2024 Summer Nights: Crested Butte Center for the Arts Gala

The Center invites you to step into a world of enchantment at the 2024 Center Gala, Summer Nights.

Featuring captivating and nostalgic performances, a three-course meal crafted by James Beard-nominated chefs, exquisite wines, and an auction chock full of exquisite and rare experiences, this event celebrates creativity and community in support of the Center’s mission to provide arts and cultural experiences to everyone in Crested Butte.

From opera and dance to lectures, parties, and theater, the Center brings a wide range of performances to our rural mountain town year-round. In addition to helping maintain accessible ticket prices and over 70 free events annually, your support creates free and low-cost arts enrichment opportunities for every local student and affordable facility rentals for 40 local nonprofits each year.

Dinner by James Beard-nominated chefs Matt Vawter (Rootstalk, Breckenridge) and Andrew Black (Grey Sweater, Oklahoma City).

Libations from Crested Butte Wine + Food Festival distillers and vintners.

Enjoy the enchanting evening by dressing in your best Crested Butte glamor—think sparkles, velvet, silk, and fur—surrounded by the magic of a warm summer night.


Center for the Arts strives to enrich and engage the community by fostering artistic expression and cultural experiences in Crested Butte.