Art Aspen is the ideal setting for both art dealers and art collectors to meet and mingle while experiencing the most dynamic marketplace for important art, ranging from 1950-present.
A Passion for Possession
Art Aspen will ignite visitors’ passion for possession as they explore the aisles, discovering rare museum-caliber treasures and new frontiers in contemporary art. The Fair serves as an access point for discovery, dialogue and inspiration. Art dealers have the opportunity to visit current and prospective client’s local residences. Much of the displayed art will find a new home in Aspen while other art works will be shipped to fairgoers’ second or third homes. It is all located in the center of town, just three short blocks from popular Wagner Park on West Hyman and First Streets, virtually at the base of Aspen’s spectacular Ajax Mountain. Art Aspen will create the perfect setting for art collectors, dealers, curators, art patrons and philanthropists to come together in a semi-private, world-class, relaxed and art-centric environment.
Why Aspen in Summer?
Aspen’s summer population of residents and affluent visitors is now on par with its winter density, especially when focusing on attracting the art world. The weather is perfect for art shipping into and out of the Fair without having to plan for a blizzard. The city has long offered summer residents and visitors the finest level in cultural events ranging from art, design, music and the culinary arts to educational discourse, fashion, and philanthropy. The city has a vibrant arts-oriented community comprised of 25 galleries open all year around, a well-respected museum community and a world-famous arts cultural center.
The Ideal Weekend for Art Lovers
This chic mountain community is known for its commitment to the visual arts and the first weekend in August is traditionally one of Aspen’s most populated weekends of the year. The enduring success of ArtAspen reinforces the city’s reputation as a haven for art collecting and patronage. The Fair is scheduled strategically between two of the local art community’s most noted events, assuring the “big hitters” are in town. ArtAspen is scheduled alongside the Aspen Art Museum’s ArtCrush fundraising event (held about seven blocks away) which draws international attention, as it hits the social calendars of the jet-setting art fair cognoscenti. The weekend also features Anderson Ranch’s popular fundraising art auction. Art Aspen is the ideal event for contemplating world-class art, while attending trendy networking parties, media promotions and meeting one-on-one with many of the biggest movers and shakers in the art world in America.
This is a chance to experience the summer beauty of the Roaring Fork Valley, explore the city’s culture by attending the Aspen Institute, Aspen Music Festival, Aspen Theater, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet and the Challenge Aspen/Vincent Gill and Amy Grant Golf Classic. Tour the local galleries and attend their openings all the while benefiting from the grandeur of America’s leading boutique summer art fair.