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Celebrating Crested Butte  Culture & Traditions

The Black and White Ball is an annual celebration hosted by the museum commemorating the anniversary of making historic Tony’s Conoco the museum’s forever home.  In June of 2003, the Crested Butte Museum moved from the old depot to the heart of Crested Butte, preserving the old hardware store in the center of town.  As with most quintessential Crested Butte celebrations, attendees break into their costume trunks and don their finest black and white attire and dancing shoes!  This event has historically been a family-friendly street party featuring live music, libations, a raffle with awesome prizes, and a connection to the community. 

Our street party was a success in 2022, despite the rain, and we had probably the most fun using the Digibooth!  Check out the digital gallery here.

Black & White Ball 2022 Recap!


Click HERE to check out the photos

Thanks to Our 2022 Black & White Ball Sponsors!


Bill Peatross
Handmade Rae of Sunshine
Alpine Lumber
IBar Ranch
Haden Spencer
Susan Beltz


On the Fly
Milky Way
Haden Spencer
Hanovi Ceramics
CB Power Yoga
Raynor's Gallery
Opal Orbit
Irwin Brewing
Bee's Company
Luke Schroeder Design
Ellen Osterling
Body Karma Massage
Lara Ramsey
Bliss Chiropractic
CB Nordic
Silver Spruce Studios
On Point Acupuncture
Ellen's Pickles
Nikki Pulitzer
Heather Leonard
Rocky Mountain ROLFING
Third Bowl Ice Cream
Clay Studio
Blue Mesa Music
Jerry Clark
Imeva LLC
Artisan Rug Galley
Dr. Gentry

Watch the 2020 Celebration

Black & Not Right Now Ball

2020 proved to be quite the weird year! Since we couldn’t gather to celebrate in person, we improvised and held a virtual celebration packed with sharing recent museum accomplishments, trivia prizes, a virtual raffle launch, and libations from home.  Watch the full digital celebration here!

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