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About the Crested Butte Creative District

About the Crested Butte Creative District

The Crested Butte Creative District

Crested Butte was certified as a Creative District in the summer of 2016, joining seventeen other districts in the state of Colorado. The Creative District Certification process focuses on defining specific geographic areas that can attract artists and creative entrepreneurs to a community, infuse new energy and innovation and enhance economic and civic capital. Creative Districts are hubs of economic activity, enhancing the area as an appealing place to live, visit and conduct business, as well as generate new economic activity. Colorado Creative Industries, a division of the State’s Office of Economic Development, administers the Colorado Creative District program and offers vetted Districts access to grant funding, tailored technical assistance, networking and training programs and access to advocacy tools. 

In Crested Butte, the Crested Butte Creative District is administered as a partnership between the Town of Crested Butte and the Center for the Arts. A Creative District Commission housed under the Center for the Arts focuses on creative arts advocacy, programming and partnerships while a Public Art Commission under the authority of the Town of Crested Butte administers the Town’s Arts in Public Places Policy. 

The Crested Butte Creative District nurtures a vibrant creative culture in downtown Crested Butte through support for local artists, increased collaboration between creative organizations, and increased visibility of the arts and creativity throughout the Creative District.  The Creative District preserves the fun, funky character and cohesive community identity that has set Crested Butte apart from other mountain resort towns.

About Crested Butte

Crested Butte is a small town nestled in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. With 1,500 year-round residents, Crested Butte is a spirited, tight-knit community. At the end of the road and at nearly 9,000 feet, Crested Butte is extreme – whether it’s the steep flanks of the surrounding mountains, the incredible display of wildflowers in our mountain meadows during the summer months, or our commitment to costumed events.Only a square-mile in size, Crested Butte is a National Historic District with a perfect grid of streets and vernacular mining-era architecture.

Crested Butte is strongly tied to its sense of place – in the natural environment, in its rich history, and in its unique community character. This sense of place has created a nurturing environment for creativity of all types to flourish. Despite its small size, Crested Butte has a vibrant creative scene with working artists and artisans, innovators and entrepreneurs, and robust cultural offerings.

 

The Crested Butte Creative District

Crested Butte was certified as a Creative District in the summer of 2016, joining seventeen other districts in the state of Colorado. The Creative District Certification process focuses on defining specific geographic areas that can attract artists and creative entrepreneurs to a community, infuse new energy and innovation and enhance economic and civic capital. Creative Districts are hubs of economic activity, enhancing the area as an appealing place to live, visit and conduct business, as well as generate new economic activity. Colorado Creative Industries, a division of the State’s Office of Economic Development, administers the Colorado Creative District program and offers vetted Districts access to grant funding, tailored technical assistance, networking and training programs and access to advocacy tools. 

In Crested Butte, the Crested Butte Creative District is administered as a partnership between the Town of Crested Butte and the Center for the Arts. A Creative District Commission housed under the Center for the Arts focuses on creative arts advocacy, programming and partnerships while a Public Art Commission under the authority of the Town of Crested Butte administers the Town’s Arts in Public Places Policy. 

The Crested Butte Creative District nurtures a vibrant creative culture in downtown Crested Butte through support for local artists, increased collaboration between creative organizations, and increased visibility of the arts and creativity throughout the Creative District.  The Creative District preserves the fun, funky character and cohesive community identity that has set Crested Butte apart from other mountain resort towns.

About Crested Butte

Crested Butte is a small town nestled in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. With 1,500 year-round residents, Crested Butte is a spirited, tight-knit community. At the end of the road and at nearly 9,000 feet, Crested Butte is extreme – whether it’s the steep flanks of the surrounding mountains, the incredible display of wildflowers in our mountain meadows during the summer months, or our commitment to costumed events.Only a square-mile in size, Crested Butte is a National Historic District with a perfect grid of streets and vernacular mining-era architecture.

Crested Butte is strongly tied to its sense of place – in the natural environment, in its rich history, and in its unique community character. This sense of place has created a nurturing environment for creativity of all types to flourish. Despite its small size, Crested Butte has a vibrant creative scene with working artists and artisans, innovators and entrepreneurs, and robust cultural offerings.

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