Center for the Arts Tour de Forks
... A Unique and Memorable Culinary Experience
FULL EVENT BROCHURE: http://www.crestedbuttearts.org/userfiles/files/tdfBrochure2014.pdf
RAISE YOUR GLASSES to the 13th Annual Tour de Forks, the delectable, signature fundraising series for the Center for the Arts Crested Butte.
Throughout the 20 Tour de Forks events of the summer, food and architectural enthusiasts visit a variety of private homes and dine on epicurean delights from
accomplished chefs. One evening may feature a private concert with folk trio Red Molly or up and coming country group Due West. A luxurious brunch finds you up the Ohio Creek Valley. One day is reserved for adventure, as you hike through private lands to the ruins of Cloud City with regional historian Duane Vandenbusche. Local and visiting chefs prepare an exotic array of fine food from French to Italian to Pan Asian. Your meals range from a lively immersion into the virtues of a rum-inspired cuisine, to an elegant multi-course experience with boutique wine makers and elevated dining. Annually the Center for the Arts hosts over 624 events, rentals, classes and rehearsals to over 33,000 people, with the Center itself producing 277 of these. Our diverse shows engage residents and visitors from bluegrass with Leftover Salmon to “sacred steel” with Robert Randolph and the Family Band. Our free outdoor concert series, Alpenglow, welcomes thousands every summer, in a gathering that has truly become a community phenomenon. Through our partnership with the Crested Butte Film Festival we help support bringing independent films that invite discussions, spark creativity and promote cultural, social and environmental awareness to the community. We believe in fostering creativity and innovation through educational opportunities.
Literally hundreds of students — from children to adult — have encouraged their own creative spontaneity, be it through an Aerial Dance Workshop with the Crested Butte Dance Collective, or an Outdoor Photography Workshop with the Art Studio. Our Piper Gallery provides an affordable venue for local and regional artists to display their work and showcase their talents. None of this would be possible without the support garnered through Tour de Forks.
The Center must raise close to 60% of its operating budget each year through fundraising events and contributions, and Tour de Forks is the cornerstone of this effort.
With resounding enthusiasm, the community comes together to assure the arts thrive in the Gunnison Valley by volunteering with Tour de Forks. Homeowners open their doors to host. Volunteers organize, serve and clean up. Chefs take time away from their busy restaurants to offer their cooking expertise without pay.
Thank you to all our volunteers and attendees who make these events not only possible, but successful. Bon Appétit!
REGISTRATION & INFORMATION: http://www.crestedbuttearts.org/userfiles/files/tdfBrochure2014.pdf