Center for the Arts impacts the community with programs and partnerships in music, visual arts, children’s education programs, dance, culinary events and film.
In 2016, The Center welcomed 47,209 people through 1,082 separate events. This represents a 17.5% increase in patron attendance in one year!
The Center’s programs and performances are estimated to contribute over $3 million to the local economy every year. The Center attracts patrons to the community who spend money directly on arts related activities, shop at local businesses, eat at local restaurants and stay on hotels.
Center for the Arts provided an affordable venue for 56 community organizations including Matchstick Productions, the Crested Butte School of Dance and several school performances through the Crested Butte Community School Enrichment Program.
The Center successfully launched the Building in the heARTS campaign last summer resulting in contributions and pledges over $3 million thanks to a generous challenge grant. $8 million has been raised to date towards our project goal of $12.6 million. 257 donors representing diverse members of the community have donated to the new Center. We are currently working on a plan to break ground this May 2017.
61% of the Center’s operating budget comes from community based efforts including ticket sales and facility rental.
30% of the Center’s operating budget pays for administrative expenses to operate the organization.
Second Annual Community Collaborative Iron Pour