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The Center has been a critical part, if not the soul, of Crested Butte, bringing arts and culture to the community for over 30 years.
— Festival founder Jeff Hermanson

Eat. Drink. Give.


…of Denver-based Larimer Associates, the Crested Butte Wine and Food Festival has been a summer staple in the Upper East River Valley since 2008. After taking a year off in 2012, Jeff and Larimer began working with the Crested Butte Center for the Arts in 2013, and the festival has been one of the Center’s biggest annual fundraisers ever since.

The legacy that Jeff has left the Center is huge; the Wine and Food Festival and the Center’s other summer special events will fund over 20% of the Center’s operating budget in 2019. The gift of your attendance is an investment in our community: in the Alpenglow free concert series; arts enrichment activities for local children; year-round community-oriented programming for all ages in the literary, performing, visual, and culinary arts; and so much more.

The Center’s new building (opening July 1, 2019) will offer more capacity to provide meeting and event spaces to local nonprofits at reduced rates, bringing even more programming and education to our community through these entities and their efforts. Learn more about the building and its progress here.

Your participation will help ensure universal access to the arts in Crested Butte.

A very special thanks

Our gratitude to the patrons who have poured their hearts and souls into the Crested Butte Wine and Food Festival over the years, helping it grow into the vibrant celebration it is today, including:


Gloria & Ren Kern
Theresa Lydick & Jeff Hermanson
Evi & Evan Makovsky
Carol May & Jim Saindon
Noel & Robert McCarter
Patty & David Miller
Joy & Chris Murphy
Sammy & Therese Nagem
Bill Peatross
Kathy & Andy Rector
Britt & Kay Rice
Anne & Bill Ronai
Cindy Saunders & Dave Gilbert
Theresa & Ian Schaul
John Segal & Christy Schoedel
Barbara Silverman & John Kozyak
Venise & Larry Stuart
Donna & Paul Witt
Cynthia Wolff
Donna & Paul Yeoham

Debbie & Bruce Alpern
Doris & Bill Altman
Mickie & Jeff Bragalone
Emily & John Bruno
Ginny & Gilbert Burciaga
Nancy & Bud Bush
Regina Cain
Donna Calvert
Jeri & John DeFeo
Aimee & Mitch Dryer
Debra & Scott Duncan
Dorothy & Norman Eastwood
Margery Feldberg & Jeremy Levin
Kim & Jerry Fisher
Maureen & Keith Gamble
Marilyn & Rob Gentry
Janet & Kurt Giesselman
Beverly & Balie Griffith
Heidi & Jeff Hollings
Jay & Terry Wayne Jones