Hosted since its inception by the towns Paragon Gallery, the festival is more than a convenient excuse for the Buttes artsy to hawk their wares (though seventy booths selling local arts and crafts will be in attendance). The fair also features a book sale courtesy of the Crested Butte Friends of the Library; CDs for $1 from KBUT, the local public-radio outlet; live music and plenty of mountain-town charm. Besides, points out Paragons Carson Elliott, Its a good opportunity to get out of the city for the weekend.
Make it happen, starting today from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and tomorrow during the same hours (Sunday also features a farmers market), simply by showing up near the intersection of Third Street and Elk Avenue, the towns main drag. Attendance wont cost you a thing. For more info, call 970-349-6484 or go to www.paragongallery.org.
Sat., Sept. 4, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sun., Sept. 5, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 2010