For over 40 years, Elk Avenue has hosted the Crested Butte Arts Festival. The art festival attracts nearly two hundred top artists from around the world and is one of Crested Butte’s busiest summer weekends. Art of nearly every kind can be found at the festival- furniture, photography, painting, jewelry, sculpture and more. A jury reviews submissions, so only the best artwork gets into the show. While some pieces may cost thousands of dollars, there is truly something for everyone at the Arts Festival, for every budget. If you have an interest in how these amazing artists do what they do, there are also demonstrations throughout the weekend. The culinary arts are also represented well, with chef demonstrations throughout the day. Food and beverage vendors also line the streets, and live music fills the air. The Crested Butte Arts Festival is fun for the whole family too, thanks to the Children’s Art Alley! The festival generally takes place the first weekend in August, and admission is free. For more information please visit the website: Crested Butte Arts Festival Website.