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This Week in The Butte: January 29

Wildflowers in Crested Butte

This Week in The Butte: January 29

Big Game at Butte 66

Get creative this week in the Butte! From crafting garlands to crafting precious metal clay, this week Crested Butte is full of artistic events. In between making and learning about art, enjoy watching local and national sports.  

Crafts and Cocktails | January 29

Join us for a winter inspired DIY project lead by Kate Harrington from Mountain Colors! Create a garland using painted wood chips and twine that will transition through each season! Pick your color of pre painted and cut wood chips, grab a cocktail, and get to crafting! Crafts + Cocktails will be repeated quarterly with different DIY inspired projects using products found at your local paint store. 

IFSA Junior Regionals | February 2

The International Freeskiers and Snowboarders Association was established in 1996 by freeskiing pioneer Shane McConkey and Crested Butte was one of the first resorts to host their competitions. The Junior Big Mountain Freeskiing and Snowboarding competition platform is comprised of regional events, national events, and one rotating North American Championship.

Crested Butte Mountain Resort will host a one-day Regional competition February 2, where Junior competitors ages 12-18 will compete in the famed Crested Butte Extremes.

Sweetheart Saturday | February 2

Join Midnight Gallery and prepare for Valentine's Day! We will have custom jewelry being made, artist talks and demonstrations. Plus, anything you purchase will be turned into a spectacular Valentine’s Day gift. This event starts at 6:00 pm.

Big Game Party | February 3

Is there a better way to wrap up a big day on the slopes than to watch the biggest game of the year on a big screen TV with big food, big drinks, and a big group of friends? Join us at Butte 66 after your day on the slopes for the big game where you can sit back and enjoy food and drink specials all game long. Don’t forget to come in early to secure yourself one of the best seats in the house.

Precious Metal Clay Jewelry Making | February 4 - 5

Those new to PMC and those who’ve taken a class before are invited to join this two-day workshop. Precious Metal Clay (PMC) is a crafting medium with the consistency of polymer clay, comprised of very small particles of silver. Be guided through molding and shaping the PMC into beautiful pendants, earrings or bracelets. Intermediate students can choose to create a ring or hinged bracelet. The jewelry is then fired in a tabletop kiln, where the binder in the PMC burns away, incredibly leaving 99% pure silver pieces of jewelry. Finish your piece by creating a patina, burnishing, polishing and finally assembling the silver into a wearable piece of jewelry.