Aspen's High Culture
In Aspen, World-Class Visual and Performing Arts Thrive, Making this Resort a Playground for the Mind as Well as for the Body
Ever since modern Aspen emerged from the quiet years as a winter and summer destination, the visual and performing arts have been as much a draw as the spectacular natural beauty of Aspen. Art works including abstract painting, sculpture, blown glass, Western art, and nature photography fill Aspenís numerous and diverse galleries. Dance and theatre performances fill Aspenís summer nights. Aspen Art Museum broadens the townís horizons with edgy rotating exhibitions. And even Aspenís public spaces, from the pedestrian malls to the parks and sidewalks, overflow with enough artistic creation to rival the townís natural surroundings.
Following are just a few of the over 30 galleries in Aspen. There are Gallery Walks scheduled regularly throughout the year, with the galleries featured offering libations to patrons as they walk from gallery to gallery during the evening hours.