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Come and see the unique blend of artistry that call Crested Butte home. From galleries to unique shopping experiences, there are plenty of options for you to explore..


Crested Butte Alpenglow Gallery

Alpenglow Gallery

Lodge at Mountaineer Square, Mt. Crested Butte

Alpenglow Gallery, located in the Lodge at Mountaineer Square, is proud to feature local artists in varying media. The gallery features art that reflects the landscape, culture and creativity unique to Crested Butte in media that includes photography, painting, metal sculpture, ceramics, mixed media and weaving. The quarterly art installations present guests and visitors with the opportunity to view art from a variety of Gunnison Valley's most talented artists.

Crested Butte The Art Studio at The Trailhead Children's Museum

The Art Studio at The Trailhead Children's Museum

19 Emmons Loop, The Base Area, Mt. Crested Butte

What will you create today!? 

Newly renovated in 2016 the Trailhead Children’s Museum’s Art Bar is a self-service studio space that allows you and your family to create and explore a variety of mediums, from collage and mixed media, to markers, colored pencils, pastels and crayons. 

The Studio space is designed to inspire artists young and old. In addition to the staples of any art space you never know what you may find in the rotation of inspirations set out by our Art Instructor, from creating your own Pollock piece to designing a mandala with loose parts. 

There are always easels with large paper and paints, ready for you to create! The mess table is a favorite of all visitors who love to discover the unexpected. Stop in during your visit to see what’s new!

Crested Butte The Oh-Be-Joyful Gallery

The Oh-Be-Joyful Gallery

409 3rd Street, Crested Butte

The Oh-Be-Joyful Gallery specializes in high caliber realist landscape paintings.  Crested Butte and Telluride, arguably two of the most beautiful mountain playgrounds in the US, offer a natural landscape market.  The gallery seeks to present the beauty of the earth’s landscape captured by the most diligent painting effort, and represents a small number of the finest landscape painters in early and mid career working today.

The Oh-Be-Joyful Gallery, while seeking to sell the finest landscape paintings strives to maintain approachability to everybody, as befits the character of Crested Butte and Telluride.  All eyes are welcome here and we hope you will consider us as a source if you are ever in the position to buy quality original landscape paintings. You are welcome to come look at our offering of paintings at length until then.

The Oh-Be-Joyful Gallery was named after an exquisite valley near Crested Butte, a place of waterfalls and profound alpine topography.

Crested Butte Paragon Gallery

Paragon Gallery

132 Elk Avenue, Crested Butte

The Paragon Gallery is a co-op made up of 14 local artists who also donate their time for special community events including a Community Art Show, People's Fair and other community fund raisers. Every artist also gifts 1% of their sales to the Crested Butte Land Trust. Stop by and browse paintings, cards, pottery, jewelry and much more unique art.

Crested Butte Rijks Family Gallery

Rijks Family Gallery

310 Second Street, Crested Butte

The Rijks' gallery holds a wealth of creativity: watercolor, oil, mixed media, ceramics, photography, woodwork and weaving. From affordable gifts, posters and prints to collection-worthy originals, the gallery's artists (who are primarily from Crested Butte and the mountain West) take inspiration from their sense of place. Stop by and you will see how the gallery walls and shelves speak evocatively of the mountains.

Crested Butte Creekside Pottery Studio

Creekside Pottery Studio

126 Elk Avenue, Crested Butte

Creekside Pottery is renowned for its unique, creative, and original pottery. The workshop/gallery features functional and decorative pieces to complement Southwest, country, and contemporary decor. Styles include traditional stoneware, Raku, and exciting new Mica Horsehair pottery. Located one block west of the 4-way stop just north of Elk Ave. in downtown Crested Butte. Visitors are welcome to observe the creative process or join in workshops to create a pottery piece of their own. Creekside Pottery works are also available at the Crested Butte General Store in the Treasury Center, Mt. Crested Butte.

Crested Butte Artisan Rug Gallery

Artisan Rug Gallery

311 Elk Avenue, Crested Butte

Artisan Rug Gallery exhibits the largest selection of quality hand-knotted and hand-woven rugs on the Western slope. The gallery features rugs that suit every taste, from modern Gabbehs to traditional Tabriz. Visit us and see rugs stacked to the ceiling.