommelier Aaron Tomcak (Mountain Spirits). In partnership with the Crested Butte Wildflower Festival.
To register online visit https://cbwineandfood.ticketleap.com/take-a-hike-wine-hike–picnic-lunch-beginnerintermediate/
SUP & Lunch – Intro to Beginner Paddle Boarding (JULY 29)
Stand-Up Paddle Boarding & Lunch- An Intro to Beginner Paddle Boarding With Courtney and Braydon Burton, owners of CB SUP, Chef Tim Egelhoff (Tim Egelhoff Chef Services & Catering) and Kamlin Fasano (Steele Wines).
To register online visit https://cbwineandfood.ticketleap.com/sup–lunch/
Seminar: Eat. Drink. Think- Surf & Turf 2.0 (JULY 29)
Seminar: Eat. Drink. Think. Good Food Talks – Surf & Turf 2.0 With Festival Founder Jeff Hermanson, Sara Brito & Amanda Faison (Good Food Media Network), Adam Danforth (James Beard Award Winning Author & Butcher), & Simone Jones (Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch), and much more.
To register online visit https://cbwineandfood.ticketleap.com/seminar-good-food-100july29/
Grand Tasting 2017 (JULY 29)
Grand Tasting General Admission Sip, swirl and saunter your way through over 500 national and international wines. Featuring Crested Butte Photo Booth, live music, unique vendors and more at Big Mine Ice Arena.
To register online visit https://cbwineandfood.ticketleap.com/grand-tasting-2017/
Bursting with Bubbles Brunch (JULY 30)
Join us for brunch as we wrap up the 2017 Wine and Food Festival. Featuring Chef Chris Tim Egelhoff) and Sommelier Darin Thorn. At a private home.
To register online visit https://cbwineandfood.ticketleap.com/bursting-with-bubbles-brunch/
Visit www.crestedbuttearts.org for a full calendar.