The Artist

Film is often an artistic experience. The visuals, the sounds, the craft, the experience. Fortunately, not only do we have a selection of incredibly artistic films, but Crested Butte is in a location that fosters the artistic community. The films, the galleries, and even the beautiful surroundings are sure to stun your eyes and draw out your artistic side.

Film Recommendations: These some visually stunning films we recommend for our audience members with a desire to see an artistic vision: A SOLITARY MANN, ICAROS: A VISION, THE FITS, THE LOBSTER, LOVETRUE, THE LAND OF THE ENLIGHTENED, THE SINKING OF SOZOPOL.



  • Join the Filmmaker Talk on Saturday, October 1st and October 2nd from 11:45am-12:45pm.

  • Bring your CB Film Festival Yeti rambler to our Filmmaker Talks and receive free Mountain Maid coffee. You can purchase your CB Film Festival Yeti Rambler at any our Box Office at the Center for the Arts.



  • Don’t miss the film A Solitary Mann. This incredible film tells the story of Oakland artist Jeremy Mann who will be here in person with director Loic Zimmerman. Following the screening of both films, join us for a gallery reception at the renowned Oh-Be-Joyful Gallery to view his rarely seen landscape work.

  • Crested Butte and Gunnison are home to an amazing group of artists, from sculptors to landscape artists to dance and theatre, our creatives remain inspired by the community and the landscape. Take time to visit the Crested Butte Center for the Arts or take a gallery walk to enjoy some of this amazing work.

  • Want a great place to keep discussing the incredible films you just experienced? Check out Montanya Distillers-lite bites, craft rum, and a relaxed atmosphere make it one of Crested Buttes best loved spots.

  • There is an artists guild that we could mention but I need to find their info. Many of these artists will open their studios for guests.

  • Dont forget to bring your camera, your paints, etc., because Crested Butte will inspire you. There are a number of incredible plein air spots to paint, the scenery begs to be photographed, and the town inspires a nostalgic feel that may lead to your next song. Whatever your gift, let Crested Butte be your muse.

  • Our head of the screening committee, Scott Aigner, is also an artist and art professor - if you want to talk about art, film, and/or the intersection of the two - be sure to track him down!

  • Want to connect with local creatives? Check out the Artists of Crested Butte page. 
  • For the design lovers, you'll find complimentary issues of Mountain Living Magazine at all of our venues. This stunning edition is The Rustic Issue and is brimming with gorgeous art, events, curiosities and design ideas to keep you inspired. 


Around Town:

  • Its going to be hard to take a break from the film watching, but when you must stop and rest try out the Elk Ave Prime for a delectable dinner. Bring in your festival program or your 6-Pack Punch card and receive a complimentary appetizer of tempura-battered fresh brussel sprouts. 

  • If you need a place to stay to gaze at the glorious colors of the aspen trees from your deck, call Crested Butte Lodging to find you a great place on the mountain.